About Us

Who We Are

Our journey at Poverni Sheikh Group began in Baltimore in 2012, founded by a collective of private equity, real estate law & finance, and construction professionals. Over the years, we’ve remained committed to a high standard of excellence underpinned by transparency, reliability, and dedicated service for everyone we engage with. Our journey has evolved since inception and now spans four core verticals: Real Estate Credit, Ground-up Development, Self-Storage Acquisitions, and Private Equity—championed through our affiliate, Lapa Capital. We’re dedicated to shaping a future where trust and excellence define every interaction, empowering our stakeholders and communities alike.


Eugene Poverni

Chief Executive Officer

Ibrahim Sheikh


Greg Kostrikin

Chief Operating Officer

Eduardo Karpat


Noah Obuchowski

Chief Investment Officer

Cameron Lawson

Chief Operating Officer, Credit

Kirill Boyko

Vice President, Accounting

Jack Adler

Senior Vice President, Originations

Luke Arnold

Associate, Acquisitions and Development

Jared Becker

Associate, Originations

Megan Bennett

Associate, Accounting

Elliot Berlin

Vice President, Originations

Ryan Blank

Investor Relations

Justin Brown

Senior Associate, Accounting

Emmet delaCruz

Analyst, Credit

Greggory Cerino

Vice President, Acquisitions and Development

Angel Elky

Senior Associate, Operations

Matthew Gillis

Senior Associate, Credit Operations

Robert Hobson


Feliks Katsman

Vice President, Asset Management

Dylan Knopfke

Vice President, Credit

Mark Niblett

Vice President, Construction Administration

Beth Peltzer

Manager, Human Resources

Vladimir Popik

Associate, Closings & Administration

Mohsin Rizvi

Senior Associate, Accounting

Brad Robertson

Vice President, Investor Relations

Jonathan Schonfeld

Chief of Staff

Jonathan Siegel

General Counsel

Sumel Singh

Associate, Credit