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Management Team

Adler Kawa is led by President and CEO, Matthew L. Adler. The company’s management team has over 40 combined years of tenure with Adler Group.

Matthew L. Adler

Matthew L. Adler

President and CEO

Matthew L. Adler

President and CEO

Matthew L. Adler
  • Matthew L. Adler is President and Chief Executive Officer of Adler Kawa.
  • Prior to founding Adler Kawa, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Adler Group, and President of Adler Reality Services (ARS). At Adler Group he was the founder and manager of significant company business lines including the Adler Real Estate Fund. Matthew was responsible for acquisitions, investor relations and asset management. Matthew managed the investment performance of over 12 million square feet of commercial real estate.
  • Matthew graduated with a bachelor of arts in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999.
  • Prior to joining Adler Group in 2001, he spent two years as a financial analyst for New York based Insignia/ESG, Inc., one of the nation's leading commercial real estate service providers, where he conducted financial and market analysis and assisted with negotiations for major real estate transactions.
  • From 2006 to 2008, he was elected to serve on the Miami Beach Planning Board, which allowed him the opportunity to be involved with the city's zoning and land use issues.
  • Since 2010, Matthew has served on the Board of Directors and Loan Committee for Miami based Apollo Bank.
  • Matthew serves on numerous community, philanthropic and business based organizations both in Miami and nationally.

 

John Meyer

John Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

John Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

John Meyer
  • John Meyer serves as Chief Operating Officer of Adler Kawa.
  • While at Adler Group he served as the Director of Finance where he was responsible for debt financing of new acquisitions and re financing of portfolio properties. His duties included managing lender relationships, negotiating financing terms, transactional due diligence and closing as well as financial modeling.
  • While at Adler Group, John also served as the chief financial officer for an affiliated company, Kabel X USA, LLC. His responsibilities included all aspects of the financial function including business planning, financial reporting, risk management and procurement.
  • Prior to joining Kabel X USA, John owned his own company, Meyer Management, which provided consulting services such as business valuation, financial modeling, business planning and assistance preparing companies for equity related transactions. Additionally, John has held financial executive positions for a variety of companies including Kaba Benzing America, Cruisepath Network, Geoscape International, Ryder System and Andersen Consulting.
  • He has vast experience building organizations, raising capital, and instituting financial controls particularly in start up phase and small companies.
  • John earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance / Information Systems from Boston College.
Nick Rahman

Nick Rahman

Managing Director

Nick Rahman

Managing Director

Nick Rahman
  • Nicholas Rahman leads the investment team for Adler Kawa.
  • Nicholas has over 10 years experience in real estate development and acquisitions.  He has led and participated in deal teams that acquired $1.5 billion in assets.  Nicholas has served in a variety of capacities including sourcing, underwriting, debt placement and asset management.  At Adler Group, Nicholas was responsible for acquisitions  of over $450 million of office and industrial properties in major markets in the Souther and Eastern United States.  Nicholas led the analysis, underwriting and due diligence for an institutional joint venture acquisition of a 16 property portfolio with a value of $350 million.
  • Prior to joining Adler Group, Nicholas served as Director of Finance for Boca Developers which during his tenure developed 12 projects throughout Florida with a value in excess of $1 billion.  Nicholas was responsible for acquisitions, investor relations with an emphasis in debt and equity placement, and oversaw the accounting and finance team.
  • Nicholas began his career with LNR Partners during the company’s growth to become a market leader with over $4 billion in real estate servicing and investments.  Nicholas provided financial analysis support and worked with senior executives to acquire and manage its CMBS and high yield bond portfolio.
  • Nicholas earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis with concentrations in Finance and Strategy and a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
Andrew Rodriguez

Andrew Rodriguez

VP of Investments

Andrew Rodriguez

VP of Investments

Andrew Rodriguez
  • Andrew Rodriguez oversees acquisitions and due diligence for Adler Kawa, focusing on office and industrial properties throughout the Southern and Eastern United States.
  • Andrew has over 10 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, development and financing, with primary responsibility for deal sourcing, underwriting, execution and asset management. Prior to joining Adler Kawa, Andrew served as Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for several Miami-based opportunistic real estate investment funds, including Gold Krown Fund and RodBlu Investments, where he led the analysis, underwriting and due diligence for a broad range of commercial real estate transactions.
  • Andrew’s prior work experience includes several years with Driftwood Hospitality Management, where he focused on the acquisition, renovation and repositioning of underperforming hotel assets, as well as ground-up development of new hotels. At Driftwood, Andrew participated in the acquisition/development of 22 hotels with an asset value of over $440 million, often through joint ventures with institutional partners including The Carlyle Group, Fidelity Investments and Lehman Brothers. Andrew began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Raymond James, analyzing and executing public securities offerings and financial advisory assignments.
  • Andrew earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with concentration in Finance.
James Almuli

James Almuli

Director of Investor Relations

James Almuli

Director of Investor Relations

James Almuli
  • James Almuli leads the Investor Relations team for Adler Kawa.
  • James has over 20 years of investment banking experience, having worked for major financial institutions in New York, Paris, Luxembourg and Sao Paulo. James has served in a variety of capacities including fixed income origination/syndication, derivatives sales, and treasury execution. James has also advised ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices in their asset allocation programs.
  • Previously James served as Director, Investor Relations at Kawa Capital Management, LLC from 2013 to 2014, where he led capital raising, marketing and investor relations.  From 2010 to 2013, James managed investments for his own account.  From 2007 to 2010, James was Treasury Director at Banque Safra Luxembourg, where he supervised the bank’s dealing room, initiated and maintained relationships with the dealer community and coordinated internal product distribution.  Before that, he served in various positions at Credit Agricole’s New York dealing room from 1995 to 2007, most recently as Director, Structured Credit Sales. 
  • James earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

