Sam Suzuki is the CEO/Founder of Sperry RE Capital LLC, an affiliate of Sperry Commercial Global
Affiliates, a capital market advisory firm focusing on ground-up construction finance. Mr. Suzuki is also
the CEO/Founder of SIRE Group LLC, a Proptech company specializing in 3D construction print for multi-
family real estate development. He has been in the real estate finance and development industry for
over 39 years.
Mr. Suzuki serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
Manhattan Chapter, a Board of Directors for BoCG Ventures, and Board of Directors for Digital Builders
Association. He is a Mentor for the ICSC Foundation for college students, a member of LAI the Land
Economic Society, and a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Suzuki is a Doctoral candidate in
Business Administration at Liberty University, majoring in real estate development in 3D Printing in
2023, and at Harvard University, majoring in Essential entrepreneurship in 2024. He holds an MS degree
in finance from Liberty University and a BBA in finance from Pace University.
Barry I. Regenstein, is in charge of the New York City office. As
the President and Co-Founder of SIRE Group, he is responsible for the financing and
operations of the Company’s ground-up development projects. Mr. Regenstein is also the
President and Co-Founder of Sperry RE Capital LLC, a company formed in 2020 as a real
estate advisory capital market and investment firm.
Formerly, Mr. Regenstein was a C-Suite, global senior executive, with 30+ years leadership
experience in transforming organizations and restoring profitability for under-performing
companies, including assisting the private equity industry with restructuring, mergers,
acquisitions, sourcing, capital raises, portfolio company management and mentoring
human capital. Mr. Regenstein has been recognized for his exceptional ability to lead,
motivate and develop high performing teams; integrate acquisitions; implement fully
integrated ERP systems; strategic planning and problem-solving abilities; and
consistent track record of value creation, leadership and success.
Mr. Regenstein has held senior executive positions, including President, CFO, COO and
Board Member, with Command Security Corporation, GlobeGround North America and
Hudson General Corporation. Mr. Regenstein has financial and operational experience in
the real estate, capital markets, aviation, business services, transportation,
media/entertainment, professional services, security, technology and advisory/consulting
industries; including direct oversight for strategic planning, information
technology, human resources, investor relations, legal, regulatory and risk management.
Mr. Regenstein began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Washington, D.C., has
extensive SEC reporting experience, is a Certified Public Accountant and has held board
seats in multiple companies. Mr. Regenstein received a M.S. in Taxation from Long Island
University and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland.
Hillman Lam is a Managing Director at Sperry RE Capital. He oversees business
development that includes sourcing, underwriting, and closing debt and equity financing for
clients on all commercial real estate property types across major metropolitan markets in the
U.S.A. His professional background for more than 10 years includes acquisitions, brokerage,
development, asset management, and specializing in capital markets. Prior roles included
business development at Lam’s American, an affiliate of Lam NYC EB-5 Regional Center & Lam
Group, capital advisory at Jewel Capital and Eastern Consolidated, acquisitions & development
for Time Equities, Inc. (TEI), appraisal & valuations at Hudson View Appraisals, and retail
leasing at Robert K. Futterman & Associates (RKF).
Hillman is an educator and faculty at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Past teachings include Baruch College’s William Newman Department of Real Estate, Columbia
University’s Business School and GSAPP’s MSRED, and NAIOP. He teaches real estate
finance, capital markets, market analysis, valuation, feasibility study, Excel and Argus
Enterprise financial modeling courses.
Hobbies include karaoke, yoga, swimming, and most recently pickleball. Hillman frequently
participated at industry associations in roles such as committee chairperson, board member,
moderator, and panelist.
Director | Commercial Real Estate Financier | Market Strategist
Director | Commercial Real Estate Financier | Market Strategist
William Lawyer, a seasoned professional in commercial real estate financing, serves as the Director at Sperry RE Capital. With a focus on deal structuring, debt, and equity financing, he has successfully cultivated relationships with diverse capital providers, solidifying his reputation as a strategic financial advisor.
• Deal Architect: Renowned for crafting innovative and strategic deals that optimize financial outcomes.
• Market Analysis & Feasibility Expert: Conducts comprehensive analyses and feasibility studies to guide clients in determining the highest and best use of commercial, multifamily, retail, office, and hotel properties.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:
• Master's Pursuit: Currently enrolled in the Master of Real Estate Development Program at Georgia Tech School of Building Construction.
• NYU Alumnus: Holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Investment & Finance from the esteemed Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University.
• University of South Carolina Alumnus: Holds an Associate of Science in Business
• Diverse Certifications: Property Management, and Title Closer Certificate (New York Real Estate Institute).
• Novogradac Certified: Holds the Novogradac Property Compliance Certification (NPCC) for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).
• REAP Graduate: Real Estate Associate Program (REAP) Real Associate Certificate holder.
