Our Team

Team Members

William Rosato

MANAGING PARTNER

William Rosato has 30 years of experience as an architect developer in planning, designing, and building residential and mixed-use developments. During his tenure with Alpine, and previously with the real estate firms of Lennar, Tarragon Corporation, and Lincoln Property Company, Bill has successfully completed developments throughout the eastern US exceeding $1 billion.

Before forming Alpine, Bill held the positions of President of Tarragon Development Corporation, Vice President of Development for Lennar Multifamily Communities, and Vice President for Lincoln Property Company.

Prior to his work as a developer, Bill worked in the New York offices of Bovis Lend Lease and Skidmore Owings and Merrill, as a construction manager and architect.

Bill received his BA and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed architect in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Todd Schefler

MANAGING PARTNER

Todd Schefler has over 35 years of experience in real estate development on projects exceeding $1 billion. Prior to forming his own company in 2018 and merging it with Alpine, Todd was a partner at Catellus (a TPG company) where he spent 10 years.

Catellus developed the 700-acre former Mueller Airport in Austin, Texas which includes: the Dell Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Museum, over 6,000 residential units, over 1 million sf of retail and 140 acres of parks/open space. Catellus also built Teterboro Landing in New Jersey which included a 156,000 sf Warehouse and 390,000 sf of retail including a Costco and a restaurant row.

Prior to Catellus, Todd was at Tarragon Corporation for eight years where he became President of the Development Company and Chief Development Officer. Tarragon was a public company listed on NASDAQ that built a significant apartment portfolio in the U.S.

Prior to Tarragon, Todd was an EVP at Burroughs Development in NJ and before that, a Vice President at Chemical Bank in the Real Estate Investment Banking group.

Todd has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Natural Science/Astrophyics and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Gideon Friedman

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BEACHWOLD

Gideon oversees the strategic direction and growth of Beachwold’s 15,000-unit national portfolio and its development projects. Since 2010, Gideon has organized partnerships to develop or acquire over $3 billion in multifamily properties across the eastern and central U.S. In 2016, he founded South Oxford Management, a property management company headquartered in Dallas Texas, to manage Beachwold’s portfolio.

He earned his B.A. from Brown University in Urban Studies. Gideon also serves as president of the board of directors for Woodshed Collective, a non-profit theater company in New York.

Amir Hazan

PARTNER, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Amir serves as Alpine Residential and Beachwold Residential’s Chief Investment Officer. In this role, he oversees the firm’s acquisition, development, disposition, and financing activity, including sourcing, underwriting, market analysis, and due diligence. Since joining Beachwold in 2016, Amir has been responsible for the addition of more than 7,000 apartment units and over $1.5MM in development pipeline to the portfolio of Beachwold Residential and Alpine Residential. Prior to joining Beachwold, Amir was a manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Group at Ernst & Young (EY), where he led numerous projects, assisting private equity funds and corporate buyers with large-scale, complex M&A transactions. In parallel to his tenure at EY, Amir privately developed purpose-built student housing, focusing on the UT Austin market. From 2005 to 2008 Amir served in the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Corps as a research associate.

Amir holds a B.A., magna cum laude in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University, Israel and an MBA, magna cum laude from Columbia Business School.

Beverly Ferguson

PRESIDENT, SOUTH OXFORD MANAGEMENT

Bev Ferguson has been actively involved in property management for more than 25 years. She first became involved in apartment management while attending Sacramento State University, where she obtained her BS Degree in Business Management. As President of South Oxford Management, Bev leads the company in its national operations.

Prior to joining SOM, since 1992, Bev led US Residential Group and its predecessor, Pacific West Management’s, management of portfolios throughout the Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, and Sunbelt states, which included most of Beachwold’s properties in the region.

Chuck Rubenstein

GENERAL COUNSEL

Chuck has been a real estate attorney and real estate industry executive for over 30 years. Prior to his current position, he was a partner at the New York law firm Wachtel & Missry LLP, and from 1998 through 2009, he was the head transactional attorney and Executive Vice President of Tarragon Corporation, a New York based publicly traded homebuilding, multifamily and mixed-use development, operating and management company. Chuck is a licensed New York real estate broker, is licensed to practice law in New York, and is a graduate of NYU School of Law.

George Karounis

VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

George Karounis serves as Vice President of Construction and Development at Alpine Residential, where he manages pre-development, design, and construction for active projects.
George brings to Alpine over 15 years of construction and development experience in the tri-state area. Prior to joining Alpine, George served as a Senior Project Manager at JEMB Realty, where he was responsible for the construction of 1 Willoughby Square, a 34-story, 500,000 SF mixed-used office tower in Downtown Brooklyn.

Previous experience includes serving as Project Manager at Gorton and Partners where he managed the development of Teterboro Landing for Catellus, performed pre-construction efforts at 1568 Broadway for Fortress, and was involved in various projects for NYU and JP Morgan Chase. George previously also served as Project Manager at Whiting-Turner, where he managed projects for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Vornado, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Pratt Paper.

George graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a B.E. in Engineering Management, and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management.

Sara Ngan

VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Sara Ngan is a Senior Project Manager at Alpine Residential, with over 15 years of experience designing and leading a wide range of award-winning projects, with a focus on New York City.

