Jeffrey Bernstein is a partner with Guild Partners (http://www.guildpartners.com/), a middle market investment banking firm focused on real estate and real estate dependent businesses. Before founding Guild Partners in 2007, Mr. Bernstein was an analyst and professional investor for over 19 years. He was a portfolio manager at Bankers Trust NY Corp., Strong Funds and ING Funds. Jeff was a founding partner of Manhasset Capital Management, an equity long/short hedge fund, and played a central role in its start-up and fund raising. His expertise is in macro economic, market, industry and business analysis and valuation. Jeff has analyzed and invested in a diverse array of industries ranging from energy to restaurants to technology. He has significant experience in raising funds from institutional investors, including public and private pension funds, endowments and fund of funds as well as individual investors. Jeff is an associate member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and has completed their site management program. Jeff is a certified machinery & equipment appraiser (CMEA), a certified small business analyst (CSBA) and a member of the NEBB Institute. Jeff is a lifetime member of American Mensa International. Please visit Guild Partners (http://www.guildpartners.com/) for more information about Jeff, and UrbanDigs (http://www.urbandigs.com/) to view Jeff's blog posts.