|REIAC West Advisory Board
||Tony Canzoneri (Advisory Board Co-Chair)
The Picerne Group
Tony Canzoneri handles government and community relations matters for The Picerne Group. His legal career has focused on handling sophisticated real estate transactions and government relations matters for private and public sector clients involving planning, development, construction contracts and disputes, financing and ownership of residential, retail, office, industrial, mixed-use, master planned communities, and infrastructure. His areas of emphasis include land use,horizontal and vertical subdivisions, environmental, redevelopment, economic development, financing, distressed real estate workouts, and public private partnerships.
He was the City Attorney and Redevelopment Agency Counsel for the City of Monterey Park from 1986 to 2009 and the former City Attorney and Redevelopment Agency Counsel for the City of Cerritos. His years of representing both private and public sector clients has enabled him to develop unique experience in the art of creating and implementing successful public private partnerships.
||Michael McCann (Advisory Board Co-Chair), Managing Director
Michael McCann is a Managing Director in the Orange County office of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LLP (HFF) and has over 22 years of institutional real estate investment management experience. He is responsible for investment advising, underwriting, and marketing of investment sale and joint venture equity transactions for institutional quality properties in southern California and other western U.S. markets.
Mr. McCann joined HFF in December 2011 after serving as Principal at Adanac Realty Advisors since 2009. Prior to Adanac, he worked at ING Clarion Partners where he sourced, structured, and closed approximately $3.5 billion of direct real estate investments in multiple property types (industrial, office, multi-family, retail, and hotel) and all investment risk profiles (core, core-plus/value-add, and opportunistic), and established Clarion’s southern California office in 2004. His experience also includes senior roles in acquisitions, asset management, and development at Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, Birtcher Property Services, Wald Nickell Realty Advisors, and Bentall Development Company.
||Steve Ames, Managing Director, Western Region
USAA Real Estate Company
As Managing Director of the Western Region for USAA Real Estate Company, Steve is responsible for new business generation including identification, coordination and implementation of development and build-to-suit transactions. In addition, Steve handles real estate acquisitions in the California, Nevada and Arizona for the company. He is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition process including sourcing
transactions, market and property underwriting, due diligence and closing. Over the past five years, Steve has assisted the company in executing office, industrial and land development transactions totaling more than $650 million in value.
Steve also has an extensive background in the management and marketing of USAA’s Western Region portfolio of commercial real estate properties in various locations such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Reno, Sacramento, Seattle, Phoenix and others. This experience affords the company and its clients a unique perspective on leasing, tenant relations, construction and expense management.
Prior to joining USAA, Steve was a Vice President with CB Richard Ellis/Koll Marketing Group for nearly eight years. Steve was responsible for marketing activities within Koll-owned and managed properties in the Orange County, California area. These projects totaled more than 4 million square feet of Class A and Trophy quality space including Koll Center Newport, Koll Center Irvine, Koll Center Irvine North and portions of Hutton Center.
Before joining CB Richard Ellis/Koll, Steve worked for six years with Grubb & Ellis and McCarter Burke and specialized in representing both corporate tenants and owners. At McCarter Burke, Steve was named Rookie of the Year in 1986. He began his career in marketing as a sales representative for Honeywell, Inc.
Steve is serving as the 2012 President of NAIOP SoCal, the nation’s second largest chapter, with nearly 1,000 members. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (MBA) and California State University at Fullerton. He is also a licensed California real estate brokers and holds the CCIM designation.
||Jeff Baize, Founder and CEO
Jeff D. Baize is the Founder and CEO of Brookhurst Development Corp., a national development firm that focuses exclusively on public-private partnerships (“P3s”) with federal, state and local governments. Brookhurst is a national leader in the acquisition, development, and management of governmental facilities and social infrastructure. With offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento, Indianapolis and Houston and a
professional management staff with over 150 years collective experience in the design, construction, development and financing of public agency facilities, Brookhurst has become renowned for bringing to public-private ventures innovative deal structuring and creative P3 development concepts.