From large multi-family residential buildings and landmark building conversions to interior office design—she uses knowledge gained from one project to enhance the development of another, enabling her to respond dynamically to each projects’ needs. Her past projects include serving as project architect and manager, overseeing the construction of The Greenwich Lane, a 10-building, adaptive re-use and new construction in the West Village, Apex Place – a 4-building affordable housing complex in Forest Hills, the construction of FXCollaborative’s new headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn, as well as a 400,000 GSF, 11-story, 375-unit residential complex facing Prospect Park.

She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and is a registered architect in New York. She also serves on the Advisory Board of AIANY's Women in Architecture Committee. In 2020, she was honored by Professional Women in Construction, and selected as a 40 Under 40 - Outstanding Women in Construction.

Deborah Farahmand

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

Deborah has been with Alpine since 2021. Her current role is Associate General Counsel.

James McCabe

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

James McCabe, a Senior Project Manager at Alpine Residential, manages the pre-development, design, and construction processes on multiple projects.

James has compiled over 12 years of wide-ranging construction management experience within the tri-state area. Prior to joining Alpine, James served as a Project Manager at Gilbane Building Company, where he managed construction on the first Proton Therapy Treatment Center in Manhattan, the Spence School Athletic Facility, and a LEED Platinum interior office fit-out in Downton Brooklyn.

Previous experiences include serving as a Project Engineer for Schiavone Construction on Heavy Civil Infrastructure Projects for the New York State Department of Environmental Protection, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and New Jersey Department of Transportation.

James graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Ted Lampa

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Ted Lampa is a Senior Project Manager at Alpine Residential with over 15 years of experience designing and leading a wide range of award-winning projects in New York City, Chicago, and Boston.

Ted has experience in mixed-use multi-family residential buildings, hospitality, and commercial high-rise design. Prior to joining Alpine, he served as a project architect and project manager at FXCollaborative. While at FXCollaborative his projects included, The Greenwich Lane, a 10-building, adaptive re-use and new construction in the West Village, The Jolie at 77 Greenwich, a 40-story mixed-use luxury condominium tower in The Financial District, 888 Boylston a commercial high-rise in Boston, La Central Phase II, an affordable housing complex in The Bronx, 37 Richouse, a mixed-use condominium and hotel development in Flushing, as well as a 400,000 GSF, 11-story, 375-unit residential complex facing Prospect Park. While working in Chicago, his portfolio included residential and hospitality building design.

Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a registered architect in Illinois. He is also a Founding Member and previous Director of Build Out Alliance, a non-profit that promotes and advocates for the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community within the building design and construction industries.

Harry Hulsh

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Harry Hulsh joined Alpine Residential as a Senior Associate in May 2022, where he supports investment activities for the firm. Prior to his current role, Harry was part of Hines’ New York development team, most recently serving as a development manager for One Madison, a $2.3B, 1.3-million-square-foot office redevelopment project in Manhattan. While at Hines, Harry also helped grow the firm’s seniors housing platform, serving as a development manager at Sunrise at East 56th and supporting acquisition, financing, and early design efforts for 2330 Broadway. Harry started his career in JP Morgan’s real estate group.

Harry is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he received his B.A. in American History from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and M.S. in Management Studies from the Kellogg School of Management.

Shadia Jaradat

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Shadia serves as a Senior Project Manager at Alpine Residential, with over eleven years of experience in real estate development. Prior to joining Beachwold, Shadia was the Vice President of Rawabi, the first planned city built for and by Palestinians in Palestine. She successfully led the largest private sector project in the history of Palestine, managing a total budget of 1.5 billion dollars and leading over 400 engineers. Shadia has experience in covering all aspects of project planning and management, including site supervision, quality control, budgeting, and cost estimation, as well as planning and scheduling while ensuring all the industrial area’s activities and production served construction needs. Shadia was able to manage and develop business in the construction industry and implement effective strategies to ensure maximum corporate growth. In 2018 She started managing additional departments, such as residential and commercial sales, marketing, social media, and facility management. She is well-known for her success in commercial real estate and consistent project completion that meets client requirements within the allotted time.

In parallel to her duties at Rawabi, Shadia also launched and managed the largest Palestinian real estate project in the history of East Jerusalem, which included 400 luxurious residential apartments, commercial retail facilities, schools, offices, cinemas, and a large park. Shadia not only occupied the highest-level engineering position in a male-dominated industry, but she also did so in highly conservative environment.

Shadia Jaradat has a B.A. from Birzeit University in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Hult international business school. She is also a four-time Palestine Chess Champion and earned her first international title, “Candidate Master”, in 2012.

Amanda Matthews

CONSULTING SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Amanda Matthews serves as Senior Project Manager on a consulting basis for Alpine Residential, where she manages pre-development, design, and construction for multiple projects.

Amanda brings to Alpine over 23 years of construction and development experience in numerous markets across the United States, primarily in the mid-Atlantic and tri-state areas.

Amanda is currently President of Pharos Project Managers, LLC, and is an active partner of Alpine on several projects. Previously, Amanda served as Vice President and Director of Construction and Development at Catellus, as well as Vice President and Director of Construction at Pitcairn Properties. Previous experience includes Project Management roles at Liberty Property Trust, Rubenstein Partners, Skanska USA, and Turner Construction Company. Amanda offers a diverse, vast, and impressive project management portfolio of high-profile commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, and retail projects.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University, with concentrations in Construction Management and Geotechnical Engineering.

Sasha Rubenstein

INVESTMENT ANALYST

Sasha has been an analyst at Beachwold since 2021. Before that, he graduated from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business with a degree in Management and Finance.