The Silverthread Team

Adam J. Petriella
Managing Principal

Mr. Petriella has sold and financed over $1 Billion in commercial real estate transactions in New York, California and other major markets. Most recently, he led growth efforts and managed day-to-day operations for Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services and Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation, a national, publicly traded commercial real estate brokerage company.

He also founded The Real Estate Finance group, Inc., a small capital advisory firm with offices in Los Angeles, Kansas and New York City, and worked as an advisor to Ackman-Ziff, an established New York City Capital Advisory boutique. Prior to commercial real estate sales and financing, Mr. Petriella worked for well-known hotel companies Four Seasons, Westin and Hilton Hotels.

Mr. Petriella graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University following studies in business and engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He resides in New York City with his wife and son.

Alissa J. Gaines
Managing Director

Alissa J. Gaines is a Managing Director with Silverthread Capital Corporation, bringing over 25 years of experience in real estate finance, capital markets and investment. She offers a unique and personal hands-on approach to her work, combined with many years of institutional commercial real estate experience.

Ms. Gaines works with both experienced property owners and first-time buyers, guiding them through each step of the property acquisition process to the closing table. Over the years, she has worked with a core group of investment sales brokers, local and national lenders, attorneys and financial consultants.

Prior to joining Silverthread Capital Corporation, Ms. Gaines was President of Carlyle Financial, LLC, a privately held mortgage banking firm based in Westport, CT, with a focus on meeting the capital needs of small commercial property and business owners. In this role, she successfully originated and placed debt for hundreds of transactions both large and small.

Ms. Gaines received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She is a Past President of the Association of Real Estate Women, (now CREW New York) a 350-member organization in NYC where she now serves on its President’s Council. She is also a member of the Cornell Real Estate Council and the Cornell Society of Hotelmen.

Kevin D. Brown
Senior Director

Kevin Brown is a second-generation banker, Kevin’s professional career began at Citigroup in New York City. There he worked as a Portfolio Manager of Asset Management Accounts for an affluent international clientele and specialized in Fixed Income Investments, Asset-based Lending, and overall Wealth Management for nearly 7 years.

Kevin later joined UBS-PaineWebber in Miami, and as a Vice President for Equity and Fixed-Income Investments, his Clients included Commercial Real Estate Investors and Developers. Kevin was frequently among the top 5 producers in this flagship UBS-Miami branch and was consequently recruited by Merrill Lynch prior to its acquisition by Bank of America.

At Silverthread Capital Corporation in New York since 2014, Kevin is focused on expanding his portfolio of Commercial Real Estate investors through Debt & Equity Financing.

Kevin is a graduate of Columbia University (BA. Econ).

Michael McCleary
Senior Director
Justin N. Henry, MBA

Justin Henry joined the Silverthread Capital team in 2017. Upon joining the firm, he began as a lead generator and quickly worked his way up to serving in the capacity as a commercial mortgage broker.

Prior to Silverthread Capital, Mr. Henry pursued his entrepreneurial endeavors, where he created two successful businesses. Mr. Henry’s passion for real estate led him to Citi Development, LLC, a real estate development and financial advisory firm, where he was worked alongside the sales and acquisitions team to pursue the procurement of distressed assets across the five boroughs of New York.

Mr. Henry is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of New York.

Mr. Henry is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investments at New York University. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a MBA in Risk Management and Insurance from St. John’s University.

William Bishop

Mr. Bishop started in real estate finance worked within a loan origination team at Greystone developing a client base focused on Multi-family and Healthcare implementing Greystone’s vast FHA platforms and programs. Developing a true understanding of each clients individual needs and long-term goals has led to an expansion into other asset classes including hospitality and office as well as gaining and expert working knowledge of the PACE program.

Prior to structured finance, Mr. Bishop owned and operated multiple businesses in the Restaurant and Entertainment industry throughout the East Coast.  Implementing creative marketing and sales strategies as well various business concepts, Mr. Bishop has developing a tremendous network of business professionals spanning a broad cross-section of industries.

After graduation from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College with a B.S. in Marketing, Mr. Bishop has enjoyed living in the suburbs of NYC with his wife and 3 children.