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.
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.
Scott is the Chief Financial Officer where he develops the financial strategy and execution at BAS Holdings.
Prior to BAS, Scott served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Meyers Group focusing on the high-net-worth family/estate planning office that focused on development strategies. The strategies encompassed luxury multifamily apartments, mixed use, and large retail tracts to go with existing stabilized LIHTC properties. His responsibilities covered projects with a combined value exceeding $1 billion, where he strategically managed accounting, tax, insurance, human resources, IT, and finance aspects.
Scott was the Chief Operating Officer at Housing Trust Group prior to Meyers Group. He was responsible for over 5,000 multi-family (market rate & affordable) housing and senior housing units. His contributions included the creation and formalization of HR and IT departments, as well as the expansion of the Asset Management department. Scott successfully expanded the company from 60 to 180 employees across multiple locations.
Over the years, Scott has acquired skills including the direct implementation of accounting software programs (Skyline, Timberline, RealPage and Yardi), as well as the creation of HR and IT departments. His career highlights include serving as the CFO for New Urban Development and as the COO/CFO for LG Capital Partners, both roles contributing significantly to the success of real estate development and lending ventures.
Scott graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting from Barry University and holds a Masters in Accounting/Tax from the University of Miami. He is a Florida Certified Public Accountant.
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.
Paul oversees finance, accounting, and asset management responsibilities across multiple business verticals at BAS Holdings. With over two years of experience in private equity and a strong corporate accounting background, Paul demonstrates a proven track record in driving financial growth and effective operations management. In his current role, Paul is responsible for tasks such as compiling and evaluating financial data, maintaining accurate account records, executing transactions, conducting data analysis, and leading budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis projects.
Prior to joining BAS Holdings, Paul worked on the finance team at FairWind, Inc., where he handled full-cycle accounting responsibilities for operations in both the United States & Canada. FairWind is a global leader in providing comprehensive solutions for onshore and offshore wind turbine installation and servicing, with its headquarters in Denmark. Paul began his accounting career as a Junior Accountant at Pre-Cycled, Inc., a commercial printing company based in New York, while completing his bachelor's degree. During his tenure as a graduate student, he pursued various internships in Human Resources, Marketing, and Private Wealth Management, gaining a well-rounded understanding of diverse business functions.
Paul holds a bachelor's degree (BA) in Political Science & International Relations from Western Connecticut State University, where he also served as the Student Body President of his graduating class. In May 2021, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same institution, specializing in Financial Analysis & Investments.
Elijah is the Head of Acquisitions - Sustainability for BAS Holdings, where he is responsible for sourcing, informing, underwriting, conducting market research, and assisting with closing on investment opportunities in the water rights acquisition, renewable energy, and carbon credit sectors. Elijah also works closely with BAS's asset management team, assists in capital raising, and supports senior leadership by formulating investment materials.
Prior to joining BAS, Elijah served as an ESG Advisor to BH3 and the Crixus BH3 Acquisition Company, where he was responsible for conducting environmental, social, and governance underwriting for existing projects in BH3's core portfolio and potential target acquisitions for BHAC. Elijah also assisted in sourcing new deal opportunities for the firm. Prior to joining BH3, Elijah served as the VP of Business Development and Chief Sustainability Officer for a boutique private equity firm that specializes in natural resources, where he assisted in environmental due diligence and compliance, grand strategy, marketing, fundraising, operations, and exploring alleyways for growth for three portfolio companies: a vertically integrated, sustainable seafood company, a noble metal and rare earth mining company, and a resilient development company that specializes in disaster-proof, solar micro-utilities.
Prior to joining Birch First Capital Advisors and its portfolio companies, Elijah worked on the asset management and market origination teams for New Energy Capital, a private equity firm focused entirely on the renewable energy space. Prior to his work with NEC, Elijah worked on the development team of Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the nation's largest utility-scale solar providers.
Elijah holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a focus on Economics from Dartmouth College, where he played Division I football.
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.
Thea is responsible for managing the financial and accounting operations for the workforce housing developments.
Before joining BAS, Thea was the Development Controller at Housing Trust Group. She would primarily oversee the accounting functions for a range of affordable housing projects, including low-income housing tax credit and mixed use. Prior to Housing Trust Group, Thea was the Regional Controller at Related Group. She was responsible for the financial operations for a wide variety of affordable housing construction and development, including elderly, mixed-income, public housing, and workforce housing projects.
Thea started her career as an Accountant at Novogradac & Company in San Francisco. She performed audit, tax, and agreed upon procedures specifically focused on affordable housing. Thea graduated from Pacific Union College with a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration in Accounting.
Gabriel Duarte joined the BAS Holdings team in April of 2023 and serves as Development Manager for the firm. Primarily, he oversees all facets of the real estate development process, from entitlements and design to construction and compliance. He also assists with the preparation and submission of applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project financing.
Gabriel has an extensive background in real estate and urban development, specifically in the South Florida region. Prior to his role at BAS, he worked in Development Management at McDowell Housing Properties and the Related Group. During his tenure at both firms, he was responsible for managing the development, construction, and rehabilitation of 1,500+ affordable and workforce housing units.
Born and raised in Miami, Duarte received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Business from Florida International University. Additionally, he holds a National Affordable Housing Professional Certification from First Housing University.
Nicolas is responsible for analyzing financial documents and transactions and reconciling accounts payable and receivable for Redwood Dev Co.
Before joining BAS Holdings, Nicolas was a Senior Property Accountant at Housing Trust Group. He managed properties under construction and in pre-development. He was responsible for ensuring accurate financial records through monthly account reconciliations and maintaining internal controls. Prior to his role at Housing Trust Group, he was a Staff Accountant at The Related Group where he was responsible for bookkeeping, monthly budgeting, fund allocation, and vendor management.
In addition to his accounting expertise, he has also gained valuable experience as a Commercial Real Estate Assistant working for Eduardo Citcioglu P.A - Fortune International Realty.
Catalina Rojas is the Executive Administrator at BAS Holdings. She is responsible for assisting, planning, and directing all administrative activities for the Principal and Founder, Brian A. Sidman.
Before joining BAS, Catalina was the Sr. Executive Assistant to the CEO and CFO of Convey Health Solutions, Inc., Prior to Convey, she assisted the President of Latin America and CFO of Global Emerging Markets of Stanley Black & Decker. Catalina organized and maximized efficiency to facilitate the achievement of the CEO’s goals and objectives. She served as a liaison among staff, executives, and the CEO, managing company climate, employee well-being, project updates, proposals, and planning. Her responsibilities included handling inquiries, developing action plans, and assisting with the preparation and distribution of communications originating from the C-Suite. Furthermore, she acted as the point of contact and gatekeeper between top management and other stakeholders, while also maintaining comprehensive knowledge of departmental functions. Catalina expertly managed the daily agenda and operations of the CEO and CFO in collaboration with department leaders. Her role encompassed various administrative tasks, including the management of complex calendars, intricate global travel arrangements, report preparation, and the coordination of conferences, workshops, and meetings. She also took charge of overseeing the support staff of the C-Suite.
Catalina graduated from Florida International University, Legal Studies Program, where she became a Florida Certified Paralegal. Catalina moved to Miami, FL when she was 3 years old from Cali, Colombia.