Kathryn Sweeney is responsible for setting and directing Blue Moon Capital Partners’ investment strategies including taking the lead on acquisitions and portfolio management and setting return optimization strategies. She is also jointly responsible, with Susan Barlow, for setting the long-term strategic direction of Blue Moon. Kathryn is a member of the Management and Investment Committees. She has been an active investment advisor and manager in the senior housing industry since 1997.
Previously, Kathryn was Managing Director of The GPT Group’s US senior housing portfolio. GPT Group is one of Australia’s largest diversified listed property groups. During her tenure with GPT, Kathryn was ensconced within Benchmark Senior Living where she gained deep insight into senior living operations that enhanced her influence on the strategic direction of GPT’s portfolio and contributes to her being viewed as a valuable strategic resource to Blue Moon’s operating partners.
Kathryn’s senior housing career began with AEW Capital Management, when in 1997 she began investing development capital on behalf of opportunistic investors and ultimately became the senior housing portfolio manager at AEW for the CalPERS senior housing separate account. Early in her career, Kathryn worked for The Boston Company Real Estate Counsel, one of the veterans of the institutional real estate investment business.
Kathryn currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), which focuses on legislative and regulatory advocacy, research and educational opportunities for the senior living industry. She previously served on the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) Board of Directors for seven years and as Chairperson for two years. NIC is the leading research, education and networking organization for owners, operators and capital providers in the senior housing sector. Kathryn also served on the Board of Directors of Vi Living, the Pritzker family’s continuing care retirement community business. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at Boston University and a certificate in Risk Management and Strategic Decisions from Stanford University.
Susan Barlow is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, product development, capital formation and along with Kathryn Sweeney, setting the long-term strategic direction for Blue Moon Capital Partners. Susan is Chairperson of the Management and Investment Committees. She has over 30 years of experience advising institutional real estate clients on branding, strategy implementation, product development and capital formation.
Previously, Susan was Managing Director and Head of Global Client Relations for RREEF, a global institutional real estate investment manager wholly owned by Deutsche Bank. At RREEF, she directed the activities of the firm’s 60-person global client relations team and led the firm’s product development, client relations, sales, marketing and investor communications. She was a member of the global Executive Committee responsible for managing RREEF and also, a member of the Infrastructure Executive Committee, Private Equity Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Rosen Real Estate Securities.
Susan co-founded a real estate fund-of-funds investment management firm allocating capital to small and mid-size operating companies. Previously, she was the CEO and President of a strategic advisory firm assisting real estate operating partners and investment managers in developing investment vehicles and capital formation strategies for the institutional marketplace. Early in her career, she founded the institutional real estate consulting practice for Callan Associates, one of the largest independently owned investment consulting firms in the United States.
Susan serves on the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) Board of Directors as Vice-chair and leads the Active Adult Task Force. NIC is the leading research, education and networking organization for owners, operators and capital providers in the senior housing sector. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree from Black Hills State University.
Chris Kronenberger is responsible for cultivating new relationships and investment opportunities and all aspects of the day-to-day investment activity. Chris is also a member of Blue Moon’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Blue Moon, Chris spent eight years with PGIM Real Estate (formerly Prudential Real Estate Investors) in Atlanta, Georgia where he oversaw all of the underwriting and due diligence for new acquisitions and dispositions for their dedicated senior housing funds. In addition, Chris maintained joint venture partner relationships and had asset management responsibilities on a number of senior housing investments. Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate, Chris began his real estate career as an analyst for Brown Realty Advisors in Atlanta where he was involved in the analysis of over $600 million in multifamily sales. Early in his career, Chris served as a senior accountant with a start-up healthcare company in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Chris is an alumni (class of 2017) of the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care’s (NIC) Future Leaders Council. Chris obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Kevin Donahue is responsible for working with Blue Moon’s senior living operating partners in the development and execution of property level business plans in an effort to maximize asset level performance. He also contributes his many years of senior living operating experience to the underwriting and due diligence of new investments. Kevin is a member of Blue Moon’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Blue Moon Capital Partners, Kevin was Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis with Benchmark Senior Living, a leading Northeast based operator, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s business planning processes, as well as for providing all financial and analytical support for the day-to-day operations of the business. Kevin also oversaw the preparation of annual property level budgets incorporating all strategic initiatives to achieve corporate goals. With his operations focus, Kevin was intimately involved in all underwriting for new developments and acquisitions. Kevin was also responsible for managing expectations and relationships with multiple joint venture partners. Prior to Benchmark, Kevin held several positions in finance and operations with Hoyts Cinemas Corporation (today Regal Cinemas) and began his career at Fresenius Medical Care where he held various accounting and finance positions in the kidney dialysis and homecare fields.
Kevin is an alumni (class of 2016) of the National Investment Center (NIC) Future Leaders Council. He is a former board member of the Wellesley Montessori School. Kevin graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a double major in Economics and Political Science.
Elyse Hanson has experience across the full spectrum of commercial real estate industry functions including acquisitions, dispositions, underwriting, due diligence, construction management and property management. At Blue Moon, Elyse is responsible for underwriting potential acquisitions, performing due diligence on assets under contract and executing transactions. Additionally, she oversees asset- and portfolio-level financial modeling as well the insurance programs for Blue Moon’s existing portfolios.
