- Daniel WalshChief Executive OfficerDaniel WalshChief Executive Officer
Daniel Walsh is the founder and CEO of Citymark Capital. Prior to founding Citymark Capital, Mr. Walsh was President, Northeast Ohio for Huntington National Bank, joining the company in May 2010. Mr. Walsh’s responsibilities included management and oversight of all Huntington business activities in the Northeast Ohio metropolitan market.
Prior to Huntington, Mr. Walsh led KeyBank’s Real Estate Capital Markets businesses nationally, including Fund Management, CMBS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and Life Company whole loan placement business conducted by more than 100 professionals in 16 offices in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Mr. Walsh was promoted to lead Real Estate Capital Markets for KeyBank starting in 2008. In this position, he restructured KeyBank’s real estate capital markets businesses and oversaw portfolio hedging and valuation of a $22 billion real estate portfolio. He also served on the board of the National Multi-Housing Council and as Treasurer of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, two national real estate organizations.
In 1998, Mr. Walsh co-founded and built KeyBank’s real estate Private Equity Group, a group that invested in real estate projects throughout the United States on behalf of third-party institutional equity and mezzanine debt investors throughout the world.
Mr. Walsh serves, or has served, on the following boards: Cleveland Foundation (Chair, Investment Committee); Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Museum of Art (Chair, Building and Grounds Committee and Executive Committee Member); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (past Chair, Finance Committee); Destination Cleveland (past Chair of the Board); as a Mayoral appointee on the Group Plan Commission (overseeing the redevelopment of Public Square); United Way of Greater Cleveland (Co-Chair of the 2012 Annual Campaign); Playhouse Square (past Chair, Real Estate Committee); ideastream (Emeritus Board Member; past Chair, Finance Committee); and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Co-Chair, 2011 Sports Awards). Mr. Walsh is the past board chair for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and he helped launch Global Cleveland. He is also a member of the Cleveland Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
He received his B.A. in Management and MBA from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Walsh also holds his Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, with a certification in environmental and energy law practice.
- Duane BishopSenior AdvisorDuane BishopSenior Advisor
Duane Bishop is a Senior Advisor at Citymark Capital. Mr. Bishop's experience is rich in managing a real estate portfolio and is deep with expertise in operations. Most recently Mr. Bishop served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Forest City Realty Trust prior to its acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management in December 2018. Earlier in his career at Forest City, he was the EVP of Asset Management for the Commercial Group. As a leader, he chaired the Real Estate Operating Committee and was a member of Executive and Investment Committees, one of four executives making final Investment Committee decisions.
Mr. Bishop's career is a success story. He is known for negotiating and closing complex, multi-billion-dollar transactions. He has been recognized for his ability to generate high level returns. He has also coached and led cross functional teams.
Mr. Bishop is widely respected for community engagement and service. He served as past treasurer of the ICSC Foundation; past chairman and governance chair of Providence House, a Cleveland organization committed to child abuse prevention and family preservation; and as a board member of the Western Reserve Fire Museum. Additionally, Mr. Bishop serves on the Baldwin-Wallace University Board of Trustees. Throughout his career, he has served on multiple boards of civic organizations in Cleveland and Los Angeles.
Mr. Bishop graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, with a degree in Business and Accounting. He is also certified in Shopping Center Management.
- Eric LouttitManaging Director of Real Estate InvestmentsEric LouttitManaging Director of Real Estate Investments
Eric Louttit is the Managing Director of Real Estate Investments at Citymark Capital. In this role, Mr. Louttit identifies investment opportunities from Citymark’s expansive national network. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and performance of investments.
Prior to joining Citymark Capital in 2020, Mr. Louttit held the role of Chief Investment Officer/Principal at Fairmount Properties. He oversaw the firm’s development projects, including investment selection, construction management, property management and retail lease negotiations.
Before working at Fairmount, Mr. Louttit served as a Senior Vice President of Development at Forest City Realty Trust where he was responsible for identifying and executing development and redevelopment opportunities in several markets across the country such as Las Vegas, Denver, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Tampa. Early in his 16-year tenure with Forest City, Mr. Louttit worked with university and public sector clients in forging productive public and private partnerships leading to consulting opportunities and development projects such as the development of a new City Hall for the City of Las Vegas.
Mr. Louttit’s early experience includes positions in Finance at Forest City and in KeyBank’s Real Estate Lending Group. Prior to these roles, he was a real estate and corporate litigation attorney in Pittsburgh. He holds a Law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
- Matthew PorathManaging Director of Investor RelationsMatthew PorathManaging Director of Investor Relations
Matthew Porath is the Managing Director of Investor Relations at Citymark Capital. Mr. Porath is responsible for the coordination and support of all fundraising and business development initiatives with both existing and prospective Citymark Capital investors.
