Acadia is also the manager of a series of discretionary institutional acquisition funds. Acadia recently launched Fund V which is capitalized to acquire $1.5 billion dollars of retail properties.
Mr. Bernstein served as Chief Operating Officer of RD Capital until its merger with Mark Centers Trust in 1998, creating Acadia Realty Trust. Prior to that, Mr. Bernstein was an associate with the New York law firm of Battle Fowler, LLP.
Mr. Bernstein received his BA from the University of Vermont and his JD from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Bernstein sits on the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and served as the 2016/2017 Vice Chairman. In addition to being a member of the World President’s Organization (YPO-WPO), where he was the founding chairman of the Real Estate Network, he currently sits on the Board of Advisors. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Golub Capital (NASDAQ:GBDC).
John Gottfried joined Acadia Realty Trust in June 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, real estate finance, capital market activities, tax and treasury functions. He joined Acadia after 18 years at PwC, where he was a Partner and most recently served as the assurance leader of PwC’s New York City Real Estate practice. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jason Blacksberg has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Acadia Realty Trust since May 2014, as well as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary since 2016. He is accountable for leading and executing Acadia’s legal strategy and affairs. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Blacksberg was Senior Vice President of Investments & Assistant General Counsel at the Trump Organization. Before joining Trump, he was an Associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Blacksberg began his legal career as a law clerk to Chief Judge Marilyn Huff in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of CA. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joseph M. Napolitano has been Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Acadia Realty Trust since April 2007 and is accountable for managing the Company’s property management, human resources, marketing and information technology disciplines. He has been with the Company since 1995, and has 35 years of real estate experience. Mr. Napolitano has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University, is a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) as certified by the Human Capital Institute, is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) by the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is a Real Property Administrator (RPA) certified by the Building Owners and Managers Institute International. Mr. Napolitano is also a board member for DDI (Developmental Disabilities Institute), a non-profit, multi-site agency serving the special needs of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Mr. Pappa is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department. Prior to joining Acadia in 2007, Mr. Pappa was employed at Urstadt Biddle Properties as a property accountant and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.