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.
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 opportunities.
As a seasoned capital raiser with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Hugh has a strong background in sourcing development opportunities and securing debt and equity financing for development projects in the competitive New York City market. His expertise lies in identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating terms and conditions with investors and lenders, and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
John T. Dragone
Executive Director of Finance
Mr. Dragone serves as Executive Director, Head of Credit for the firm. He has approximately 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate arena in the underwriting and origination of debt and equity. He began his career in Corporate and Real estate finance for Prudential Capital and has held various positions in real estate banking for PNC Bank, Bear Stearns & Company, and Trinity Street Capital Partners. Mr. Dragone has a bachelor of science in Management Information Systems from the University of NY at Buffalo, an MBA in Finance & International Business from Fordham University, and spent seven years as a Governor on the Board for the National Realty Club, founded by Harry Helmsley in 1947.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Ellie Hunter began her career at Goldman Sachs on the Equity Derivatives Trading floor. As a result of her success, she was recruited for a position working with the Chairman and Executive Committee at Schonfeld Securities, New York. After 9/11, Ellie decided to move to the Hamptons where she utilized her skillset in real estate development and joined Michael Davis Construction, one of the most highly regarded builders in the ultra-exclusive Hamptons property market, where she oversaw HR and operations. Wall Street to real estate has been a natural fit for Ellie, and she became a licensed real estate agent with Compass. Feeding both her corporate skill set and entrepreneurial spirit she joins Bridgehampton Equities bringing a wealth of knowledge as a former business owner and deal-oriented real estate agent.
Real Estate Specialist
Carlos Campana is a seasoned real estate partner with an illustrious career spanning over 20 years in both residential and commercial real estate. Currently serving as the Florida Manager of Halo Realty, Carlos oversees all real estate operations throughout the state. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he has successfully procured countless opportunities for his partners, specializing in commercial acquisitions across every asset class and equity opportunity in Florida.
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 the founder of The Jack Brewer Foundation. He is an expert in sports finance and global economic development, and a regular CNBC contributor.
Rowena T. Posillico earned her master’s degree in real estate from NYU. She has over 15 years of experience as a real estate paralegal in small and large law firms in New York City and in the Hamptons. She had closed multi-million-dollar deals as a Closing Manager in the Commercial Mortgage Conduit division at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street. Her work experience in residential and commercial real estate varies in areas of legal, title, brokerage, appraisal, tax certiorari, construction, and development. She is a licensed NYS Real Estate Broker and Notary Public.
Kevin M. Justice
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.
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.