Daniel B. Hurwitz is the Founder and CEO of Raider Hill Advisors, LLC. Mr. Hurwitz provides strategic, executive, and operational oversight for the portfolio companies owned by Raider Hill's client as well as acquisition and retail advisory services for all investment activity. Mr. Hurwitz also recently served as interim CEO of Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX) from February 2016 through May 2016.
Prior to Raider Hill, Mr. Hurwitz held a variety of positions in the retail and real estate sectors dating back to 1986. Most recently, during a 16-year tenure at DDR Corp (NYSE: DDR), Mr. Hurwitz led numerous departments commencing with leasing and development in 1999 and culminating with the responsibility of reviving the Company in the post-recession era as CEO commencing in 2010.
During his five-year tenure as CEO of DDR, Mr. Hurwitz led the aggressive execution of a strategic vision that resulted in the full transformation of key management positions, the complete upgrade of portfolio quality and its cash flow credit profile, the revival and stabilization of a distressed balance sheet, and the establishment of market credibility from the investment community. Based on the results, Mr. Hurwitz was named to the 2013 Institutional Investor Magazine All-America Team, voted on by sell-side analysts, as the Best CEO in the REIT Sector. Additionally, the strategy to repair the balance sheet was recognized by Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, and Fitch by achieving consensus investment grade ratings in 2014.
Prior to joining DDR, Mr. Hurwitz served as Senior Vice President and Director of Real Estate and Corporate Development for Boscov's Department Store, Inc., where his efforts resulted in the doubling of store count and increased productivity. While at Boscov’s, in addition to the Real Estate division, Mr. Hurwitz was responsible for the store planning and design, construction and facilities departments. Prior to Boscov's, Mr. Hurwitz served in the leasing, development, property management and construction departments for the Shopco Group, a New York City-based developer and acquirer of regional and super regional shopping malls.
Mr. Hurwitz is a graduate of Colgate University and the Wharton School of Business Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at real estate industry functions, and is often a guest discussing retail and real estate trends on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business.
Professionally, Mr. Hurwitz is a member of the Board of Directors of General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP), Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX), and Diamonds Direct, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a former member of the ICSC Board of Trustees Executive Committee. He also previously served as a member of the NAREIT Executive Board of Governors, and Governance Committee, in addition to the Board of Directors of DDR Corp. (NYSE:DDR), CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), Sonae Sierra Brasil, SA (BVMF: SSBR3), and Boscov’s Department Store, Inc.
Outside of the retail real estate sector, Mr. Hurwitz is currently Chairman of the Colgate University Board of Trustees, and previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hawken School, member of the Board of Directors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, member of the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and chair of the Leadership Board of Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute.
Joseph M. Tichar is Managing Director and Partner of Raider Hill Advisors, LLC. Mr. Tichar is involved in all aspects of asset management and acquisitions for the firm’s and its partner’s domestic retail platform. Since joining Raider Hill in February 2015, Mr. Tichar has been involved in over $5 billion in corporate- and asset-level acquisitions.
Prior to joining Raider Hill Advisors, Mr. Tichar was Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations at DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) and served on the Company’s investment, management, compensation, and enterprise risk management committees.
Mr. Tichar received a BS in Business Management and Finance from Case Western Reserve University, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Tichar is a member of the Urban Land Institute as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers and currently serves on its NEXUS Conference planning committee.
Mitch Boucher is a Senior Analyst at Raider Hill Advisors, LLC. Mr. Boucher joined Raider Hill in August 2015 and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s advisory services, specifically underwriting acquisition opportunities, actively tracking the retail and tenant landscape, and assisting in the asset management of acquired properties.
Prior to joining Raider Hill Advisors, Mr. Boucher served in the equity research department of Manning & Napier Advisors (NYSE: MN) working with the Focused Opportunities Series and the Investment Screening Team.
Mr. Boucher received a BA in Economics from Colgate University where he graduated cum laude. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has passed Level III of the CFA program.
Eric Fink is a Senior Analyst at Raider Hill Advisors, LLC. Mr. Fink joined Raider Hill in November 2015 and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s advisory services with a specific focus on acquisitions and dispositions, asset management, and market research.
Prior to joining Raider Hill Advisors, Mr. Fink was an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Real Estate Advisory practice where he provided valuation support for all asset types and performed purchase price allocations for large transactions. Prior to PwC, Mr. Fink was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in their Advisory practice.
Mr. Fink received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Emory University and is currently pursuing his MS in Real Estate with a concentration in Finance and Investment from New York University.