ABOUT US

Calculated Risk Takers

DISCIPLINED STEWARDS OF CAPITAL

Thoughtful Curators

DEVELOPING WITH FORESIGHT

Value Driven

CATALYZING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL VALUE

OUR Team

Ned Grace

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Ned is responsible for business development, deal sourcing, financing, and the strategic direction of the firm.

Prior to co-founding NDT, Ned and his partners built a successful property management company, Kanga Property Management (NDT subsidiary), and have invested, developed, and managed a multi-faceted portfolio of residential, commercial, and hospitality assets in South Florida.

Ned was previously in New York City where he held financial analyst roles at Millennium Partners, Janney Montgomery Scott, and JP Morgan.

Ned received a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Managerial Studies from Vanderbilt University.

Damien Barr

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Damien is the active broker and responsible for all real estate development efforts, including planning, permitting, vendor relations, and construction oversight.

Prior to co-founding NDT, Damien and his partners built a successful property management company, Kanga Property Management (NDT subsidiary), and have invested, developed, and managed a multi-faceted portfolio of residential, commercial, and hospitality assets in South Florida.

Damien began his career as a Carpenter’s Apprentice in Brisbane, Australia. Thereafter, he built luxury homes in Aspen, Colorado and worked on various development projects in Florida, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, and Dubai.

Damien studied Construction Theory at Ithaca Institute in Brisbane, Australia and Estimating and Construction Management at Colorado Mountain College. Damien also completed coursework at Harvard Business School related to Marketing, Strategy, and Integrated Project Management.

Sam Grace

Partner

Sam is responsible for deal evaluation and execution, operations, and general oversight and management of the firm.

Prior to NDT, Sam worked in direct equity investments and corporate strategy at Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), a global alternative investment management firm. At Hamilton Lane, Sam was responsible for deal execution, corporate M&A, product development, and other strategic initiatives.

Sam received a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.

Sara Candela

Director of Finance

Sara is responsible for accounting, corporate finance, and transaction coordination.

Prior to NDT, Sara worked at RSM US LLP (RSM), a nationally ranked public accounting firm, working with a variety of private and publicly traded clients in the healthcare, insurance, and real estate industries. During her time at RSM, Sara was recognized by the firm for her leadership and client success.

Sara received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.

Margarita Ramirez

Project Manager

Margarita is responsible for project coordination as well as architecture and design review.

Prior to NDT, Margarita was a Project Architect at Spina O’ Rourke managing multiple high end commercial and residential architectural projects. Margarita also held roles at HNM Architecture and Glavovic Studio, where she managed various projects and produced construction drawings.

Margarita received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, Margarita is actively pursuing a master’s degree in Construction from Florida International University.

Mandy Burkart

Administrative Assistant

Mandy is an assistant to the principals and office manager.

Previously, Mandy held similar positions at construction companies and was involved in non-profit fundraising.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

COLLABORATION WHICH ELEVATES POTENTIAL

Given our opportunistic approach, we partner with best-in-class operators, developers, and investors who help further unlock each asset’s potential.