Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith joined Metropolis Capital in 2018. At the firm, she serves as the Office Administrator and Executive Assistant to the CEO.  Prior to MetCap, Hannah held various positions where she gained administrative and customer service experience.  Her duties include assisting with day-to-day business operations and administrative support of the MetCap office.


  • 2017 – Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Minor in Psychology, University at Albany (SUNY)

240.534.2220 | hsmith@metcapadvisors.com |

Annie Merkel

Annie Merkel has over 5 years of experience in commercial real estate and spans multiple facets of the industry. Annie has been a part of the MetCap team since 2015 originally in an operational role. In 2017, Annie was promoted to the role of Vice President, Marketing & Underwriting. In this role she manages the firm’s marketing and underwriting of transactions for both the Investment Sales and Structured Finance teams. Her duties include the preparation of marketing material for new sale listings and finance transactions, email marketing, database maintenance, media communication, networking events and financial modeling of real estate sales and finance opportunities.

Prior to MetCap, Annie held the position of Tenant Coordinator at Goldstar Properties, a privately held commercial real estate investment firm, where she handled tenant finances and relations as well as assisted with investor client relations.


  • 2012 – Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minor in Communications, Salisbury University

240.752.9712amerkel@metcapadvisors.com |

Crissy Kleine

Crissy Kleine has 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. At MetCap Ms. Kleine specializes in leasing and investment sales in the Northern Virginia area.

Prior to joining MetCap, Ms. Kleine was a leasing and investment sales professional with a DC based brokerage firm and prior to that was responsible for business development for a leading national title insurance company.

Having worked on all sides of commercial real estate transactions, Crissy represents each client’s interests based on their individual real estate needs and investment criteria. Her multifaceted understanding of the industry helps her clients feel secure in working together on an acquisition, disposition or leasing assignment. She enjoys building lasting relationships with the people she works with and can readily utilize her network and adapt her approach to meet her clients’ business needs and overall commercial real estate goals.

Crissy is an active member of NAIOP.


  • 2005 – Bachelor of Arts, Marketing. Cleveland State University.
  • Licensed Real Estate Sales Person in the State of Maryland and Common Wealth of Virginia

703-408-8961ckleine@metcapadvisors.com |

Mike Alderton

Mike Alderton is an experienced real estate professional specializing in the structure and implementation of capital solutions for individual and corporate clients in the Greater Washington DC Region since 2010. At MetCap, Mike will focus on originations of debt and equity for owners of commercial real estate in the Washington DC region.

Mr. Alderton’s experience includes forecast analysis through financial modeling, business and individual project valuation through financial analysis and stress testing, and collaborative debt structuring through the management and expansion of multiple commercial portfolios. He has sourced a wide range of funding including ground-up construction, urban infill and rehab, income producing property acquisition, and working capital for nonprofit organizations and start-up ventures.

He has been a member of NAIOP Developing Leaders, Urban Land Institute, and Associated Builders and Contractors.


  • 2009 – B.S. Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • 2017 – Completing Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate at Georgetown University

301.657.2069malderton@metcapadvisors.com |

Rob Foa

Rob joins Metropolis Capital Advisors with over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. Specializing in the sale of investment property, Rob has completed transactions on behalf of both small local investors as well as some of the most prominent real estate companies in the region. With a broad skill set that includes investment sales, acquisitions, tenant representation, analysis, and agency leasing, Rob brings a unique level of understanding to each transaction, maximizing value to his clients.

Prior to joining MetCap, Rob worked as Managing Director with the Menkiti Group in Washington D.C. where he was responsible for all aspects of the commercial business unit, including company acquisitions and leasing for its 300,000 square foot portfolio of urban retail, office and industrial product. During his three years there, Rob more than doubled the size of the portfolio and increased occupancy 20% to bring the portfolio to over 90% leased. Select notable transactions include:

  • 50,000 square foot infill industrial acquisition, $7M reposition, and 10 year lease to DC Parks & Recreation.
  • Site acquisition and build-to-suit for 40,000 square foot Ward 8 charter school.
  • Acquisition of 50,000 square foot suburban office and value-add leasing in City of Fairfax.
  • Disposition of 20,000 square foot Adams Morgan office condo and subsequent tenant representation to Uline Arena.

From 2012 to 2015, Rob was Vice President at JLL where he helped grow the emerging industrial practice in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. During this time, he gained valuable institutional experience representing both private and public clients including IndCor, Liberty Property Trust, First Potomac, and Morgan Stanley among others.

From 2009 to 2012, Rob worked at TSC Realty Services LLC, as a Vice President. The small, entrepreneurial firm, comprised of Carey-Winston and Trammell Crow alumni, focused on investment sales, leasing and corporate advisory in suburban Washington D.C. Clients included, UPS, Prudential, Jackson-Shaw, Rock Creek Property Group, in addition to dozens of local investors and owner operators.

Prior to TSC, Rob was Vice President at Transwestern where his team sourced and completed over $150 million in investment sales transactions.