Mr. Baize is noted for his P3 expertise having participated in the completion of over half a billion dollars in development ventures. He is recognized as a foremost authority on delivery and financing methodolgies for P3 projects having authored many articles on the subject including co-authoring the book “School Facilities Planning: A Guide to Laws and Procedures for Funding, Siting, Design and Construction” wherein he authored a section on public school development through private financing and development. He has assited the California Office of the Governor on drafts of P3 bills and, at the request of state senators, has testified to the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance and the Assembly Committee on Local Government on P3 matters. He has advised such state agencies as the California Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the State Allocation Board, the Administrative Office of the Courts, Legislative Counsel and the Judiciary to the Legislature. He has also been involved in new P3 legislation in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Washington DC. Mr. Baize is recognized as an expert witness on P3 matters by the California court system.
Brookhurst has been an active leader in real estate investment banking and capital funding since its formation in 1996. Through Brookhurst, Mr. Baize worked internationally including advising the Peoples Republic of China in Shanghai on recapitalization of several of their landmark assets as well as providing investment banking services to Japanese companies in the sale of their U.S. holdings. Prior to his international endeavors, Mr. Baize was Vice President of The Prudential Insurance Company overseeing the financing and equity investment transactions for Prudential’s 9 billion dollar Western U.S. real estate portfolio.
Mr. Baize holds a Bachelor of Architecture and MBA degrees, both conferred at the University of Texas where he was also a faculty member teaching real estate development and finance. He has also conducted studies in urban development at Oxford University, England. He is an Assoc. Member of the American Institute of Architects, a licensed California real estate broker, and current Chairman of the Public-Private Partnership Committee for the Western Council of Construction Consumers.
In 1989, Mr. Baize founded the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), which has since grown to become a recognized national forum for senior officers involved in transactions involving commercial and institutional-grade real estate investments.
||Chris Black, Senior Vice President - Acquisitions
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
Christopher Black is a Senior Vice President responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities in the Western United States for Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers. This involves acquiring existing properties as well as providing joint venture equity for development projects. These investments include office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties.
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, with affiliate and subsidiary offices in the US, UK, Europe and Asia, is one of the world’s largest real estate investment advisers. It provides core and value-added investment and advisory services, including a comprehensive suite of real estate debt, equity and securities expertise and services, to institutional and other qualified investors around the globe. Cornerstone is a member of the MassMutual Financial Group. Cornerstone and its subsidiaries have assets under management totaling more than $32 billion.
Prior to joining Cornerstone in 2004, Mr. Black spent five years as a Vice President at Summit Commercial responsible for Development, Acquisitions and Dispositions. Prior to joining Summit Commercial, Mr. Black spent four years at Copley Real Estate Advisors/AEW Capital Management, where he was responsible for Asset Management, Acquisitions and Dispositions. Mr. Black began his career at Price Waterhouse as a real estate consultant.
Mr. Black received a BS degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Development from the University of Southern California.
American Realty Advisors
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Invesco Real Estate OC
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||Martin Caverly, Chief Executive Officer
EVOQ Properties, Inc.
Mr. Caverly is a seasoned real estate private equity investor with over 20 years of direct and platform real estate investing experience. Prior to joining EVOQ Properties, Mr. Caverly founded a real estate consulting, advisory, and principal investing firm, 2120 Partners, focused on fundraising, operational and investing strategies for existing real estate platforms and institutional and high net worth investors. Mr. Caverly was previously a Principal at O’Connor Capital Partners where he opened and headed all West Coast operations for the firm. Mr. Caverly also held senior positions with Security Capital Group in Chicago and Tishman Speyer in London where he was the head of European acquisitions for Tishman’s core and opportunistic funds. While in London, Mr. Caverly cofounded Centric Telecom, a real estate technology company sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Providence Equity Partners. Mr. Caverly began his career at Citigroup Real Estate in New York. A native Angelino, Mr. Caverly holds a BA from Harvard University and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Caverly is a frequent panel speaker and an active member of numerous real estate organizations.
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||Mark Forbes, Executive Vice President
City National Bank
Mark J. Forbes is executive vice president and manager of the Real Estate Division of City National Bank. He also serves on the bank’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Forbes is responsible for providing a wide range of financial services to real estate developers and
investors in markets in which the bank operates. He assumed his current position in 2007.
