Experienced and diverse team, providing senior-level attention throughout every assignment.

Through our deep experience in both buy-side and sell-side execution, we have established relationships across the alternatives space. Our diverse team has the depth and scope to work with you to create solutions that address your needs now...and in the future.

Our team comprises professionals with backgrounds across the buy-side and sell-side, and we leverage this experience to help our clients better position themselves in the marketplace. Because Park Madison’s principals are engaged in every stage of every project, our strategies and recommendations come with a high level of accountability.

Nancy I. Lashine
Managing Partner & Founder

Carrie W. Coulson
Partner

Robert Kohn
Partner

Amy Cummings
Partner

Amy Thiessen
Principal

Jin Lee
Principal

 

With more than 25 years of real estate experience, including providing placement and strategic consulting services both as principal and agent, Ms. Lashine brings senior-level attention to every client assignment.

As a strategic consultant within the real estate industry, Ms. Lashine has advised leading institutional real estate investment advisors and managers on product development and expansion, the implementation of institutional marketing initiatives, and the organization of professional teams. She has also been directly involved in the formation of investment products across the equity and debt markets and along the risk-return spectrum from core funds to opportunity funds.

Ms. Lashine earned a BFA in Dance Theatre from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she graduated with majors in finance and marketing. She is a member of ULI and WX (Executive Women in Real Estate) and is a past board member of Pension Real Estate Association.

 

Ms. Coulson is a Partner at Park Madison Partners where she brings extensive experience in originating, structuring and placing limited partnership interests in real estate private equity funds in both developed and emerging markets.

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners in 2013, Ms. Coulson was a Director at MVision Private Equity Advisers and an Associate at JT Partners. She began her career at IRR Corporate & Public Finance facilitating public financing and economic incentives for private real estate developments.

Ms. Coulson received a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law with a certificate in international trade and finance and earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.

 

Mr. Kohn is a Partner at Park Madison Partners focused on capital formation, strategic advisory services, and client management. He has over 15 years of finance experience in real estate and banking. 

Mr. Kohn re-joined Park Madison Partners in 2016, having previously been with the firm from 2011-2013.  Prior to re-joining Park Madison Partners, Mr. Kohn was a Senior Vice President at Akridge where he was responsible for sourcing and structuring joint venture partnerships with industry-leading institutional investment firms.  He also acted as a senior advisor to one of the largest privately owned private equity real estate firms in Europe providing them with strategic advice on capital formation with a focus on North American investors. 

Mr. Kohn has extensive international business experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and Asia.

Mr. Kohn earned his B.S. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

 

Ms. Cummings is a Partner at Park Madison Partners focused on capital formation, strategic advisory services, and client management. She has over 35 years of real estate experience across a wide range of roles including acquisitions, asset management, portfolio management, and capital formation.

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners, Ms. Cummings was a Managing Director at MetLife Investment Management, where she was responsible for the development and management of relationships with institutional investors and consultants. Prior to joining MetLife, Ms. Cummings served for nearly 15 years at JPMorgan Asset Management, helping to expand JPMorgan's real assets group into the institutional advisory space. Before JPMorgan, Ms. Cummings served as a portfolio manager at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments. Prior to that, she was a President and owned a majority interest in Net Lease Partners. She started her career at W.P. Carey in 1982.

Ms. Cummings attended Stanford University where she studied English.

 

Ms. Thiessen is a Principal at Park Madison Partners and brings extensive experience in capital formation and private placement both in the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners, Ms. Thiessen held the title of Managing Director with responsibility for capital raising and institutional sales in the U.S. as part of Forbes Private Capital Group, a global private equity fund placement platform. She began her career in real estate investment banking as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank in London and later held positions in capital raising and investor relations at DTZ and AEW Europe.

Ms. Thiessen received a Master of Philosophy in Modern European History from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in English from Columbia University. Prior to her real estate career she was a professional opera singer.

 

Mr. Lee is a Principal at Park Madison Partners where he is responsible for providing placement and strategic consulting services in the financing and formation of investment products. 

