Jonathan Langer is the Founder and Managing Member of Fireside Investments.
Prior to founding Fireside, Mr. Langer spent sixteen years at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, he was a Partner, Head of North American Investments and Global Head of Hospitality Investments. After leaving Goldman Sachs in 2010, he was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital and the Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (formerly NYSE: NRF).
Mr. Langer is currently a member of the board of directors of Concert Golf Partners, International Market Centers, National Express Wash, Ooedo Onsen Holdings and KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE: KREF). Prior board experience includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HLT), Icon Parking, Kerzner International, Morgans Hotel Group (formerly NASDAQ: MHGC), Strategic Hotels & Resorts (formerly NYSE: BEE) and Westin Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Langer graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephen Mashaal is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investment opportunities. He is currently involved in Fireside’s investments in Concert Golf Partners, International Market Centers and National Express Wash.
Prior to Fireside, Mr. Mashaal was a Vice President on the investments team at Colony NorthStar, Inc. (formerly known as NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., where he worked with Mr. Langer). At NorthStar, he was involved in over $3 billion of investments, including the formation of NorthStar’s hospitality platform.
Mr. Mashaal graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Boston University.
Marc Falcone is a Fireside Operating Partner with a focus on investments in the gaming, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Mr. Falcone worked at Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRR, formerly known as Station Casinos) from 2009 to 2017, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Red Rock Resorts, he worked at Goldman Sachs with Mr. Langer, where he was on the gaming and lodging investments team. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was a Senior Analyst at Magnetar Capital, LLC and a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Falcone graduated with a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
Edwin Hendriksen is a Fireside Operating Partner with a focus on investments in the hospitality, co-living and PropTech sectors.
Mr. Hendriksen started his real estate career at CNL Financial Group before co-founding Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: XHR) where he served as Head of Investments. In 2013, Mr. Hendriksen joined citizenM Hotels where he led their expansion into North America before joining WeWork as Global Head of Mixed-Use Real Estate in 2017. Most recently, Mr. Hendriksen has been actively involved, in various capacities, with new real estate operating models and PropTech companies, advising and helping founders navigate the real estate sector, raise capital and scale their platforms.
Mr. Hendriksen graduated with an MBA in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Rollins College.
Howard Karawan is a Fireside Operating Partner with a focus on investments in the hospitality industry.
Mr. Karawan brings a wealth of experience within the hospitality sector, including senior leadership positions at Kerzner International, where he worked with Mr. Langer, and Fountainebleau Resorts. While President and Chief Marketing Officer at Kerzner International, he oversaw the launch of the Atlantis, Paradise Island and spearheaded the creation and launch of the One&Only Resort brand. Most recently, he was hired by Brookfield as President and Managing Director of Atlantis Paradise Island.
Mr. Karawan holds an MBA from the State University of New York with a concentration in Marketing and Finance and a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.