Aptitude is a real estate development firm with projects throughout the country


With a concentrated focus on student housing, Aptitude has been consistently delivering strong risk adjusted returns to its investors through an ornate ability to create value in strategic land sourcing and taking the projects through the approval, design, construction, and operation phases. Aptitude is as hands on as anyone can be from beginning to end because at the end of the day, no one cares more than the owner!

Aptitude is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with throughout the country and has a pipeline of projects that stretch from coast to coast.


Jared Hutter - Principal

Jared Hutter co-founded Aptitude Development (and its predecessor BLVD Equities in 2014) with the intention of building ground-up purpose built student housing throughout the United States. Jared's expertise and focus is on picking new markets, entitling the projects, and developing the best student housing locations around the country. With Aptitude, Jared oversees all site selection and acquisitions, market/ site feasibility and financial analysis, equity raise and investor management Prior to starting his own firm, Jared was involved in the building, purchase, and management of several hundred million dollars of real estate throughout all sectors.

Jared Hutter holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.


Zachary R. Feldman

Zach spearheads the company’s new development efforts around the country focusing on sourcing and underwriting new opportunities. In addition to his responsibilities targeting new markets, Zach also concentrates on pre-development, capital markets, and investor relations.

Prior to joining Aptitude Development Zach launched ENJOI 77 HOLDINGS, a real estate investment company specializing in student housing and multifamily investments in the Northeast. In addition to starting ENJOI 77 HOLDINGS, Zach was the Director of Operations and Growth for Leiter Property Management, managing over $1B of real estate throughout Brooklyn.

Outside of work, Zach is focused on The Wildcat Fund, a non-profit organization he co-founded that provides mentorship and college financial aid to students of color from his high school alma mater.

Zach received his bachelor’s degree from Elon University where he majored in Finance and double minored in International Relations and Economics

Brian Rosen - Principal

Brian oversees all preconstruction activities, construction matters, and debt. Brian’s vast expertise and experience in every aspect of the development process is vital to Aptitudes growth and success. Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree from the School of Management at Syracuse University.

Brian also has served as President of Rosen Property Group, a third generation family real estate business which has amassed a multi-family portfolio in excess of 5,000 units across the Northeast. Today, Brian is all in on student housing as the cofounder of Aptitude Development.


Jordan Suchoff

Jordan has been a part of the Aptitude Development team since 2017 and heads up the asset management and marketing/leasing efforts across the company’s portfolio.  He works closely with the construction teams as well as directs the onsite management at operating properties. In addition, Jordan oversees all lease up activities ensuring Aptitude’s ability to effectively execute business strategies.  On-top of marketing and building operations, Jordan plays a vital role in investor relations.

Prior to joining Aptitude Development, Jordan managed leasing activities for over 2MM SF of property throughout the NY Metro. Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

Steven Steinman - Principal

Steven Steinman had a successful career on Wall Street spanning over twenty-five years. He founded Trimark Securities, the nation’s pre-eminent third market listed stock trading firm and subsequently expanded into NASDAQ and institutional trading by co-founding Knight Securities. Mr. Steinman served as Chairman of the Board of Knight until May 2000. Since his retirement from Knight he has devoted his business interests to managing his Family Office, Steinman Family Associates, LP (SFA) where he serves as Principal and General Partner. SFA has participated in well over fifty real estate transactions -primarily development and value add - as both a limited and general partner. He is currently focusing his real estate efforts on developing Aptitude’s portfolio with primary interest in project financing, design, and marketing. Mr. Steinman attended Columbia University and resides in Greenwich, Connecticut.