Speakers and Event Moderators


Elizabeth Nesvold

Elizabeth is Managing Partner at Silver Lane. Liz has been described as “the most experienced female investment banker specializing in the investment management and securities industry” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine.  Over the past 25-plus years, she has advised on approximately 170 completed M&A, valuation and strategic advisory assignments for a variety of clients including institutional managers (both traditional and alternative), trust companies, multi-family offices, investment counselors, financial planners and investment consultants.

Prior to founding Silver Lane in 2007, Liz spent 15 years at another investment bank, where she co-founded and led the first wealth management specialist M&A advisory group in the investment banking industry. Liz was one of only two female partners at the time of her departure, and also served on the operating committee. A member of Young Presidents’ Organization, she earned a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Binghamton University and an MBA in Finance (with high honors) from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.


Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, responsible for multifamily investments. Mr. Moore joined Brookfield in 2010 and has been involved in a range of deals including Brookfield’s investment in Fairfield Residential, privatization of Associated Estates, Manhattan Urban Portfolio, Greenpoint Landing and others. He serves on the investment committee and board of directors of Fairfield Residential, a Brookfield multifamily affiliate company. Mr. Moore has more than twenty years of real estate and corporate finance experience including being a partner in a private multifamily company and two financial institutions where he did corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Moore holds has an MBA in finance from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College. He is a member of Urban Land Institute’s Multifamily Council, National Multi Housing Council and is on the Board of Advisors for NYU’s Furman Center for Housing.


Nicholas Romano

Nicholas A. Romano is Ceo - Portfolio Manager at Ao Asset Management Llc and has been affiliated with Ao Asset Management Llc since October-2013. Ao Asset Management Llc is an investment advisor that manages 594.5 MM dollars in regulatory AUM and has 7 employees, of which 7 perform investment advisory functions. The managers's latest filing has disclosed 818MM in positions, which represents 138% of the manager's regulatory AUM. 


Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson launched Nicusa Investment Advisors and is the Founding Partner and Investment Manager of Nicusa Capital Partners, a private investment partnership that he started in 2003. Prior to founding Nicusa, Paul was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department of Robertson Stephens for 20 years. In addition to his professional career, Paul is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and Columbia Business School. He is co-author of Pitch the Perfect Investment, a book published in July 2017. Paul received a BS from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School. 




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