He joined City National in 1992 as vice president and asset manager in its former Real Estate Special Assets Department and, the following year, was named team leader in the Real Estate Division. He was promoted to senior vice president in 1997 and appointed assistant division manager in November 2004.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Forbes served as a commercial banker with First Interstate Bank and a vice president in Wells Fargo Bank’s real estate division in Beverly Hills. He also spent seven years with two private real-estate development companies. He began his career in 1980 in Union Bank’s management training program.
He is a member of the executive committee of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Development at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and an executive committee member and former president of the City of Hope’s Los Angeles Real Estate Council. Mr. Forbes also is a former vice-chair of Habitat for Humanity, Los Angeles chapter.
His other industry affiliations include the Building Industry Association of Southern California, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Risk Management Association and the Urban Land Institute.
A resident of La Crescenta, Calif., Mr. Forbes earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver in Denver, Colo.
||Max Fowles-Pazdro, Founder
Black Pearl Real Estate
Max is the founder of Blackpearl Real Estate, as privately held investment vehicle which makes strategic investments in opportunistic real estate transactions in both North America and Europe.
Max has an extensive Real Estate Private Equity experience on a North American and pan-European basis. Max has transacted within a diversity of asset classes over the past 10 years with over $5.0 billion of transactional experience.
Having started his career within the Acquisitions and Fund raising team of Tishman Speyer in Central and Eastern Europe, in both the Opportunity Fund V and European Core Office Fund, Max was based in both CEE and the European Headquarters, London. After leaving Tishman Speyer Max joined the real estate private equity team of Heitman, based in London and Frankfurt, within the Acquisitions group as initially an Associate and later promoted to Vice President of Acquisitions. Max was headhunted to join London & Regional, a boutique family office real estate group with a portfolio of $15 billion, to initiate the firms move into both Europe and emerging markets (Russia / Ukraine / CEE). Having spent 3 years with L&R, acquiring a diversified portfolio of assets across Europe, Max took the opportunity to make a move to the USA, starting Blackpearl Real Estate, working with a diversity of capital sources.
Max was educated in England, The Business School MMU, studying International Business Management and The University of Vienna with a International Diploma.
Max has been awarded a number of achievements in the field of real estate, including: Property Week Top 500 Real Estate Stars (Recognition for Individual Achievement) (July 2007), Investor of the Year 2007 Award, CEE Transaction of the Year 2006 Award and CEE Transaction of the Decade (Awarded November 2010).
||Steve Fried, Principal of Originations
Mesa West Capital
Steve Fried is a Principal of Originations at Mesa West Capital, overseeing loan origination in Southern California, the Southwestern US, and Texas. Since joining the firm Steve has financed over $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions across all major property types. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Mesa West is a real estate finance company with over $2 billion in lending capacity. Mesa West
primarily provides non-recourse first mortgage loans for value added or transitional properties throughout the United States. The portfolio includes all major property types with loan sizes from $10 million to $100 million.
Mesa West is actively making non-recourse loans up to 75% loan-to-value and will consider assets that lack current income. As an institutionally funded portfolio lender, Mesa West has great structuring flexibility and can provide certainty of execution for its borrowers. The investment and due diligence process is extremely streamlined allowing Mesa West to perform under very tight time constraints. Mesa West has remained active through the capital markets turmoil and closed approximately $1 billion of loans in 2011.
Prior to joining Mesa West Capital, Steve worked in Credit Suisse First Boston’s CMBS group in New York underwriting commercial real estate loans. Steve began his career as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche’s financial services group in New York. While at Deloitte & Touche, Steve earned his CPA and managed and implemented financial audits for private equity funds including Morgan Stanley’s real estate funds, The Blackstone Group’s mezzanine funds and JC Flowers & Co and Rockefeller & Co funds. Steve received a BS in accounting from Yeshiva University in New York and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
John A. Gebhardt is a Principal in the real estate consulting and investment firm of SEG
Advisors. In such role he is active in project consulting and asset management,
development and leasing of retail, mixed-use and office properties. He is currently
working in an advisory capacity with LNR Property Company on the 1.3 million square
foot Boulevards mixed-use project in Carson, CA, with Panattoni Development Company
on the mixed-use Piemonte project in Ontario, CA, along with various other retail centers
in California and Arizona. He also serves as an expert witness in real estate matters.