Mr. Lee has over 25 years of real estate experience, with over a decade in private equity as a principal investor.  Prior to joining Park Madison Partners, he founded Probity Investors, a boutique real estate investment advisory firm that worked with private equity funds, operating partners and developers.  Prior to founding Probity Investors, Mr. Lee held investment manager positions at several private equity sponsors including Thayer Lodging Group, where he was the chief investment officer; HEI Hotels & Resorts, where he was senior vice president of acquisitions; and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where he was vice president of acquisitions.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Lee has participated in over $3 billion of real estate transactions and 7 fund vehicles.  Mr. Lee began his career in real estate consulting for HVS International and development planning for Marriott International.

Mr. Lee holds a BS from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.  He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute where he serves on the Hotel Development Council. 

John H. Sweeney, CFA
Vice President

Eli J. Plangger
Associate

Sean Lasher
Associate

Bruce Ludwig
Senior Advisor

Eric Lorentz
Senior Advisor

John D. Lyons
Senior Advisor

 

Mr. Sweeney is responsible for project management and manager due diligence at Park Madison Partners.  In this capacity, he works with Park Madison’s senior principals in providing capital raising and advisory services to the firm’s commercial real estate clients, and also leads underwriting of the firm's new business prospects.

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners in 2012, Mr. Sweeney was an Analyst at J.P. Morgan's Private Bank.

Mr. Sweeney received a B.S. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He is a CFA charterholder.

 

Mr. Plangger is responsible for project management and supporting the firm’s capital advisory capabilities. In this capacity, he works with Park Madison’s senior principals in providing capital raising and advisory services to commercial real estate clients, and is also involved in the underwriting of new business prospects.

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners in 2016, Mr. Plangger was an Associate in the Alternative Investments Group at J. P. Morgan Private Bank. In this role, he was responsible for marketing hedge funds, private equity, private credit and private real estate investments to clients throughout the U.S.  

Mr. Plangger earned a B.S. magna cum laude from Fordham University.

 

Mr. Lasher is responsible for project management and supporting the firm’s capital advisory capabilities. In this capacity, he works with Park Madison’s senior principals in providing capital raising and advisory services to commercial real estate clients, and is also involved in the underwriting of new business prospects.  

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners in 2017, Mr. Lasher was an Analyst at Pretium Partners, LLC, an alternative asset manager active in single-family rental and non-performing loan asset classes. In this role, he was responsible for capital raising and investor relations across Pretium’s investment vehicles. Before joining Pretium, Mr. Lasher began his career at HQ Capital Private Equity where he was responsible for the due diligence, underwriting, and execution of primary and secondary private equity transactions.

Mr. Lasher earned a B.S. cum laude from Cornell University.

 

Mr. Ludwig serves as a Senior Advisor to Park Madison Partners, and is responsible for sourcing capital from investors domiciled in the Middle East.  Mr. Ludwig has over 50 years of experience in institutional real estate.  From 1996 until 2010 he was the Sr. Relationship Manager - Real Estate/Middle East for ING Real Estate Investment Management Group.  In 2010 he became a consultant to USAA Real Estate and in 2013 founded Ludwig Capital.

Prior to joining ING, Mr. Ludwig was a founding partner of Westmark/TCW Realty Advisors from 1981 to 1995. When the firm was sold to CBRE, Westmark/TCW had 160 employees and over $4+ Billion in assets under management and he became Vice Chairman, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of what is now CBRE Investment Advisors, part of CBRE.

Prior to co-founding Westmark/TCW Realty Advisors, Mr. Ludwig was employed from 1964 to 1972 by Coldwell, Banker, a predecessor of CBRE, and served as Director of Commercial Properties for half the U.S.  In 1975 Ludwig was appointed First VP, National Accounts, responsible for developing/maintaining all relationships for CB divisions with major retailers and developers throughout the United States and abroad.

