Neil Eisner brings more than 25 years of high-level development experience to Americrest Luxury Homes. His expertise runs the full gamut of homebuilding: market and demographic research & analysis, sales & marketing, land acquisition, development, and construction operations. He is an accomplished and recognized expert in operations and management, a skill he perfected before joining Encore as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Transeastern Homes.
The phenomenal growth of Transeastern — from 11 employees and gross revenues of $7 million per year to over 700 employees and gross revenues exceeding $650 million per year — can be attributed to Mr. Eisner and the unique culture he helped to create. By implementing a company-wide set of standard operating procedures, he directed Transeastern with a maximum of efficiency and sophistication that rivaled many of the much larger public homebuilders. This distinctive culture of efficiency, communication, and camaraderie allowed Transeastern to deliver high-quality homes and unrivaled experience to homebuyers.
Mr. Eisner was a two-term President of Florida’s Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA) and has been recognized as the GCBA’s builder of the year. He is an active member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and has been a frequent guest speaker at NAHB events and the Builder 100 Conference. Mr. Eisner is also involved with numerous charitable organizations and has built and donated multiple homes for charity.
Albo Antenucci Commercial Development
Based in South Florida, Ms. DiFiore is an Operations and Administrative Manager. Previously, Ms. DiFiore was charged with overseeing all employee benefits, corporate insurance programs, and managing day-to-day administration and operations of the group.
Ms. DiFiore graduated from Stony Brook University in New York State.
Nitin Motwani Mixed-used Development
Nitin Motwani has served as the Managing Partner of Miami Worldcenter Associates since 2006. In this role, he has overseen the development of a $4 billion mixed-use real estate project located in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida. Encompassing 27 acres of retail, residential, office and hotel uses, Miami Worldcenter is the largest urban development project underway in Miami and among the largest in the U.S. Mr. Motwani is responsible for every facet of the project, including land acquisition, zoning, and entitlements, financing (public and private), joint ventures and development. Mr. Motwani is currently overseeing $1.2 billion of development at Miami Worldcenter and has secured over $500 million of debt in the past twelve months.
In 2009, Mr. Motwani was involved in the creation of Encore Capital Management (Encore), a private equity fund focused on opportunistic real estate investments and development. He now serves as Encore’s Managing Director, focusing on acquisitions, dispositions, development, and fundraising. Encore is developing over 20,000 rental apartments, homes for sale, and residential lots with sell-out revenue of approximately $4 billion. Encore assets under management are approximately $2 billion with committed equity in excess of $1 billion. Encore currently has investments in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Portland, Jersey City, and Phoenix.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Motwani was the President of Merrimac Ventures where he oversaw the acquisition, entitlement, asset management, and disposition of hotel, office, retail and residential assets throughout the country. Prior to joining Merrimac Ventures, Mr. Motwani was an equity derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs in New York.
An active member of the greater South Florida business community, Mr. Motwani serves as a member of the board of the Miami Downtown Development Authority where he is the chair of both the economic development and marketing committees. He also serves as Board Chair of the University of Miami’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program. He has also recently been named as Co-Chair for One Community One Goal, Miami Dade County’s long term strategic plan for economic development. Nationally, he is a member of both the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is also a member of City Year’s Red Jacket Society and The Scleroderma Foundation.
Mr. Motwani has been recognized as one of “Real Estate’s Rising Stars” by The Real Deal South Florida; one of South Florida’s “20 Emerging Leaders Under 40” by The Miami Herald; one of the country’s “Stars to Watch: Rising Leaders in Commercial Real Estate” by Commercial Property Executive Magazine; “Young Leader of the Year” by the Urban Land Institute; a “Top 40 Under 40” professional by the South Florida Business Journal; and a Power Leader in Commercial Real Estate by the South Florida Business Journal.
Mr. Motwani earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Duke University and holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He lives in Miami with his wife and three sons.
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