PTIC

Unit Split

PropTech Investment Corp II

Raised
$230M
CIK
1821075
Focus
Real Estate, Technology, PropTech
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Thomas D. Hennessy has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and a director since inception. He currently serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of PropTech Acquisition Corporation, or PTAC, a special purpose acquisition company targeting businesses in the real estate technology industry, which in July 2020 announced the entry into a definitive agreement for an initial business combination with Porch, which is currently expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Mr. Hennessy has served as the Managing Partner of Real Estate Strategies of Hennessy Capital LLC since July 2019. From September 2014 to July 2019, Mr. Hennessy served as a Portfolio Manager of ADIA, the largest global institutional real estate investor, where he was responsible for managing office, residential, and retail assets in the U.S. totaling over $2.1 billion of net asset value or $5.0 billion of gross asset value. While at ADIA, Mr. Hennessy executed over $475 billion of equity commitments to U.S. acquisitions and developments and over $435 million of limited partner equity commitments to opportunistic real estate equity funds, real estate credit funds, and real estate technology venture capital funds. Mr. Hennessy also created and led ADIA’s PropTech investment mandate, which included committing equity to PropTech. From January 2011 to April 2014, Mr. Hennessy served as an associate at Equity International Management LLC, an opportunistic real estate private equity fund founded by Sam Zell, where he evaluated investments and structured equity investments in real estate operating platforms in emerging markets. From September 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Hennessy served as an associate for CERES Real Estate Partners LLC, a private investment management company. From June 2007 to June 2009, Mr. Hennessy served as an analyst in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions for companies in the real estate, gaming, lodging and leisure sectors as well as public and private financings of equity, debt and structured products. Mr. Hennessy is the son of Daniel J. Hennessy, one of our advisors. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Hennessy is well qualified to serve as director due to his extensive real estate, private equity and PropTech experience.

M. Joseph Beck has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director since inception. He currently serves as the Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director at PTAC. Mr. Beck has served as the Managing Partner of Real Estate Strategies of Hennessy Capital LLC since July 2019. From August 2012 to July 2019, Mr. Beck served as a Senior Investment Manager of ADIA, where he was responsible for managing office, residential, industrial and retail assets in the U.S. totaling over $2.7 billion of net asset value or $3.6 billion of gross asset value. While at ADIA, Mr. Beck executed over $2.2 billion of equity commitments to U.S. acquisitions and developments and over $400 million of limited partner equity commitments to opportunistic real estate equity funds and real estate credit funds. Mr. Beck also led an internal restructuring of a seven-asset, $3.5 billion gross asset value portfolio at the ADIA. From July 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Beck served as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions for companies in the real estate sector as well as public and private financings of equity, debt and structured products. Mr. Beck holds a B.A. degree from Yale University. Mr. Beck is well qualified to serve as director due to his extensive real estate experience.

Jack Leeney will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since November 2019, he has served as a director of PTAC. Since September 2016, Mr. Leeney has served as a Founding Partner of 7 Global Capital, a growth stage venture capital firm, and is responsible for running the funds’ operations. Mr. Leeney led the firm’s investments in Cheddar, a digital-first new media company (sold to Altice USA, May 2019), Capsule Corp., an online pharmacy, and hims & hers, a health and wellness e-commerce brand, Jyve, a skilled economy job marketplace for the consumer packaged goods industry, Roofstock, a real estate technology business, The Mom Project, a digital talent marketplace and Reliance Jio, a telecommunications company. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Mom Project. Between April 2011 and December 2016, Mr. Leeney served on the boards of directors of Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA), DoAt Media Ltd. (Private), CinePapaya (acquired by Comcast), Joyent (acquired by Samsung), BOKU, Inc. (AIM: BOKU), Eventful (acquired by CBS) and Blueliv (Private). Previously, Mr. Leeney served as the Head of U.S. Investing for Telefonica Ventures between June 2012 and September 2016, the investment arm of Telefonica (NYSE: TEF), served as an investor at Hercules Capital (NYSE: HTGC) between May 2011 and June 2012 and began his career as a technology-focused investment banker at Morgan Stanley in 2007. Mr. Leeney holds a B.S. from Syracuse University. Mr. Leeney is well qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive investment and advisory experience.

Courtney Robinson will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since November 2019, she has served as a director of PTAC. Since October 2014, Ms. Robinson has served as a Founding Partner of Advance Venture Partners LLC, a growth stage venture capital firm, and is responsible for the firm’s consumer investment practice. Ms. Robinson led the firm’s investments in Bellhops, a technology-enabled moving service; Brandable, a portfolio of CPG brands; Curology, a personalized skincare provider; Modsy, an interior design marketplace; Rent the Runway, a subscription clothing business; and Sawyer, an education marketplace. Between December 2011 and October 2014, Ms. Robinson was a Founding Principal at American Express Ventures, the investment arm of American Express (NYSE: AXP), and before that, served as Director of Business Development at Plum District, a local commerce marketplace, between February 2011 and December 2011. She began her career as a technology-focused investment banker at GCA Savvian Advisors LLC in 2006. Ms. Robinson holds a B.A. from Columbia University. Ms. Robinson is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive investment and advisory experience.

