Management Team

Howard Kent
Principal

Howard Kent has been active in the real estate investment and management business for over 40 years. He currently serves as a principal and co-founder of Real Estate Equities Group, LLC. In 2005, he formed South Florida Realty Partners, LLC which is active in commercial and residential real estate in Palm Beach and Broward County.

From June 1975 to late 1978, Mr. Kent was an officer and principal stockholder of Asset Management and Service Corp., served as a corporate general partner for several limited partnerships and provided direct and supervisory management for approximately 2,000 apartment units in the New York and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. In addition, he served as an individual general partner in several real estate partnerships.

From September 1970 to June 1975, he was employed by a publicly owned real estate firm, ultimately serving as manager of accounting and an auditor for a national accounting firm.

Mr. Kent is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Malvern Federal Savings Bank, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). He serves on the Board of Vantage Health Systems, and the American Jewish Committee of Palm Beach County. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of
Directors of American Investment Services, Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor with approximately $700 million in assets under management.

Mr. Kent received his bachelor of science degree in accounting and business administration in 1969 from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Gregory Van Cleef
Principal

Gregory Van Cleef has been active in the real estate investment and management business for over 35 years. He currently serves as a principal and co-founder of Real Estate Equities Group, LLC and is a principal of Real Estate Management Group, LLC.

Previously, he served as a public accountant for Malesardi, Quackenbush & Swift & Company. In 1971, in addition to his accounting responsibilities, he began to manage the real estate portfolio for the partners of the firm and was given sole responsibility for ten apartment communities totaling over 600 units and a 27,000-square-foot office building. At that time, he also formed Aster Development Corporation which built several single-family homes in Bergen and Hunterdon Counties.

Mr. Van Cleef is a licensed real estate salesperson in New Jersey and is a member of the Rent Leveling Board of Palisades Park. He received his bachelor of science degree in accounting and business administration in 1969 from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Adam J. Kent
Principal

Adam J. Kent has been active in the real estate investment, management and finance business for over ten years. Since 2003, he has served as director of finance and acquisitions for Real Estate Equities Group, LLC. He is responsible for overseeing all acquisitions, dispositions, and financing activity for the firm and serves as the liaison between the firm and the brokerage and financial communities. Mr. Kent is also a principal and co-founder of East Hill Realty, LLC.

From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Kent was a senior associate in the real estate advisory services practice at KPMG, LLP in New York where he performed due diligence on the acquisition and financing of over $1 billion in institutional real estate transactions.

Prior to that, Mr. Kent was an assistant treasurer in the private banking division at The Bank of New York. Focusing solely on real estate clients, he was primarily responsible for analyzing, structuring and underwriting credit facilities for real estate owners and developers in the New York metropolitan area. During his tenure, he completed a nine-month credit-training program with honors that focused on financial accounting and financial statements analysis.

Mr. Kent is a licensed real estate broker in New York and New Jersey and he currently serves on the advisory board for Union Center National Bank and formerly served on the advisory board of Lakeland Bank and the board of directors of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce.

In 1996, Mr. Kent received a bachelor of science in management degree in finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Greg Van Cleef
Principal

Greg Van Cleef has been active in the real estate business for over ten years. He has been the director of management for Real Estate Equities Group, LLC since 1999 and is responsible for overseeing the portfolio’s property managers as well as day-to -day operations of the firm. Other responsibilities include the evaluation of all hospitality transactions (both acquisition and financing) presented to the firm. Mr. Van Cleef is also a principal and co-founder of East Hill Realty, LLC.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Van Cleef was part of the management team of two full- service hotels in New Jersey and Connecticut. Responsibilities included financial forecasting, budgeting and directing day-to-day operations.

Mr. Van Cleef received a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management in 1996 from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Mike Van Cleef
Director of Property Management

Mike Van Cleef currently serves as the Director of Property Management for Real Estate Equities Group, LLC responsible for budgeting, maintenance, vendor and tenant relations.

He is also a licensed real estate salesperson in the New Jersey.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Van Cleef was partner at five restaurants, located in Nevada and New Jersey, overseeing the budgeting and accounting functions.

In 2008, Mr. Van Cleef received a bachelors of science degree in accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.