David Manheimer

Partner

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David co-founded Brooklyn Standard Properties (BSP) in 2013. David has over 12 years of financial market experience working for some of the largest European banks. Over those 12 years, he traded, sold and managed trillions of corporate credit and residential mortgage backed securities. Most recently, he managed the EUR 6 trillion CDO portfolio at KBC Bank where he was asked to oversee a team of traders in order to maximize the portfolio's returns. Prior to running the team, David helped grow the KBC CDO business to be one of the largest and most active teams on Wall Street. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he received a BSBA from Olin Business school. He is married with a 5 year old son.

Benji Kohn

Partner

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Benji co-founded Brooklyn Standard Properties (BSP) in 2013. Benji has over a decade of experience structuring, managing and fundraising for small private equity investments. Before real estate, Benji was a key member of a strategic proprietary group at Bear Stearns which focused on investing firm capital into emerging markets in Asia. He was highly regarded for his ability to identify countries and sectors that were on the cusp of dramatic growth. These investments in China, Korea, Brazil and India generated returns of more than 35% a year from 2004 through 2007. Aditionally, Benji co-founded Paper Street Films, an industry leading NY-based independent film financing and production company, whose films have garnered great festival, critical, and commercial success. He is a graduate of Tulane University. 

Julia Bernstein

Associate

Julia previously worked in Product Management and Growth Operations before joining the Brooklyn Standard team in 2015. With a wide range of skills and knowledge, Julia's responsibilities at BSP include investor relations, coordinating renovation efforts, and everything in between. Julia is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied Business, Computer Science and Communication Design.