Audrey McGuire 

Audrey McGuire is the Managing Member and founding partner of Emax Financial and Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC (Emax), a women-owned small business which specializes in providing public/private real estate and financial advisory services to government and private sector entities.   With over 30 years of experience, Ms. McGuire has advised numerous federal and local government agencies, as well as private sector developers and real estate investment groups on real estate, financial and capital market transactions. Her expertise includes strategic planning, program compliance and oversight, portfolio management, government budgeting, feasibility analyses, asset valuations, capital market financing, and program risk evaluations.  Her implementation skills include the execution of new governmental programs based upon newly enacted legislative or policy initiatives. In addition to leading Emax, Ms. McGuire is a partner in Emax Fund, a real estate investment fund.


 Michael McGuire

Michael McGuire is a Managing Director at Emax Financial and Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC (Emax), a women-owned small business which specializes in providing public/private real estate and financial advisory services to government and private sector entities. Mr. McGuire has been an employee at Emax for over eight years and has advised numerous federal, state, and local government agencies. Mr. McGuire manages engagements for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the General Services Administration, the U.S. Air Force, and the Department of Treasury. In addition to his management duties, Mr. McGuire is experienced in providing analytical, quantitative, and financial modeling services for the Department of Housing and Urban development, the Government National Mortgage Association, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Small Business Administration. His expertise includes the execution of government real estate and capital markets transactions, mortgage underwriting, loan file review, data analysis, program oversight, government budgeting, and feasibility assessments.


Graham Rogers

Graham Rogers is a Senior Associate at Emax Financial & Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC, who specializes in providing analytical and quantitative services to government clients. He provides support services in areas such as data analysis, quality control processes, valuation methodologies, model development, oversight monitoring, compliance, and reporting. He has assisted in the execution of Military Housing Privatization Initiative real estate transactions, capital markets research, due diligence review, and project execution. Mr. Rogers has provided these services to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Air Force, Small Business Administration, and General Services Administration.


Dylan Knopfke

Dylan Knopfke is an Associate at Emax Financial & Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC, who specializes in providing analytical and quantitative services to governmental clients. Mr. Knopfke has recently supported projects with the General Services Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United States Air Force. He provides support services in areas such as data analysis, quality control processes, valuation methodology, model development, oversight monitoring, compliance, and reporting.


Alex Ferszt

Ms. Ferszt is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Emax offices. She is responsible for a range of tasks including contract maintenance, accounts payable and receivable, vendor management and executive support. She oversees the organization of firm financial information for tax, accounting, and audit purposes.  Prior to joining the Emax team, she worked for seven years as a Project Administrator and Business Analyst for Fidessa Corporation, a global financial technology firm. Ms. Ferszt holds a B.S. in Business Management from SUNY Empire State College and an A.A.S. in Merchandising Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

Strategic Partners


Sal Espinosa

Sal Espinosa, a Senior Advisor at Emax Financial & Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC, has expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business processes, oversight monitoring, and risk analysis. Mr. Espinosa has eight years of combined real estate and project management experience with Emax. Mr. Espinosa manages engagements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to his management duties, Mr. Espinosa is experienced in providing research, training, financial modeling, and othersupport services for the Small Business Administration, the Department of Treasury, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, and the Government National Mortgage Association. His expertise includes program oversight, data analysis, the execution of government real estate and capital market transactions, government budgeting, and feasibility assessments.


Carl Granum

Carl Granum, an Associate at Emax Financial & Real Estate Advisory Services, LLC, specializes in providing real estate and financial advisory services to government, quasi-government and private entities. Recently, he provided data analysis for real estate and capital market transactions for the Asset Sales Office within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; post transactions, oversight and performance evaluations for the Office of Asset Enterprise Management within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He also provided portfolio management services to the General Service Administration Homeowners Assistance Program. As an Associate, Mr. Granum provides support in areas such as market research, data analysis, compliance, quality control, oversight monitoring, portfolio management, financial reporting, model development, and risk assessments. Prior to joining Emax, Mr. Granum worked for a number of private sector financial institutions where he developed an expertise in commercial and residential lending practices and principles, specifically in loan underwriting.


Russell Strom

Mr. Strom has been with Emax for approximately ten years. He is a former Managing Director of Emax and currently working as a Senior Advisor to Emax under their engagement with VA involving the monitoring of payments and other in-kind consideration for enhanced-use leases (EULs). He has been involved with Emax’s work at the VA from the beginning of their initial engagement, assisting in the development of a methodology for valuing EULs, valuation of EULs, negotiation with EUL developers, and the development of a post-closure transaction requirement monitoring system. Mr. Strom has also been involved with Emax’s work with the Air Force, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense and other government agencies. He provides services in analysis of data, model development, development of valuation methodology, assistance in the design of potential loan sale programs, concept and request for proposal development, negotiation with developers and deal closure.  Prior to joining Emax, Mr. Strom was employed as an Associate at Gabel Associates, Inc., an environmental and public utility consulting firm. Mr. Strom received a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.