Post Brothers

Post Brothers Apartments was founded in 2006 by Matthew and Michael Pestronk to exclusively focus on creating and operating infill, class-A, “best-in-class” Philadelphia apartment buildings at a superior cost basis.
Post Brothers
Post Brothers Apartments was founded in 2007 by Matthew and Michael Pestronk to exclusively focus on creating and operating infill, class-A, “best-in-class” Philadelphia apartment buildings at a superior cost basis.

Post Brothers is a nationally-recognized leader in development, innovation, and sustainability. Since the company’s founding in Philadelphia in 2006 it has developed more than 30 properties and 4,000 apartments, which have all thrived due to a common theme: making a level of upscale state-of-the-art living accessible at a price point which it was not previously available.

Post Brothers’ triple bottom line objectives have resulted in constructing the first LEED-certified residential highrise in Philadelphia, being the largest private buyer of wind-generated electricity in the Philadelphia region, winning best places to work awards, and making six-star-resort-quality living within reach for public school teachers. 

By being vertically integrated with over 200 employees providing deep in-house expertise in design, construction, leasing, and management the company is able to maintain a singular focus on product quality, creating homes that bear the collective wisdom of our enterprise. The company’s employee ownership structure ensures execution by those who care deeply about making superlative properties and effectuating exceptional experiences for our residents.

