Carthage Advisors is led by Edward Poteat. Mr. Poteat began his career in Affordable Housing in the Real Estate Investment unit of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was also a lender in the Chase Manhattan Community Development Corporation. Besides his career in banking, Mr. Poteat was also active in his community as a member in the Community Board and member of several community organizations. Mr. Poteat combines community sensitive initiatives with creative financial structures to achieve a win-win solution for the client of Carthage Advisors. His unique experience as Commercial Lender and Community Activist guides Carthage Advisor’s principles.
Ed Poteat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Urban Planning from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College. Currently, Mr. Poteat sits on the board of Citizen Housing and Planning Council and is an Advisory Board Member of the New York City Housing Partnership. Edward is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
Vice President - Acquisitions
Daniel McGowan is a real estate investment and development professional. Currently, Daniel serves as a Director and Vice President of Acquisitions at Carthage Advisors. In this role, he leads the project management, underwriting, and closing process on the firm’s affordable housing pipeline. Similarly, Daniel structures and secures tax credits and bond financing, coordinating with Federal and State agencies including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), New York City’s Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA), and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA). Collectively, Daniel has a variety of experience in affordable housing and mixed-use transactions, including underwriting, acquisition, development, construction management, and asset management.
Daniel is a New York City resident. Before his move to NYC, Daniel lived in Washington, D.C. and served as a consultant providing market, financial, and impact analysis services to public and private sector clients. Daniel received his Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University in 2016. Daniel is an alum of Syracuse University. During his tenure at Syracuse, he earned his Bachelors of Science in Economics and was a member of Syracuse’s Division I soccer program. Daniel is part of several organizations including NYUSPS Schack Alumni Group, Schack Alumni Board Website Subcommitte,e and the Penn Club of New York. Some of Daniel’s other interests include yoga and pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Dwayne Jeffrey began his real estate career as a loan officer with the New York Capital Exchange Corp and quickly became a top producer in the company, closing over 180 transactions in 4 years. After NYCE, Mr. Jeffrey started a real estate consulting company providing acquisition, rehabilitation, and financial structuring of distressed multi-family real estate projects. Mr. Jeffrey was simultaneously a partner in real estate syndication company focus on multi-family projects in New York City and Albany, wherein he was responsible for sourcing capital from high net worth individuals. At Carthage Mr. Jeffrey’s main responsibility is sourcing and analysis multi-family projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Mr. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from St. Johns University. He currently is on the Board of the African American Real Estate Professionals National Association and president of the local chapter.
Director of Asset Management and Construction
Jerrod Delaine is Carthage’s real estate asset management and construction director. He began his career as a Project Manager in an architecture and interior design firm. His projects included affordable housing, market rate housing, condominiums, senior housing, and hospitality. Mr. Delaine has made the transition into real estate fulfilling a number of roles including development due diligence, project management, construction management, asset management, property management, sustainability consultant and financier. Currently, Mr. Delaine is involved with Carthage new deal analysis, the closing process as well as existing project management. Jerrod Delaine holds a Bachelor of Science and a Professional Bachelors of Architecture degree from Florida A & M University. He has also earned a Master’s of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University.
Paralegal and Office Manager
Neneh Koroma is the paralegal and office manager at Carthage Real Estate Advisors. Ms. Koroma started her career working as a paralegal for New York Housing Authority landlord & tenant law department. She provided legal and administrative assistance for various general counsels in property, residential and commercial real estate. Ms. Koroma holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and Communication from St. Johns University. In addition, Ms. Koroma is the president of the NAACP Youth & College Division.
Kendrick Harris serves as general counsel and chief legal officer for Carthage. He began his career with the New York State Attorney General’s Office within the Real Estate Finance and Investor Protection bureaus where he oversaw the regulation of the sales of real estate securities, including cooperative interests in realty, syndications and intrastate offerings. Prior to joining Carthage, Mr. Harris worked as a senior associate at an affordable housing law firm where he focused his practice in the area of affordable housing and community development, non-profit law and governance, and general real estate law. Mr. Harris represented a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in various corporate, tax-exemption and real estate matters. At Carthage Mr. Harris is responsible for overseeing all legal matters and providing counsel and strategic legal advice to senior managers while guarding the integrity of the organization.
Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development and Finance from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, a Master’s of Science in Real Estate from Columbia University, and Juris Doctor with a concentration in Real Estate from Hofstra University’s School of Law.