Jonathan Rose Companies
Investment Team

Jonathan F.P. Rose
President, Jonathan Rose Companies

Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies in 1989.  Known as an innovator in green building and smart growth development, Mr. Rose has over 30 years of experience acquiring, developing and owning large scale multifamily and commercial properties. He provides daily strategic direction to the firm’s management team and chairs its Investment Committee.  Mr. Rose is Vice Chair of Enterprise Community Partners and is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Mr.Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan.  He also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and is an Honorary Member of The American Institute of Architects.  Mr. Rose is a former partner of Rose Associates, a leading owner, developer and investor in New York City since the 1920s. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sanjay Chauhan
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chauhan joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2014. In addition to his responsibilities as CFO, Mr. Chauhan manages investor relations and acts as the Portfolio Manager for Investment funds to support the growth of fund development and management businesses.  He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Rose Investments’ Investment Committee. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Chauhan served as the CFO and asset management leader at Urban American, a NJ-based real estate firm that focused on acquiring, improving and managing workforce housing. While at Urban American he held an active role in capital strategies, staffing improvements, technology upgrades and growth support pivotal to the company’s expansion in the multi-family real estate industry. Mr. Chauhan earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics & Politics, with a Master of Arts (Oxon) from the University of Oxford in the UK, where he attended the school on a Rhodes scholarship. He completed a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK, with a full scholarship, and earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics with a Mathematics Subsidary from Delhi in India. He is a Certified Public Accountant inNew Jersey, as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Thomas P. Loftus
Senior Managing Director 

Mr. Loftus joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2002 and has more than 25 years of real estate experience. He brings extensive expertise in financial administration as well as operations of real estate opportunity funds. As Senior Managing Director, Mr.Loftus oversees all of Jonathan Rose Companies’ financing, as well as the firm’s accounting, treasury, information systems, risk management and human resources functions.  He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Rose Investments’ Investment Committee. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Loftus served as a senior officer at Tishman Speyer Properties, overseeing domestic and foreign financial staff. He served as Chief Administrative Officer and was instrumental in two portfolio mergers at Cornerstone Properties Inc., a NYSE-listed REIT subsequently sold to Equity Office Properties. He also coordinated the spin-off of Deutsche Bank’s real estate operations in the U.S. Mr. Loftus graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with his B.S. in Accounting and his M.B.A. in Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nathan D. Taft
Director of Acquisitions

Mr. Taft joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2004. Mr. Taft oversees the Acquisitions Team in sourcing, financing, and closing portfolio properties. During his tenure, Mr. Taft has expanded the firm’s national brokerage and partnership networks and has managed the acquisition of more than $250 million of assets. Mr.Taft also has played an integral role in Rose’s effort to create national models of best practice in the greening of existing buildings. Mr.Taft brings financing, design, construction management, marketing and leasing skills to his investment work. His prior experience includes working for a double bottom line private equity fund at J.P. Morgan and leading public-private economic development partnerships for Yale University. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association as well as the Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the Responsible Property Investment Council.  Mr.Taft earned his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and his B.A. in History from Yale University.

Virginia Plithides
Director of Finance

Ms.Plithides joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2010. She serves as Director of Finance for Rose Investments, as well as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer to the firm's Investment Manager. Ms.Plithides is responsible for fund budgeting, accounting, reporting, risk management, and compliance. She brings over 25 years experience and has been a Certified Public Accountant in New York since 1986. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms. Plithides was the Controller of Red Stone Partners LLC, a private real estate  finance company with a core focus on the multifamily industry. Ms.Plithides previously held several positions of increasing responsibility with Centerline Capital Group and its predecessor, Related Capital Partners. Her most recent role was Senior Vice President of the tax department. Ms.Plithides began her career at the accounting firms Blonder Seymour & Shapss and Bernstein & Berger. Ms.Plithides graduated with distinction from the University of Rhode Island with B.S. in Accounting.

