Key Professionals

Patricia VanDerveer
Vice President, Research and Investments

Patsy is responsible for research on local property markets for Avanti's acquisitions as well as macroeconomic and demographic analysis of Avanti's targeted markets. She joined Avanti in 1995 and has over 30 years’ experience in real estate analysis and market feasibility studies.

Patsy has a Master's degree in city planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BA from Hollins College.

Ryan Lefkowitz
Vice President, Investments

Ryan joined Avanti in 2013 as an acquisitions officer. He has over 10 years of experience in land acquisition and development in several Florida markets, with a primary focus on residential planned communities. In addition to homebuilders, he has worked with retail, office, and industrial builders and developers.

Most recently, Ryan was a development manager with Lamm & Company Partners, a commercial general contractor and development firm. Prior to Lamm, he was an officer with Leeds Holdings Southeast, a privately held real estate development firm. He has also worked in finance, in Chicago for Bank One's Commercial Banking Group, and in New York for Banco Santander's securities group.

Ryan received a BA in economics and history from the University of Michigan.

Anne Kabourek
Director, Asset Management

Anne supervises land management, including maintenance and property tax administration. She coordinates with Avanti's counsel and senior management on closings of dispositions. Prior to joining Avanti in 1998, she was a planning analyst at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Anne has an MBA from Oakland University and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Ethan Siller
Vice President, Operations

Ethan recently joined Avanti as Vice President, Operations. He works closely with Avanti’s senior management team on operating strategy and administration. Prior to joining Avanti, Ethan practiced securities law in the capital markets group of the international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Ethan holds a JD from Stanford Law School, an MA from Yale University, and a BA from Columbia University.

Dawn Rosen
Vice President, Finance

Dawn has overseen Avanti’s financial functions, including financial analysis, reporting, control, and compliance, for over 20 years. She was previously the controller of a publishing firm.

Dawn has a Certified Management Accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario and a BBA from Mount Saint Vincent University.

Laura Forbes
Financial Analyst

Laura joined Avanti in 2003 and is responsible for financial analysis and reporting. Prior to joining Avanti, she was a consultant working with various investment firms as project manager. She has been in the real estate business for over 15 years and was a senior manager responsible for financial operations for a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, the property investment and real estate merchant banking firm.

Laura has a Certified Management Accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario and a BMath from The University of Waterloo.