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Crixus BH3 Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$232M
CIK
1851612
Focus
Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Daniel Lebensohn has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director since our inception in February 2021. Mr. Lebensohn has been Co-Chief Executive Officer of BH3 Management since 2009 and Co-Portfolio Manager of BH3 Debt Opportunity Fund I, L.P. since 2018, where, in conjunction with Gregory Freedman, he oversees all acquisitions, investing activities, financings, development, related operating company oversight and various fiduciary responsibilities for more than 25 affiliated real estate investment and development companies. Prior to co-founding BH3 Management, Mr. Lebensohn practiced commercial real estate law for over ten years at Hartman and Craven LLP, during a portion of which he served as in-house counsel to a Manhattan based real estate owner, operator and developer, and invested in and operated various real estate investments. He has over two decades of investment and operational experience related to the real estate and construction sectors. Mr. Lebensohn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from SUNY Albany and a Juris Doctorate from The New York Law School. We believe Mr. Lebensohn is qualified to service on our board of directors due to his significant experience in real estate, transactions, management, and operations, and his past fiduciary roles.

Gregory Freedman has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director since our inception in February 2021 and as our Chief Financial Officer since March 2021. Mr. Freedman has been Co-Chief Executive Officer of BH3 Management since 2009 and Co-Portfolio Manager of BH3 Debt Opportunity Fund I, L.P. since 2018, where, in conjunction with Daniel Lebensohn, he oversees all acquisitions, investing activities, financings, development, related operating company oversight and various fiduciary responsibilities for more than 25 affiliated real estate investment and development companies. Prior to co-founding BH3 Management, Mr. Freedman managed a private bridge lending firm focused on providing transitional debt products for commercial and residential real estate. He has 18 years of investment and operational experience related to the real estate and construction sectors and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University. We believe Mr. Freedman is qualified to service on our board of directors due to his significant experience in real estate, transactions, management, and operations, and his past fiduciary roles.

Eric Edidin has served as a director since our inception in February 2021. Mr. Edidin has been Executive Chairman of BH3 Management since 2020. Mr. Edidin is the co-founder and, since 2020, the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Council Advisors Capital, an investment partnership. As the Executive Chairman of BH3 Management, Mr. Edidin is responsible for overseeing the implementation and execution of BH3’s institutional products. Mr. Edidin serves as a board member of Spartacus Acquisition Corporation. Mr. Edidin was Co-Founder and, from 2006 to 2019, Co-Managing Partner of Archer Capital Management, an investment partnership with peak assets under management of $1.4 billion, which invested in more than 45 blank check companies and numerous commercial real estate related loans, assets, REITs and operating companies. At Archer Capital Management, Mr. Edidin was involved in the formation of the predecessor firm to BH3 Management and has partnered on numerous investment projects with both BH3 Management and its predecessor. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Edidin was a Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Credit Investments at York Capital Management. Mr. Edidin also previously held an investment related position at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and a restructuring advisory position at The Blackstone Group. Throughout his career, Mr. Edidin has served as a board member and credit committee member of numerous companies. Mr. Edidin serves on the board and audit committee of Spartacus Acquisition Corporation (NASDQ: TMTS) and the boards of several other private companies, as well as the investment committee of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. Mr. Edidin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Edidin is qualified to service on our board of directors due to his significant experience in real estate, transactions, management, and operations, and his past fiduciary roles.

Michelle Guber has served as our Chief Operating Officer since our inception in February 2021. Ms. Guber has been the Chief Operating Officer of BH3 Management since 2018 and was an Assistant Portfolio Manager of BH3 Management from 2018 until 2020. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Guber was a member of the Capital Markets Group at Hines, a multi-national privately owned real estate development firm active in 25 countries. While at Hines, she was involved in developing and cultivating capital partnerships with institutional investors for a variety of Hines investments and development projects. Ms. Guber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from New York University.