Prior to such role at SEG, Mr. Gebhardt served as the Los Angeles area Partner and
Project Principal for Panattoni Development Company. In such role he was responsible
for all ownership activities in the Greater Los Angeles area, including leasing, acquisition
and development for retail, mixed-use and office properties.
Previous to Panattoni Mr. Gebhardt was a Project Partner with the J.H. Snyder
Company, one of the largest commercial real estate developers in Southern California.
In this role he focused on the development and leasing of various retail, mixed-use and
office properties including Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, The River at Rancho Mirage,
West Hollywood Gateway and the NoHo Commons project in North Hollywood, CA.
Prior to joining the J.H. Snyder Company, Mr. Gebhardt was with CBRE, the world’s
largest real estate service company. He served as a Managing Director for the San
Fernando Valley (L.A.) office, the West Los Angeles office and in Charlotte, North
Carolina. During such tenure he was licensed as a Real Estate Broker in California,
North Carolina and South Carolina. In such roles he helped formulate the strategic plan
for the respective geographic areas and also served as the Co-Director of the firm’s
Institutional Services Group for the Los Angeles metro region with a focus on landlord
leasing and management, mortgage banking and investment sales.
Prior to his leadership role at CBRE, Gebhardt was with Voit Development Company, a
full-service real estate company based in Woodland Hills, CA. During his tenure at Voit,
he achieved the title of Senior Vice President. He was responsible for the company’s
suburban development projects in the Los Angeles area, and oversaw the growth of the
company’s asset management business. He was also Director of Marketing for Warner
Center Properties, a 2.8 million square foot mixed-use project in Woodland Hills, as well
as development manager for the 80-acre Simi Valley Business Center.
Mr. Gebhardt began his career as an associate with Price Waterhouse, where he earned
the credential of Certified Public Accountant from the state of California. He earned his
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA, and has participated in Harvard
University’s Executive Education Program and Stanford University’s Advanced
Management College. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California, is a member
and former Southern California Board Member of the International Council of Shopping
Centers (ICSC) and is a former Co-Chairman and Board Member of the Los Angeles
Commercial Realty Association (LACRA). He also has served as an Executive
Committee Member for the UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group. He holds the designations
of Real Property Administration (RPA) and Facilities Management Administration (FMA)
through BOMI. He is also an active member of REIAC.
LBG Realty Advisors
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||Paul Habibi, Lecturer
Paul is a lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he has been a finalist for the Teacher of the Year Award every year he has taught MBA students. He teaches in the areas of real estate finance, development and social entrepreneurship. Paul began his teaching career at UCLA in 2004.
Widely quoted in the media, he has appeared on BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX News, NBC's The Today Show, NPR, and all major dailies including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times. A highly sought-after speaker, Paul regularly presents to leading business, government, and nonprofit organizations
Paul is Principal of Habibi Properties, LLC, which owns over 1,600 apartment units in the Los Angeles area, and is the Managing Member of the Arrowhead Residential Funds, which invest in distressed housing in Kansas City, Missouri.
Paul is also Principal of of Grayslake Advisors, LLC, which provides expert witness services to national law firms and Fortune 500 companies.
Paul previously worked as an Investment Banking Associate at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Manager of Transaction Support with The Walt Disney Company, and Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Paul holds an MBA with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan, under merit scholarship, and a BA in Economics from UCSB. He is a licensed CPA and Real Estate Salesperson in the State of California. Active in the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific Charter School Development, and as director of the Los Angeles Streetcar project.
MBA 2003, University of Michigan
B.A. Economics/Accounting 1995, UC Santa Barbara
||Alison Hawkins, Principal - Capital Raising & Asset Management
Artemis Real Estate Partners
Alison Hawkins is a Principal responsible for capital raising and asset management at Artemis Real Estate Partners (“Artemis”). Founded in 2009 by Deborah Harmon and Penny Pritzker, Artemis is a real estate investment management firm that seeks to invest with best-in-class local operating partners, both established and emerging, in multifamily, office, industrial, retail and senior housing across opportunistic,
value added and enhanced core strategies. Artemis has raised $736 million of investor capital across two vehicles: $436 million of capital for Artemis Fund I and $300 million of capital in a separate account with The New York State Common Retirement Fund.
