Directory

The alumni behind the real estate transactions:

1. Robert Arbour, President at Triple Net Equities

Mr. Arbour has engaged in a wide variety of real estate endeavors since 1979.  Starting in leasing and sales of industrial and office occupants with the David Houston Company, he gained a “bricks and mortar” understanding of the business.  Subsequently, he became Acquisition Director for Pan American Properties, the British Coal Miners’ Pension Fund’s United States real estate program in New York.  Since 1983, Mr. Arbour has worked as an independent real estate broker and advisor.  He has completed a wide variety of real estate transactions which sought to maximize value with structured funding.  He has consulted NYSE and Fortune 500 companies, completed letters of credit, backed lower floaters with and without collars, zero coupon residual value financing for corporate and individual needs, high leverage transactions for partnership issues, corporate structures involving detailed understanding of FASB rules, loans with life companies, banks, thrifts, and conduits, and numerous other exchanges.  Mr. Arbour has represented such buyers and sellers as Wachovia Securities, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Leasing and Finance, CRIC Capital, Mesirow Net Lease, Fleetwood Enterprises, Zurich Structured Finance, American Retirement Corporation and numerous HNW individuals.  During the past seven (7) years, Mr. Arbour has served as President and sole shareholder of Triple Net Equities, Inc., specializing in credit net leased real estate sales.  In this role, he has closed transactions with a total sales prices over $500M.  He has also served as nominee owner for three (3) properties acquired by Fleetwood, special manager for a pool of Walgreen Stores on behalf of Wachovia Securities and special manager for three unrelated single member limited liability companies (none of which have been involved in bankruptcy activities).

2. Michael Boss, Vice President at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Michael Boss serves as an Acquisitions Director for TIAA-CREF in their Newport Beach office.  He is responsible for acquisitions of all product types within Southern California, Hawaii, Colorado, and Utah.  He previously worked as an Investments Director with GE Capital Real Estate. At his role within GE, Mr. Boss was responsible for portfolio management, dispositions, acquisitions, and asset management.  He also graduated from the GE Financial Management Program upon completion of his undergraduate degree.  Michael has lived in New York City, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, and currently resides in Orange County.

Mr. Boss, born and raised in Pittsburgh, attended The Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  He also completed his graduate degree from the University of San Diego’s with a Master’s of Science in their Real Estate program.  Mr. Boss enjoys spending time with his wife, friends and two sons.

3. Charles (Chuck) Brill, Executive Vice President at DAUM Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Brill started his real estate career at DAUM Commercial Real Estate 28 years ago in industrial real estate brokerage in the ports of Los Angeles area.  Since then, he has been a consistent top performer qualifying for the elite “President’s Club” 13 times, has ranked as the South Bay’s office’s number 1 producing agent 4 times and ranked in the company-wide “Top Ten” (out of approximately 160 agents) 6 times.

Mr. Brill holds a position on DAUM’s Sales Advisory Committee, is on of DAUM’s Shareholders and an Active Member of the American Industrial Realtors Association.  For more information, please click on his bio.

4. Angelina Carleton, Legacy Planner to Family Offices

After getting mentored by appraiser George Didion between 2001-2006, Ms. Carleton has worked as an appraiser and commercial real estate broker.  In her brokerage role, she represented buyers and sellers for office, special purpose and industrial buildings as well as businesses.  Ms. Carleton started as a Strategic Alliance for Harrison & Horlick, Inc. and then, worked with Sperry Van Ness and NAI Capital.

In 2014, Mrs. Carleton transitioned to coach and advise executives, family office investors and entrepreneurs specific to their life and business legacies.  

5. Kirsten Timmins Chen, Senior Relationship Manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Commercial Real Estate Banking

6. Charles Conwell, Managing Director at ABS Partners

7. John J. Dimino, Jr., Independent Construction Consultant

John Dimino served as Client Relations Manager for White Van Real Estate Services, a national preservation and rehab company.  Mr. Domino has over 15 years of sales and sales management experience with nine (9) of those years in real estate related industries.  He strived to see his clients through the sales life cycle with high levels of customer service and accountability.  Mr. Dimino earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Penn State University.

8. Steven R. Golove, Senior Vice President at Pacific Western Bank

Mr. Golove has over ten (10) years of debt and equity experience in the commercial real estate industry, having performed underwriting and new originations for various commercial and investment banks as well as sourcing and managing joint venture equity investments for an international hotel owner / operator. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Golove originated and placed institutional quality debt and equity on behalf of a Los Angeles based commercial real estate investment banking intermediary.

Mr. Golove is formally credit trained with a leading North American commercial bank and has extensive construction lending experience as well as experience in various types of commercial real estate transactions – loan work-outs and restructuring, lending on income producing properties, senior and mezzanine financing, balance sheet credit facilities, B-piece purchases, syndications and CMBS.

