Jay Post is Managing Partner and President of Orangestar, which he co-launched in 2014 with his brother Brian Post. Jay oversees the day to day management and operating activities of the firm, and is responsible for the sourcing of all acquisitions, debt originations, and dispositions, for the company. He started his career in the Management Development Program at M&T Bank and parlayed his banking experience across multiple industries into senior positions at private companies and large international investment banks and institutions. Jay received a BS in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University’s Martin J Whitman School of Management.
Jay and his wife Nicole are active members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community and serve on multiple boards and committees. Jay serves as a Board Member of Congregation Anshai Torah in Plano, TX and is also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Dallas Area JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council.) When not working, Jay can be found on the sideline coaching his boys’ soccer and basketball teams.
Brian Post is Managing Partner, CFO and Treasurer of Orangestar, which he co-launched in 2014 with his brother Jay Post. Brian oversees all elements of the Company’s finance and asset management functions and has served as a principal on numerous new development projects and acquisitions. Prior to founding Orangestar, Brian worked for Deloitte in their Banking and Securities Group and holds CPA licenses in New York and Ohio. Brian received a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Undergraduate Degrees in both Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He is a member of AICPA, BOMA, and ICSC.
Brian is married and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Heather, and daughter, Cara.
Martin Solomon is a respected real estate veteran whose leadership in the industry spans over 50 years and includes Commercial and Residential real estate investment, development and asset management.
After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1967 with a degree in Corporate Finance and Real Estate, Martin joined B & I Management Co., co-founded by his father, Howard Solomon, Abram Post and Myron Agrenovitz, in 1947. Initially working in property management involving apartment complexes, Martin soon headed up an expansion of the business into shopping center development in the early 1970’s. In 1987, the shareholders of the various entities involved in the firm’s businesses, did a corporate reorganization and formed P & S Equities, Inc. as the parent company of all the real estate interests. In addition, in the late 1970’s, the shareholders diversified into the energy business and got involved in oil and gas well development. The oil and gas business was affected primarily through Mash Investment Company and P & S Energy, Inc. In the 1980’s, Martin succeeded the first generation co-founders to become President and CEO of all the business enterprises.
Starting in the 1990’s, P & S diversified geographically into various states including Colorado, Texas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. The geographic expansion also included diversification into mixed use properties and office buildings. In 2014, P & S made a major commitment to establish a significant presence in Dallas, TX, and to begin an acquisition program of commercial properties, with an emphasis on office buildings. This program is spearheaded by Orangestar Properties, which is headed by Jay Post and Brian Post, third generation family members of one of the co-founders. Orangestar is the main vehicle for new acquisitions and development and involves Martin Solomon and Ben Post, second generation, Jay Post, Brian Post and Jeffrey Solomon, third generation, and Andrew Solomon and Brandon Solomon, fourth generation.
Orangestar is headquartered in Plano, TX and Martin now calls Dallas, TX home.
Ben Post is a seasoned real estate executive and has worked in the industry for close to 5 decades. He has spent his entire career with Orangestar predecessor companies and is currently a Partner and Advisor to Orangestar.
Ben joined P & S Equities, the Ohio-based real estate development firm co-founded by his father Abe Post in 1972, shortly after graduating college. Ben worked closely with his father, as well as co-founder Howard Solomon, as the company expanded its legacy residential real estate portfolio to include commercial real estate property such as existing shopping centers and surrounding land for future development. In addition, Ben also worked as an administrator and development associate in the firm’s energy business, P&S Energy, started in the late 1970s.
Throughout his career, Ben has been responsible for the administration of the entire P&S Equities business including all subsidiaries, and has also served as the company’s corporate secretary. Today, he consults and invests with sons Jay and Brian in the acquisition and operation of Texas properties for the Orangestar portfolio.
Mr. Post earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management with a major in accounting from Syracuse University. He lives in Naples, Florida.
Jeffrey Solomon is a Partner and Advisor with Orangestar and has been with the Company since 1995. His primary focus is on Orangestar’s residential, multi-family operations. He’s a native of Youngstown, Ohio and holds a BA in Communications from the Ohio State University.
Jeffrey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Valley Partners, Inc. formerly The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation, where he served as President.