The management team of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners is comprised of professionals with years of experience and proven track records in development, management and operations of commercial real estate. The Spinnaker team members are dedicated to serving the communities where it operates, its partners, investors, tenants and customers. Its mission is to build housing and commercial space that connect people to the communities where they live and work.

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Northeast

Clayton H. Fowler

Chairman & CEO & Principal

Clayton Fowler is a founding partner of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Mr. Fowler has 40 years of experience in acquisition, development, construction, and management of commercial and residential projects. He is also a Managing Partner of Hoyt Street Properties, a 3,000-unit urban development with 2,300 units completed to date, and Spinnaker St. Louis, a large scale, historic preservation and adaptive reuse project in downtown St. Louis.
Mr. Fowler graduated from Princeton University and is a leading advocate of affordable housing in Fairfield County. He currently serves on the Boards of the Housing Development Fund of Lower Fairfield County, the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and the Maritime Aquarium. Mr. Fowler is a Founding Board Member of the Fairfield/Westchester Real Estate Finance Association and has been the Chairman of the Planning Board for the Town of Pound Ridge, NY for almost 20 years.

Kim Morque

President & Principal

Kim Morque has been a principal with Spinnaker Real Estate Partners since 1998 and has over 35 years of experience in real estate development, construction, and property management. Mr. Morque has worked on numerous redevelopment and reuse projects in Fairfield County and is currently focused on company operations and management. Mr. Morque is Vice Chairman of the Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) in Bridgeport, CT. Mr. Morque is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Lockwood Matthews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, CT, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. He is past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Westchester/Fairfield County District Council and a current member of the Redevelopment and Reuse Council (RRC) of ULI. Mr. Morque is also a past President of the Westchester/Fairfield board of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, (NAIOP). He graduated from the Pratt Institute and completed New York University’s Real Estate Diploma Program.

Matthew Edvardsen

Director of Asset Management + Acquisitions & Principal

Matthew Edvardsen joined Spinnaker Real Estate Partners in 2006 as an Associate and presently serves as Director of Asset Management & Acquisitions. His responsibilities include identification and analysis of potential real estate investments and management of acquisition and development activities. He is also responsible for asset management oversight of Spinnaker’s investment and operating portfolio including financial reporting and analysis, property leasing and project management. Mr. Edvardsen graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance.

Cynthia A. Edvardsen

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Edvardsen responsibilities include oversight of all financial accounting and administrative matters of the company, including those related to financial planning, accounting, treasury services, financial reporting, asset and portfolio management, risk management, information systems, tax planning and compliance. During her tenure, she has overseen projects including acquisitions, dispositions, development, construction, refinancing, management, and leasing of commercial and residential properties. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University and completed New York University’s Real Estate Diploma Program.

Frank Caico

Vice President of Development

Mr. Caico has over 15 years of experience in land use planning and development. He is a seasoned real estate professional with extensive expertise in land use planning, design, development, project management and procuring entitlements in high barrier-to-entry markets. Mr. Caico is a former Senior Director of Development with AvalonBay Communities, Inc., where he managed and oversaw the development and entitlement process in Connecticut and New York.
Mr. Caico holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Buffalo School of Architecture & Planning, and a BA from Canisius College. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) of Connecticut.

R. John Wilcox II

Managing Director

John Wilcox is responsible for sourcing and securing debt and equity financing for Spinnaker’s projects
and developments. John has diverse experience with the intersection of technology and commercial
real estate. He has expertise in capital raising & structuring, sourcing debt and equity for institutional
and private clients’ CRE needs. Including: senior mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, PERE
funds, programmatic joint ventures, equity for prop-tech ventures, through multiple channels. John has
successfully completed in excess of $10 Billion of commercial real estate debt and equity raises involving
all property types. John received a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from
Columbia University. He is an avid sailor and has served on both municipal and state boards and
commissions in Connecticut.

John Distler

Director of Property Management

John joined Spinnaker in 1994 and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. He was named Director of Property Management in 2016. His responsibilities include oversight and operations of the company’s real estate assets on a day-to-day basis and leads the company’s commitment to best practices in energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency. These projects include cool roof installations, the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, energy efficient lighting conversions and retrofitting systems to high-efficiency HVAC systems.

Alyssa Kent

Owners Representative - Construction

Alyssa Kent has been involved in the development, design, and construction of major multifamily housing and mixed-use projects since 2005.  Prior to joining Spinnaker, Alyssa was a Project Executive with Becker + Becker Associates, an integrated development and architecture firm with projects in Connecticut and New York, where she managed the design, development and construction of a $350M portfolio of residential and mixed-use projects.  Alyssa graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Architecture.  She is a member of the USGBC, an associate member of the CT AIA and was named the 2016 CT AIA Emerging Architect of the Year. 

Rachel Montoya

Director of Residential Real Estate

Rachel Montoya is responsible for overseeing the leasing and management of Spinnaker’s residential portfolio in Connecticut. Ms. Montoya has extensive experience in the multifamily industry working most recently with Greystar, a global leader in rental housing. She was the Property Manager for Element One, a 183-unit luxury rental property in Stamford. In 2015, she was Manager of the Year and in 2018 became a member of the Greystar Leadership Council. She is also the southern region director for the CT Apartment Association.

Midwest

Amos Harris

Principal, Spinnaker St. Louis

Amos Harris is a principal of Spinnaker St. Louis, developer of the MX District. He is responsible for the development of both the Laurel and MX Buildings, representing more than 1 million square feet of property in downtown St. Louis. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Harris worked as a developer in New York City for ten years. In 1992, he moved to St. Louis and founded Brady Capital as a regional developer of low-income and historic properties. In 2010, he became principal of Spinnaker St. Louis. Mr. Harris has emerged as a leader in the St. Louis community, serving on the Downtown Community Improvement District board and becoming an active voice on matters of homelessness, urban land use and planning issues related to the downtown.

Stephan L. Metherd

Director, Design & Construction, Spinnaker St. Louis

Stephen Metherd has directly participated in more than $1 billion dollars in private real estate development projects, including hospitals, multi-family residential, hotel, retail, and entertainment/gaming projects. He has been directly responsible for major real estate development functions including site selection, acquisitions, master planning, zoning, design, construction, financial analysis, financing, lease negotiation, and project management. Mr. Metherd received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas University in Lawrence, KS.

Northwest

Tiffany Sweitzer

President/Partner, Hoyt Street Properties LLC

As President of Hoyt Street Properties, Tiffany Sweitzer oversees one of the largest urban developments in the country. Joining the company in 1994 as a project associate, Ms. Sweitzer successfully held various positions before becoming president in 2000. In addition to managing the execution of the company's vision and development projects, she is responsible for overseeing Hoyt Realty Group, a full-service real estate company. Under Ms. Sweitzer's direction, Hoyt Street Properties' projects have achieved awards from the American Institute of Architecture and received national recognition from publications such as the New York Times, Builder Magazine and Professional Builder. Ms. Sweitzer serves on the boards of Portland Streetcar Inc., the River District Steering Committee, TriMet, and Portland Center Stage where she is instrumental in fundraising and planning for future developments in the city of Portland. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Congress for the New Urbanism.