 

Bruce Kassman

Bruce Kassman

VP of Asset Mangement

Bruce Kassman

VP of Asset Mangement

Bruce Kassman
  • Bruce Kassman is VP of Asset Management. He is a licensed attorney with 25-years of real estate and business experience who has served in various capacities including as receiver and asset manager.  He has comprehensive knowledge of real estate, including expertise in legal issues, asset management, development, marketing, leasing and sales, all with an owner’s perspective.
  • Prior to joining Adler Kawa, Bruce managed Avison Young’s (previosly Colliers International, Miami) Receivership Solutions practice and was a member of the firm's Capital Markets Group and Asset Resolution Team .
  • Prior to joining Avison Young, Bruce served as the Vice President of Development for Florida East Coast Realty Inc. (FECR), founded and chaired by Tibor Hollo. 
  • Bruce has served as Co-Chair and Chairman of the Entertainment and Arts Business Committee of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and State and Local Treasurer and Board Member of the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association.
  • Graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School in 1989. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Florida where he was a member of Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary. He is licensed to practice law in New York, California and Florida.
Rachel Jewell

Rachel Jewell

Controller

Rachel Jewell

Controller

Rachel Jewell
  • Rachel is the Controller for Adler Real Estate Advisors
  • Rachel has over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Prior to joining Adler Kawa, Rachel was the Construction Accounting Manager at Equity One Inc, a leading developer of retail properties across the U.S., where she was responsible for the development accounting on several multi-million dollar projects.
  • Prior to Equity One, Rachel was a Senior Accountant at Hines, where she was responsible for the accounting for the firm's South Florida portfolio comprising over 2 million SF of commercial office space.
  • Prior to Hines, Rachel was with Deloitte where she performed audits for various real estate clients, including Equity One and Lennar Corp.
  • Rachel obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Miami and is a licensed CPA.
John Mekras

John Mekras

VP of Property Management

John Mekras

VP of Property Management

John Mekras
  • John Mekras is VP of Property Management for Adler Kawa Real Estate Services.
  • John has over 12 years of commercial real estate experience in leasing, investment sales and property management.  Prior to joining Adler Kawa, John was the Director of Property Management at The Easton Group, whose portfolio spanned in excess of 4.5 million square feet of industrial & office assets in 5 states.  Prior to serving as the Director, he was a Senior Property Manager and Regional Manager.  John has managed and overseen the management of properties on behalf of institutional owners including Baupost, Invesco, DCT Industrial, Guardian Life Insurance and various private partnership groups including Marcus Partners.    
  •  Prior to Easton, John was a District Manager with KW Property Management handling the management and leasing for retail, office & multi-family assets.  Prior to KW, John was an Associate with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), a member of the national Senior Housing team, participating in over $42 million in transactions.    
  • John obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University.  He obtained a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMI International (BOMA) and also maintains Florida Real Estate Salesperson and Community Association Managers licenses.  He was a past Board of Director’s member with the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF). 
Megan Cauble

Megan Cauble

Asset Manager

Megan Cauble

Asset Manager

Megan Cauble

Megan Cauble is an Asset Manager for Adler Kawa Real Estate Services. 

Prior to joining Adler Kawa, Megan was Senior Financial Analyst with Adler Group where she was responsible for providing asset and property management support for a portfolio of properties exceeding eight million square feet.  Megan also assisted the development team with creating investment models and financial memorandums for new multi-family development projects in South Florida.

Previously, Megan was a Real Estate Transaction Analyst with The Garibaldi Group where she was part of a senior brokerage team that managed national leasing accounts and completed over 300 lease transactions in 3 years.  Megan also provided analytical support for key investment sales and asset management assignments.

Prior to Garibaldi, Megan was a Senior Consultant with MR Valuation Consulting where she developed valuation models for transactions in commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions and tax litigation.  In addition, she performed appraisal work of various asset types including commercial, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing, and multifamily properties located throughout the country. 

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in degree with a major in Finance from Rider University. 

Lori Toledo

Lori Toledo

Transaction Manager

Lori Toledo

Transaction Manager

Lori Toledo
  • Lori Toledo oversees the due diligence process for all acquisitions, including task monitoring, third party consultant engagement, site visit coordination, document request, retrieval and review coordination, open issues tracking/resolution, and management of the closing process.
  • Since joining Adler Group in 1993, Lori served in several capacities, including leasing administrator as well as development and construction manager where she was responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting, and control.
  • Lori attended Florida International University.
Oliver Bowling

Oliver Bowling

Analyst

Oliver Bowling

Analyst

Oliver Bowling
  • Oliver is responsible for underwriting and analyzing new investment opportunities as well as performing due diligence for all of Adler Kawa’s property acquisitions.  Oliver also assists with analyzing the Company’s portfolio of fund assets and participates in market research and financial reporting for Adler Kawa.
  • Oliver earned a BA in Management from The University of Leeds Business School in the United Kingdom.