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About Devonwood

An operating partner / investor for opportunistic real estate transactions

Devonwood Investors, LLC was founded in 1997 as a private real estate development and investment firm. The firm has successfully continued to successfully pursue these activities in a wide variety of undervalued assets in both up and down markets.

The Devonwood executives are a unique team of seasoned real estate professionals with extensive experience in acquiring, developing and managing real estate assets as a Developer/Investor for their own account as well as private and institutional investors.

Devonwood provides strategic market knowledge, creative and direct transaction sourcing with hands- on operational and financial management designed to maximize asset value for itself and its investors.

The Devonwood Team

Mr. Donald F. Sinex, Managing Director

Mr. Donald F. Sinex, an experienced real estate executive with over 30 years of experience, funded Devonwood Investors, LLC in 1997. Prior to Devonwood, Mr. Sinex was an executive vice president and a managing director of JMB Realty Corporation, one of the largest commercial real estate investment firms in the United States at the time. During his career, Mr. Sinex acquired more than $6.5 billion of real estate assets mostly in New York, Washington, D.C and Boston.

Mr. Sinex received his B.A. from the University of Delaware, a J.D. degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Nicholas J. Principe, Director

Mr. Nicholas J. Principe has over 30 years of experience in real estate as president of Quail Investment Company (USA) in New York, a co-manager of IBG Partners in Washington, DC and a financial advisor to a California-based asset management firm with over $2 Billion of real estate assets under management. During his career, Mr. Principe has been actively involved as a principal on over $1.2 billion of real estate transactions involving the acquisition, financing, marketing and management of urban and suburban office buildings, retail properties, hotels, residential and land developments.
Mr Principe is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, served as Special Forces Captain (Green Beret) in Vietnam and obtained an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Mr. John Sharkey, VP of Operations

Mr. John Sharkey previously worked at CBRE’s investment sales group in Philadelphia, where he was involved in transactions totaling over $750M. Prior to that, Mr. Sharkey served as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and Aviation officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Afghanistan, South Korea, and throughout the United States. Mr. Sharkey has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and an MBA from Cornell University, where he was a Park Fellow.

Mr. Jonathan E. Sinex, VP Finance Real Estate Development

Mr. Sinex previously worked at Bear Sterns and Goldman Sachs in their respective real estate investment groups. At Goldman Sachs, he was involved in deals totaling over $1 billion of equity investments in a variety of real estate asset classes including major mixed-use projects, office buildings, hotels and multifamily projects. Mr. Sinex has a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

Ms. Jennifer Villamil, VP Finance and Controller for Operations

Ms. Jennifer Villamil, serves as the controller of Devonwood Investors, LLC where she oversees all financial reporting and accounting functions. Jennifer has a strong accounting background and is a graduate of Champlain College in Burlington.

Ms. Sonya C. Enright, Senior Executive Administrator/Marketing Team Lead

Ms. Sonya C. Enright oversees all office management and staff, and leads the team in marketing strategies and policies. Sonya received her B.B.A. from Bishop’s University, is certified by the University of Alberta, Calgary Centre in Business Financials, as well as having attended UMass, Amherst for a year of Business Accounting Practices.