George Smith Partners
As one of eight principals atGeorge Smith Partners, SteveBram plays a critical role inleading the firm. He co-founded the company 35 yearsago, shortly after he began hisindustry career. With extensiveexpertise in capital marketsadvisory, Bram offers guidanceto clients and provides creatively structured financings.Having arranged more than $3billion of financing acrossmore than 200 transactionsalongside his team, Bram stands out as an excellent mentor and adedicated leader. Throughout his career he has gained decades ofindustry knowledge, which he taps into to mentor and groomyoung professionals as additions to the team. A testament to hismanagement style and his consistency as a producer, Bram’s seniorstaff have remained by his side for more than 20 years. Inspiring hisco-workers’ continued loyalty, he is known for treating everyonewith respect while working towards the company’s collective goals.In representing the firm externally, his integrity and enthusiasmfor the business shine through. He always searches for win-winopportunities; successfully accomplishing his personal goals whilemonitoring the big picture to ensure that everyone benefits. Hismanagement style showcases his impressive interpersonal skills, aswell as his commitment to continued success. He deeply believes inhis employees and serves as a skillful, charismatic mentor to all. Hismentality to increase productivity proves beneficial to the firm’sstaff, as well as its clients. Through constant efforts, Bram teachesby example while providing encouragement and imparting confidence in others to overcome challenges.
Brennan Investment Group
The most notable and valued
attribute of Michael Brennan,
among colleagues and employ-
ees, is his ability to treat every-
one with the exact same
amount of fairness and respect.
Able to relate to and appreciate
each individual, across any level
or industry, he is celebrated as a
stand out quality for the execu-
tive. As co-founder, chairman
and managing principal of
Brennan Investment Group,
Brennan serves as a self-pro-
claimed “player-coach,” a leader who directs from the sidelines, but
does not hesitate to get into the action. Understanding that com-
munication is key to employee engagement, Brennan makes it a
point to visit and inquire with each department’s professionals,
weekly, in office. In effort to offer complete transparency, he shares
the company’s long-term goals, its philosophy, his economic fore-
cast, market analysis and more, so that each professional has a clear
vision and understanding of the company. He sets the tone and
culture of the organization, while being extremely personable. As
an inspiration for all, he leads the organization with strong work
ethics, passion and boundless energy. He utilizes his industrial mar-
ket expertise and takes time to educate his employees. Conducting
work in a highly ethical manner every day, his influence among his
staff is vast as his employees remain continually impressed by him.
In addition to being personally involved throughout the ranks of his
company, Brennan handles a current portfolio of 44 million square
feet across 29 states. He ensures the drive of the company by foster-
ing an open, friendly environment and instilling high expectations
throughout. Brennan is described as genuine, approachable, easy-
going, present and thoughtful. He intently welcomes new ideas
while relentless in his desire to understand a deal or situation.
Upon joining Greysteel in2017 to lead to the transactionservices support team, NicoleCapobianco was quickly promoted later that year to director, before being promoted toher current role of VP of transaction services in 2019.Capobianco was able toquickly rise through the ranksat the company due to herefforts and successes in drivinggrowth and innovation. Aproven motivator at the company, she has successfully streamlined processes and improvedinternal efficiency across the network to benefit clients. As a talented problem-solver, she creatively thinks outside of the boxwhen generating a new system, and she has assisted in launchingnumerous nationwide projects for the firm. Always working withthe utmost integrity, Capobianco is responsible for co-managingthe corporate operations and transaction support functions ofthe company. Dedicated to her role at Greysteel, she is able toexpertly leverage technology and informational insights to identify strategic opportunities. Clients and colleagues alike, appreciate her work ethic due to her continuous positive attitude, upbeatdisposition and willingness to assist with any project. She continues to execute change that benefits everyone involved and she isknown to work well with every personality. She creates seamlessonboarding processes, personalized to each individual whileoffering a comprehensive look at the company. She collaborateswell with team members and she often works hand-in-hand withvarious departments on projects to facilitate and manage production cycles. With the ability to provide constructive criticism, shehas earned the trust of many by offering an ideal blend of factsand opinions, while maximizing productivity. Through an impressive approach to embracing change, she serves as a driving forcebehind many of Greysteel’s innovations within recent years.
Constantly igniting change, Tiffany English serves as a valued professional, a respected mentor and a champion for industry diversity. With experience spanning interior architecture, planning,design and management, English serves as Ware Malcomb’s firstfemale designer to become principal. Responsible for businessdevelopment and managing teams, she has grown the firm’s San