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Team

 

 

OUR TEAM

“Authority is not a quality one person ‘has,’ in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.”

~ Erich Fromm

George

George Befeler is the Founder and CEO/President of Befeler Group (formerly The Citadel Group), a real estate investment organization headquartered in Miami, Florida.

George Befeler

President and CEO
mark

Mark Rosencwaig is the Vice President of Befeler Group. Mark leads the firm’s financial and expansion strategies, implements while dictating company standards, policies and procedures. Mark is responsible for asset acquisitions, disposition, and capital market’s analysis.

Mark Rosencwaig

Vice President
Russell

Russell is the Senior Controller of Befeler Group. He manages the day-to-day accounting operations and financial reporting of the company.

Russell Gilbert

Senior Controller
Yohandri

Yohandri Lopez

Property Accountant
Gisella

Gisella Salvetti

Tenant Relations Manager
Connie

Connie Walsh

Human Resource Administrator

COMPANY LEADERSHIP


George Befeler:
President and CEO

 

George Befeler is the Founder and CEO/President of Befeler Group (formerly The Citadel Group), a real estate investment organization headquartered in Miami, Florida. Under his leadership, the company has completed more than $150 million in real estate transactions, over $100 million in acquisitions, and over $150 million in residential real estate developments since 2005. George brings over 40 years of hands-on experience in all phases of purchasing, developing, repositioning, and disposing of multifamily and office properties throughout the State of Florida.

 

Befeler Group’s portfolio comprises more than 500 multifamily apartments, multiple condominium properties, and single-family homes, as well as several office buildings in the South Florida area. Under George’s leadership, Befeler Group continues to aggressively pursue additional acquisitions of properties that present significant upside opportunities and fall within the strategic parameters of the company.

 

George serves as director and chairman of the loan committee of a five-star (as rated by Bauer Financial) national bank with offices in Miami, Florida. George is a transactional law partner of the law firm of Homer Bonner Jacobs, P.A. located at the Four Seasons Tower in downtown Miami. He has over 30 years of legal experience in corporate and real estate transactions. Moreover, George has served as Director and General Counsel for the Salvadoran-American Health Foundation, a non-profit institution serving the needs of the less fortunate in the country of El Salvador.

 

George received his law degree in 1983 from the University of Miami School of Law. In addition, George completed the Masters of Laws (LL.M) Taxation program at the University of Miami School of Law in 1984. George received his undergraduate degrees in Business and Construction Management in 1980 from Florida International University. George was born in El Salvador and arrived to the United States as an immigrant at age 16.


Mark Rosencwaig:
Vice President

 

 

Mark Rosencwaig is the Vice President of Befeler Group. Mark leads the firm’s financial and expansion strategies, implements while dictating company standards, policies and procedures. Mark is responsible for asset acquisitions, disposition, and capital market’s analysis.

 

Prior to joining Befeler Group, Mark was a Senior Analyst with BridgeInvest, a private lender focused on short-term financing solutions for commercial real estate assets. At BridgeInvest, Mark underwrote over $4 billion of transactions and was directly involved in the firm’s deployment of over $100 million of high-risk high-yield loans. Prior to BridgeInvest, Mark worked as an Acquisitions Associate with Moncler Capital Partners, where he developed and implemented the firm’s analytic acquisitions and asset management platforms while managing over $150 million of multifamily acquisitions.

 

Mark graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration and a Minor in Financial Real Estate.


Russell Gilbert:
Senior Controller

 

Russell is the Senior Controller of Befeler Group. He manages the day-to-day accounting operations and financial reporting of the company. Russell prepares management reports and annual budgets while implementing cost-control programs and procedures. Additionally, he communicates on behalf of the company with external accountants and auditors.

 

Prior to joining Befeler Group, Russell was as an accountant for Streamline Properties, a real estate brokerage and property management company in Miami Beach.

 

Russell earned his Bachelor degree in Accounting at Florida Atlantic University.