• CIREC Designation: Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certified.
• FMVA 2024 Candidate: Currently pursuing the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst certification.
• Professional Licenses: Real Estate licenses in New York (LIC # 40LA0916954), Georgia (LIC# 405899), New York Notary (LIC# 01LA6262920)
William Lawyer, as a Director at Sperry RE Capital, blends a wealth of experience with a commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements. His unique skill set and dedication to excellence make him a valuable asset in the dynamic world of commercial real estate.
Operating out of the New York City office, Ronnie holds a dual role at Sperry RE
Capital, applying his skills to development analysis and capital market operations.
Completing his undergraduate studies at Rutgers Business School, has also recently
graduated with honors from New York University, where he received his Master's in Real
Estate. Before joining Sperry RE Capital, his background in private equity real estate
has equipped him with valuable insights into various investment strategies and asset
classes. This knowledge and academic achievements position Ronnie as a key
contributor to the company's objectives, driving success in the multifaceted commercial
real estate market.
Julie Nigro is pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. She is a selected member of the Hirsh Fellows cohort and a multi-scholarship recipient for her academic excellence and leadership potential. Julie is eager to learn more about real estate and curious about the emerging markets, with interests in asset management and private equity across various asset classes including multifamily, industrial/logistics, ofﬁce, and mixed-use.
Julie has previous experience in development, capital markets, asset management, and wealth management, all which have created a solid foundation for her to master the necessary skills to excel in the real estate industry. With the formalization of her education, Julie’s goal is to combine her analytical skills with her ability to build strong relationships to resolve problems and mitigate risk. She is excited to strengthen her technical skill set, advance her industry knowledge, and further develop her network. Additionally, she has undergone supplemental real estate ﬁnancial modeling training, Argus included.
Julie completed her undergraduate studies at College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 2023, where she studied Economics and Political Science and graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors. At HC, she was a member of the Division 1 Women’s Track and Field Team and President of the Real Estate Club. In her free time, Julie enjoys running and exploring New York City, trying new coffee shops, and skiing/hiking.
Meet Syed Muhammad Nouman, the accomplished Senior Finance Manager at SIRE Group and the
visionary founder of the Back Office & Shared Service Center for IREP in Pakistan. With a dynamic
professional journey that includes a stint as a pivotal PwC Associate, Syed played a crucial role in
establishing an adept team that seamlessly integrated accounting, finance, tax, and compliance services
for IREP's global operations in 2020.
As SIRE Group continues to expand, Syed takes on the responsibility of shaping the corporate and legal
infrastructure, ensuring the flawless delivery of commercial commitments to clients. Boasting
credentials as an Associate Chartered Accountant in Pakistan and serving as the Quality Person
Responsible for Training (QRPT) at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
(ICAEW), Syed brings a wealth of expertise to the table.
Syed's extensive professional journey spans Assurance Services and Global Risk Management Services,
covering diverse sectors such as hospitality, manufacturing, banking, and oil & gas. His proficiency
extends beyond financial matters, encompassing efficient management of tax, compliance, and
operational aspects for major multinational organizations.
Beyond his professional achievements, Syed is a passionate climber and music enthusiast. His
intellectual curiosity shines through his avid reading and commitment to staying updated on topics
related to business, international politics, economics, and science.”
Muhammad Rizwan Saleem is Business Analyst at SIRE Group whose
role is provide his useful insights and acumens in analysing the real
estate development projects and provide support in overall
operations and financing activities of SIRE group.
Rizwan is a Pakistan-based Associate Chartered Accountant (ICAP)
and have vast working experience as Senior Audit and Assurance
Associate at KPMG international and Ernest & Young (EY) and
worked on international assignments of Audit and Assurance all over
He has cosmic experience in various industries having deployed as
Senior Auditor in the sectors of Manufacturing, Banking, IT Export
Services Company and Cement.
Outside of work, Rizwan is a Travel Enthusiast, Movie Buff and Music
Lover. He also loves to read and keep himself updated on the topics
of Accounting and Business subjects. He always engages himself in
extracurricular activities like playing table tennis and cricket.
Nick works out of the New York City office as a Development & Capital Markets Associate. He is in
his 6th year in the commercial real estate industry having worked in multiple positions. His
experience ranges from investment sales, commercial leasing, multifamily acquisitions, mixed-use
acquisitions, ground-up development and capital markets. His skillset includes but is not limited
to problem-solving, complex underwriting, real estate sales/lead generation and
investor relations. He is knowledgeable in all asset classes having worked with, multifamily, retail,
office, hospitality, and industrial. He also has extensive education in the field and graduated from
Tulane University with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Real Estate. Nick graduated with a 4.0 GPA
from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate with a M.S. in Real Estate and concentration in Finance