The Alpha Team

Alpha Capital CRE is a multi-disciplined capital markets team with extensive experience in debt and equity placement. Our team has in depth knowledge of brokerage, valuation, development, property management, asset management, acquisition and disposition for all product types in commercial real estate nationwide.

Anthony longo - managing Partner

alongo@alphacapitalcre.com - (312) 436-0569

Experience: Anthony Longo is a Managing Partner and a founding member of Alpha Capital CRE. He has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. He focuses on institutional and entrepreneurial sponsors providing expertise encompassing but not limited to, joint ventures, discretionary funds, debt financing and advisory services owners. Mr. Longo specializes in originating capital for transactions throughout the United States covering all product types: multifamily, office, industrial, retail, and hospitality. Mr. Longo has been involved in over $1 billion of capital markets transactions. Prior to forming Alpha in 2008, Mr. Longo worked for a private REIT in the capital markets division as the Director of Equity as well as Citigroup. 

Education & Affiliations: Mr. Longo received his BBA from the University of Iowa. He is a mentor through the Illinois Education Foundation and is a participant within the Flamini Family Foundation.

Representative Transactions: ($18.5mm) Office Acquisition, Rolling Meadows, IL; ($16.5mm) Office Acquisition, Oakbrook, IL; ($15.5mm) Multifamily Refinance, Chicago, IL; ($15mm) Office Refinance, Schaumburg, IL; ($14.75mm) Multifamily Acquisition, Oklahoma City, OK; ($13mm) Hotel Acquisition Atlanta, GA; ($8.2mm) Multifamily Refinance, Johnson City, TN

Michael Riley - Managing Partner

mriley@alphacapitalcre.com (312) 878-1176

Experience: Michael Riley is a Managing Partner and a founding member of Alpha Capital CRE. He has over 17 years’ experience raising capital for hedge funds and real estate investments. Mr. Riley specializes in commercial real estate financing with experience including structured financing, construction financing, DPO financing as well as joint venture equity, preferred equity, and fund raising. His primary focus is originating accretive and creative capital for transactions throughout the United States focusing on all product types: multifamily, office, industrial, retail, and hospitality. Mr. Riley has been involved in over $1.2 billion of capital markets transactions. Prior to forming Alpha in 1999, Mr. Riley raised capital for a Chicago based Hedge Fund. In addition, Michael has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in the Real Estate Financial Advisory Practice and at Insignia/ESG now CBRE.

Education & Affiliations: Mr. Riley received his BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an active member with the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association as well as ULI and NAOIP. Mr. Riley is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Representative Transactions: ($267.4mm) – Multifamily Portfolio, Los Angeles, CA; ($137.4mm) –Multifamily Portfolio, West Coast US; ($5.6mm) Equity Industrial note purchase, Seattle, WA; ($6.5mm) Debt/Equity acquisition Ann Arbor, MI, ($6mm) Preferred Equity Office Portfolio, Chicago, IL
 

Trisha Connolly - Managing Director

TConnolly@alphacapitalcre.com - (312) 818-5784

Experience: Trisha Connolly is a Managing Director at Alpha Capital CRE and serves as a partner on the equity and debt placement team nationwide. Ms. Connolly specializes in commercial real estate financing with over 10 years of experience including loan restructuring, term financing, syndicated credit facilitating, construction financing, acquisition financing, advisory and joint venture equity or programmatic equity. Ms. Connolly has advised on capital markets financing transactions exceeding $2 billion. Ms. Connolly specializes in retail transactions and continues to work on office, industrial, multifamily and hospitality transactions. Prior to joining Alpha, Ms. Connolly spent four years managing Cushman and Wakefield's Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team. Preceding C&W, Ms. Connolly spent more than five years at General Growth Properties (GGP) within their Capital Markets team, focusing primarily on workouts, refinances and development financing.

Education & Affiliations: Ms. Connolly received her Bachelors of Arts and Sciences from Marquette University, majoring in Political Science and Spanish. She is an active member of the Marquette Real Estate Executive Board and Alumni Associations, ICSC, NAOIP, and is a board member of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation focusing her efforts on fundraising and Eisenopoly.

Representative Transactions: ($75.9mm) 545 & 555 North Michigan Avenue ($122mm) 338 - 342 N. Rodeo Drive; ($24mm), JPMorgan Chase Corporate Center, ($12.5mm) Airport Distribution Center; ($36mm) multifamily programmatic JV with Streetlights Residential  ($1.5 billion) 31 assets from GGP to Rouse Properties

Matt Stearns - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

mstearns@alphacapitalcre.com - (312) 386-7461

Experience: Mr. Stearns is a Senior Vice President at Alpha Capital CRE and joined the team in 2012. Mr. Stearns has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience including: structured bridge financing, construction financing, DPO and note purchases, CMBS and life company debt, as well as joint venture equity, preferred equity, and fund raising. At Alpha, he is primarily responsible for business development & team management on both debt & equity transactions. While at Alpha Mr. Stearns has been involved in over $100mm of CRE capital markets transactions. Prior to joining Alpha, Mr. Stearns was an Executive Vice President for 6 years at Hanover Equity Group, a private real estate investment firm focusing on the acquisition, development, financing, management, and disposition of over $300mm of residential and multifamily real estate.

