Meet Team Artifact
Javier Martinez - Founder & CEO
Javier is Artifact’s founder and CEO, managing firm strategy and direction while overseeing all development efforts to deliver maximum investor return. Javier has worked on the acquisition, construction and operations of many large scale real estate transactions during his tenure at Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, including global hotel, commercial and residential developments. Major projects include Faena Miami, Faena Buenos Aires and The Ocean Club in the Bahamas in addition to acquisitions of large and small companies including Warner Music Group, LyondellBasell, and Songkick, a music ticketing company. Javier has a Bachelor of Science from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Geoff Bartakovics - PARTNER & COO
Geoff is an Artifact partner and its COO, aligning day-to-day operations with firm strategy by managing the Artifact Living and Collective Spaces brands, including all tech, operations, sales and marketing. Geoff is an experienced technology and media executive, having founded and led the foodie media brand Tasting Table since 2008, an early leader in native content advertising and influencer marketing. He has advised or sat on the board of dozens of start-ups and small businesses across a range of industries. Previously, Geoff was a Business Manager in mortgage-backed finance at UBS Investment Bank and a Systems Analyst at Deloitte Consulting. He graduated from The University of Chicago and was a Fulbright Fellow at The University of Hamburg.
LOREN DAYE - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
As founder of Studio LOVEISENOUGH, Loren is responsible for translating Artifact’s abstract ambitions into compelling physical designs that integrate our portfolio of properties. Loren brings to Artifact deep experience in designing and delivering elevated residential, retail and experiential design and identity projects, with a focus in hospitality and hotel design. She is fluent in brand and conceptual development, retail collaboration, art direction, interior architecture, project management and construction administration. Loren was Creative Director for Space at Ace Hotel Group, Senior Designer then Creative Consultant at Roman and Williams and Aero Studios.
ALESSANDRO CIMINI & IGNACIO LAMAR - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS
As founders of ELOD STUDIO, Alessandro and Ignacio manage all architecture and construction for Artifact. They have actively practiced architecture, urban design and interior design through ELOD in Harlem for over 15 years, bringing Artifact a critical blend of local knowledge and community familiarity. Alessandro has extensive experience with gut rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of nineteenth and early twentieth century urban buildings. Alessandro graduated from the Facolta di Architettura at the Universita degli Studi di Roma in 1997 and has an MS in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. He was also a visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in New York. Ignacio graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas in 1990 and has an MS in Architecture and Urban Design and Advanced Architectural Design, both from Columbia University. He was a Visiting Critic at Columbia University and Syracuse University School of Architecture in New York.
ROB LOZANO - Construction project manager
Bill is Director of Operations & Hospitality, overseeing all consumer-facing operations across our residential, co-working and forthcoming hospitality brands. Bill has over 10 years of hospitality experience ranging from chef to event production to hotel management and 5 years experience in the music industry in management and programming. Formerly, Bill served as the General Manager of the boutique hotel and music studio, Maderas Village, located in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. After the hotel’s closure in response to political unrest Bill began consulting for hotels in the New York Region before joining Artifact. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
AR Construction (All Renovation Construction LLC) is a NY State / NYC MBE certified full service General Contractor offering broad-spectrum of services to developers and residential clients. Since 2007, AR has specialized in high-end renovation construction projects and has a proven track record in the timely completion of full-gut landmark brownstones, townhouses and apartment renovations. AR also self-performs interior carpentry services for projects ranging 30,000 - 300,000 sq ft of rehabs and ground up projects lead by Prime General Contractors in association with HPD, DASNY, and non-profit organizations. AR's team has developed strong relationships with trusted subs and vendors since 2007 which ensures continued delivery of projects on time and within budget.
MADSEN CONSULTING ENGINEERING
Madsen Consulting Engineering is a Structural Engineering firm founded by Erik Madsen, PE and Cristian S. Vimer, PhD, PE. The team is comprised of eleven staff members, including five licensed engineers. The firm has extensive expertise with all types of new and existing buildings, including residential, commercial, educational, hotels, healthcare institutions, cultural projects and art installation. Madsen consulting Engineers also has deep experience with affordable housing projects funded by government agencies such as HUD or HPD and with projects that require approval from the MTA, DOT, PANYNJ or other government agencies.
J Pilla Group is a full service Construction Company providing site development, project management, and cost control to the public and private sectors. They have a background covering a wide range of residential, commercial, public, institutional, and infrastructure building projects throughout all of the New York City five boroughs. They also perform excavation, pile driving, and concrete forming, placing and finishing services. With over forty years experience in construction they have a solid financial position and credible track record with new construction projects and multi-unit gut rehabilitation projects, primarily in the public sector
Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects, corporate real estate portfolios, and the energy industry. Langan clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions, and energy companies around the world.
Gabler & McVeety LAW
Gabler & McVeety practices all facets of real property law, with extensive experience in commercial and residential transactions, commercial leasing, developer and owner representation. G&M represents clients in the acquisition, sale, financing and development of commercial, retail, industrial, hotel and residential properties. G&M also represents sellers, purchasers and institutional lenders, boards and developers in negotiations, financing and other general matters. G&M represents lenders and borrowers in all forms of commercial and residential lending and financing including real estate based and asset based lending, construction, interim, bridge and permanent financing.