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Catalyst Community Capital, Inc. | 936 South Howard Ave., 202 | Tampa, FL 33606 | (813) 670-3223 | info@catalystcd.com

The Team

The Catalyst team is comprised of a dynamic group of professionals with diversified backgrounds and a broad range of experience and expertise in the fields of finance and real estate development. We work collaboratively and cohesively, leveraging each other’s specific set of skills and knowledge in an environment that encourages and fosters innovative thinking and problem solving. 


Joseph Bonora is the founder and President of Catalyst Asset Management. Joe is responsible for all aspects of the business, including the planning, development, financial management and implementation of the firm’s various verticals. Joe is particularly well versed in forming public-private partnerships and engineering complex capital structures to finance the firm’s development projects.



Prior to forming Catalyst, Joe was the co-founder and Managing Director of Aileron Investment Management, a national specialty finance firm focused on government guaranteed loan programs, and developer of multifamily, senior housing and mixed-use properties. From the time he formed the company in 2010 until 2018, Joe led Aileron in providing in excess of $550 million in funding to small business owners nationwide, and developed over one million square feet of real estate totaling nearly $200 million.

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Michael Allan is Managing Director of Catalyst Asset Management. Mike is responsible for the execution and continued growth of Catalyst’s development pipeline including all aspects of the real estate development process from initial conception through construction, to lease-up and stabilization. He is also involved in the firm’s lending platform, overseeing the origination and closing of bridge and construction loans.


Prior to Joining Catalyst, Mike was Vice President of Development & Opportunistic Investments at Aileron Investment Management, responsible for the origination and analysis of high yield transactions, which included short-term bridge and mezzanine loans, and real estate development opportunities. Mike directed all aspects of the firm’s short-term lending platform, and also managed many of the day-to-day tasks related to the company’s real estate developments.

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Jared Wendel is Catalyst’s chief accountant and controller, responsible for managing relationships with the firm’s lenders, investors and auditors, as well as leading the firm’s accounting, human resources and information technology teams. Jared also provides both operational support and strategic guidance to the executive management team, and participates in the Company’s planning and decision-making process.


Prior to joining Catalyst, Jared was controller for Aileron Investment Management, where he was responsible for the company’s accounting, bookkeeping and working with the company’s accountants to prepare audits and tax returns for the operating companies and investment funds.

Jared graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business with a BS in accounting.

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As Director of Communications, Lindsey Bartley is responsible for drafting executive communications, developing and implementing communications plans to roll out new initiatives, preparing federal and state grant applications, and serving as a corporate spokesperson. Lindsey is also responsible for researching, coordinating data, and drafting reports for Investors and Stakeholders, and is responsible for identifying and implementing new policies and procedures to enhance the company’s best practices.


Prior to joining Catalyst, Lindsey worked for Aileron Investment Management as a commercial credit analyst and portfolio manager, where she was responsible for processing and underwriting the Company's commercial real estate loans, as well as the administration of the company’s construction loan portfolio. 

Lindsey graduated from University of Missouri with a BA in Communications. 

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As a Business Development Officer for Catalyst, Nasser is responsible for the origination of new business, including new loan requests as well as development opportunities. In addition to this, Nasser also assists in procuring financing for the company’s affordable and conventional housing projects, as well as identifying new sites for the firm to acquire.


Prior to joining Catalyst, Nasser was the Portfolio Manager for Aileron Investment Management, where he was responsible for the servicing of the company’s construction and bridge loan portfolios, as well as project management for the company’s multifamily and senior housing developments.


Nasser  graduated with a BS in Finance from the University of Tampa

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Nasser Al-Hafi
VP Business Development
Joseph Bonora
Michael Allan
Managing Director
Jared Wendel
Lindsey Bartley
Communications Director