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About Us

Bridgehampton Equities is a result-driven investment firm with a wide area of expertise across real-estate, consumer goods, healthcare and fintech. Our real-estate practice specializes in credit-line programs,1031 exchanges and opportunity fund placement. Our venture and private equity team focuses on fast growing B2C and B2B businesses. We are committed to providing trusted, informed, and lucrative advice on a variety of investment transactions. From funding to liquidity, our hands-on, boutique approach allows us to efficiently guide our clients through each step of the process. 

  

Bridgehampton Equities can evaluate and analyze deals, provide financing, and leverage our extensive client network with a track history of exceptional results. Bridgehampton Equities' command of the market is illustrated in their extensive portfolio with projects ranging from private equity investments, debt financing, multi-family properties, retail and office buildings, industrial properties, land use deals, and joint ventures. We offer a wide range of services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial intuitions, real estate investors, and high-net-worth individuals.

 

Bridgehampton Equities also provides commercial lending to clients nationally. We evaluate each loan on a project-to-project basis ranging from $500,000 to $250,000,000.  Our real-estate team offers over 100 years of experience.

 

Our Team

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Jason E. Zimmerman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

 

Jason E. Zimmerman has 25 years of investment and financing experience across real estate, private equity, and venture capital. Zimmerman is the Founding Partner of Bridgehampton Equities a leader in matching investors with opportunities in New York real-estate and private equity.

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Hugh Callaghan
Executive Director

 

With over 25 years of experience in the BD,VC and Real Estate Business Hugh Callaghan is a dynamic, deeply-networked deal maker who  delivers on his commitments.

Serving in dual-roles as both founder and principal of a large Broker Dealer in NYC, holding series 7/63/24 NASD Licenses and in Real Estate Markets as a Director with Newmark Grubb Knight and Frank.

Hugh excels at sourcing, raising structuring and negotiating of real estate transactions as well as capital raising ranging from $25M to $500M for a landscape of clients including Re developers, PE Funds, and HF.​

Hugh is also a Founder Capital PE,VC and Merchant Banking and Capital raising business. He also hosted Shark Tank events, developed monthly forums providing clients with a unique platform to present and interact successfully directly with HF,PE,Institutional and HNW investors.

Hugh is a seasoned investor utilizing a deep network of expert and personal relationships in multiple categories, including Real Estate, Healthcare, M & A, Biotech, SAS, ESG, Cannabis, EV, clean energy, FinTech, Re Tech, consumer products and Media.

At Bridgehampton Equities Hugh is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and structuring transactions.

Hugh is a former Division 1 Scholarship Lacrosse player and graduate of the University Of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Chris Palazzo
Director 

 

Chris has over 25 years of business experience managing contracts with fortune 1000 companies in the IT arena.  He has excelled in driving the partner businesses of companies by delivering on business plan targets to achieve and exceed revenue goals.   Additionally, he has managed Merger and Acquisitions, Sales strategy and Global business operations for a fortune 500 company.  

Additionally, Chris has successfully created his own real estate book of business in NY.  Also, has successfully raised and invested in companies in;  cloud IT companies, credit card processors as well as cannabis companies in the northeast.   

Chris resides on Long Island NY where he has 3 kids and his wife Coutrtney.   

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Lina Boullali
Director of Operations

 

Bridgehampton Equities brought on Lina Boullali as their new Director of Operations. Lina graduated from Glion, Hotel Management School in Switzerland and immediately started her career in hospitality in some of New York’s most elite luxury hotels. She has successfully organized and coordinated over 300 multi-day conferences for major multi-million-dollar companies.

A few years ago, Lina decided to venture out and bring her skills over to the Senior Living hospitality industry. She had to opportunity to help open a brand-new luxury community on the Upper East Side, becoming an important cornerstone to the new facility. Lina’s great attention to detail and proactiveness helped her navigate the new challenges in gerontology and health care.

 

This new role at Bridgehampton Equities will be to assist and work alongside the CEO and Founder Jason Zimmerman.

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Daniel Dornfeld
Legal Adviser

 

Daniel S. Dornfeld is a partner at Forchelli Deegan and Terrana in the Real Estate, IDA Benefits, and Government Incentives practice groups. Dornfeld has 25 years of experience across all aspects of commercial real estate and development and related litigation. Dornfeld represents some of the largest and most respected real estate owners, contractors, and developers in New York. 


Prior to joining the Firm, he was a co-founding member of Dornfeld and Nasis, LLP. In addition, Mr. Dornfeld worked at a large publicly traded real estate company where he ran the department responsible for collections, tenant litigation, billing, and lease administration. 

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Jack Brewer
Consultant

 

Jack Brewer is CEO of The Brewer Group, a diversified global advisory firm. He is a former NFL player, received a master's degree in sports management from the University of Minnesota, and completed executive business programs at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School of Business. He is the senior advisor to President Joyce Banda of Malawi and founder of The Jack Brewer Foundation. He is an expert in sports finance and global economic development, and a regular CNBC contributor.

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Virginia McKenna
Managing Director

As Managing Director, Virginia McKenna brings over 20 years of leadership to Bridgehampton Equities.

Virgina earned her master's degree in Gerontology at Hofstra University, where she studied the aging process with a focus on senior businesses and senior lifestyles.

Virginia's experience in operations, luxury property management and real estate is aligned with Bridgehampton Equities goal for continuous growth.

Recently Virginia successfully helped organize, manage , staff and operate two high end luxury senior living communities on the Upper East Side in New York City.

Virginia is immensely proud of her relationship with her three daughters, extended family, friends and colleagues. She believes that strong relationships are paramount to success in her professional and personal life.

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Kevin M. Justice
Executive Director 

 

Kevin M. Justice has over 20 years of real estate experience and is currently serving as Executive Vice President of Southport Real Estate, a subsidiary of Southport Financial, the 7th largest owner and operator of low-income tax credit housing in the United States. As the former President and CEO of Stonehill Capital Group, Kevin most notably completed the successful acquisition of 1,700 acres in the heart of the Pinehurst area of NC. to build a Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1,100 units of branded luxury residential product and two championship golf courses. Prior to joining Stonehill, Kevin was a Managing Director of Falcon Group where he was responsible for overseeing the acquisition, entitlement, and development of numerous large-scale master planned communities projects. Before his time with Falcon, Kevin was a Director of Acquisition for Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) in Florida. His experience at Toll included planning of master planned communities, working with the regional planning councils from the state, gaining approval for developments of regional impact, as well as PUD site plan approvals. Kevin also held related positions in the Real Estate Acquisition & Land Development group of Starwood Capital .

Kevin is a graduate of The Wharton School of Business where he received his BBA, he received his MBA from The University of Miami in International Business. Kevin also served with the United States Marine Corps from 1987 to 1991.