  • 1999 – University of Vermont
  • Licensed Real Estate Sales in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

301.657.7974 | robf@metcapadvisors.com |

Eric Hynek

Mr. Hynek has over 8 years of experience in the origination of commercial real estate debt and equity. At Metropolis Capital Advisors he focuses on the sourcing and placement of real estate capital for his clients. He has been successful in securing capital for all assets classes including numerous hotels, apartment buildings, and office projects. Mr. Hynek is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and regularly attends industry events including the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Trade Show, Mortgage Bankers Convention, and many local industry events.

Prior to Metropolis Capital Mr. Hynek worked at Eastern Union’s DC Office where he focused on originations in excess of a $100 Million. Previously he worked at a private real estate law firm performing accounting and various support functions for the firms attorneys.


  • 2008 – B.S. Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2015 – Pursuing Masters in Real Estate at American University’s Kogod School of Business with a concentration in Finance
  • Licensed Real Estate Sales in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

240.743.4178erich@metcapadvisors.com |

Eric Ross

Eric joins Metropolis Capital Advisors with over 30 years of real estate capital markets and deal structuring experience, both as a principal and as an advisor, sourcing investment opportunities, raising debt & equity at both the asset and entity level, and structuring and executing portfolio and corporate M&A transactions. Eric’s role at MetCap will be to help clients access capital for their real estate investments with a primary focus on sourcing JV equity.

Eric spent the last 5 years as President of Artery Capital Group, a family office making debt and JV equity investments in real estate. During this time, Eric helped set investment policy and helped invest and manage the family office’s capital.

Prior to his time at Artery Capital Group, Eric was Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Group at Arthur Andersen LLP where he accessed equity capital, and executed M&A transactions, for real estate clients such as Intown Suites Hotel Company, TA Realty Associates, ING Real Estate, Resources for Senior Living, Taconic Investment Partners and Morningstar Mini-Storage.


  • 1984 – B.S. in Business (Finance Concentration), Boston University

301.347.6228eric.ross@metcapadvisors.com |

Albert Missirlian

Mr. Missirlian has 20 years of commercial real estate experience, focused mainly on commercial real estate financing in addition to experience with investment sales, leasing and management of commercial properties in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As a member of Metropolis Capital Advisors Structured Finance Team, Al specializes in first mortgage originations, as well as managing underwriting and overseeing transactions and due diligence for the firm’s clients. Additionally, Al serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing the firm’s corporate and transactional operations.

From 2002 to mid-2009, Al was a Director in the Structured Finance Group at Transwestern, one of the largest privately held commercial real estate and development firms in the U.S. During this time, he participated in over $3 billion of transactions. Prior to joining Transwestern, Al was Director of Real Estate Partnering for eLink Communications, where he established a sales territory by developing and maintaining partnerships with owners and managers of commercial office buildings in the Baltimore-Washington and South Florida regions.

From 1998-2000, Al was a member of an investment services team in CB Richard Ellis’ Bethesda, MD office, where he participated in the sale and marketing of exclusively listed office and industrial properties to local and national investors totaling over $56 million.


  • 1996 – B.S. Public Administration, George Mason
  • Broker of record in the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia

301.657.4274alm@metcapadvisors.com |

Clifford Mendelson

Mr. Mendelson founded Metropolis Capital Advisors in 2009 to help his clients find the scarce capital available as a result of the Wall Street meltdown when traditional sources of financing dried up and Powerhouses, such as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, folded. Since starting Metropolis, Mr. Mendelson has executed on more than $150mm of equity and several billion dollars of mezzanine and senior debt. Mr. Mendelson brings more than 30 years of real estate finance and sales experience to the Metropolis team.

From 2002 to mid-2009, Mr. Mendelson led the Structured Finance Group at Transwestern, one of the largest privately held commercial real estate and development firms in the U.S. During this time, Cliff completed more than $3 billion of transactions, including the $550 million Solaris Residences development in Vail, Colorado, the $500 million recapitalization of 237 Park Avenue, a $155 million movie theater portfolio, the $110 million acquisition financing of an eight-property retail portfolio sold by Regency Centers to Spectrum Realty, and the sale of a $20 million rake bond on a luxury hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Mendelson was with CB Richard Ellis, where he headed the east coast hotel brokerage group and simultaneously ran the Mid-Atlantic and New York City real estate finance division of CB’s subsidiary, LJ Melody & Company. During this time, he completed the financing of several high profile structured deals, generally providing clients with equity or mezzanine portions of their capital structure.

From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Mendelson was with Transwestern’s predecessor, The Carey Winston Company, where he started the hotel brokerage division of the firm. During his tenure with Carey Winston, in that period, he closed more than 20 transactions, comprised of various deal structures including sales, debt, equity and mezzanine, as well as the restructuring of bankrupt or distressed entities.


  • 1988 – Syracuse University
  • Instructor – Structured Finance course for the Masters in Real Estate Program at Georgetown University
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia

301.657.2022cliffm@metcapadvisors.com |