Prior to joining Artemis, from 2004 through May 2010, Ms. Hawkins was at Eastdil Secured LLC, initially in investment sales across asset types and later as a Director in the firm’s private equity group focusing on raising private funds, joint venture equity and entity and portfolio recapitalizations. Before joining Eastdil Secured, Ms. Hawkins practiced law, first at a national private litigation firm where she was made partner, and later as General Counsel to an operating company.
Ms. Hawkins has an A.B. from Occidental College, a J.D. from American University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is a member (inactive) of the California State Bar. She is Vice Chair of Programs for the Urban Land Institute’s Multifamily Silver Council, serves on the National Multi Housing Council Finance Committee and is the past President (2008) of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAIOP. She is a member of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Policy Advisory Board. She also served for over five years on the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
||Robert Held, President and CEO
Held Properties Inc
Robert D. Held has been in the real estate industry for more than 37 years. He has expertise in administration, construction, management, finance, property work-outs, tenant leasing and institutional liaison. He has provided services in construction, leasing, marketing, and sales for more than 2,000,000 square feet of commercial and residential properties throughout the United States. In this capacity, he has worked with such companies as Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Santa Monica Bank, UCLA, Metropolitan Life and Western Mortgage Corporation. He is a licensed general contractor and a licensed real estate broker.
Lowe Enterprises Investors
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Colony Realty Partners
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||Jessica Levin, Director, Acquisitions
Intercontinental RE Corp
Ms. Levin works in Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation’s west coast office, located in Los Angeles. Ms. Levin helped spear-head the opening of the office in 2007. As Director of Acquisitions, Ms. Levin is responsible for evaluating acquisition opportunities for Intercontinental sponsored funds, with a primary focus on the Western United States. In this role, she is responsible for opportunity identification and transaction execution. She oversees the solicitation, analysis, underwriting and negotiation of all real estate acquisitions. Ms. Levin also participates in the documentation, due diligence and reporting of these transactions. Throughout her career, Ms. Levin has helped manage and acquire over $1.5B in real estate transactions. Previously, Ms. Levin held positions at Colony Realty Partners, Arden Realty, Jones Lang LaSalle and Archon Group. Ms. Levin has been featured as a California Deal Maker in the California Real Estate Journal’s Annual Dealmaker’s Issue, in Real Estate Forum’s Next Generation of Leaders, in the Women of Influence issue of Real Estate Southern California and most recently in Real Estate Forum’s 40 Under 40 Issue. Ms. Levin earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
AEW Capital Management
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||Jeffrey Palmer, Chief Technology Officer and Partner
Jeffrey Palmer is responsible for the partnership’s strategy, planning, and product development. Prior to PMI, Palmer headed acquisitions and leasing for PMI Financial, as well as operated a business in partnership with Charles Dunn Company that served as court appointed receivers at the request of major financial institutions.
From August 1988 to May 1992, Mr. Palmer served as Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Savings and Loan’s real estate division where he was responsible for the management and liquidations of the institution’s remaining $550 million dollar real estate and REO portfolio. Mr. Palmer served in this capacity through three managements including Columbia’s original owners, the Office of Thrift Supervision’s appointed management, and the Resolution Trust Corporation. From May 1984 to October 1988, Mr. Palmer was Chief Operating Officer and directed Columbia’s successful value enhancement portfolio which acquired over 2,000,000 square feet of shopping centers, industrial parks, and office buildings for renovation, releasing, and sale within three years. Mr. Palmer also served on Columbia Savings’ loan committee.
Mr. Palmer also served as President of Wallace Moir Properties, a firm he founded with the Wallace Moir Company, that acquired and syndicated over $100 million of income property renovations through national stock brokerage firms. From February 1980 to July 1983, Mr. Palmer was Executive Vice President of
Wallace Moir’s development company that built over 500,000 square feet of commercial space and 200
condominium units. From 1977 to 1980, Mr. Palmer served as vice president of a division of Kaufman and Broad where he was responsible for the acquisition of over 3,000 apartment units.
