Our mission at Assess+RE

Our team of commercial real estate industry experts are deeply passionate about building powerful computation and data analysis tools that are easy-to-use and accessible 24/7 through the cloud.

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We Get It

We are committed to helping our customers make better informed decisions about the profitability of the properties they are underwriting in their portfolios.

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Focus on the User

Assess+RE is intuitively designed for anyone to use and understand, requiring virtually no training. Our platform was built to make the complex, simple.

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Transparency

We are always listening to what our users need so we can build the best quantitative features to help them better understand the economics behind every transaction.

Our Team

A passionate group of designers, developers, and real estate tech enthusiasts

Min Suh

Chief Executive Officer

Min is responsible for steering the ship, product development, domain knowledge, all things finance, and most other things the team doesn’t do.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Min had been a professor teaching financial modeling and real estate at Columbia University. He previously worked for and advised leading institutional real estate investment, private equity, and development firms.

ENJOYS

Min spends his free time rowing, playing strategy games, developing analytical systems, and reading historical nonfiction.

Ken Chan

General Counsel

Ken is responsible for the company’s legal matters, with particular focus on preparing the company for growth.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Ken had been Asia Regional Intellectual Property Counsel and then Director of Intellectual Property Strategy at Corning Inc. Prior to that, Ken served as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Avaya, and as Corporate Counsel at UTC-Pratt & Whitney Division.

ENJOYS

In his free time, Ken enjoys cooking with his family.

Alex Hubbard

Quantitative Engineer

In addition to conceiving data products, Alex is continuously improving Assess’ computational engine to accommodate the vagaries of commercial real estate.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Before joining Assess Alex was an astronomer studying how the planets and asteroids in our Solar System formed.

ENJOYS

Alex enjoys computer games, RPGs, and keeping up with the news.

John Lee

Director of Product

John manages the product development pipeline at Assess, is a voice for our users, as well as the eyes and ears for our engineering team.

PREVIOUS LIFE

His previous work includes design and fabrication at an architecture firm in the Pacific NW and studying architecture and real estate development at Columbia University.

ENJOYS

John loves to tinker, whether it’s with computer hardware (he loves keyboards, ask him about it), games, or musical instruments.

Miguel Castaneda

Senior Product Manager

Miguel manages Assess product features from concept to design, prototyping, testing, and support.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Before joining Assess, Miguel worked on real estate development projects in New York and Miami. He got his Masters of Architecture and Masters of Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

ENJOYS

Miguel enjoys photography, riddles, and currently going through a historical period drama phase on Netflix.

Wanda Valentino

Product Manager

Wanda’s day to-day ranges from product scoping, managing brand awareness, digital design and implementation, as well as content creation, while advocating healthy choices at lunch.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Previously, Wanda managed branding, product design and explored consumer psychology for CRE investment and technology startups.

ENJOYS

In her free time, Wanda researches health, nutrition, new technologies and the next destination for her international travels.

Chris Reed

Lead Software Engineer

Chris manages the team that works with frontend and backend technology to make Assess awesome and easy to use.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Before joining Assess, Chris worked as a Software Engineer for companies in California and Texas, spanning industries from Health & Beauty to Entertainment.

ENJOYS

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing guitar, finding the newest food spots, and fantasizing about snowboarding.

Gray Yeargin

Software Engineer

Gray works on developing, maintaining, and testing the technology at Assess+RE.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Before joining Assess Gray worked as a Software Engineer in the financial services and consumer electronics industries.

ENJOYS

In his free time, Gray likes to go backpacking, travel, play tennis, and enjoy the awesome live music scene in New York.

Howard Shelburne

Software Engineer

Howard finishes out features in the frontend and fills in any cracks to make sure Assess works the way you want it to.

PREVIOUS LIFE

Before joining Assess, Howard was a software test engineer, a soccer coach, and saved lives as a unit coordinator in an emergency department.

ENJOYS

Howard is an avid soccer fan who has traveled the world coaching, playing, and taking in games. He has recently become a runner and is training to run the 2018 NYC Marathon.

Our Advisors

A passionate group of technologists, domain experts, designers, and real estate professionals

Joshua Kahr

A renowned educator in real estate finance and financial modeling, Josh has taught virtually the entire industry how to use the tools of the trade, through graduate programs at Columbia University, Northwestern University, New York University, and Georgetown University. In addition to teaching, Josh is currently a principal at both Kahr Real Estate and Metropolitan America.

Andre Kuzmicki

Currently Adjunct professor and Director of York University’s new Master in Real Estate and Infrastructure program in Toronto, he’s considered a trusted mentor by many prominent real estate industry veterans. Andre previously managed the real estate portfolio of Prudential’s Canadian arm and serves or has served on the boards of eight different institutional real estate organizations over his 40-year career.

Lewis Ranieri

Mr. Ranieri serves as Chairman and President of Ranieri & Co., Inc., an advisor and manager of private investments, and he is founder and Chairman of Ranieri Partners Management LLC, and its investment management companies focused on financial service opportunities. He previously was the prime originator and founder of Hyperion Partners.

Stephen Palmese

Prior to his role at JLL, Stephen was Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield where he received numerous awards for production and origination. Earlier, he was Partner at Massey Knakal Realty Services, which was acquired by C&W in 2014. As a thought leader in New York City real estate, Stephen is often quoted in publications such as Commercial Observer, Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal, Bisnow and GlobeSt.