Margaret Whelan will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since November 2019, she has served as a director of PTAC and is chair of its audit committee. Since November 2014, Ms. Whelan has served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Whelan Advisory LLC, a boutique investment banking firm focused on the residential real estate industry. In this role, she provides strategic and financial counsel to leaders of both public and private real estate companies in the U.S. and globally. From September 2013 to November 2014, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Tricon Capital Group Inc., a private equity firm specializing in residential real estate. Previously, she served in positions with JP Morgan Chase (2007 to 2013), UBS Financial Services Inc. (1997 to 2007) and Merrill Lynch & Co. (1995-1997). Between June 2015 and May 2019, Ms. Whelan served on the board of directors of Top Build Corp. (NYSE: BLD), as an independent director and member of the audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees. Since September 2017, she has served on the board of directors of Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder. She also serves on the advisory boards of John Burns Real Estate Consulting and the Housing Innovation Alliance. Ms. Whelan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance degree from the University College Dublin (Ireland). Ms. Whelan is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive investment banking and advisory experience.

Gloria Fu will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. Fu brings over 20 years of investment management expertise, most recently at JPMorgan Asset Management, Inc., where she served as a Managing Director and portfolio manager from February 2004 to April 2019. Ms. Fu’s broad base of expertise includes strategy, financial analysis, and shareholder-related issues. Ms. Fu is a subject matter expert in corporate governance issues. Ms. Fu was a founding member of JPMorgan Asset Management’s Proxy Committee for which she provided leadership and guidance on a broad range of topics including proxy contests, Say on Pay, and ESG. From March 2002 to February 2004, Ms. Fu was a Vice President at JPMorgan Securities and a sell-side equity research analyst focused on the gaming and lodging industries. Ms. Fu currently serves on the board of directors and member of the audit and development committees for Visions, a New York based non-profit sponsoring programs for the blind. Ms. Fu is also an advisory board member to MREN, a cloud-based real estate company. Ms. Fu is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Hotel Administration and Master’s in Hospitality Administration from Cornell University. Ms. Fu is well qualified to serve as a director due to her investment advisory and real estate expertise, particularly omnichannel retail and lodging.

Adam Blake will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. In January 2017, Mr. Blake co-founded Zego Inc., a digital amenity and resident engagement platform for apartments, for which he served as the Chief Executive Officer until April 2019, when it was acquired by PayLease, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners. In October 2010, Mr. Blake founded Brightergy, an energy service and software company, for which he served as Chief Executive Officer from until July 2016. Previously, Mr. Blake was a real estate investor and developer specializing in multi-family apartments and other types of real estate investments. Mr. Blake holds a B.B.A degree from Texas Christian University. Mr. Blake is well qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive real estate, PropTech, and entrepreneurial experience.

Advisors

Daniel J. Hennessy will be one of our senior advisors and is the Founder and the Managing Member of Hennessy Capital LLC, an alternative investment firm founded in 2013 that focuses on sustainable industrial technology and infrastructure and real estate technology sectors. He currently serves in the same capacity at Proptech Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: PTAC), a special purpose acquisition company targeting businesses in the real estate technology industry, which in July 2020 announced the entry into a definitive agreement for an initial business combination with Porch, which is currently expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Since March 2019, Mr. Hennessy has served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV, or Hennessy IV (NASDAQ: HCAC), which in August 2020 announced entry into a definitive agreement for an initial business combination with Canoo Holdings Ltd, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Mr. Hennessy has served as a director of SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving since August 2018. From January 2017 to October 2018, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, or Hennessy III, which merged with NRC Group Holdings, LLC, a global provider of comprehensive environmental, compliance and waste management services, now known as US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) and served as a director from January 2017 to October 2019. From April 2015 to February 2017, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, or Hennessy II, which merged with Daseke in February 2017 and is now known as Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) and since February 2017, has served as its Vice Chairman. From September 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., or Hennessy I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), and previously served as a director from September 2013 to April 2019. From 1988 to 2016, Mr. Hennessy served as a Partner at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC (n/k/a CHS Capital or “CHS”), a middle-market private equity investment firm he co-founded in 1988. Prior to forming CHS, Mr. Hennessy was employed by Citicorp from 1984 to 1988 as head of the Midwest Region for Citicorp Mezzanine Investments and Vice President and Team Leader with Citicorp Leveraged Capital Group. He began his career in 1981 in the oil and gas lending group at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America) where he was a Banking Officer. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Mr. Hennessy is the father of Thomas D. Hennessy, our Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Thomas R. Arnold will be one of our senior advisors . Since July 2020, Dr. Arnold has served as Strategic Advisor to ADIA. From October 2009 to July 2020, Dr. Arnold has guided the real estate activities of ADIA, initially as Head of Americas, then Deputy Global Head, and subsequently as Global Head. During his role at ADIA, Dr. Arnold also served as Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate and Investment Strategy Chair. Prior to his role at ADIA, Dr. Arnold was a partner and Managing Director at Cerberus Real Estate Capital Management LLC, from 2004 to 2009, a Managing Director at ING Financial Services from 1999 to 2004, a Director of Credit Suisse from 1994 to 1999, and a Vice President of Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup) from 1990 to 1994. Dr. Arnold is a licensed attorney, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Dr. Arnold is a former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), a former Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), a former Director of the Real Estate Roundtable, and is currently a Global Governing Trustee and Treasurer of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Dr. Arnold holds a Doctor of Business Administration, a Juris Doctorate, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Florida. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Master of Law (Taxation) from New York University.