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Executive Team

Steven Maksin

Founder, Chief Executive Officer



Steven Maksin is the founding member of Moonbeam Capital Investments, LLC (“MCI”). Today, MCI owns, controls, and manages – debt-free - its real estate portfolio of over 14 million square feet of residential, commercial, retail, office, and hotel space across 15+ states nation-wide. Mr. Maksin’s oversight includes acquisitions of distressed properties and non-performing loans; property management and redevelopment; expanding MCI’s alliances with industry and strategic partners; and interfacing with the financial institutions and investor community. As the MCI’s chief executive officer, Mr. Maksin is responsible for leading and aligning MCI’s corporate strategy to meet the Company’s overall business objective of long term capital appreciation through real estate investments.

Prior to founding MCI, Mr. Maksin practiced tax law and accounting at Maksin Legal Group, PLLC and Maksin & Maksin, CPAs, PLLC. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Maksin worked as a tax and business advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Maksin has also been an active investor in real estate, commodities, and other investment products.

Mr. Maksin is an adjunct professor/lecturer in the business department at the City University of New York. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the New York University Stern School of Business Center for Real Estate Finance Research. Mr. Maksin is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountancy. He is admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He holds CPA licenses in New York and Maryland.

Mr. Maksin earned an LL.M. from the New York University Law School, a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, and a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Shawl Pryor

Senior Vice President


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Mr. Pryor joined Moonbeam Capital Investments, LLC ("MCI") in 2011 and he serves as Senior Vice President. Mr. Pryor is directly responsible for leasing, governing property management, overseeing community affairs and guiding the strategic planning process for MCI's commercial real estate portfolio.

Prior to joining MCI, Mr. Pryor was the Senior Vice President of Infinity Property Fund where he was responsible for overseeing the companies’ operations, management, leasing, and financial reporting for their portfolio of retail properties located throughout the southeast and mid-west. In 2009, Mr. Pryor relocated to Boca Raton, Florida, to assist in consolidating and heading the Infinity Group of Companies’ which consists of the real estate investment fund, medical marketing group, and the telecommunications company. Mr. Pryor was also employed by Collier International (Atlanta) as the Vice President of Property Management, responsible for the management of a portfolio consisting of 46 properties throughout the US and also by Glimcher Realty Trust as a General Manager. Mr. Pryor’s professional experience also includes 6 years with Heitman Retail Properties in Chicago working in various capacities (Shopping Mall Manager, Corporate Technical Operations, and Corporate Director of Security) and 7 years as an engineer with the United States Marine Corps in both active and reserve duty.

Mr. Pryor has extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate business. Having worked in the industry for more than 21 years, he has experience in retail, office and industrial leasing as well as in property management, operations, acquisitions and dispositions.

He is actively involved in ICSC and various other trade organizations on both national and local levels, private and public. Mr. Pryor is also an active board member of a number of national and local non-profit organizations.

Mr. Pryor is a native of Chicago, Illinois, but currently resides in Marietta, Georgia with his wife and children.

Sergey Valter

Vice President, Real Estate


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Mr. Valter oversees the management and maximization of Moonbeam Capital Investments, LLC ("MCI") operations. Since joining MCI in 2012, Mr. Valter has handled numerous sales and acquisitions of regional malls, shopping centers, big box power centers, office buildings and mixed use properties.

Prior to joining MCI, Mr. Valter had worked on real estate transactions at Maksin Legal Group, PLLC

Mr. Valter has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Moscow State University, and is a graduate from Cambridge College

Natalie Maksin

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer


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Natalie Maksin is responsible for the Moonbeam Capital Investments, LLC's legal affairs, providing legal counsel for the company's acquisitions, financings, structuring, commercial contracts, tax matters, research, and general legal and business advice to the company's executive management team.

Prior to joining MCI, Natalie Maksin practiced tax law from 2003 to 2010 at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, where she advised domestic and international clients on structuring of real estate transactions. Prior to Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, Mrs. Maksin was a manager in the PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP's assurance business advisory services group..

Mrs. Maksin is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York where she teaches taxation. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountancy. Mrs. Maksin is admitted to the Bar in New York and Connecticut, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She holds CPA licenses in New York and Maryland.

Mrs. Maksin earned an LL.M. from the New York University Law School, a J.D. (the Order of Coif, cum laude) from the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Anna Khavulya

Marketing & Specialty Leasing Director


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Anna Khavulya is a marketing and specialty leasing director at Moonbeam Capital Investments LLC. Mrs. Khavulya is responsible for the central, as well as local, marketing objectives and strategies. These include branding, consumer outreach, event planning, merchant communications, marketing materials, and public relations. In addition, Mrs. Khavulya also focuses on developing the specialty leasing programs at our properties. Mrs. Khavulya also develops other revenue generating initiatives.

Prior to joining Moonbeam Capital Investments LLC, Mrs. Khavulya worked in market research and brand management in various industries. Mrs. Khavulya has over a decade of experience in understanding consumer behavior and developing branding and communication strategies.

Mrs. Khavulya has an MBA degree from NYU Stern Schools of Business as well as a BS (Cum Laude) from NYU Stern School of Business.

Gennady Ratin

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Ratin has more than 20 years of Finance experience within some of the biggest firms on Wall St. For the past 5 years, Mr. Ratin worked as Finance Director for Deutsche Banks’ Commercial Real Estate (CRE) group overseeing a balance sheet of $7 billion and providing guidance on accounting, valuation, risk control as well as non-performing loans & REO acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Ratin worked as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns in CMBS Finance. During his 5 year tenure, Mr. Ratin managed a dedicated Finance team which was responsible for the entire CRE origination & securitization business. Mr. Ratin eventually helped transition his team into JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Ratin’s professional experience also includes 6 years with Goldman Sachs and 4 years with Deloitte & Touche, where his audit clients included Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns. He lectures part-time at local colleges on the subjects of taxation, accounting and finance, as well as provides tax advice and assistance to individuals and local businesses within his community.

Mr. Ratin joined Moonbeam Capital Investments in 2014 and oversees all the financial and accounting operation, directs investors & banking relationships, and providing leadership to drive growth

Mr. Ratin earned both an M.B.A. as well as Bachelor of Science degrees from NYU Stern School of Business. He is a licensed CPA in New York State.

James Tull

Director of Management and Development


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James Tull joined Moonbeam Capital Investments, LLC. (“MCI”) in 2013. He serves as the Director of Management & Development in addition to his responsibilities as the General Manager at ShoppingTown Mall, located in Syracuse, New York. ShoppingTown Mall is a 988,054 square foot enclosed super regional mall. Mr. Tull oversees and directs operations, marketing and specialty leasing at ShoppingTown Mall and assists in permanent leasing.

Mr. Tull has more than 25 years of mall management experience with The Pyramid Management Group and Jones Lang LaSalle. He is a graduate of Cornell University, and earned a MBA degree from Louisiana State University. He holds a New York State Real Estate License and is an active member of ICSC since 1987.

Leon Williams

Director of Corporate Operations


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Leon Williams joined Moonbeam Capital Investments (MCI) in 2013. He is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing facilities & building maintenance, capital improvements, housekeeping, security, health & safety, and risk management. He reviews departmental procedures and implements changes as required streamlining operations, and continually improving management at all properties throughout the MCI portfolio across the United States.

Mr. Williams’s holds an Associate’s Degree in Business and has more than 30 years of operations management experience with defense contractors, civil engineers, and specialty contractors in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. Prior to joining MCI, Mr. Williams worked for The Macerich Co. and Jones Lang LaSalle.