Mr. Palmer graduated with an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Palmer has
published numerous articles and has served as editor of the Real Estate Investment Advisor Council’s real estate
report and moderator at several of its annual deal making conferences.
||Richard Pink, Managing Director
Richard Pink is a Managing Director of Clarion Partners responsible for originating, negotiating and closing investments in California. He joined Clarion Partners in 2006 and has over 40 years of real estate experience. During the past 5 years, Mr. Pink has acquired apartments in Marina del Rey, Chino Hills, and Orange County, office buildings in Del Mar Heights, Orange County and Burbank, industrial properties in
Anaheim and the Inland Empire, a retail properties in Redondo Beach and Santa Monica. He is currently seeking for Clarion Partners core, value add and development opportunities.
Prior to joining Clarion Partners, Mr. Pink was Vice Chairman, Executive Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis Investors for over 20 years. During his tenure at CB Richard Ellis Investors, Mr. Pink, on behalf of US pension funds, was national acquisitions director and regional asset management director. In addition, for over 7 years he provided advisory services to investors domiciled in Germany investing directly in U.S. real estate.
Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis Investors, he was vice president of Property Acquisitions for JMB Realty Corporation for five years.
Mr. Pink’s 40 year real estate career includes senior executive positions in the acquisition, financing, leasing, brokerage and management of commercial properties throughout the U.S. including the legal documentation of real estate transactions.
Mr. Pink received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University School of law, which was earned concurrently with a Master’s of Business Administration Degree at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the California State Bar and a licensed real estate broker in California.
||Jeff Reder, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Urdang Capital Management
As Senior Vice President, Acquisitions at URDANG, Mr. Reder is responsible for all acquisition activity in the Western United States. He oversees a team focused on sourcing, underwriting and closing real estate acquisitions and investment transactions across a variety of property types. Founded in 1987, URDANG is a registered investment adviser focused exclusively on real estate and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon. Prior to URDANG, Mr. Reder was Vice President for a private real estate investment firm. He was responsible for underwriting acquisitions, financing, asset management and disposition of properties with a focus in California and the Southwest. Previously, Mr. Reder worked as an investment banker in New York as a Vice President of Corporate Finance before returning home to his native Southern California. He holds a dual degree in Economics and Psychology from Northwestern University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
||Steve Reinstein, CEO
Long Beach Judicial Partners
Stephen Reinstein is CEO of Long Beach Judicial Partners LLC, Meridiam Infrastructure’s project company, which has a signed a long-term contract with the State of California’s Judicial Council to finance, design, build and operate and maintain a new 545,000 SF courthouse in Downtown Long Beach, California. This project represents the first availability-pay, social Public Private Partnership to reach
financial completion in the United States. With a total capital value of $495 Million, this development program includes 31 courtrooms, holding cells and administrative space for the Superior Court, 100,000 square feet of office space for five Los Angeles County justice agencies and 5,000 SF of retail space, as well as a 1,000 space parking structure renovation. Construction of this unique fast track, design-build project commenced in Spring 2011, with occupancy scheduled for Fall 2013.
With over 30 years of commercial real estate industry experience, Mr. Reinstein has played instrumental roles in financing or implementing many innovative development projects throughout the U.S. for Metropolitan Life, Homart Development, the Howard Hughes Corporation, Regent Properties and ICO Development. Mr. Reinstein’s background includes full cycle development of approximately Three Million SF of “from the ground up” and “value add” projects at a cost of over $400 Million, as well as extensive acquisition, investment, entitlement and public private partnership experience.
Mr. Reinstein holds a BA from Duke University, a Master of City Planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. He is a founding Board Member and former Chair of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Photographic Arts Council.
||Dennis Reyling, Regional Vice President
Dennis is the Regional Vice President for Pankow Builders Southern California Special Projects division responsible for overseeing all preconstruction and construction activities. He has over 32 years of experience in every aspect of development and construction management, including project management, entitlement, administration, local and regional operations management and corporate management. Project experience includes office, retail, recreation, hotel, entertainment and residential. Prior to joining Pankow, Dennis served as COO for retail developer Hopkins Real Estate Group where he was responsible for overseeing entitlement, design, construction and leasing of more that 500 million in retail development projects. Dennis is an active member of ULI and NAIOP.
||Dean Rostovsky, Director, Los Angeles Office
Dean B. Rostovsky is a Director and an Acquisitions Officer at Clarion Partners, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He oversees transaction activity across property types for the Southern California region on behalf of both fund and separate account investors. Dean has experience in both the private equity and fixed income sectors of the real estate market. Dean joined Clarion Partners again in 2006.
