Our Team

About Us

Seth Weissman

Seth Weissman is the Founder and Managing Partner of CityShares as well as a Managing Partner at Weissman Equities. Prior to co-founding Weissman Equities, Seth worked in the real estate private equity group of Perry Capital, a $15 billion multi-strategy hedge fund and for Goldman Sachs & Co. in their Investment Banking Division.

Seth co-manages the Weissman Equities NYC Real Estate Fund, a New York City focused fund that targets compelling value-add real estate investments. Prior to Weissman Equities, Seth worked at Perry Capital on equity and debt investments across multiple asset classes including more than $400 million worth of transactions representing over 2 million square feet of office, multi-family, hospitality, and retail space.   Seth also helped lead the “hard money” and bridge lending platform, which provided short-term loans on real estate assets throughout the United States.

Additionally, Seth serves on the Victory Campaign Board of the Victory Fund as well as on Community Board 4 which represents Chelsea and Hells Kitchen where he sits on the Preservation and Planning Committee and Housing, Health, and Human Services Committee.

Seth earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, Real Estate New York named Seth one of their 30 Under 30 rising stars of commercial real estate and in 2011, the New York Observer name Seth as one of their 50 most influential LGBT leaders.  Seth has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine and other leading publications and has been a featured speaker at the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), the Pratt Institute, UBS, Enterprise Community Partners and Deutsche Bank.

Eric Peerless

Eric is a partner at CityShares and focuses on strategy and technology development for the CityShares platform. Eric began his career in consulting, developing strategy and technology at Denver's largest technology and consulting firm. From there, he founded his first start-up, focusing on developing Content Management Systems for the restaurant and hospitality industry.  After 9 months, he successfully exited that company and became President & CEO of Dining Out Magazine's Technology Division, furthering his CMS platform for Dining Out's 5,000+ clientele. 

Eric is the President of Mad Development, an application and technology development company specializing in the juxtaposition of high end design with cutting edge technology that thrives today.  Eric has led and developed technology solutions for clients such as NASA, The United Nations, Johnson & Johnson, The University of California, PetMD, Carnegie Mellon, AT&T among many others.

Eric is also a co-founder of Since1910.com, the world's largest online designer engagement ring retailer. 

Eric has over 10 years of real estate investing experience, focusing on multi-family retail and mixed use projects where he co-invests in private placement deals and real estate investment funds.

Eric holds a degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University and has taken master's classes at the NYU University Schack school of Real estate in New York City.  A proud husband and father to a baby boy, Eric is extremely passionate about all aspects of personal finance and portfolio development and can often be found on his road bike, where he rides 1,500 - 2,000 miles per year. 

Advisory Board

Roger J. Braunfeld

Roger J. Braunfeld is a Partner at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC. He combines business and corporate law experience for his clients, focusing on financing and development strategies and transactions for emerging growth companies and the investors who support them. Among other things, Roger’s practice encompasses private equity and venture capital transactions, debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and corporate restructurings, as well as a wide range of business and commercial transactions, agreements and general business counseling.

Roger began his career as a corporate and business attorney at Blank Rome, LLP. While there, he actively guided various businesses as general outside corporate counsel and handled various venture capital, private equity and merger and acquisition transactions. He was recognized early in his career as an emerging practice and business leader. Early in Roger’s professional career, Roger was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40”, voted in the MS Leadership Class, and designated a Pennsylvania Rising Star Attorney multiple times. Roger’s past business experiences include, acting as General Counsel and Managing Director of XShares Group LLC, where he assisted in the launch of thirty-one Exchange-Traded Funds on the New York Stock Exchange and acting as Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer of Clear Asset Management, acquired by Beacon Trust in the fourth quarter of 2008. In addition to his role as a Partner at the firm, Roger actively advises his clients and relationships in connection with strategic initiatives.

Roger earned his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1999 and his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1995.

Michael Lefton

Director, Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations, Starwood Capital Group

Michael Lefton is Director of Global Fundraising in Starwood Capital Group’s Capital Raising and Investor Relations team. In this role, he is responsible for raising capital for target regions on behalf of the Firm’s private investment funds and co-investments vehicles. Prior to 2013, he was a Vice President in Starwood’s Acquisitions team and has ten years of real estate experience. Since joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Lefton has had significant experience in both equity and debt acquisitions through various Starwood investment vehicles, across asset classes and geographic regions. With a recent focus on retail investments, Mr. Lefton was responsible for the $1.1 Billion acquisition of seven regional malls from Westfield Americas, which seeded the Starwood Retail Partners platform.

An investment in CityShares is appropriate only for certain sophisticated, accredited investors and involves significant risk, including a total loss of your investment. Please contact us if you are interested in obtaining more information about CityShares, and we will send you a questionnaire. Upon our receipt of satisfactory responses, we will send you a prospectus and subscription documents, which include detailed information on investment objectives, risks of investing, investor criteria and fees and expenses of the fund.  Please read these documents carefully before deciding to invest as you could lose your entire investment amount. CityShares reserves the right to accept or reject any subscription.

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