Education & Affiliations: Mr. Stearns received his BBA in Finance from St. Norbert College. He is an active member of NAOIP and St. Norbert's real estate alumni association.

Representative Transactions: ($30mm) CMBS debt – Student Housing, Champaign, IL; ($8.5mm) office DPO bridge debt, Schaumburg, IL; ($7.5mm) ground up retail bridge debt, Littleton, CO; ($6.5mm) retail DPO bridge debt, Indianapolis, IN; ($6.5mm) life company debt for Ground lease, Chicago, IL

Raymond Zanca - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

rzanca@alphacapitalcre.com - (312) 436-2736

Experience: Mr. Zanca is a Senior Vice President at Alpha Capital CRE where he is responsible for new equity and debt origination. Mr. Zanca joined the team in 2011 and has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience including: structured bridge financing, construction financing, DPO/note purchases, CMBS and life company debt placements. Additionally, Mr. Zanca is involved in the formation of joint venture and preferred equity transactions. At Alpha, he is primarily responsible for business execution and team management for both debt and equity transactions. 

Over the last 20 years, Mr. Zanca has managed or participated as a team member on transactions of over $1.5 Billion/11.4 Million square feet of commercial real estate. Representing clients across the continental United States he has completed transactions in the following asset classes: office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality. Prior to joining Alpha, Raymond worked within the investment sales division at CBRE and as a Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions for various private equity real estate groups. He was responsible for new business development, acquisitions/dispositions, portfolio management, contract negotiations and financial underwriting/due diligence activities. 

Education & Affiliations: Mr. Zanca received his Bachelor of Science from The University of Connecticut with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate. As a member of The University of Connecticut Real Estate Society, he is involved in the promotion of interaction between students and alumni.

Representative Transactions: ($90mm) – Multifamily portfolio preferred equity formation, East Coast US; ($38mm) – Multifamily bridge financing, Chicago, IL; ($12mm) – Hospitality debt placement, Fort Meyers Beach, FL; ($26mm) – Industrial note purchase and joint venture equity formation, Jacksonville, FL; ($16.5mm) – Multifamily preferred equity, Oklahoma City, OK; ($6.5mm) - Office debt/equity acquisition Ann Arbor, MI; ($6mm) Office portfolio preferred equity formation, Suburban Chicago, IL.

MICHAEL SPIROVSKI - Senior ASSOCIATE

mspirovski@alphacapitalcre.com - (312) 436-2737

Experience:  Mr. Spirovski is a Senior Associate at Alpha Capital CRE where he is primarily responsible for business development, deal structuring, and executing debt & equity placements. Mike has over 10 years of experience within the real estate and banking industries with an emphasis on relationship management, loan structuring, contract negotiations, and strategic market development. Prior to joining Alpha, Mike held Business Development and Broker roles predominately originating commercial real estate transactions for various real estate investment organizations, Interstate Bank, and BMO Harris. Mike has extensive knowledge across all CRE asset and transaction types, and has been involved in over $20 million of bank-funded transactions. 

Education & Affiliations: Mr. Spirovski received his BA from The University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in Economics. Mike also holds a Real Estate Broker License in the State of Illinois, and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Representative Transactions: ($4mm) Multifamily Refinance Chicago, IL ($3.6mm) - Industrial Acquisition Financing ($3.5mm) – Bridge Loan Sarasota, FL ($3mm) Construction Loan Chicago, IL ($2mm) Investment Portfolio Refinance Chicago, IL
 

JOHN HEITMANN - ASSOCIATE

jheitmann@alphacapitalcre.com - (312) 818-5789

Experience: Mr. Heitmann is an Associate at Alpha Capital CRE focusing on financial analysis inclusive of underwriting and detailed analysis for all product types at Alpha. Mr. Heitmann assists the closing of each transaction and continues to provide support from the beginning through the execution. Prior to joining Alpha, Mr. Heitmann interned for a private investment real estate firm, Real Capital Solutions. Mr. Heitmann was an analyst for the multifamily development team. Preceding his career in Real Estate, Mr. Heitmann spent 7 years in derivatives trading.   

Education & Affiliations: Mr. Heitmann received both is BA and MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business. Mr. Heitmann is a member of the CU Real Estate Young Alumni.