Prior to joining Citymark Capital in 2019, Mr. Porath was a Vice President in sales at Zelman & Associates, an institutional housing research firm. At Zelman, Mr. Porath worked with global institutional investment managers, including hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds and private equity firms. Prior to Zelman, Mr. Porath was an analyst in the Private Wealth Management division of J.P. Morgan.
Mr. Porath received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College. He lives in Cleveland and is active in numerous local organizations and alumni associations. He enjoys all that Northeast Ohio has to offer.
- Robin MartucciManaging Director of Finance and Fund OperationsRobin MartucciManaging Director of Finance and Fund Operations
Robin Martucci is the Managing Director of Finance and Fund Operations at Citymark Capital. Ms. Martucci is responsible for investor reporting, fund performance modeling and reporting, and managing parent entity back office operations.
Prior to joining Citymark Capital in 2019, Ms. Martucci was a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Brookfield Properties in their Multifamily sector. In this role, she was responsible for the reporting requirements of a multifamily portfolio valued at $7.2 billion. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Property Accounting at The NRP Group LLC, a national multifamily housing developer, general contractor, and property manager. Ms. Martucci began her career in Assurance Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focused in the real estate sector.
Ms. Martucci earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Ohio University. She resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband and their three children.
- Austin LinkSenior Associate - InvestmentsAustin LinkSenior Associate - Investments
Austin Link is a Senior Associate of Investments at Citymark Capital. Mr. Link's responsibilities include evaluating new investments and assisting in due diligence.
Prior to working at Citymark, Mr. Link spent eight years at Forest City Realty Trust. In his most recent role at Forest City, he worked in the financial planning and analysis group, where he was responsible for budgeting, analyzing, and financial reporting for assets generating $150M of net operating income. Prior to that, he worked in the investor relations and capital markets group focusing on supporting external and internal stakeholders, while assisting on corporate equity and debt offerings.
Mr. Link has a BS in Finance from the Miami University Farmer School of Business. He resides on Cleveland’s west side with his wife and two children.
- Dana BandaSenior Associate - Operations and Investor RelationsDana BandaSenior Associate - Operations and Investor Relations
Dana Banda is a Senior Associate - Operations and Investor Relations at Citymark Capital. Ms. Banda is responsible for investor reporting, fund performance modeling, and coordination and support of fundraising initiatives.
Prior to joining Citymark Capital in 2019, Ms. Banda spent six years at Brookfield Properties, formerly Forest City Realty Trust. In her most recent role as Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis in the Northeast sector, she was responsible for the reporting requirements of a commercial portfolio valued at $5.9 billion. Prior to this role, she was Manager of Investor Relations, responsible for developing and fostering relationships between leadership and stakeholders of the company. She began her career as an analyst in the Investor Relations group.
Ms. Banda holds a BA in Mathematics from Mercyhurst University, and an MBA from Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business. She lives in Cleveland.
- Gillian Fent-BakerReal Estate Financial AnalystGillian Fent-BakerReal Estate Financial Analyst
Gillian Fent-Baker is a Real Estate Financial Analyst at Citymark Capital. Ms. Fent-Baker’s responsibilities include evaluating new investments and assisting in the underwriting process.
Prior to joining Citymark Capital in 2021, Ms. Fent-Baker worked in investment banking at KeyBanc Capital Markets focusing on corporate bond offerings. Prior to her full-time role at Key, Ms. Fent-Baker completed an internship in investment banking at Key and an equity research internship in Shanghai, China.
Ms. Fent-Baker graduated from the Miami University Farmer School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She resides in Cleveland.
- Auni HaapalahtiExecutive AssistantAuni HaapalahtiExecutive Assistant
Auni Haapalahti is the Executive Assistant to Mr. Walsh. She also provides administrative support to the Citymark Team.
Prior to joining Citymark in 2017, Ms. Haapalahti was Head of Administration at Courtland Partners, an institutional real estate advisory firm. At Courtland, Ms. Haapalahti supported the Executive Team in business operations, particularly data room and client relationship management. In her prior position at Courtland, she was the Executive Assistant to the firm’s founder and Managing Principal.
Ms. Haapalahti received a BA in Business Administration from Stockholm Business School, University of Stockholm, and she is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Ms. Haapalahti resides in Rocky River and enjoys running and biking in the nearby Cleveland Metroparks.