Joseph M. Jacobs, President, co-founded Wexford Capital LP in 1994, and co-heads WREI. Joe is primarily responsible for overseeing the private equity and real estate activities of WCLP. He has served on the boards and creditors’ committees of a number of public and private companies in which WCLP has held investments. From 1982-94, Joe was employed by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where he attained the position of Senior Managing Director. While at Bear Stearns, Joe was active in bankruptcies and restructurings and was responsible for all of the firm’s real estate investment banking activities, including debt and equity financing of real estate on both a private and public basis, real estate investment, and advisory services. From 1979-82, he was employed as a commercial lending officer at Citibank, N.A. Joe holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Philip Braunstein, Managing Principal, joined Wexford Capital LP in 2007 and became a Partner in 2016. Phil co-heads WREI and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day oversight of WREI, including direction of the firm's investment strategy through collaboration with Joe Jacobs, sourcing investment opportunities and joint venture relationships, structuring and negotiating partnership and real estate acquisitions, and providing oversight to the WREI team and collaboration with operating partners on asset management and disposition decisions. Phil has been active in real estate since joining the firm in 2007. He has served on the boards of a number of companies in which WCLP has held investments. Phil graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in applied economics and management.
Phil Bottfeld, Chief Financial Officer, joined WREI in 2020 and is primarily responsible for the accounting, financial planning, and treasury functions of WREI. Previously from 2014-2020, Phil served as the Director of Fund Accounting at Elion Partners, LLC where he oversaw the finance and accounting departments that spanned over $1.5 billion of assets under management.  From 2010-2013, Phil served as a Senior Assurance Associate of Ernst & Young where he led audit engagements specializing in real estate, technology and large municipalities. Phil serves as a board member of Florida International University’s Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council. Phil earned his Master of Accounting from Florida International University and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.
Travis Donnell, Vice President – Investments, joined Wexford Capital LP in 2018 in the real estate private equity group. Travis’ primary responsibilities include underwriting and executing new investments, originating new business opportunities and asset management of the existing portfolio with a focus on the Southwest US and the firm’s hospitality strategy. From 2014 – 2018 Travis worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management on the acquisitions team within the Real Estate Americas business in both New York City and Houston. Prior to JPMAM Travis studied at The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and from the Undergraduate Real Estate program in McCombs School of Business. Travis serves as an Council Member at the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at The University of Texas at Austin and is an active member of ULI.
Hunter Monsour, Vice President – Investments & Development, joined Wexford Capital LP in 2020 in the real estate private equity group. Hunter's primary responsibilities include all phases of development including zoning, entitlements, design, permitting, and construction.  Prior to joining WCLP, Hunter Monsour worked at Strategic Property Partners, where he was involved in several large scale development projects. Hunter received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Southern California as a Dean's Scholar and later received his Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development from Tulane University.
Matt Austin, Director – Asset Management, joined Wexford Capital LP in 2010 in the real estate private equity group. His primary responsibilities include developing and managing a portfolio of office buildings, industrial buildings, single family developments and commercial land holdings in Oklahoma City, as well as providing oversight on commercial leasing for projects in other markets. Prior to joining WCLP, Matt was a real estate development attorney at the Polsinelli Law Firm in Kansas City for five years specializing in the areas of zoning and entitlements, real estate finance, and economic incentives. Matt earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas. Matt currently serves on the Board of Governors for the KU Law School.
David Jacobs, Director – Business Development, joined Wexford Capital LP in 2014 in the real estate private equity group. David’s primary responsibilities include deal sourcing and business development. David began his career working at a residential real estate broker in New York City focused on high end condo sales. After a successful career in brokerage, David spent several years working on several startups prior to joining to WCLP. David completed his undergraduate studies at Lehigh University.
Tyler Tananbaum, Associate – Investments, joined Wexford Capital LP in 2019 in the real estate private equity group. Tyler’s primary responsibilities include underwriting new transactions, asset management, and market research. Prior to joining WCLP, Tyler worked on the acquisitions team at GTIS Partners, a $4.6 billion real estate private equity firm based in New York. Tyler was responsible for underwriting and evaluating new deals across various funds. Tyler graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Global Economic Development. Tyler was a past President of the Wharton Undergraduate Real Estate Club and is an active member of the Museum of Modern Art’s Young Associates Group, and the Real Estate Executive Committee for the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York.