Douglas F. Eisenberg Executive Chairman & Co-Founder Douglas F. Eisenberg is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of A&E. Mr. Eisenberg has been involved in all phases of A&E’s development since its founding in 2011 and determines the strategic direction and all investments of the firm. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Eisenberg holds a BS in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School where he was an Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. Mr. Eisenberg serves on the boards of Montefiore Hospital, New York Junior Tennis League, New York Urban League and the Citizens Committee for New York.
John Arrillaga, Jr. Co-Founder John Arrillaga Jr. is a Co-Founder of A&E. Mr. Arrillaga is involved in all aspects of A&E’s strategy, financing activities and investment decision-making as well as non-real estate investments. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to A&E, Mr. Arrillaga was a Principal at Peery/Arrillaga, a privately held real estate development and management firm located in Silicon Valley, CA. Mr. Arrillaga holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Arrillaga is actively involved with allergy research at Stanford University, many local and national non-profit organizations, and is a volunteer youth sports coach.
Wendy Abels Eisenberg Co-Founder Wendy Abels Eisenberg co-founded A&E Real Estate in 2011 and is involved in all aspects of the firm. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to A&E, Ms. Eisenberg worked for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children where she represented children in neglect, abuse, and matrimonial cases. Ms. Eisenberg was also a member of the 18b Panel for the Appellate Division of the First Department and an Associate at Rosin and Reiniger. Ms. Eisenberg holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a JD from Brooklyn Law School as a Robert Sparer Public Interest Fellow. Ms. Eisenberg is actively involved in charities in the New York City area that support women’s and children’s rights.
James Patchett Chief Executive Officer James Patchett is the Chief Executive Officer of A&E and joined the firm in 2021. Mr. Patchett is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm including operations, investments, financing, capital programs, and dispositions and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to A&E, Mr. Patchett was President and CEO of the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Mr. Patchett took over at EDC after serving as Chief of Staff to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development. Prior to his City service, Mr. Patchett served as Vice President of Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group. Mr. Patchett holds a BA in Economics from Amherst College and holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Patchett serves on the Board of the Prospect Park Alliance.
Maggie McCormick President Maggie McCormick is the President of A&E and joined the firm in 2012. Ms. McCormick is actively involved in the strategic direction of the firm and managing all areas of the firm, including operations, investments, financings, capital programs, and dispositions. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Ms. McCormick holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. Ms. McCormick is actively involved with Minds Matter, a college-focused program for underprivileged high school students.
Anthony Cacioppo Chief Financial Officer Anthony Cacioppo is the Chief Financial Officer of A&E and joined the firm in 2014. He is a member of the of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Cacioppo has management responsibility over the firm’s finance and treasury functions and participates in the strategic direction of the company. Prior to A&E, Mr. Cacioppo was Vice President in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs & Company. Mr. Cacioppo holds a BS and an MBA in International Finance from Saint John’s University.
Alexandra Smith General Counsel Alexandra Smith is the General Counsel of A&E and joined the firm in 2014. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and is responsible for all legal aspects of the business and resident relations matters. Ms. Smith holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from New York Law School. She organizes resident outreach efforts for the firm, including the previous participation in the Riverdale Run.
Mike Finnerty Managing Director, Business Development / Investor Relations Mike Finnerty oversees Business Development and Investor Relations for A&E and joined the firm in 2019. Mr. Finnerty is responsible for leading new business initiatives, capital formation, and investor relationship management focused on developing strategic, long-term investor partnerships. Mr. Finnerty is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to A&E, Mr. Finnerty spent 19 years at the Yale University Investments Office where his primary responsibilities included sourcing, evaluating and managing new and existing real estate fund investments for the Endowment across all geographic regions and property-types. Mr. Finnerty holds a BA in Business Administration from Hartwick College and an MBA from Boston University. He currently serves as a Trustee of Hartwick College and is the Chair of the Investment Committee.
A&E Real Estate invests in neighborhoods New Yorkers call home. We are committed to a thriving city and the well-being of its residents.

A&E is an entrepreneurial, privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate management and investment firm with preeminent property management, asset management, and construction capabilities. A&E deploys the capital of leading US institutions, endowments, pension plans, and family offices, creating value in New York City neighborhoods often ignored by the market, while providing quality homes and attractive risk-adjusted returns.

A&E was founded in 2011 with the simple philosophy that we and our residents have a mutual long-term interest in preserving multifamily residential buildings as high-quality, well-maintained housing assets throughout New York City’s strong neighborhoods.

