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EXCLUSIVE: Shelter Rock hires new managing director

The New York-based real estate capital advisory firm, led by former Greenhill executive Walter Stackler, recently recruited a senior capital raiser from a major company.

Shelter Rock Capital Advisors, a New York-based real estate capital advisory firm, continues to expand its ranks with the hire of Matthew DeNatale as a managing director. DeNatale, who joined Shelter Rock earlier this month, most recently worked at the New York-based hedge fund manager Och-Ziff Capital Management.

DeNatale, who will be focused on coverage of US institutional investors at Shelter Rock, has worked in capital raising and investment banking for approximately 15 years, including nine years in real estate fund formation and marketing. Prior to Och-Ziff, he worked for less than a year at Greenhill, where he led private equity funds distribution out of the placement firm’s San Francisco office. Before joining Greenhill in 2012, he was a director in Lazard’s private fund advisory group for six years, based primarily in San Francisco. Earlier, he was a senior institutional equity salesperson at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.  

“I’m thrilled to be reunited with my former Greenhill colleague Matt DeNatale, who is an experienced and respected professional with a deep knowledge of the real estate private equity industry,” said Walter Stackler, managing partner at Shelter Rock. “I’m confident that Matt will help us provide exceptional service to our clients as we enter our second year as a boutique advisor.”

Before starting Shelter Rock about a year ago, Stackler was a managing director and a co-founder at Greenhill’s real estate capital advisory group from 2010 to 2013, and was responsible for project management and origination. He previously was a managing director, co-head and a founding member of Credit Suisse’s real estate private fund group, which he joined in 2000 while still at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, prior to the company’s merger with Credit Suisse. 

Shelter Rock has grown to a team of six over the past year, bringing aboard Yasmine Uzmez, formerly a principal at Park Madison Partners, as managing director and Noreen Ehrlich, previously chief financial officer at Thor Equities, as principal, along with Sam DeVore, most recently an analyst at Greenhill’s real estate capital advisory group, as an associate. The firm also has hired a new analyst, Dino Dell’Orto, who will join the firm on April 1.  

The firm focuses on offering capital raising and related services to investment managers, operators and investors. Current projects include three commingled funds, a separate account and several strategic advisory assignments.