Stuart Schooler


Stuart is co-founder of the Maven Group. As Managing Member, Stuart is responsible for day-to-day operations, strategic planning, project acquisitions, development, risk management, engineering oversight and due diligence services. Stuart has provided expert testimony on environmental remediation, stigmatized property and diminution in value, and commercial brokerage disputes. Stuart began his career as an environmental engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency and Amoco Chemicals Corporation. Stuart then entered the real estate market as a commercial real estate broker for Barnes, Morris & Pardoe, establishing that firm's retail sales group. He is widely published on real estate and financial matters.

Stuart earned an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Energy Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland. Stuart completed his graduate thesis at Penn in the financial and technical justification of distributive energy systems and is implementing that expertise through the installation of solar panels, geothermal loops and wind systems in many of the Maven Group's real estate projects. Stuart Schooler is a Maryland licensed professional engineer.


Warren Teitelbaum


Warren S. Teitelbaum is co-founder of The Maven Group. In 1978, with a loan of $5,000, Warren co-founded, and as CEO, directed the rapid growth of Mattress Discounters (MD). It grew to 275 locations in 14 markets nationwide, leading it to become the nation's largest mattress retailer. In 1997, he sold Mattress Discounters to a publicly held company for an undisclosed amount. At the time of its sale, Mattress Discounters was the largest mattress chain in the United States. Warren was a home furnishings pioneer, integrating every aspect of the business, from advertising to delivery to manufacturing, to private label branding.

Prior to selling MD, not only was he in the mattress business, “Wally” also ventured into the carpet and furniture business, but soon became interested in commercial/residential real estate. He began to apply his business integration expertise that he acquired from the retail sales of Mattress Discounters to the acquisition of operating real estate. After selling Mattress Discounters, Wally directed his efforts towards the creation of retailer friendly shopping center schemes that optimize the retailer's street presence and optimize the consumer shopping experience. With the revival of mixed use residential and retail buildings in Washington's urban core, Wally has focused his efforts on expanding the synergies and complementary elements of mixed-use buildings.

Wally is a US Army Vietnam combat veteran. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He attended Finance School in Indiana. Aside from being a well-accomplished businessman, Wally also strives to be a philanthropist and over the years has supported Big Brothers, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Foundation), Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. and Wounded Warriors. He is a married father and grandfather.

Lawrence Alpert

Sr. VP of Property Management

Lawrence Alpert manages the in-house commercial, recreational and residential property management group at Recycland, LLC and the Maven Group. Mr. Alpert brings to the company over thirty-five years of experience in retailing, lease negotiations and administration, construction oversight, and facilities and site selection. With an extensive background in retail operations, Mr. Alpert possesses an insight into the specific needs of tenants, which allows him to achieve maximum results for both landlord and tenant during new lease negotiations. His responsibilities at Recycland, LLC and the Maven Group include overseeing the day-to-day property operation, leasing, construction management, budgeting, reviewing and negotiating annual contracts.

Larry holds a BS from George Washington University.

Thomas Albert

Director of Development

Tom has over thirty years of real estate experience in all facets of project management and development/re-development. He is experienced in development, institutional investment, asset management and restructuring for national multi-family, mixed-use and office real estate. He was most recently a development project manager for The John M. Corcoran Co. of Braintree, MA for 9 years, led the Asset Management group of AEW Capital for a part of his 14 years there and before that was a project manager for Verizon/AT&T's Real Estate Group for 6 years.

His responsibilities with the Maven Group and the Sportsplex Joint Venture include permitting, development/re-development, financing, feasibility and acquisition of new developments projects.

Tom has a BS from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Richard Rosenbluth

C.P.A. - Sr. VP of Financial & Accounting Operations

Rick supervises the financial and accounting operations of the Maven Group as well as its affiliated entities and manages the loan servicing facilities of the Maven Group. Rick brings over 30 years of commercial real estate experience to the Maven Group, working with some of the most successful real estate development and management companies in the Washington, DC area, such as Equitable Real Estate Investment Management Co., Inc. and Lerner Enterprises. His expertise includes treasury operations, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, as well as lease oversight functions.

Mr. Rosenbluth holds an MBA and a BBA degree from George Washington University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland, as well as the CGMA Designation.

Aaron Schooler

Vice President of Acquisitions

Aaron is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, due diligence management and preparation of investment memoranda for acquisitions, property investments and joint ventures. He manages the submission of business plans, budgets and valuations, as well as underwrite leasing, development and financing initiatives. He will also size and screen potential mixed-use, multi-family, retail development and other commercial real estate projects to add to the company’s portfolio.

Aaron earned his Master of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University.

Team Members

Alida Gohoure

Assistant Controller

Alida assists Rick with the corporate and real estate budgeting and forecasting for the company. She is responsible for the financial accounting operations for The Maven Group and related entities. Her responsibilities also include doing bank reconciliations, journal entries, overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable (AP/AR), subsidiary payroll and sales taxes.

Alida holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland, as well as an MBA in Accounting and HR from UMUC.


Vallarie Threat

Assistant Property Manager

Vallarie’s daily responsibilities include assisting with property operations, performing site inspections, lease administration, vendor management and accounting.

Vallarie is a Licensed Property Manager in the District of Columbia, with over 10 years of experience in Commercial Office and Retail Property Management in the DC Metro area.


Alexandra Britt

Administrative Assistant / Researcher

Alexandra manages day-to-day office administration, inquiries and IT needs. The company's website content, land use, zoning and other property research also fall within Alex's dominion.

She holds a BS in Family Science from the University of Maryland.