9. Michael L. Hart, Titan Contracting Services

Mr. Hart grew up in Indiana, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.  He worked as a construction project manager in Washington D.C. from 2009 to 2012 and is currently co-owner of two businesses, Hart Automation (computer programming consulting – hartautomation.com) and Titan Contracting Services (construction services – titancontractingservices.com).  Outside of work, Mr. Hart is active in triathlons, mountain biking, yoga, ice hockey, surfing, snowboarding and attending St. Monica’s Catholic church in Santa Monica.

10. Michael Hershberger, Senior Real Estate Professional

11. Camille E. Jasmin, Licensed Realtor at Keller Williams Palos Verdes Realty

Ms. Jasmin has been an active Residential Realtor since 1993 in Southern California.  Focusing on the South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula areas of Los Angeles, she has works with buyers, sellers and investors.  In the ever changing markets, Ms. Jasmin has stayed on the edge – knowing the market trends and negotiating the best terms and conditions for clients.

Her experience includes CEO of a local Keller Williams Realty franchises where she doubled the agent count from 60 to 120 agents in less than two years.  Her passion remains in satisfying client’s real estate needs, whether it be a first time home buyer, a relocating seller, or a flip from a cash flow investor.

Shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1980, Ms. Jasmin ventured to California with her east coast employer in high tech sales management.  While working full time and starting a family, she successfully completed a Masters in Business Administration at Pepperdine University.  After twelve (12) years in high tech sales management, she found her niche in real estate.

12. Kurt Kaufman, Chief Operating Officer at Brixton Capital

Mr. Kaufman served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Sky Basin Realty Advisors.  Previously, he served as a senior commercial real estate executive which oversaw and directed day-to-day operations of a six (6) million square foot, multi-tenant, real estate portfolio in California.  The portfolio of over sixty (60) properties was comprised of office, industrial, R&D/flex and retail and over 1,000 tenants.  This company has a 23-year proven track record of repositioning and increasing asset value with  holdings valued in excess of $1B.  Mr. Kaufman lead all aspects of the firm’s acquisitions, financings and dispositions.  Past transactions exceed $600M and included a $250M financing of a 2M+ square foot portfolio.  Mr. Kaufman possesses unique skill sets across multiple disciplines (leasing, property management, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions and financing).  The vertically integrated platform utilized by the previous firm allowed him the opportunity to excel in various business lines.  He gained experience with repositioning assets as well as creating and increasing asset value.  He played a critical role in developing and implementing strategic asset plans that resulted in adding significant value.  Mr. Kaufman managed the firm’s joint venture relationship, responsible for approx. $230M of acquisition, financing and disposition related activities involving the JV-owned assets within last 5 years.

13. Ray M. Lepone, Senior Vice President at Coldwell Banker Commercial

While living in Pennsylvania, Mr. Lepone graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering/Construction Management.  For the past 35 years, he has worked in a variety of real estate related fields.  Mr. Lepone first worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation building interstate highway and bridge projects on route 95.  He then moved to Los Angeles California to be a project engineer, building medical and hospital buildings for Kaiser Hospitals.  Four years later, he was hired as an asset and property manager for the Cushman and Wakefield Company overseeing high-rise building day-to-day operations and long term building programs.  After about five years, Mr. Lepone moved into sales and leasing realm at the Grubb and Ellis company. Here he spent over twenty-nine (29) years specializing in corporate client representation.  He taught for the Grubb and Ellis “University” for new and intermediate brokers in the sales and leasing industry, over his tenure as a senior consultant.  Today, he works for the Coldwell Banker Commercial Company as their Director of Corporate Services for national accounts in the West Coast region.

14. Lance E. Libiano, President at Libiano Investments

Mr. Libiano specializes in acquiring low income housing projects in the California market.  He is a former Nittany Lion football player.

15.Peter Loedding, Senior Vice President at Lowe

16. Jeff McNutt, Senior Director at The Irvine Company

Mr. McNutt has more than 10 years of experience in real estate development, acquisitions, project management and finance.  In the past, Mr. McNutt served as Director of Real Estate investments for BRE Properties, and was responsible for investment and development activities in Los Angeles and Orange County.  He led the acquisition and disposition activities of $250M+ in assets and managed the development of six new apartment projects totaling over 1,500 units with a combined project cost of $640M.

Prior to joining BRE, Mr. McNutt was part of the management team at Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes.  As a project manager he supervised the construction and land development of two villages within a master planned golf community consisting of 843 acres and 1,741 homes.

Recent accomplishments include achieving the LEED Accredited Professional designation, serving as Budget Advisory Commissioner for the City of Anaheim, and creating a usable set of sustainable development techniques as a member of the ULI SCIC Council.  Active memberships include NAREIT, NMHC, ULI and LA / OC Building Industry Associations.

Mr. McNutt holds a Master of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts from UC Santa Barbara.  He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is married with a young son and daughter.

17. James Mosier, Principal at Ares Management, LLC

Mr. Mosier is a Principal at Ares Management.  He is a loan originator focusing on placing senior debt, mezzanine and preferred equity on commercial property primarily located in the West Coast.  Prior to his current role he was a Vice President in the Commercial Mortgage Group at AIG Global Real Estate where he originated over a $1 billion in senior loans and B-Notes from 2012 to 2014.  In addition he was an Asset Manager, overseeing loan restructurings, workouts, and dispositions on a loan portfolio in excess of $3 billion.  In late 2006 he headed up AIG’s CMBS origination platform, AIG Mortgage Capital.  Jim holds a BS degree in Finance from Penn State University and a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  He has been a guest speaker at Anderson’s real estate functions and is also a licensed California real estate broker.

