Craig MelcherPresident / Investments

Mr. Melcher co-founded Land & Buildings and has 16 years of real estate experience.

Mr. Melcher works closely with Mr. Litt managing investments and overseeing firm operations.

Prior to Land & Buildings, Mr. Melcher was Vice President at Citigroup where he covered apartment and specialty REITs. He assisted in overall strategy for global real estate on the consistently top ranked real estate research team. Mr. Melcher helped develop and oversee the management of the various model portfolios managed by the team, including the long-only US REIT portfolio and long/short hedge fund.

Mr. Melcher was a Stern Scholar and graduated with honors from NYU’s Stern School of Business with an MBA. He graduated cum laude with a BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance and information systems. Mr. Melcher is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Corey LorinskyPrincipal / Investments

Corey Lorinsky, Principal & Investments, is responsible for investment idea generation, monitoring of current investments and supporting the global research efforts at the firm. He is responsible for building, maintaining and updating earnings, net asset value and pricing models as well other macroeconomic, industry and company-specific analysis.

Mr. Lorinsky joined Land & Buildings in 2011 from Elliott Associates, a $20 billion multi-strategy hedge fund based in Manhattan, where he was a Research Analyst from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that role, he conducted research on the housing and financial crisis at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Mr. Lorinsky graduated magna cum laude from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics and concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship and real estate. He has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

Marinelle ArcadiaInvestment

Marinelle is an accounting and finance professional with over eight years of experience in multiple sectors including public, private, and government. Prior to joining the team, she worked for the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico. Before this, Marinelle worked as Assistant Controller at Bmedia Group, the leading outdoor media company in the Island, where she played a key role in the acquisition of two other major media companies. Her strong accounting base comes from working at BDO and a local accounting firm very early in her career. Ms. Arcadia obtained her BBA in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico where she graduated magna cum laude and is currently pursuing her certification as Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA).

Jean CoraChief Financial Officer

Jean Marcos Cora is the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for fund and management company operations, accounting, and compliance.

Prior to heading the operations and compliance department Mr. Cora was responsible for supporting the Firm’s research efforts and the Firm’s operations as the Chief Operations Officer

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cora was an Associate with Albion River a US family office focused on middle-market aerospace and defense investments, where he managed the satellite office of Puerto Rico. Mr. Cora worked as Senior Financial Analyst for OHorizons Global, a management consulting Firm focused on Automotive and Real Estate transactions. While in OHorizons, Mr. Cora was actively involved with the buyout and management of a Tier 1 automotive supplier in Europe.

Mr. Cora holds a BBA from the University of Puerto Rico.

Lorena CristalCorporate Controller

Lorena S. Cristal is the Corporate Controller and is responsible for administration of management companies, vendor management, and taxation.

Before joining Land and Buildings, Ms. Cristal worked as a Retirement Plan Administrator at Retirement Strategies, Inc. She was responsible for managing direct client retirement accounts and preparing and filing tax returns.

Robert WinklerDirector of Marketing

Mr. Winkler is the Director of Marketing and is responsible for marketing and fundraising. 

Before joining the firm in August 2017, Mr. Winkler was Senior Vice President at Schultze Asset Management, a distressed event driven fund where he spearheaded asset raising and marketing for the firm. Prior to Schultze, Mr. Winkler was Vice President of Sales at Alternative Investment Partners, one of the first alternative ‘40 Act funds to use multiple strategies. Throughout his career, Mr. Winkler has worked at large asset management firms including J.P. Morgan and Van Eck Global, raising assets and marketing the firm’s products across various investor channels.

Nicole UrbinoDirector of Investor Relations

Nicole Urbino is the Director of Investor Relations and is responsible for assisting marketing and investors relations functions.

Prior to joining L&B, Ms. Urbino was a Fuel Inventory and Logistics Coordinator for Harbor Bunkering Corp. She was responsible for managing tank trucks, barges inventory, sales, and deliveries in Puerto Rico. Ms. Urbino holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Public Relations.

Fernando CainsFund Controller

Fernando Cains is the Fund Controller and is responsible for administration of fund operations, reconciliations, analytical assessments, and risk management for the funds.

Prior to joining Land and Buildings, Mr. Cains worked as a Financial Professional in Equitable Advisors and later as a Producer Assistant at Vertex Financial Strategies, LLC. In both, he retrieved and analyzed financial information to create and implement customized financial strategies for individuals relating to insurance, wealth management and retirement.

Christopher ToledoOperations Analyst

Christopher Toledo is an Operations Analyst and is responsible for fund accounting and compliance functions.

Prior to joining L&B, Mr. Toledo worked as a Sr. Financial Analyst at Eaton Corporation, a multinational manufacturer focused on Electrical Components and Power Distribution. He worked in compliance, operations, financial reporting, and accounting cycles for the company.