Mr. Silverman is an active entrepreneur and investor in a number of businesses.
He is a Founder and General Partner of Eastham Capital, a private real estate investment
business based in Newton, MA. He is also a Founder and Partner of Transitions Capital,
LLC, a Cambridge, MA-based investment firm with a focus on investments in out-sourced
services businesses. Mr. Silverman is also a Principal and Founder of St. James
Capital, LLC, a FHA-approved lender specializing in multi-family residential housing
financial services. For three years (January 2004 to January 2007) he owned MCMUSA,
Inc., a national design/build construction company. And from 1998 through 2001,
Mr. Silverman was the President of Aspen Investment Group, Inc. (“Aspen”) working
out of Boston, MA. Aspen is a private investment company based in London, England.
Mr. Silverman is also the non-executive chairman of RentGrow, Inc., a company where
he served as President from 1995 to 1998. RentGrow provides resident screening tools
to the multifamily housing industry. Before joining RentGrow, Mr. Silverman was
a Founder and Principal in St. James Mortgage Company, a Fannie Mae-approved residential
mortgage banker. From 1991 to 1994, he directed and implemented the company’s retail
expansion into Massachusetts and New Hampshire and managed operations in those states.
St. James has since spawned Triumph Title, a real estate closing agency in Bloomfield
In 1986, Mr. Silverman co-founded St. James Financial Corporation, the predecessor
and parent of St. James Mortgage Company. At St. James Financial, he advised real
estate developers on interest rate risk management. He also worked as a consultant
with Recapitalization Advisors, Inc., in Boston, MA, advising real estate developers
and owners on the preservation of lower income housing properties through HUD’s
LIHPRHA program. Mr. Silverman is also a Vice President of Holtzman and Silverman
Construction and Realty, based in Southfield, MI, which is an asset manager of apartment
and retail properties. In 2002, he became a founding non-executive director of Leader
Mr. Silverman graduated from Bowdoin College in 1985 with an AB in Mathematics.
In 1991, he earned the degree of Master of Science in Management, with a concentration
in Finance, from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is an active alumnus of
MIT, where he served as a judge in the $100K entrepreneurship competition for seven
years. He is also an active angel investor in a number of businesses and a member
of the Hub Angels, LLC investment group. Mr. Silverman is also on the Board of a
number of non-profit organizations including The Jewish Family and Children’s Service
of Boston, The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Partners Continuing Care
and Julie’s Fund.