Joe Downs, Managing Director
An expert in commercial real estate, mortgages and distressed debt, Joe has been advising clients on investments for more than two decades. With a background as a licensed financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors, Prudential Securities and CapWest Securities, he now specializes in private mortgage investment management, commercial real estate financing and alternative investment opportunities. Joe’s hugely valuable experience, as both an investment real estate specialist and a mortgage expert, allow him to provide valuable insights to Belrose Storage Group investors. A licensed realtor, Joe attended Villanova University, where he majored in Finance.
Tom Dunkel, Managing Director
With a background in corporate finance and over 25 years of real estate and investment experience, Tom brings extensive experience to Belrose Storage Group. Taking the company from start-up to world-class organization, Tom has specialized in discounted asset opportunities nationwide since 2006. His financial savvy, open communicative manner and integrity have seen him help alternative investors achieve their wealth-building goals. As a dedicated mentor to investors and entrepreneurs, Tom has also taught classes on real estate and mortgage note investment at the CAMA Academy along with Belrose Asset Management co-founder Joe Downs. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Tom earned his MBA at the College of William and Mary.
Tim Kane, Managing Director
With over 10 years of Real Estate experience, Tim brings extensive knowledge in project management, operations, and acquisitions. Before Tim became a founding member of Belrose Storage Group he established two successful companies, Kane Home Designs and Home Sellers Solution. Kane Home Designs is a project management and home improvement company. Home Sellers Solution is a company that specializes in acquiring residential off market properties. Tim is an active member of the Self Storage Association in MD, VA, and The National Chapter. Tim frequently presents at Nationwide Real Estate Investment Meetings serving as a mentor and contributing to the success of new investors. Tim’s greatest passion is assisting others in building generational wealth through Real Estate.
Kathryn East, Facility Operations Expert Kathryn began her self storage adventure 15+ years ago. She was the Executive Director of the Missouri Self Storage Owners Association for 3 years, owns and operates Sopapta, LLC, a management consulting firm, and is a Coach/Mentor for Scott Meyers’ Self Storage Investors program teaching financial and operations management. She is currently managing 15 self storage portfolios throughout the United States. In her self storage management consulting firm role, she exercises a calculated and methodical approach to problem solving. She is self-motivated yet appreciates team efforts and collaborates productively within groups. Additionally, Kathryn is knowledgeable in market and financial analysis with proficiency in auditing.
Gretchen Frascella, Director of Operations Gretchen brings over 6 years of asset management experience to the Belrose Storage Group team. As Director of Operations she helps lead the organization in achieving sustained success by overseeing and evaluating processes, systems, human resources, compliance and business management. Gretchen has developed rich experience in operations management and will focus on growing the business in a productive and cost-efficient manner through strategic organizational management. Gretchen holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a triple focus in Business, Communications and English from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a Delaware native, but has resided in the suburban Philadelphia area for over 30 years.
Kyle Galvin, Senior Manager, Accounting and Financial Management
Kyle joined Belrose Storage Group in March 2020. He has worked in the asset management industry for over 10 years. At Belrose Storage Group, Kyle oversees all finance activities, including accounting, treasury management and financial analysis. Prior to joining Belrose Storage Group, Kyle was a Senior Analyst on the corporate finance team at Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., an auditor and tax practitioner at EY, and an accounting supervisor at SEI Investments. Kyle holds a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Taxation from Villanova University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.