Daniel Adan is expected to serve as a director upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Adan has been a Partner of Halmos Capital, a boutique private equity firm, which he co-founded, since 2018. At Halmos, Mr. Adan leads functions related to sourcing, underwriting, negotiating, closing and managing control transactions in operating companies in various industries. Mr. Adan has significant experience investing in both private and public companies across a variety of industries including notable investments in the real estate and out-of-home advertising sectors. Prior to Halmos, from 2016 to 2018 Mr. Adan was Director of Research of the Fundamental Strategies group at Magnetar Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund with over $13 billion of assets under management. Prior to Magnetar, from 2007 to 2016, Mr. Adan was a portfolio manager and Managing Director at Perry Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund with over $10 billion of assets under management, where he was responsible for a variety of asset classes and strategies. Mr. Adan began his career in 2005 within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he advised corporate management teams within the Industrials, Business Services and Energy sectors. Mr. Adan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He sits on the Board of Directors at KIPP NJ and KIPP Miami where he chairs the Finance Committee. We believe Mr. Adan is qualified to service on our board of directors due to his significant experience in private equity transactions, management, and operations.

Dwight “Arne” Arnesen is expected to serve as a director upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Arnesen retired as Senior Managing Director of Rockwood Capital in 2020, where he served on various Investment and Portfolio Management Committees and led the firm’s East Coast acquisitions efforts. Among other responsibilities, for over 10 years he oversaw the selection of projects and local operators as well as the negotiation and structuring of transactions. Previously, Mr. Arnesen held senior roles in both acquisitions and asset management as Managing Director of Acquisitions in North America and Head of Asset Management for JER Partners and JER’s European funds. Prior to JER, Mr. Arnesen was a Managing Director and co-head of U.S. acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC, sitting on the firm’s various investment committees. Before joining Starwood, Mr. Arnesen was a Principal at JPMorgan Partners (formerly known as Chase Capital Partners), where he started the firm’s real estate practice. Prior to his tenure at JP Morgan Partners, Mr Arnesen was a senior officer in the real estate workout group of Chemical Bank/Chase Manhattan Bank for 11 years, where he worked on problem loans and non-performing assets. Mr. Arnesen started his career practicing law in 1980 before transitioning to real estate banking at Chemical Bank between 1981 and 1985. Mr. Arnesen is a member of the New York State Bar, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and other professional organizations. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of St Francis Hospital, Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club and Rand Corporations’ Global Risk and Security group. Mr. Arnesen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Economics and Business from Vanderbilt University (including a semester at University College, Oxford) and a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University. We believe Mr. Arnesen is qualified to service on our board of directors due to his significant experience in real estate, transactions, management, and operations, and his past fiduciary roles.

Jonathan Roth is expected to serve as a director upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Roth is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 3650 REIT. Previously, Mr. Roth served as President of Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC, where he oversaw the management of Canyon Partners’ real estate investment arm. An expert in complex commercial, land, retail, office, hospitality, condominium and multifamily transactions and portfolios, Mr. Roth directly led the acquisition and origination teams for Canyon Partners and served on the investment committees for many of the Canyon Partners platforms. Prior to joining Canyon Partners, Mr. Roth was a Partner at the international law firm of Loeb & Loeb and specialized in all aspects of real estate transactions. Mr. Roth has served on multiple philanthropic boards and works with several leading medical institutions including the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Hospital. Mr. Roth currently sits on the Board of Governors for Cedars Sinai Hospital and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center Board. Mr. Roth currently serves as director of Pier House Capital, Inc. Mr. Roth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. We believe Mr. Roth is qualified to service on our board of directors due to his significant experience in real estate, transactions, management, and law, and his past fiduciary roles.

Mark Rose is expected to serve as a director upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Rose is Chief Executive Officer of Avison Young and Chair of the Board of Directors of Avison Young (Canada) Inc. He manages all strategic, financial, and operational activities of this full-service commercial real estate company, which provides solutions to real estate investors, owners and occupiers throughout the world. In his 11 years with Avison Young, Mr. Rose has overseen its growth from 290 real estate professionals in 11 offices in Canada to approximately 5,000 professionals in 100 offices around the world. Mr. Rose joined Avison Young after holding executive positions at two global publicly traded commercial real estate firms. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE:GBE) from 2005-2008 and was previously Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Americas for Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL). Prior to his 12 years at Jones Lang LaSalle, he ran Metropolitan Realty Advisors, the brokerage and investment firm that he founded in 1993. Previously, he was Chair, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust of British Coal Corporation Pension Funds. He currently serves on the Queens College Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Rose coaches developing leaders throughout the industry, including through the NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter Mentorship Program. He has also served on the board of directors of LiquidSpace (from April 2016 to March 2020) and as a board member of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Botanic Garden, and the real estate advisory board of the University of Miami (FL) Business School. Mr. Rose holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Queens College.