Starting with the purchase of a single 49-unit building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, A&E has grown to be one of the largest owners and managers of residential properties in New York City. The firm’s fully integrated platform allows it to provide a level of focus and attention to detail that no third-party manager ever could.

Our resident-first philosophy makes A&E a responsible community stakeholder and a reliable steward of our investors’ capital.

Our Team

Founders

Douglas F. Eisenberg Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
John Arrillaga, Jr. Co-Founder
Wendy Abels Eisenberg Co-Founder

Executive Team

James Patchett Chief Executive Officer
Maggie McCormick President
Anthony Cacioppo Chief Financial Officer
Alexandra Smith General Counsel
Mike Finnerty Managing Director, Business Development / Investor Relations

Management Team

Mark Ericksen Director, Construction
Marianne Tavares Director, Special Situations
Shilpa Dulani VP, Finance
James Estreich Director, Asset Management
Brian Garland Director, Maintenance
Shauna Ramadhin VP, Human Resources
Jeff Cohen Senior Advisor
Michael Paranac Director, Acquisitions
Ben Kraus Director, Investor Relations
Christopher McCarthy VP, Finance
Kerry Driscoll Director, Operations
Kristin Leaf Director, Leasing
Hannah Thuman Senior Associate, Operations
ESG Focus From A&E’s inception, the firm has recognized the environmental, social, and governance implications of our decisions. We have always taken a proactive approach towards impact investing with the intention of generating positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. A&E strongly believes both our investment partners and the communities we serve benefit from this commitment over the long-term.
Providing high-quality homes to our residents is A&E’s fundamental mission. Our residents reflect the diversity of New York City and represent many our city’s most essential workers: teachers, firefighters, nurses and EMTs. We are committed to reinvesting in their communities through frequent resident engagement, community service and financial support for neighborhood institutions.
Environmental improvements have also been a core part of our investment strategy. In 2016, A&E committed to a 30 percent portfolio-wide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within 10 years, making us one of the first private signatories to the NYC Mayor’s Office Carbon Challenge. To advance this commitment, we have invested over $250 million in capital improvements across our 242 buildings. As a member of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, A&E tracks these goals through stringent internal monitoring and regular third-party audits.

Featured Communities

A&E’s thoughtful renovation designs create beautiful spaces, while our active resident engagement programs foster robust communities. Get to know some of the places we call home.
The Opal
Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Located in the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of Queens, The Opal is a 388-unit luxury high-rise in close proximity to Queens College, Touro College, and St. John’s University. The building is surrounded by a peaceful single-family and co-op community. Property amenities include doorman service, a gym, game room, library, children’s playroom, two dog runs, a playground, parking garage, roof sundecks, and picnic area with a grill. The bustling retail and transportation options along Kissena Boulevard are close by, and shuttle service to the E and F subway lines is available to residents.

266 Washington Avenue
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Located directly across the street from the Pratt Institute in Fort Greene, 266 Washington Avenue is a beautiful prewar building in one of the city’s most dynamic and thriving neighborhoods. The building features 113 units, and is a short walk from Fort Greene Park, as well as the G and A subway lines.

 

Riverton Square
East Harlem, Manhattan

Located in East Harlem, Riverton Square features 1,229 units across 12 buildings. The complex was originally built in the 1940s as a home for Harlem’s growing middle class and includes gardens, basketball courts and spacious lawns. Since A&E assumed management in 2016, the firm has made significant renovations, including the construction of a senior and student center in partnership with JASA and Harlem Grown to provide services for residents. Nearly 1,000 of Riverton’s apartments are preserved as affordable housing for the next 30 years. The 2/3 subway stop at 135th Street is one block away.

245 East 80th Street
Upper East Side, Manhattan

Conveniently situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and managed by A&E since 2013, 245 East 80th Street features 104 units, as well as ground-floor commercial spaces occupied by Starbucks, a wine store, a hair salon and a laundromat. The building features a gym and landscaped terrace for resident use. Museum Mile and Central Park are within five blocks of the property, and the south entrance of the 86th Street Q subway station is three short blocks north.

Kew Gardens Hills
Queens

Managed by A&E since 2014, Kew Gardens Hills is comprised of 1,268 units across 53 buildings, covering 12 city blocks interspersed by green space and parking lots available to residents. The complex features two large laundry rooms and is home to many students and employees of nearby universities. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens Botanical Gardens and Kissena Park are all nearby.