Company

Arcturus is comprised of a seasoned team of individuals with extensive experience across the various real estate asset classes, including senior investment professionals, asset managers, analysts, and property operations personnel.  The firm is led by managing principals Jon Mayblum and Ross Satterwhite, who collectively have over 50 years of experience acquiring, financing, and operating U.S. real estate.

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Jonathan Mayblum

Jon Mayblum’s expertise includes managing a team of senior real estate professionals applying a hands-on approach to analyzing and resolving clients’ issues. Working with companies burdened by underperforming assets and portfolios, Jon collaborates with management to maximize asset performance and value. He applies his business and legal background to provide strategic advice to all stakeholders, including debtors and creditors, in complex and distressed situations. He has substantial expertise in management, operations, negotiations, and structuring complex real estate projects.

Before forming Arcturus, Jonathan spent 18 years with the Ruben Companies (formerly Lawrence Ruben Co.) the last ten years of which he served as President. As President, he oversaw more than 7 million square feet of prime commercial and residential properties in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Jonathan was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, which included managing a team of over 50 professionals, including leasing, construction, operations, and financial professionals. He structured numerous joint ventures and investments with leading institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Capital Management, Soros Fund Management, Vornado Realty Trust and Related Companies.

Among his many accomplishments, Jon was a co-founder of Workspeed Holdings, LLC, the leading provider of web-based workflow solutions which are in use in over 200 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout the United States. Customers include CB Richard Ellis, SL Green, Maguire Properties, and Macklowe Properties.

Jon graduated summa cum laude from Goizueta Business School – Emory University and Cornell Law School.

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Ross Satterwhite

Ross Satterwhite’s expertise includes working with clients on deal structuring, negotiations, underwriting, and finance, as well as issues related to corporate management of real estate companies. He has worked with and advised institutional owners, foreign investors, public and private REITs, and high net-worth investors on property acquisitions and dispositions, valuations, loan restructurings, capital raising, joint venture formation, new development, and asset repositioning. He also has public company experience including mergers and acquisitions, compensation structuring, investor relations, SEC compliance, and corporate governance activities.

Ross has led over $10 billion of investment activity, including properties, portfolios, existing joint-ventures, fund-level partnerships, and public and private operating companies. He has been involved in the financing and restructuring of over $5 billion of debt, participated in public company mergers, managed a portfolio of real estate related venture capital investments, and helped develop two substantial real estate operating platforms.

Earlier in his career, Ross served as Senior Vice President of Investments for Equity Office Properties and was a member of its management committee where he helped build and lead a team responsible for setting and implementing the firm’s investment strategy, and originate, structure and close over $4 billion of real estate transactions. He was also a founding partner of Callahan Capital Partners, served as Head of North America for Macquarie Office Trust, and started off his real estate career with Citicorp in its corporate finance group. Ross currently sits on the board of two U.S. multifamily investment funds with assets in excess of $2 billion.

Ross is a graduate of Colorado College (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (MBA).