Prior to Blue Moon, Elyse worked at Paradigm Properties, where she underwrote potential acquisitions, ran the due diligence process for purchased assets, managed the investment team and oversaw the financial performance of a portfolio of office buildings in Greater Boston.
Elyse is an alumna of the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care’s (NIC) Future Leaders Council (class of 2020). She has been an active volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children since 2010. Elyse earned an AB degree in Government with a secondary concentration in Economics from Harvard College.
James Estes is responsible for supporting the asset management function at Blue Moon Capital Partners by working with the Managing Director Investments and the firm’s senior living operating partners to maximize asset level performance. James provides detailed analyses of property financial performance and key metrics to drive partnership discussions.
Prior to joining Blue Moon, James spent two years at Benchmark Senior Living, where he was a financial analyst in support of the operations and sales teams. In this role, he delivered detailed property level analyses and forecasts to senior management, as well as sophisticated key performance models designed to spot emerging trends in the business. He was also an integral part of the annual business plan process for 55+ assets.
James earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University in 2015, where he was a member of the Honor’s Program.
Rachel Tang supports Blue Moon’s investment team by underwriting, modeling and conducting due diligence on prospective investments, as well as performing financial analyses of existing portfolios.
Prior to joining Blue Moon, Rachel worked as a senior valuation associate for CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services. While working at CBRE, Rachel conducted third-party valuation, operational and market due diligence, consulting assignments of single asset to large portfolio transactions specific to the seniors housing sector, with exposure to a wide range of operators and markets.
Rachel earned her master’s degree from the Hotel School of Cornell University, where she majored in Hospitality Management, with a Minor in real estate finance.
Greg Moore supports Asset Management on Blue Moon’s operating assets, developments and acquisitions. Greg is responsible for working with Blue Moon’s senior living operating partners in the development and execution of property level business plans to maximize asset level performance.
Prior to joining Blue Moon, Greg worked in commercial property valuation with Boston Appraisal & Consulting. Greg was also an Associate at Kirk & Company where he was involved in property valuation, market research and analysis, market rent analysis and property transactions.
Greg graduated from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance.
Damien Bradley oversees the accounting and financial reporting functions of Blue Moon. He brings over 15 years of varied and progressive real estate accounting experience involving all asset classes and development transactions. Damien also serves as Blue Moon’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining Blue Moon, Damien worked at TA Realty as assistant controller and overseeing the financial reporting requirements for both commingled funds and separate accounts. Prior to TA Realty, Damien was a Senior Accountant with Peabody Properties, managing the financial reporting for a portfolio which included multifamily, retail and condominiums.
Damien received his Bachelor of Arts from Elms College and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he was awarded the Flavin Fellowship for Entrepreneurship.
Nicole Baldelli is responsible for supporting the accounting operations, financial reporting and treasury functions at Blue Moon. Prior to joining Blue Moon, Nicole was an Assistant Fund Controller at Guggenheim Real Estate where she focused on financial reporting for a diversified, direct property portfolio. Prior to Guggenheim Real Estate, Nicole was a Senior Associate at PwC where she worked on financial statement audits and other review engagements with a primary focus on clients within the real estate industry.
Nicole graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and is a CPA in Massachusetts.
Dylan Connelly supports the accounting and financial reporting functions for Blue Moon. Dylan reports to the Controller and has investment and corporate accounting responsibilities. Prior to joining Blue Moon, Dylan began worked at Deloitte and KPMG in the tax practices where he was primarily responsible for tax compliance and consulting engagements for hedge fund and private equity clients.
Dylan graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy and is a licensed CPA in the state of Massachusetts.
Tyler Mannion supports the accounting and financial reporting functions for Blue Moon. Tyler reports to the Controller and has investment and corporate accounting responsibilities. Prior to joining Blue Moon, Tyler was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the M&A Financial Due Diligence group where he performed buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence for Corporate and Private Equity clients. Prior to PwC, Tyler was a Senior Associate at Deloitte in the Audit practice focusing on Private Equity and Hedge Fund clients.
Tyler earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Accounting from Quinnipiac University in 2018 where he was Captain of the Men’s Cross Country team. Additionally, Tyler is a CPA in the state of Massachusetts and has passed Level I of the CFA program.
Alex Matt contributes to the implementation and maintenance of compliance policies, procedures and ongoing oversight of Blue Moon’s compliance activities. Alex also conducts senior living industry research and assists with ESG research.
Prior to Blue Moon, Alex was an Intern with the MIT Integrated Design & Management program, where he implemented a service component into the program’s curriculum, initiated partnerships with several local non-profits and created a guide to the program’s human-centered design formula. Alex is a recent graduate of Dickinson College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a certificate in Security Studies.
Kristina Sutton handles day-to-day office operations as well as supporting the office staff. Prior to Blue Moon, Kristina was the Culture Operations Officer for a co-working start-up in Atlanta, GA, handling operations, events and marketing. Prior to the start-up, Kristina worked for a real estate company as a Marketing Manager, which included client relations, website management, company branding and marketing strategy.
Kristina graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising and minor in Consumer Economics in 2016 and served as captain of the National Champion Majorette team.