Nick Esposito’s work is influential and transformative because it goes much deeper than the real
estate transaction, getting to the crux of how to best to leverage real estate to meet financial and
operational goals. Esposito’s thought leadership has enabled clients to drive EBITDA margin, MOIC
and enterprise value to enhance fund performance.
In developing and managing the company’s private equity affinity group, he works with companies in the $250 million to $3 billion range. Esposito focuses on identifying issues and solutions well
before real estate needs arise. This involves everything from government incentive procurement and
network optimization, to labor market and transportation due diligence.
During the past three years, he has expanded the group’s footprint on a global scale, working
with private equity portfolio businesses that have real estate holdings across a wide geographic spectrum including Europe, Australia and Asia.
He is a consistent top producer at Avison Young and has been recognized with numerous awards.
Esposito and his team were responsible for securing a $12.3 million incentive package for construction on a 70-acre site in
Chippewa Falls, WI. This transaction was named as one of Avison Young’s best deals of 2017 and was a finalist for the Ted Avison
award for best case study. In 2018, Esposito led a team that oversaw supply chain analysis, site selection and facility optimization
for Littlejohn & Co./Newgistics.
Dedeaux Properties has been an industry innovator in developing and purchasing transportation-orientated
properties, cold-storage and distribution facilities; the sole focus of the company. Brett Dedeaux has grown a
team of real estate professionals and in turn, its portfolio, into one of the larger privately held industrial platforms based in Southern California. He has transformed the company from private developer/investor with
no outside capital partners to an institutional-quality platform with many large private equity and family office
capital partners. Dedeaux’s team handles the asset management, development and reporting standards
required of best-in-class capital partners.
Dedeaux is executive director of the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, which honors his grandfather, the legendary Olympic and collegiate baseball coach, Rod Dedeaux, by supporting baseball and softball programs in
underserved areas. Through the efforts of its partners, the foundation helps more than 2,000 at-risk youths
every year with valuable programs. This includes college scholarships for the MLB Urban Youth Academy and
in conjunction with USA Baseball, the foundation hosts the Golder Spikes Award, the equivalent to college football’s Heisman Trophy,
which is given to the nation’s top collegiate baseball player.
Dedeaux’s career began with the family company, Dart Warehouse Corp., a national full-service transportation, logistics and fulfillment
provider founded in 1938.
DH PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC
Dov Hertz has a keen sense of the value of real estate and puts that
talent to use in creating value for employers and clients. He developed
a knack for assisting clients in completing complex real estate transactions with Eastern Consolidated and later honed his skills while negotiating hundreds of millions of square feet in deals for Everest Broadcast
Hertz spent more than a decade with Extell Development Co. overseeing the purchase of more than $20 billion in New York real estate. He was
directly responsible for such notable Extell acquisitions and developments as the Ring Portfolio, One 57, Nordstrom Tower and One
In 2016, Hertz leveraged his extensive knowledge of New York real
estate to launch his own firm, DH Property Holdings LLC, where he invests in underperforming assets in and around New York
City. Since then, DHPH has acquired approximately 2 million square feet of developable land throughout the New York City’s
Outer Boroughs, the largest such assemblage in the city. The firm has more than 1. 7 million square feet in multistory e-commerce logistics facilities planned or under development, perhaps the largest in the US.
Hertz founded DHPH along with Aaron Malitzky, senior associate, who has extensive expertise in Manhattan real estate development that complements Hertz’s abilities. Both have been featured speakers at numerous real estate industry events.
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