Bruce Ludwig has a long history of involvement in the Middle East.  He is presently a Trustee of The American University in Cairo.  He is a board member of the American Research Center in Egypt, Egypt Exploration Society, a former Trustee of Trust for African Rock Art, American Institute of Archaeology, The Institute of Oriental Studies, Earthwatch International and The Institute of Human Origins.  He is an elected fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of the UK and The Explorer’s Club in the US.  Mr. Ludwig is on the International Advisory Board of Defenders of Wildlife and The Council of American Overseas Research Centers.  He is a founding Trustee of the African Elephant Research Trust, Lion Guardians and Coral Reef Foundation and Wildlife Direct.   He is a founding member of the International Council of Advisors of National Geographic Society.

Mr. Ludwig graduated from California State University with a B.S. in Finance.

 

Mr. Lorentz serves as a Senior Advisor to Park Madison Partners, and is responsible for sourcing capital from investors domiciled in the Middle East. He has over 30 years of experience in investment and private banking across the Middle-East, Africa, and Latin America regions. He has extensive experience of treasury trading, private equity, Shari-a finance, real-estate as well as governance, risk and compliance. Eric also serves as a Senior Advisor for Berenson & Company (New York) and Global Council (London).

Mr. Lorentz received a BA from American University of Beirut and an MBA from UCLA. He is enrolled in the ICA International Diploma for Governance, Risk, and Compliance, and he speaks five languages.

 

Mr. Lyons serves on Park Madison’s Advisory Board.  He has over 30 years of real estate investment banking and capital markets experience, and is responsible for generating over $20 billion of commercial real estate transactions through sales, financing, and strategic advice.  Mr. Lyons has placed approximately $300 million of real estate equity capital on behalf of U.S. family office investors since 2014.  He also currently serves as a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Lyons is a successful entrepreneur and business executive, having founded and managed real estate-related businesses through multiple economic cycles.  In 1996, he founded Granite Partners LLC, a boutique commercial real estate investment banking company with offices in New York, Texas, and California.  Mr. Lyons sold the business to Savills llc in 2007, at which point he became President and CEO of Savills’ North American subsidiary, a position he held through 2012.  Savills is a publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange, and Mr. Lyons was a member of Savills’ Group Executive Board.

Prior to forming Granite Partners, Mr. Lyons served as a Principal and Managing Director at Eastdil Realty, specializing in the disposition and restructuring of commercial real estate on a single asset and portfolio basis.  Mr. Lyons started his career at Spitzer and Feldman, P.C., where he practiced law in the areas of commercial and residential real estate.

Mr. Lyons received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and earned a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Lyons has been a regular expert commentator for major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, Bloomberg News, BusinessWeek and TheStreet.com.

Tonya M. Parker
Business Manager

Thomas S. Foster
Senior Advisor

 

Ms. Parker is responsible for overseeing and supervising the day to day business activities and the employees at Park Madison Partners.  She has been the firm since its inception in 2006. 

Prior to joining Park Madison Partners in 2006, Ms. Parker was the assistant to the Head of Institutional Sales & Client Service at John A. Levin & Co.  Prior to that she was a Portfolio Assistant at Rockefeller & Co.

 

Mr. Foster has over 30 years of real estate and finance experience and has raised over $5 billion of capital for real estate investment firms. Previously, as Founder and CEO of Quince Hill Partners, he represented Rockspring LLC, a London-based firm that invests throughout Europe, and completed two successive start-up funds totaling over $300 million for Covenant Capital, a multifamily real estate investor.

Prior to working with Covenant, Mr. Foster raised $1 billion in three successive real estate investment funds for Rockwood Capital, based in Greenwich, CT and San Francisco. Mr. Foster was also responsible for successfully structuring and marketing the first two institutional real estate funds for Taylor, Simpson Group, raising $400 million.

He began his real estate career with JMB Realty, where he was a senior marketing professional involved in fund raising and client service for almost 400 investors participating in a wide variety of investment funds.

Mr. Foster practiced law from 1980 to 1982 with Chadwell, Kayser, Ruggles, McGee and Hastings. He graduated from Duke University in 1976 with a B.A., magna cum laude, in economics. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1979.