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Principal, Founder

Brian A. Sidman

Brian A. Sidman is the founder of BAS Holdings Investments, LLC (“BAS Holdings”), a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. BAS Holdings and its affiliated companies specialize in real estate transactions through the following platform verticals: workforce housing developments, solar facility developments, solar finance, mining investments, large tract land acquisitions, and parking lot or garage investments.

BAS Holdings targets sectors that have recession resilient characteristics and have historically proven to resist downturns in previous real estate market correction cycles. Sidman has extensive experience in structuring REIT’s, TIC’s, DST’s and real estate partnership structures across all asset classes.Sidman is a Co-Founder and Principal of METIS Innovative, a venture capital firm focused on investments in early-stage Neuroscience medical device and technology companies.

Sidman is a Co-Founder of KidsBasel which is a platform for young artists to exhibit their collections to investors. The proceeds are earmarked for youth educational progress utilizing innovation in the classroom. Sidman is a board member of Fluid Biomed Inc. a medical device company, a former board member of a charitable foundation that donated over $16,300,000.00 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and former board member of Lux Home, Inc. DBA Pella Windows and Doors NJ/NY. An avid supporter of Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach, the Chair of Emergency Medicine has been endowed by the Sidman family.

Principal, General counsel

Jeremy Ben-David

Jeremy Ben-David is a Principal and the General Counsel of BAS Holdings, LLC. At BAS Holdings, he develops and leads corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company’s matters, while retaining a commercial focus to steward a variety of deals from origination to diligence, structuring, and execution. He has also been a key figure in executing the company’s growth strategy and overseeing its operations. Mr. Ben-David is also the Chief Legal Officer of Sol-REIT, LLC.

Previously, Jeremy co-founded AXS Law Group, PLLC, a Miami-based full-service boutique law firm that grew to 16 attorneys prior to his departure. While at AXS Law Group, Jeremy headed the firm’s real estate practice group and was co-lead of its corporate law practice group while also managing the firm’s day-to-day activities.

Mr. Ben-David was also Corporate Counsel at Bayview Asset Management, an investment firm focused on investments in mortgage and consumer credit, including whole loans, asset-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights, and other credit-related assets. Mr. Ben-David spearheaded legal structuring and contract negotiation for multiple acquisitions of mortgage servicing rights, as well as the purchase and sale of pools of performing and distressed loans. In addition, he managed a team of paralegals and support staff and was also the go-to resource on matters in labor and employment, legal structure, leasing, and loan servicing.

Mr. Ben-David initiated his legal career in the Real Estate practice group of Bilzin Sumberg, a Miami-based full-service firm with 100+ attorneys. At Bilzin Sumberg, he was engaged on a wide range of legal advisory mandates for the distressed real estate industry including loan workouts, forbearance agreements, and the acquisitions of non-performing loan portfolios.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Mr. Ben-David is active in his community. He spent several years as a Network Board Member for the Miami Jewish Federation, and continues to actively volunteer with the organization. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Repair the World, an organization that mobilizes and engages young adults in social change in their communities, and is a Board Member of Wonder Kids, Inc., a non-profit that advances youth progress through innovative curriculum development.

Mr. Ben-David graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan in 2001 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2006, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Ben-David is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

Manager of Operations and Strategic Growth

Valerie Zackschewski

Valerie is the Manager of Operations and Strategic Growth at BAS Holdings. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic plans of the firm and its series of business verticals.

Before joining BAS Holdings, Valerie was Head of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer at Greytown Advisors. She was primarily responsible for the firms Investor Relations, Corporate Finance and Compliance. Prior to Greytown, Valerie was responsible for Finance and Investor Relations at BridgeInvest, with a particular focus on Financial Operations, Accounting, Investor Reporting and Loan Servicing.

Valerie started her career at MKF Group in New York, where she was involved in successfully managing and developing an international portfolio of residential and commercial properties in North and South America. She is a graduate of Hofstra University with concentrations in both Management and Accounting.

Investor Relations, Capital Markets, Marketing

Dominic Dimitroff

Dom spearheads investor relations and  marketing within BAS Holdings. Dom manages equity fundraising and limited partner outreach for each business vertical and oversees all syndicated and private partnerships. Dom’s role is to ensure all verticals are appropriately and strategically positioned with investors and shareholders. Dom additionally manages capital markets and investor relations at Sol-REIT, an affiliate of BAS Holdings.

Prior to Dom’s position at BAS, Dom worked at JLL as a Tenant Rep Leasing Brokerage Intern in Boston, MA. Dom is also a licensed Massachusetts real estate salesperson and has leased residential properties across the Boston area. Dom graduated Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in economics where he played lacrosse and served as the President of the Real Estate Club.

Senior Associate, Finance and Accounting

Paul Horkan

Paul manages a range of finance, accounting, and asset management tasks related to the various business verticals at BAS Holdings. He is a dynamic finance and accounting professional, currently serving as a Senior Associate. With over a year of experience in private equity and a background in corporate accounting, Paul has a proven ability to drive financial growth and manage operations effectively. In his role, Paul is accountable for compiling and evaluating financial information, maintaining accurate account records, executing transactions, conducting data analysis, and executing budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis projects.

Before joining BAS, Paul worked on the finance team at FairWind, Inc. where he was responsible for the full-cycle accounting duties for operations in both the United States & Canada. During his tenure as a graduate student, he completed various internships in Human Resources, Marketing, and Private Wealth Management, allowing him to develop a more holistic understanding of how various functions of business operate.

Paul earned a bachelor’s degree (BA) from Western Connecticut State University in Political Science & International Relations, where he also served as the Student Body President of his graduating class. In May of 2021, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from his alma mater. His concentration in graduate school was in the area of Financial Analysis & Investments. In his free time, Paul enjoys playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.


Kathleen Haggerty

Kathleen has many years experience supporting principals and attorneys with logistics and administration in venture capital and privately owned companies.

Evolving from a decade of production and project management for advertising agencies in NYC and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Kathleen successfully produced various marketing materials for an extensive roster of clients including a national restaurant franchise and airline, a major food corporation, and several  U.S. defense contractors.  For 7 years, she coordinated international and domestic meetings for a telecommunications consulting and private venture group based in McLean, VA.

Kathleen’s role at BAS Holdings ensures comprehensive administrative support and the efficient flow of internal and external communications.  Kathleen graduated with a B.A. (cum laude) from the State University of New York at Albany, and has a background in classical piano.

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