Investment Team

Tim Doherty, Head of Ground Lease Investments, New York Office, 212-930-9433,


Tim Doherty currently serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Ground Lease Investments. Mr. Doherty leads the investment team of Safety, Income & Growth, Inc (NYSE: SAFE), a public REIT focused on the acquisition and creation of ground lease investments across all property types nationwide. SAFE is the first publicly traded company focused solely on ground lease investments and is externally managed by iStar. Mr. Doherty worked at iStar between 2000 and 2008 and recently rejoined iStar in 2013. Prior to becoming the Head of Ground Lease Investments, he focused on structured finance having worked on over 60 transactions totaling more than $5 billion during his tenure at iStar. The transaction structure types included first mortgage, mezzanine, B-notes, preferred equity, DIP financing, participations and corporate finance investments and included all traditional property types (office, retail, hotel and industrial) and non-traditional product types (self-storage, entertainment and land). Prior to his latest tenure at iStar, Mr. Doherty co-founded and operated Shem Creek Capital (“SCC”), a boutique real estate finance fund located in Boston, MA. Prior to joining iStar Financial in 2000, Mr. Doherty was at Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, investing on behalf of the Whitehall funds. He received his BS in Finance from Georgetown University.

Greg Camia, Atlanta Office, 678-339-2014,

Greg Camia currently serves as a Senior Vice President on the Investment team for iStar, SAFE’s manager. Mr. Camia is responsible for originating, underwriting and negotiating ground lease investment opportunities for SAFE, with a focus on the Southeast markets. He joined the company in 2005 and has extensive asset and investment management experience. He has managed real estate portfolios valued at over $3.0B, has sold over $2.0B of assets and originated several of SAFE’s ground leases. Mr. Camia has experience with nearly every real estate type and structure. He holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Iona College and an MBA in finance from Pace University. Mr. Camia is also a CPA.

Adam Matos, New York Office, 212-930-9439,


Adam Matos currently serves as a Senior Vice President in the Investment Team for iStar, SAFE’s manager. He is responsible for originating, underwriting and negotiating new investment opportunities for both iStar and SAFE, with a focus on the U.S. Midwest markets. Since joining the company in 2008, Mr. Matos has worked on over $2.0B of new investments transactions, which include all structure types including ground leases, first mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity and JV equity capital as well as a variety of real estate product types including multifamily, residential condo, office, hospitality and senior housing. Mr. Matos graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tye Palonen, Los Angeles Office, 310-264-7457,


Tye Palonen currently serves as Senior Vice President, Ground Lease Investments, for SAFE's manager. Prior to joining iStar, Mr. Palonen worked at BH Properties in Los Angeles as its Senior Managing Director of Finance and head of ground lease investments. Mr. Palonen began his real estate career at Deutsche Bank in New York City as a member of the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking Group where he advised public and private companies on over $10 billion of transactions. Mr. Palonen holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and received his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Steve Wylder, Los Angeles Office, 310-315-5566,

Arie Toporovsky, New York Office, 212-930-9454,