Experience that drives
unequaled success.

Lucern Capital Partners is led by a team of experienced managers with a track record of successfully operating in the finance, merger/acquisition, lending, operations, and regulatory space. The management team has over 40 years in combined experience, bringing a hands-on approach to operating the firm’s investments.

David Hansel

Managing Partner


David Hansel is a seasoned real estate investor and business owner who has a diverse and successful background in the real estate industry. Over the past two decades, he has acted as developer, broker, principal, and lender on thousands of transactions. David is the co-founder and president of Alpha Funding Solutions, a leading hard money lending company throughout the Northeast that provides both short-term debt and equity to builders, developers, and real estate investors.

Frank Forte

Managing Partner


Frank Forte is an experienced real estate investor, banker, and asset manager. Currently, Frank serves as a Managing Partner of Lucern Capital Partners, a real estate focused private equity company focused on value-add multifamily transactions in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets of the United States. Frank oversees and leads all acquisitions, asset management, and financing activities for the firm that he co-founded in 2017.

Mark Callazzo

Managing Partner


Mark is the definition of an entrepreneur. He founded and led multiple real estate companies over the past three decades that still thrive today and serve as a model for other similar companies. Mark continued his entrepreneurial path and parlayed his success into Lucern Captial Partners.