18. Noah Nazzaro, Senior Sales Executive at CoStar

Noah has been in commercial real estate for over eight years and currently works for the largest commercial real estate research company in the world.  CoStar provides over $4 trillion in market comps, tracks 80 billion square feet of property data and 1.5 million listings throughout the country.  Since 2008 he has handled CoStar’s top clients in Los Angeles and across the US, providing them with the industry’s leading information and technology platform.  Originally from Bucks County, PA, he graduated from Penn State after studying English and Italian in University Park and Rome.  He was a member of various honor societies, and actively held chair positions in the Italian Club and his fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.  He began his career in securities lending and later joined Studley in Philadelphia where he represented tenants in their real estate strategies.  His interests in urban planning, architecture, finance and travel all contribute to his passion for commercial real estate.

19. Eamonn R. Pardini, Vice President of Leasing at The Abbey Company

Mr. Pardini was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania where, after graduating high school, he attended The Pennsylvania State University (the “PSU”).  His studies at PSU resulted in a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting which landed him in New York City working for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the firm’s Transaction Cost Analysis group.  In the fall of 2008, Eamonn moved to Los Angeles and began his real estate career with The Abbey Company, where today he is one the firm’s Director of Leasing responsible for approximately 3.2MM square feet of office, industrial, R&D/flex and retail property.   During his time with The Abbey Company he has closed numerous transactions valued at over $200MM.  He is a CCIM, a licensed California real estate broker, holds a certificate in Real Estate from the University of California, Los Angeles and is actively involved in various other real estate industry trade groups.  His industry specialization lies primarily in leasing on the landlord representation side of the business.  In addition he is directly involved in managing the company’s cash flows on a quarterly basis.  Eamonn currently resides in Newport Beach where he lives with his wife Marissa and their two sons.

20. Drew Pedrick, Lead Architect at MCTIGUE

Drew Pedrick is the found of MCTIGUE, an architecture, design and planning firm based in Los Angeles, California.  Drew’s career spans 32 years in the field of architecture, design, planning and consulting for public and private clients on a broad range of project types.

Notable projects include competition-winning waterfront architecture and cruise terminals  around the world, an award-winning police headquarters for the City of Los Angeles, a Federal Courthouse in Florida and more.

In his work, he builds and leads innovative teams to do outstanding work … bringing significant experience in design, architecture, interiors, lighting design, product design and business development … applying his experience across several markets, client and project types as the “connective tissue” to enhance outcomes of complex land-side and waterfront developments … employing deep knowledge of the programming, design and construction of many project types, communicating and leading projects through complex processes and project challenges.

Specialties include: Design, architecture, interiors, lighting design, product design and business development.  Drew is a thought leader on vision setting, design, organization and operations.  He also is a speaker on topics including design, sustainability, transportation, urban and waterfront development.

21. Brian G. Rupp, Senior Vice President at The Shopoff Group

Brian is the Director of Asset Management for the Shopoff Group, and has expertise in real estate investment syndication, acquisitions, land development, distressed debt portfolios, property management, engineering and planning of urban infill and master-planned communities.

Brian has over 15 years of experience in the acquisition, entitlement, asset management, and disposition of real estate investments and land development projects. He has experience with both private real estate syndications and publicly registered REIT’s, and has successfully managed residential, commercial and industrial real estate investment syndications, and development projects in Pennsylvania, Southern California, Arizona, and the Island of Hawaii.

Brian earned his MBA from California State University – San Marcos, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a Master’s degree in environmental engineering from Penn State University.  He is a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, and has served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Roundtable Committee.

22. David B. Siegel, Vice President of Asset Management at The Abbey Company

23. Gary Werkheiser, Principal at McWerk Enterprises

Gary Werkheiser has over 20 years of successful experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing and asset management. Most recently, Gary was head of acquisitions for Gregory Greenfield & Associates (GG&A), a private-equity firm based in Atlanta. He was a key member of the executive team from the company’s inception, formulating and implementing the firm’s portfolio acquisition strategy. Gary was responsible for all acquisition activities, closing over $1.5 billion of transactions, primarily regional malls throughout the U.S., leading GG&A to be considered the leading private “B-mall” company in the industry. Previously, Gary was a VP at Equitable Real Estate, where he was in charge of asset management and transactions for the retail group. Gary received an accounting degree from Penn State and began his career with the accounting firm KPMG in Texas, where he earned his CPA certificate. Gary is on the Board of the Penn State Alumni Chapter in Los Angeles and was chairman of the chapter’s THON benefit held in Hollywood in January 2012. Gary lives in Hollywood with his wife and 2 children. He is currently looking for a new career opportunity.

24. Monica Zhang, Vice President at City National Bank