Our team draws on deep experience and diverse knowledge to give project owners an advantage at any stage.

From All Angles

As experts in our respective disciplines, we bring several views of the project to the table allowing us to identify hidden risks and opportunities.


Our backgrounds let us speak the language of all the stakeholders, so communication in both directions is clear. Plus, as a centralized point of contact for all parties, we advance the owner’s goals with every interaction.


Where the Minds Meet


Russ Robertson

Managing Member

Management Innovator / Financial Modeler
Strategic Planner / Mixed-use Developer

As the managing member of Cap Ex Advisory Group, Russ guides business and real estate owners through a myriad of financial, environmental, and market risks that confront the acquisition, ownership, construction, and development process. Russ bundles a unique combination of aesthetic training and analytical rigor, a pecuniary advantage to any owner’s decision-making process. Additionally, he is a LEED Accredited Professional, a registered architect, an MBA recipient from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a leader of several efforts to improve the built environment.

MBA [Wharton]
B-ARCH [Virginia Tech]
AIA
LEED AP


Cailin McGough

Partner

Project Manager / Grant & Tax Credit Specialist
Fundraiser / Government & Community Liaison

With more than 15 years of experience in community development, Cailin brings a unique perspective to managing capital projects. Her knowledge of neighborhoods and the inner workings of city government is an asset to any client needing an insider’s perspective on jurisdictional support. With a background in journalism and public policy, she works with Cap Ex clients to identify funding sources and craft narratives that compel capital to support projects with great missions. Cailin joins Cap Ex from the nonprofit American Communities Trust, where she secured grants and tax credits to advance an adaptive reuse project focused on job creation in the food sector. Her work includes community impact assessments of capital projects funded with New Markets Tax Credits. Previously, she analyzed economic development issues in the Office of the Baltimore City Council President. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies and earned a BS in communications and political science from Towson University. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

M.A. Public Policy [Johns Hopkins]
Economic Development Finance Professional Certification [National Development Council] (in progress)

Cailin McGough

Partner

Project Manager / Grant & Tax Credit Specialist
Fundraiser / Government & Community Liaison

Cailin is a Master of Public Policy graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies. She joins Cap Ex Advisory Group from the non-profit American Communities Trust, where she was responsible for fundraising and grant writing in support of ACT’s projects. Her work at ACT also included community impact assessment of capital projects funded with New Markets Tax Credits. Cailin’s degree in Mass Communication with a focus on journalism brings a unique perspective to the process of identifying funding sources and crafting intelligent arguments to compel capital sources to support projects with great missions. She previously worked in Baltimore City Hall for City Councilman Jim Kraft and later for City Council President Jack Young. Her knowledge of communities and the inner workings of city government is an asset to any client that needs an insider’s perspective on jurisdictional support.

M.A. Public Policy [Johns Hopkins]
Economic Development Finance Professional Certification [National Development Council] (in progress)

Cailin McGough

Partner

Project Manager
Grant & Tax Credit Specialist
Fundraiser
Government & Community Liaison

Cailin is a Master of Public Policy graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies. She joins Cap Ex Advisory Group from the non-profit American Communities Trust, where she was responsible for fundraising and grant writing in support of ACT’s projects. Her work at ACT also included community impact assessment of capital projects funded with New Markets Tax Credits. Cailin’s degree in Mass Communication with a focus on journalism brings a unique perspective to the process of identifying funding sources and crafting intelligent arguments to compel capital sources to support projects with great missions. She previously worked in Baltimore City Hall for City Councilman Jim Kraft and later for City Council President Jack Young. Her knowledge of communities and the inner workings of city government is an asset to any client that needs an insider’s perspective on jurisdictional support.

M.A. Public Policy [Johns Hopkins]
Economic Development Finance Professional Certification [National Development Council] (in progress)


Tom Caso

Partner

Project Leader / Construction Specialist
Budget Developer / Risk Assessor

Tom uses his background as a mechanical engineer, his current pursuit of an MBA degree from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, and his experience building major institutional construction projects to guide construction documentation and cost estimation. He advocates for the client from the earliest stages of planning through the completion of a project to ensure money is spent wisely. As a seasoned project manager, Tom works on a variety of projects, from renovations to new construction, and uses lessons learned to help manage the owner’s risk as the project moves through its various stages.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering [Bucknell]
MBA [JHU Carey School of Business] (In progress)


Jonah Hanowitz

Partner

Venture Capital Expert / Nonprofit Advisor
Waterfront Environment Specialist

Jonah leverages his background in venture capital, nonprofit consulting, entrepreneurship and operations to bring a creative and nontraditional lens to capital project management. He specializes in preparing for the uncertain and meeting unforeseen challenges with structure and measure. Jonah holds an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis. Prior to joining Cap Ex, Jonah helped launch Catalyst for Good, an incubator providing technical assistance and resources to nonprofit organizations. He managed due-diligence operations for the seed-stage venture capital group Seedfunders, and managed opportunity zone development projects on behalf of individual investors along Florida’s Gulf Coast. In a previous career, Jonah spent more than a decade at sea aboard ship docking tugboats. He is a licensed USCG 1600 Gross Ton Master. Jonah combines knowledge of critical operational structures with an ability to navigate unknowns inherent in venture funding and startups. He employs this perspective to mitigate volatility across the life span of complex capital projects.

MBA [Olin]
BS Marine Transportation [Maine Maritime]
AAS Marine Composites Manufacturing [Honolulu Community College]

Jonah Hanowitz

Partner

Venture Capital Expert / Nonprofit Advisor
Waterfront Environment Specialist

Jonah leverages his background in venture capital, nonprofit consulting, entrepreneurship and operations to bring a creative and nontraditional lens to capital project management. He specializes in preparing for the uncertain and meeting unforeseen challenges with structure and measure. Jonah holds an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis. Prior to joining Cap Ex, Jonah helped launch Catalyst for Good, an incubator providing technical assistance and resources to nonprofit organizations. He managed due-diligence operations for the seed-stage venture capital group Seedfunders, and managed opportunity zone development projects on behalf of individual investors along Florida’s Gulf Coast. In a previous career, Jonah spent more than a decade at sea aboard ship docking tugboats. He is a licensed USCG 1600 Gross Ton Master. Jonah combines knowledge of critical operational structures with an ability to navigate unknowns inherent in venture funding and startups. He employs this perspective to mitigate volatility across the life span of complex capital projects.

MBA [Olin]
BS Marine Transportation [Maine Maritime]
AAS Marine Composites Manufacturing [Honolulu Community College]

With Cap Ex Advisory Group as their advocate, project owners can make informed, timely decisions with confidence. They know the final results will meet their objectives, while also supporting the missions of their organizations.

Contact Us to Begin Your Project
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