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As CEO, Michael Pestronk heads all property development and operational activities of the company. Post Brothers was founded in 2006 and since that time Mr. Pestronk has focused exclusively on creating a best-in-class enterprise with a current portfolio of in excess of 5,000 Class-A apartments and 300,000 sf of urban retail space, with total equity raised of $350 million and a stabilized value in excess of $1.4 billion. Michael has 14 years of experience in the multi-family real estate industry, having previously worked for NWJ Companies and Historic Landmarks for Living, as well as being a principal of Iron Stone Real Estate Group, where he was collectively responsible for the repositioning, operations and capitalization of over $300 million of real estate. During this time his responsibilities encompassed all aspects of apartment ownership including acquisitions, financing, development, construction, management, and leasing. During 2004-5 he was fully engaged in the property and asset management leadership of Historic Landmarks and was instrumental in the operational turnaround of a large portfolio of urban Class-A apartments, where he increased NOI without capital spending, and facilitated a $200 million recapitalization of the portfolio. Michael takes great pride in his focus on identifying the right product to build, building simultaneously with high quality and cost effectiveness, and rapidly renting all of our units at top of the market rents.
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Matthew Pestronk is co-founder of Post Brothers, a real estate investment, development and management company with singular and unique expertise in urban real estate development. Matthew has 20 years of real estate experience. Matthew serves as President of Post Brothers, engaged in the sponsorship of Class-A multifamily, mixed use and retail development projects comprised of over 5,000 apartment units and over 300,000 sf of commercial space, with a total capitalized cost in excess of $2 billion. Matthew shares strategic leadership of the company with his brother, Michael, and is engaged in asset management, financing, and project and capital formation. Matthew has worked in real estate acquisitions and finance for his entire career and previously was a real estate financing executive in New York City prior to forming Post Brothers. Matthew is active in his community and serves as the Chairman of Jewish Federation Real Estate of Greater Philadelphia (JFRE) and is a trustee of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and Beat the Streets Philadelphia.
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Chief Financial Officer
Jon leads Post’s Finance & Accounting group providing accounting, financial reporting, income tax, Investor and borrower related services as well as general administrative oversight for its real estate development projects and its construction, property management and real estate development businesses. Jon also oversees Post’s financial planning and budgeting processes and is integral to its acquisition and disposition activities. Jon has 22 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer leading finance, accounting and capital markets teams after starting his career with 6 years of Big Four public accounting experience. For the last 12 years, Jon has served as CFO for real estate development and construction businesses. Previously, he was CFO at Questar Properties and O’Neill Properties Group, both regional developers and builders of commercial real estate and multifamily properties. Jon helped lead Questar’s development and construction of over 2,000 multifamily units and O’Neill’s development of over 2 million square feet of property in joint ventures with several prominent institutional partners. Jon has extensive experience in all facets of construction and development related real estate finance and has helped lead over $2 Billion of real estate financing activities. He received his Certified Public Accounting License in 1986.
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General Counsel
Ryan McCaffrey is the General Counsel of Post Brothers. Ryan is a seasoned real estate attorney with a wealth of legal experience representing sophisticated entrepreneurial and institutional real estate clients across billions of dollars of transactions. Prior to joining Post Brothers in the summer of 2014, Ryan was a real estate and corporate attorney at Sullivan and Cromwell, and prior to that Ryan worked for Kirkland & Ellis LLP. In both roles, Ryan represented real estate private equity sponsors, investment banks, high net worth individuals, developers, real estate operating companies, and hospitality clients in all aspects of private equity real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, structured finance, and general corporate counseling for transactions totaling billions of dollars. In 2010, Ryan represented a client in completing a recapitalization of its portfolio of 168 limited service hotels across 33 states valued at $1.6 billion, which, at the time, became one of the largest real estate securitizations since the financial crisis of 2008. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School teaching a class on the practice of transactional law and previously served as a member of the Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s commercial real estate training committee, where he taught various continuing education sessions on structured finance, financing ground leases, and emerging case law in the real estate market place. Prior to attending law school Ryan was the President and Co-Founder of McCaffrey Realty Professionals, a residential real estate brokerage company. He holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
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VP of Property Management
Yvette heads Post Brothers' property management division, overseeing over 35 employees across 1,100 units. Yvette has 20 years of high-level property management experience with progressively increasing responsibility across multiple sectors of the multifamily management industry. Yvette has won multiple awards for property management throughout her career and brings a dynamic skill set to Post Brothers. Prior to joining Post, Yvette managed a portfolio of 12 properties in Florida and Georgia for Winn Residential. In 2002 Yvette won the MetLife Award for best affordable/market rate housing in the United States. Yvette's proven experience of maintaining high occupancy and top of the market rents give Post Brothers the confidence to take on any project in the future. Prior to joining Winn, Yvette worked with The Ingerman Group as site manager at Cricket Court Commons, a 200 unit property in Philadelphia, where she was able to reduce operating expenses and increase rents, while maintaining 99% occupancy over a 3-year period. Yvette began her career with Alan Klein Properties in 1992 where she managed a large scattered site portfolio and was able to consistently drive rents, maintain 100% occupancy and deliver outstanding resident service.
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VP of Development
As Senior Vice President of Development, Sarina spearheads all of Post Brothers’ development projects and brings a wealth of experience in complex project planning, contractor negotiations, and every facet of project management. Sarina’s work on Post Brothers’ best-in-class residential portfolio includes the $250 million renovation of historic Presidential City, which was the largest redevelopment project in Philadelphia. Under Sarina’s leadership, Presidential City was transformed from an under-utilized, semi-suburban complex into the city’s largest luxury residential community, complete with a brand new, resort-style amenity center - Sora Pool Club. Other projects worth noting include The Atlantic at the Avenue of the Arts, Rittenhouse Hill and The Piazza in Northern Liberties. Prior to joining Post Brothers, Sarina received her Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Drexel University. She managed over $400 million in projects for SgRA Architecture, including the Le Meridien Hotel and the Parc Rittenhouse, and before that spent 12 years as with KMA Architects and PZS Architects. Sarina was recognized nationally as one of Connect Media’s Most Influential Women in Real Estate 2018, and has received the State Policy Network Helen S. Krieble Unsung Hero for Freedom Award. Several of the Post Brothers projects she played key roles on have gained both regional and national industry recognition for their quality and economic development value. Sarina is a Founding member of the ABC Philadelphia Regional Council, board member of the Association of Builders and Contractors of Eastern PA, serves on the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia and is also currently the Vice Chair of the Government Affairs Committee at the BIA. These are just some of the positions Sarina holds across multiple industry organizations.
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VP of Construction
A native of the Ukraine, Alex joined Post Brothers as VP of Construction in 2011. Alex came to the United States in 2003 speaking no English and in 2005 started his own construction company, CCP Construction, specializing in historic renovations and adaptive reuse projects. CCP completed over 50 projects and at it's peak employed over 28 employees. CCP was instrumental in bringing in Post's earlier projects on time and under budget, and as such Post decided that Alex's invaluable capabilities were instrumental in our continued growth. Alex joined Post in April of 2011. Alexander began his career in 1993 as a telecommunications engineer in Ukraine and in 1996 joined Ukrtelecom, the largest telecommunications company in Ukraine as engineering project manager. Alexander was promoted to Vice President of Engineering & Construction in 2001 and as such was one of the top executives at the enterprise. Alexander graduated from the University of Kiev, Ukraine in 1992 with a Masters Degree in science, specializing in super conductors.
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Post Brothers focuses on producing opportunistic returns for its Philadelphia apartment investors by employing a triple bottom line focus of economic, environmental, and social advancement. They focus on urban and suburban infill existing and adaptive reuse projects with a “build-to-core” investment thesis, and are an economic investor focused on achieving opportunistic returns via intrinsic value–driven purchases and the subsequent creation of high-quality long-term cash flows. Sustainability is a natural extension of the reuse of obsolete structures, and all of Post Brothers’ buildings, several of which are LEED-certified, employ numerous green features.

Post Brothers’ greatest competitive advantage is a consumer product–focused business model, and success can be attributed to three important factors: correctly identifying demand in the consumer rental market, building the right product for the market with high quality and value, and excelling at selling luxury apartments Philadelphia consumers want. Post Brothers is a highly regarded borrower, and currently manages numerous institutional joint ventures and separate account partnerships.