Our Team

Team Members

Gideon Z. Friedman

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Amir Joined Beachwold Residential in 2016 and serves as Chief Investment Officer. In that role, he is responsible for the firm’s acquisition and disposition activities, including sourcing, underwriting, structuring, and due diligence. 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 the NYU School of Law.

Dan DeStefano

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dan directs Beachwold's capital improvement programs and works closely with on site teams to develop efficient means of operation. Since joining Beachwold in 2011, he has facilitated several value-add projects with an emphasis on revenue growth. He previously held construction management positions at Northland Investment Corporation and Tarragon Corporation. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.

Bud Fagerli

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With over 30 years of broad strategic, financial and operational experience across real estate development and management, Bud leads the accounting and financial operations of Beachwold. Prior to joining Beachwold, Bud was the CFO of Tarragon Corporation’s Homebuilding division. Bud also spent 20 years in multifamily management as the CAO and Controller of The Altman Companies and VP for asset management and financial analysis at CRI, Inc. He is a CPA and has a BS in Accounting with a minor in Economics from Virginia Tech.

Ann Marie Kivo

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH OXFORD MANAGEMENT

Ann Marie has been with South Oxford Management since 2017. Her current role is Executive Vice President.

Tracy Arruda

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH OXFORD MANAGEMENT

Tracy has been with South Oxford since 2019. Her current role is Executive Vice President.

Rob Glass

VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Rob has been with Beachwold since 2015. His current position is Vice President, Asset Management

Deborah Farahmand

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

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

Ethan Vaisman

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENTS

Ethan has been with Beachwold since 2019. His current position is Senior Associate, Investments

Erica Gerkman

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE OPERATIONS

Erica has been with Beachwold since 2016. Her current position is Director of Corporate Operations.

Ashlee Vega

DIRECTOR OF TRANSACTIONS

Ashlee has been with Beachwold since 2016. Her current position is Director of Transactions.

Jake Richman

INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE

Jake has been with Beachwold since 2021. His current position is Investment Associate.

Sasha Rubenstein

INVESTMENT ANALYST

Sasha has been with Beachwold since 2021. His current position is Investment Analyst.

Mitch Shapiro

SENIOR ASSET MANAGER

Mitch has been with Beachwold since 2016. His current position is Senior Asset Manager.

Jennifer Roberts

DIRECTOR, TAX CREDIT COMPLIANCE

Jennifer has been with Beachwold since 2017. Her current position is Asset Manager.

Jackie Chiffriller

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Jackie has been with Beachwold since 2018. Her current position is Operations Coordinator.

Nata Tsitsvidze

OFFICE MANAGER

Nata has been with Beachwold since 2022. Her current role is Office Manager.