Arnaud Karsenti is the Managing Principal of 13th Floor Investments where his core focus is new business origination, risk evaluation, and financial structuring. Mr. Karsenti is primarily responsible for the general direction of the firm’s investment strategy and overall capitalization. In this capacity, Mr. Karsenti’s role is one of revenue generation and fund raising from investors and lenders. Mr. Karsenti has been active in the real estate business since 2003 when he began his real estate career assembling and developing land parcels in Miami’s urban cores. These initial one-off acquisitions led to the creation of 13th Floor in 2007, which has acquired, developed and managed approximately $1 billion in real asset value (projected total project cost) since inception. The consummated transactions have ranged between simple property acquisitions to restructuring of distressed debt, fractured residential inventory, community district development bonds, and a host of joint venture structures. In each case, Mr. Karsenti’s role is to first identify intrinsic value within the underlying property, and then determine the most optimal structure by which to acquire it. When faced with uncertainties and risk, Mr. Karsenti is well versed at pricing those risks and identifying the required business plan required to extract value made on the purchase. Prior to founding 13th Floor, Mr. Karsenti founded Collegeboxes, one of the nation’s leading college-based shipping and storage company, which was acquired by U-Haul in 2004. Mr. Karsenti is an active member of the Young President’s Organization, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and a variety of other local and national philanthropic organizations. Mr. Karsenti graduated cum laude from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and holds an MBA from the Harvard School of Business.