Tony Lemaire, Vice President

Tony has over 40 years of experience in a wide range of commercial banking and commercial real estate lending.  Prior to joining WhiteStar in November of 2018, Tony had a long career  in commercial banking in the twin cities area, culminating in the position of President and CEO of Western Bank in St Paul.  Tony also served on the boards of several local non-profit organizations focusing on affordable housing, job creation, revitalization of urban neighborhoods, and also ending domestic violence.   
Tony earned a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois, and a Graduate Degree from the ABA Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

James Tam, Vice President

Jim was born and raised on the island of Maui in Hawaii and prior to joining WhiteStar in 2019, he worked as an attorney since 1974 in Honolulu as legal counsel primarily for establishing and operating Taft-Hartley and ERISA regulated trust funds.  Clients have included pension and fringe benefit trust funds for electricians, plumbers, cable television, operating engineers, carpenters, masons and stevedores, among others.  In the normal course of legal representation, Jim has advised his clients on ERISA compliance, plan design, asset management, benefit claims, plan mergers, and participant communications.  In addition, he has much experience in formation and operation of business entities, including helping clients to envision and implement business plans using his skills in negotiating, drafting, reviewing and editing a wide variety of transactional and regulatory documents required for efficient achievement business goals. 

After attending Punahou School in Honolulu and Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Jim earned his law degree in 1974 from the Georgetown University Law Center.  While attending Georgetown, he worked part-time for almost 3 years at the U.S. Supreme Court.   He is recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in Hawaii” in peer recognition conducted by Honolulu Magazine and has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Throughout his career Jim has been engaged with commitments to his community serving on many non-profit organizations as an officer or member of the board in areas such as performing arts, law enforcement, legal services, education, public safety and youth development. He has served as Hawaii Chapter Chair of Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization. He is a past president of Oahu County Club and The Pacific Club.

Jim now welcomes the opportunity to use his strategic skills to: Help trustees in ERISA regulated Taft-Hartley trust funds finds ways to achieve consistent returns equal to or better than their plan’s actuarial assumption by using WSA strategies to sustainably provide retirement and other benefits for their participants and beneficiaries Enhance WSA’s ability to provide QPAM services and Help company owners with strategically using company owned real estate for funding retirement plans.

Beatriz Martinez, Vice President, Property Management

Beatriz has over 25 years of accounting, property management and commercial leasing experience.  She has managed over 100 commercial properties across the United States, and the Caribbean, supervising the entire lease administration department. 

Beatriz has been a resident of South Florida since 1990 and graduated from St. John’s University with a BS in Business Administration.

Catherine Bishop, Vice President

Catherine served five years in the Army as a Judge Advocate.  She has four years of litigation experience at the state court and Federal levels; two years of which were as a military Federal prosecutor in Europe.  Additional roles included advising  commanders and senior staff on regulatory compliance issues from fiscal and administrative law, ethics, national security, and the law of war.  Catherine was further responsible for the review of millions of dollars of procurement and expenditure requests for equipment and services to ensure compliance with federal acquisition regulations and Congressional appropriations.


She earned her law degree from Mercer University School of Law where she completed an additional program focused on advanced legal writing.  While in law school, she also competed in client counseling and moot court competitions, earning titles at the regional and national levels.  She also is a member of the Florida Bar.

Larry Brandts, Regional Business Development Manager

Larry has over 25 years of experience in accounting, financial and real estate oversight, information technology services and administration roles in the public sector.  Prior to joining WhiteStar Advisors, Larry worked in various roles of increasing responsibility for the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund (MERF), a $1 billion public pension fund and then as Information Technology Services Director for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  Larry is based in Golden Valley, MN and works with WhiteStar clients in the Midwest, primarily the Twin Cities area. Larry earned a BSB in accounting from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and has experience serving as a director and treasurer for several non-profit organizations.

Abraham "Abe" Hasbun, Risk Manager, Senior Accountant

Abe has over 20 years’ experience in property and casualty insurance, working for several large agencies, including Brown & Brown Insurance. During that time, he also worked as a licensed real estate and mortgage broker. He currently handles the day-to-day insurance and risk management duties at WhiteStar while also being a member of the accounting department.

Abe attended Florida International University. He is a volunteer with several charity groups and serves on the board of directors for two non-profit organizations.

Jaimee Chiat, Senior Accountant

With over 17 years of experience in property accounting, Jaimee joined WhiteStar in 2014.  She has worked with private owners as well as asset management companies throughout her career.

Jaimee earned her MBA, with a specialization in Financial Valuation and Investment Management, from Lynn University. She earned a BS from the University of Hartford, and has served on the board of a non-profit organization, along with other volunteer efforts.

Gian Di Boscio, Investment Analyst

Gian specializes in investment analysis with experience in both real estate and equity research. His career started in the financial services industry performing equity research and quantitative analysis to generate investment ideas mainly focused on publicly traded REIT’s and publicly traded retail equities. Following his time in the financial services industry, Gian moved into real estate providing brokerage services and analytics to clients interested in the sale or purchase of commercial real estate. At WhiteStar, he collaborates with the investment committee on the underwriting and due diligence for potential investments, loans and dispositions.

Gian earned a BBA with a focus in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

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