Joshua Plattner
Asset Manager

Mr.Plattner joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2013 and is responsible for the asset management of fund investments, including leasing, marketing, valuation, underwriting and management of capital programs. Mr.Plattner brings expertise in affordable housing to his work at Jonathan Rose Companies as he previously served as the Director of Asset Management for a non-profit, affordable housing developer in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to that Mr.Plattner was a Statistical Economist for Moody’s Investor’s Services (MCO). Committed to community and urban development in the U.S. and internationally, Mr.Plattner has development experience in Latin America and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.  Mr.Plattner holds a dual Master Degree in Planning and Real Estate Development from USC (MPL/MRED) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Michigan. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

Michael Catalano
Project Manager

Michael Catalano joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2012 as a Project Manager. He is responsible for planning, management, and implementation of green building retrofit projects throughout the investment practice portfolio. Mr. Catalano brings experience in environmental systems planning, sustainable architecture, cost estimating and construction administration. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Catalano worked on a community based, environmental health mapping project at Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC and concurrently was a fellow with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. Mr. Catalano previously worked at Ciardullo Associates, a New York-based architecture firm specializing in NYC public school design and also taught ecological architecture as an Adjunct Professor at New York Institute of Technology. Michael earned his Master’s in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute (where he was an Eva Hanhardt Scholar), his Master’s in Sustainability from the City College of New York and received his Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology.

Charles J. Perry
Managing Partner, Perry Rose LLC

Mr.Perry is an authority in community-based planning and mixed-use, mixed-income infill real estate development with more than 30 years of real estate and planning experience. Mr.Perry is responsible for sourcing and managing projects in the Rock Mountain region. He developed award-winning green, mixed-use projects including Highland Garden Village, a model urban development in Denver. Mr.Perry was formerly a senior executive at the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and the Denver Planning Office. he holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a specialization in citizen participation and land-use planning.

Theresa Bell
Managing Partner, Romero Rose LLC
Governing Board Member, The Rose Urban Green Fund

Theresa A. Bell has 20 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and developer who specializes in mixed use projects, property acquisition, commercial and housing development, property management, and asset management. She is
the Managing Partner of Romero Rose, the Southwest affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies. 
Prior to opening Romero Rose, Ms. Bell was a partner in Perry Rose, the Denver affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies. Her project experience at Perry Rose included the redevelopment of the Denver Dry Goods Building, the first mixed-use, mixed-income, green, historic, transit-oriented development project in the nation. Ms. Bell received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in both Finance and Real Estate from New Mexico State University. A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, she is a licensed real estate broker in both New Mexico and Colorado.
Caroline Vary
Director, Connecticut Office

Caroline Vary brings over 18 years of experience in design, construction, development, asset management, leasing and financing to her role as a Director of the Connecticut Office.  Ms.Vary joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2007 to lead development projects in the Connecticut regional office.  She oversees all aspects of real estate development and construction, including: pre-development planning, due diligence activities, contract negotiations, oversight of consultants and contractors, coordination with partners as well as city and state government offices, reporting to lenders, community relations, coordination of marketing and leasing efforts and oversight of property management. Ms. Vary received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture with a focus on urban planning and renewal, as well as housing design from the Rhode Island School of Design.  Ms. Vary is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a frequent speaker at multiple trade related organizations in both New York and Connecticut.

Kristin Neil Ryan
Director, Seattle Office

Ms.Ryan is the Director of Jonathan Rose Companies' Seattle Office, supervising the firm's development and consulting activities on the West Coast. She also provides asset management for the firm's West Coast portfolio, which includes office buildings in Seattle, WA and Portland,OR and mixed income housing in Portland and Berkeley, CA. Ms.Ryan previously served as Director of the Project Management practice in Jonathan Rose Companies' New York City office providing real estate advisory services for civic and not-for-profit institutions. In that role, she was active in the direct management of mixed use/mixed income projects, K-12 schools, and performing arts projects. Ms.Ryan graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA in Finance & Economics and Real Estate in 2002. She received her BA from Yale University in 1993. She is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in New York and a LEED Accredited Professional.