Robert (Bob) Rohdie, President
Robert (Bob) Rohdie graduated from NYU Law School in 1965 and practiced law for seven years as a real estate attorney for JC Penney Corp., Prime Motors and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. In 1972, Bob formed The Rohdie Company, a multifaceted real estate company which developed and managed properties in the Northeast. In 1985, he and a partner formed Coastal Equity Development Corporation (CED), a Florida-based development company. CED developed office buildings, condominiums and multifamily rental properties throughout the South and eastern parts of the U.S. Beginning in 1996, Bob developed multifamily housing as Rohdhouse Investments. Because of the excellent reputation and financial success of his many projects, Tarragon Corporation, a public real estate company traded on the NASDAQ, offered to enter into a joint venture with Rohdhouse in 1998. With Tarragon, Bob developed over 16,000 multifamily rental apartments and 2,000 for-sale residences in the Southeast. In 2000, Rohdhouse merged with Tarragon and Bob was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Tarragon Development Corporation. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors. Bob announced his retirement from Tarragon in December 2006. In 2007, Bob founded Rohdie Group with Ron Leichtner with the desire to develop, lease and manage multi-family residential communities targeting high growth markets in the Northeast and Southeast United States.
Ron Leichtner is a founder, principal and managing member of The Rohdie Group since its inception in 2007. Mr. Leichtner brings more than 30 years of real estate experience across all aspects of acquisitions, financing, development and asset management. The Rohdie Group has been responsible for the development of more than 6,000 units valued at over $750 million in over 25 transactions during the past decade. This process includes identifying sites, hiring general contractors, raising equity, arranging debt and ultimately the disposition of the asset. The Rohdie Group has enjoyed a remarkable history of successful transactions that enables us to perform at such high standards. A short list of equity partners has included Avenue Capital, Waypoint Residential, Bank of America, The Family Office, Hallstatt Financial, Tisch Family Management, Brause Realty and Ginsberg Family Interests. The Rohdie Group has had long standing lending relationships with Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, Key Bank, PNC, Synovus and American Momentum Bank. Prior to Rohdie Group, Mr. Leichtner was an executive VP at Tarragon Corporation, a publicly traded real estate company. Mr. Leichtner joined Tarragon in 2001 and was responsible for all capital market transactions, corporate and project acquisitions and joint ventures. Prior to Tarragon, Mr. Leichtner was a managing partner at Omni Development Company and its affiliate Omni Funding where he originated and placed real estate finance transactions in addition to developing various properties. In the aggregate, over his thirty-year career in real estate, Mr. Leichtner has completed over $4 Billion in transactions nationwide.
Alyssa Rohdie is a managing member and principal at the Rohdie Group since 2008. Ms. Rohdie brings over 23 years of real estate experience spanning development, property management, asset management and investor relations. Ms. Rohdie oversees revenue management for all assets and facilitates the company’s financial preparation, documentation and reporting to the investors and clients of all properties owned and managed by Rohdie Group. Ms. Rohdie oversees the branding and creative overviews for the properties and is responsible for all information technology upgrades and efficiencies. In 2001, she joined Tarragon Corporation as a Director of Marketing for new construction lease-up and for-sale assets with a total value exceeding $200 million. Ms. Rohdie transitioned to become the Operations Director for Tarragon Corporation directly assisting the Chief Executive Officer on improving operations efficiencies, investor relations as well as corporate marketing and positioning. Ms. Rohdie is a 1991 graduate of NYU and has been in the multifamily real estate industry since 1995 where she was an Asset Manager before beginning work at the Macklowe Organization as a Property Manager of a 10+ building portfolio of white glove high-end residential properties in New York City.
Marc Weil joined the Rohdie Group in 2012 and is responsible for deal underwriting, due diligence, identifying new markets and investor relations. Prior to joining Rohdie Group, Marc was Vice President of Acquisitions of Real Estate at Avenue Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager headquartered in New York City with over $12 billion in assets under management. Marc was responsible for originating and sourcing opportunistic investment opportunities for Avenue’s separately dedicated real estate strategy. While at Avenue Capital, he was involved in over $500 million worth of debt and equity transactions including residential, office and retail properties all across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. Marc worked very closely with third-party capital partners and significant institutional fund investors including Oak Tree Capital, Starwood Capital Group and Fortress Investment Group. Prior to Avenue Capital, Marc was a participant of The Wheel Program at CB Richard Ellis, a 14-month rotational platform designed to give selected young professionals a well-rounded foundation in commercial real estate. Marc has also been an active investor in real estate since 2007 and currently oversees a personal portfolio of residential and retail properties spread throughout the country. Marc graduated with a B.A. in Business Communications from Boston University in 2004 and received a M.S. in Real Estate Finance from NYU in 2007.