"It's the People..."

Michael Lowinger

Managing Partner

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As Managing Partner and co-founder of both Geneva Street Partners and Geneva Street Capital Partners, Lowinger is responsible for the strategic direction of Geneva and its affiliates, including acquisitions, investment decisions, investor relationships, and operating policy.

Prior to and then simultaneous with the formation of Geneva, Lowinger was Managing Director of Hanover Financial, LLC for 19 years, where he identified and oversaw all investments, partner and investor relationships, and asset management. Before Hanover, Lowinger was Executive Vice President – Western Regional Director for Heller Financial, an affiliate of Fuji Bank of Japan (Heller was acquired by G.E. Capital in 2001) that provided bridge debt, mezzanine, and preferred equity capital, as well as joint venture equity.

Lowinger is a Los Angeles area native. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Real Estate Finance from San Diego State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He serves as a member of the Real Estate Principals Organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and the Real Estate Division of National Jewish Fund. Lowinger and his wife of 34 years, Cynthia, have five children and two toddler grandchildren, and divide their time between homes in Los Angeles and Denver, Colorado.

Mark Macedo

Managing Partner

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As Managing Partner and co-founder of both Geneva Street Partners and Geneva Street Capital Partners, Macedo oversees credit decisions, underwriting, investment policy, asset management, capital relationships, accounting and investor communications.

For 19 years prior to and then simultaneous with the formation of Geneva, Macedo was Managing Director-Chief Investment Officer of Hanover Financial, LLC where he oversaw all investment, underwriting and credit decisions. Macedo is an adjunct professor and chairperson of the Real Estate Advisory Council of Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches real estate development, real estate financial analysis, and real estate negotiation. Prior to Hanover, Macedo was Senior Vice President – Regional Director of Asset Management for the Western United States for Heller Financial, where he oversaw a portfolio of over $1 billion. Prior to Heller Macedo was a real estate consultant with Robert Charles Lesser and Company where he performed strategic, financial, and market analyses for over 100 consulting assignments throughout the United States covering all real estate uses, including commercial office and industrial, large scale single- and multifamily residential, regional and community serving retail, and urban mixed-use projects.

Macedo holds a Bachelor’s of Arts and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola Marymount University. Macedo is an accomplished musician and composer, and oversees the non-profit CitySound, which performs throughout California, and has released a successful CD, Second Chance. Macedo and his wife Shannon are both Los Angeles natives, residing in the Westchester area of Los Angeles with their two children in their early twenties.

Beatriz Babuch

Vice President


As Vice President, Babuch is responsible for overseeing construction management, renovations and leasing strategy for all of the company’s properties. Babuch has been with the company since its founding.

Prior to joining to Geneva, Babuch was vice president of Los Angeles based Lincoln Gasoline, where she oversaw its real estate portfolio. Prior to Lincoln she was a senior executive at B3-Brazil Bolsa Balcaos (formerly known as BM&FBOVESPA), the second oldest stock exchange in Brazil. Babuch received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in economic sciences from Faculdade de Economia Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Babuch was born in Madrid, Spain and grew up in Sao Paulo. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Italian. Babuch has lived in Los Angeles for the past 25 years, and is the proud mother of a son who will soon be entering law school.

Stephen Wilhem

Senior Vice President


As Senior Vice President, Construction/Due Diligence, Wilhem oversees Geneva’s development activities and due diligence for acquisitions and new development.

Wilhem’s broad commercial real estate experience includes multifamily design & construction, mortgage origination, mortgage brokerage, investment sale brokerage, and equity investment in property throughout the United States. Prior to Geneva, Wilhem was Vice President at Redwood Trust, Inc., a publicly traded mortgage REIT, where he helped originate commercial CMBS and on-book mezzanine loans. Additional experience includes Director of Due Diligence and Asset Management at Hanover Financial Company and Project Manager at Spieker Properties (now Equity Office Properties). Wilhem has been involved in the financing, acquisition and disposition of over $1.4 billion in commercial property. Wilhem was also an Associate at Jones Lang Wootton (now JLL) undertaking valuation and consulting assignments totaling over 60 projects and asset management assignments totaling 2.4 million square feet throughout the western United States.

Wilhem holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Wilhem is a State of California licensed real estate broker and a State of California licensed general contractor. Wilhem and his wife, Stacey, reside in Palos Verdes with their three children.

Team Values

Great People
Exceptional Service
High Integrity
Sustainable Approach
Long-Term Commitment
We have closed two transactions with the Geneva management Team and the process was smooth and as represented.
— Sandy Sigal - President/CEO - NewMark Merrill, Los Angeles
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