Bear Stearns and Co., Inc., New York, New York - Associate Director (2003-2006)
ING Clarion, New York, New York - Vice President (1995-1996, 1997-2001)
Boston Financial, New York, New York - Associate (1996-1997)
Colliers Damner Pike, San Francisco, California - Analyst (1993-1994)
Columbia Business School, M.B.A. - Finance and Real Estate (2003)
University of California, Berkeley, B.S. - Business Administration (1992)
First Financial Bancorp
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UCLA Ziman Center
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Wald Realty Advisors
David Wald started Wald Realty Advisors in 1990. Over the subsequent 22 years, Wald Realty Advisors has evaluated, acquired, managed, constructed, completed, leased, re-positioned and/or sold in excess of $3 billion of commercial real estate and real estate driven businesses for more than 200 clients, including more than 65 lenders.
We're particularly good with project completion and repositioning, entitlements, environmental remediation, construction management, leasing, disposition (including eminent domain), and the resolution of liens, claims and litigation. Over the past three years alone, we've restructured a number of very complex entitlement agreements, completed over $15 million of construction and closed the sale of over 125 properties.
Our experience covers most property types including office (including high-rise office), industrial, retail, apartments, condominiums, tract housing, and specialty properties such as public storage, gas stations, car washes, ranch land, motels, golf courses, oil and gas fields, marinas and marine industrial facilities, churches, sober living facilities and schools. If it’s unusual, we probably have experience with it.
In addition to being a highly regarded receiver, David Wald has been a speaker at the USC Crocker Symposium, ICSC, the California Receiver’s Forum, various distressed asset conferences, and two California Bankers Association webinars on the completion and sale of residential subdivisions in receivership. He has also written published articles on various aspects of the real estate industry and writes the commercial real estate blog, 'As We See It'.
Mr. Wald has taught programs for law firms on receivership and related workout and OREO issues; and has been a faculty member at three California Receiver’s Forum Loyola Receivership Law and Practice Seminars on the subjects of Construction Development Projects, Mechanics Liens, HOA Matters and Unique Insurance Issues; Completion and Sale of Housing Projects in Receivership; and Operational Issues in Receivership.
Mr. Wald is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Receiver’s Forum (LA/OC Chapter); a licensed California real estate broker; a licensed California general contractor; a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) as designated by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council Advisory Board (REIAC
||Michael E. Wise, Senior Partner
J.H. Snyder Company
Michael E. Wise oversees administration, legal tasks, property management and capitalization of both debt and equity. His responsibilities also include reporting and accounting oversight of J.H. Snyder real estate holdings, as well as investor communication, correspondence and meetings.
Mr. Wise began his real estate career with the J.H. Snyder Company 40 years ago. In 1978, he left The Company to form his own real estate company, developing and managing commercial and residential projects as a principal and founder of L&S Property Management and The Regency Group. The companies built and managed numerous retail centers, office buildings, industrial properties and over 12,000 apartment units in Southern California.
In 1988, armed with this additional expertise, Mr. Wise rejoined the J.H. Snyder Company. He has since used his entrepreneurial experience to build a strong management team that has guided the company through its pursuit of office, retail and mixed-use development growth. Mr. Wise's projects include the structuring and capitalizing of more than $1.5 billion of debt and equity for Snyder projects, including the $115-million construction loan for Water Garden II. He has further enhanced Snyder growth with creative acquisition structures designed to minimize land cost and maximize profits.
Mr. Wise is an Advisory Board Member and former President of the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. He also has served on the Board of The National Conference for Community and Justice, and the Midnight Mission. Community service awards include Spirit of Life from the City of Hope and Champion of Youth from the Boys & Girls Club of Venice.
Mr. Wise graduated from the John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
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