Haystacks.AI is led by a team of real estate professionals and technologists determined to unlock value for professional residential investors.


Founding Team


Sourav Goswami

Co-founder & CEO

4x Founder, RE PE fund manager, Buckingham Partners MD, former Walton Street MD, Goldman Sachs, Adj. Prof at NYU Schack Inst. for RE, nominated for Smithsonian Award, Harvard BA, Columbia MBA


Pulkit Jaiswal

Co-founder & Head of Product

3x Founder, drone industry pioneer, featured expert speaker on CNBC, youngest MIT “Technology Review Innovators Under 35” (2015), Forbes 30 Under 30 (2022), full stack engineer, developed geopolitical trading signals for hedge funds


Tom Stults

Co-founder & Head of Investment Strategy

RE PE fund manager, Watchung Capital founding Partner, former Cadre senior executive (member of leadership team and among first employees), Baupost Principal, Goldman Sachs, Middlebury College BA


Joe Lee

Co-founder & Chief Data Officer

Ex- Revantage (Blackstone), McKinsey & Company, Uptake Technologies, lead inventor of geospatial patents for IoT companies, Adj. Instructor at NYC Data Science Academy, Northwestern University BS, UC Berkeley MIDS


Paul Grech

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Former lead data engineer for alternative data T Rowe Price TDC, ML engineer Ladders, reliability engineering consultant for the defense and aerospace industry, Adj. Prof at NYU SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality, BA and Masters Binghamton University

Leadership Team


Brendan Joyce

President & Head of Acquisitions

Former Director at Pagaya Investments (managing SFR vertical), Managing broker in 9+ states, Director - Real Estate Investments at WeWork, real estate acquisitions at Partners Group, Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley BA


Joselyn Cruz

Chief Legal Officer

Former General Counsel for Saphyre, Inc. a fintech company, Assistant General Counsel in the Public Company and Corporate Law section of MetLife, Inc., associate at McCarter & English, J.D. from Cornell Law School, Cornell University BA


Adam Ketai

VP of Strategy & Operations

Former RE manager Ori (A Sidewalk Labs Venture), former senior director of acquisitions CA Ventures, Bedrock Real Estate Services, University of Michigan BA & Certificate of Entrepreneurship


Michael Reid

VP of Capital Strategy

Former Vice President at Pagaya Investments, head of marketing at Qualivian Investment Partners, head of strategy and fund marketing at Hamersley Partners, Denison University BA, Columbia University MS


Tim Savage

Chief Economist

Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Schack Institute of RE and Faculty Director of the Center for Real Estate Finance, Former Senior Managing Economist and Principal Data Scientist of CBRE Econometric Advisors, University of Maryland BA, University of North Carolina PHD

Advisory Board


Andrew Jacobs

Board Member

MD & Head of US at BGO Strategic Capital Partners, former senior executive at Angelo, Gordon & Co., and Hines, Adj. Professor in Real Estate Finance at Columbia Business School, University of Pennsylvania BA, Columbia MBA


Arjun Dev Arora

Advisory Board

Founder of Format One, former partner at 500 Startups, founder & CEO of ReTargeter, head of business development @ Yahoo! Real Estate, BSc, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science / Entrepreneurship & Technology from UC Berkeley


Brandon Rule

Advisory Board

CEO at Rule Enterprises (portfolio of over $100 Million of affordable housing, and $400 million development pipeline), Founder of RE-INVEST, former PNC Bank, Yahoo Finance top 20 RE investor to watch, Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 under 40, Advisory Boards of Marquette University and Virginia Tech College of Business RE departments, Marquette University BA in Economics & Sociology


Brian Finerty

Advisory Board

Sr. MD & COO of Penzance as well as a member of the Investment and Executive Committees, former CIO of Equity International (EI), EI management and investment committees, director of 6 EI portfolio companies, VP at Madison Dearborn Partners, VP at Merrill Lynch, board member of the Global Real Estate Institute, University of Michigan BBA, University of Chicago (Booth) MBA


Jeffrey Barone

Advisory Board

Partner at The Townsend Group leading investment sourcing, execution and related capital raising for the investment management business including with Townsend-managed RE funds totalling ~$2B of capital, CFA charterholder, Miami University BS in Finance


Jennifer Stevens

Advisory Board

Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Alliance Global Advisors, former Partner at The Townsend Group for 15+ years, advising clients with ~ $20B in real estate allocations. Current member of numerous groups including UN PRI, GRESB (Leadership Award), PREA (Board of Directors/Social Impact Committee), IREI, WIIN, and NCREIF. Ohio University BBA (Executive Alumni Board)


Prashant Tewari

Advisory Board

Partner and Global Macro Strategy committee at The Townsend Group, former Co-Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein ex-McKinsey & Company, Standard Chartered Bank, post-grad diploma Indian Institute of Management, University of Chicago Booth MBA


Robb Macnicol

Advisory Board

Executive Director & co-founder Pacific Capital raising ~$10B of LP capital for leading sponsors over the past 10 years, former Director at Macquarie Capital Advisers, Founding CEO of Stockland unlisted RE funds business & Executive Committee Member, PERE Top 30 Rainmakers 2018/19, Fellow Australian Property Institute


Ron Kravit

Advisory Board

Senior MD of Cerberus Capital Management, former Co-head of North American real estate, MD at Apollo, MD G Soros Realty Advisors/ Reichmann International, VP/CFO at Maxxam Property Company, Georgetown BA, Wharton MBA

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