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Jay L. Bartelstone
Managing Director

Jay, as Managing Director of the Group, has a broad and diverse management background, having held a number of executive management positions in the financial services industry. Included in these executive positions were both international and domestic assignments. Jay supervised a broad array of banking operations for Citibank/Citicorp in New York and California. Subsequent to Citicorp, as a Sector Executive for Union Bank of California, he was responsible for investment management, retail banking, private banking, trust, and product management activities. Jay then held positions as President and CEO of Columbia Bank, and Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Bank of Los Angeles, where he had responsibility for all banking functions, including all aspects of lending and operations. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from Fordham University in New York.

Arthur Silverberg

Arthur Silverberg was formerly President, CEO and Co-Owner of Hopkins Financial Corporation, Camarillo, CA. In this capacity, Arthur spearheaded over $200M in land acquisitions, development, leasing and sales for the company. The Company’s portfolio included shopping centers, major industrial parks, and several large residential tracts. Arthur was also a strategic partner with Century Development Corporation, Marina Del Ray, CA. where he positioned and bought in excess of 2,500,000 sq. ft. of industrial properties, with a value in excess of $125 million.
As a Partner with Oren Realty and Development Corporation, Arthur was instrumental in financing over $85M of acquisitions, bought and sold, including residential tracts, industrial parks, and office buildings in excess of $135 million worth of projects. He attended the School of Business, University of Chicago.


Richard L. Dorman

Richard Dorman has been a leader in the Los Angeles business community for over thirty years.  As owner of Professional Consulting Services he has established a solid reputation as one of the areas most well know and respected marketing consultants.

Mr. Dorman counts among his skill sets excellent communication skills.  He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Business Journal and has been a guest speaker and participant at various business forums.  He is gifted at multitasking ideas and concepts and working well in a fast paced team orientated environment.

Utilizing these valuable skills, Mr. Dorman has successfully blended business acumen in both international business transactions and real estate council to build an impressive client list.  These include Nipon Electronic Corp., Mitsubishi International Corp., Cushman Reality, Arden Reality, Prudential Investments, Langdon/Wilson, and S.J. Amoroso, Inc.

Past community and professional activities include sitting on the Board of Directors Pasadena Playhouse, membership in the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Breakfast Club, and the Jonathan Club.

Garry W. Campbell

Overall, Garry has more than 35 years of experience in the development, asset management (workout and business plans), and financing of every type of real estate project, including the following specifics: Garry was the Co-Founder (2000) of Hotel Financial Strategies where he was responsible for providing investment banking services and the closing of over $1 Billion of financing for the hospitality industry. This included acquisition, renovation, bridge, construction, and permanent debt, as well as equity. The projects ranged from high-end limited service hotels to 5 star resorts, including mixed use projects and master-planned communities. In the 1990’s, Garry provided investment banking and advisory services for the acquisition and financing of hotels and resorts in the U.S. totaling more than $600 million. He also provided due diligence analysis, workout strategies, business plans, and asset management to major firms such as Colony Capital and J. E. Robert companies. In the late 1980’s, as a partner with the Robert M. Bass Realty Group, he was the acting President of the $6 billion problem asset division (the “bad bank”) of American Savings. He also was a partner in the $1.5 billion acquisition of the Westin Hotel chain, which included the Plaza in NYC and the Mauna Kea Resort. In the early 1980’s, as VP Development for Oxford Properties, he was responsible for the acquisition and planning of the $1 billion Citicorp Plaza in Los Angeles, as well as other real estate projects including retail, office, industrial, and master planned communities. Independently, he structured a partnership between a large Las Vegas casino and a California Native American tribe which then built a casino near Palm Springs. Garry is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Jack Heller

Jack brings with him long term Real Estate experience in the Commercial and Retail arena, serving clients who invest in Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Free Standing Triple Net Credit Tenant opportunities and Land for Development.  Jack has an outstanding performance record and has diverse expertise in senior management functions with best-in-class high growth real estate business entities. He has been a partner in an Arizona based development company and has held Senior Executive in a number of commercial and residential development companies. He has also succeeded in obtaining many millions of dollars in investment funds for client projects. Jack while an advisor to the Firm, is currently active as an independent Real Estate Broker and Consultant to residential and commercial real estate clients.

Linda Rimes Donado

Linda has over thirty years experience working with both private and publicly held investment groups. Following her studies at Louisiana State University, Linda began her professional life in real estate, and was elected president of the Louisiana Board of Realtors becoming the first female to hold the position.
She has concluded transactions in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, South America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Linda specializes in high value hospitality and destination resort assets. Her experience ranges from the purchase of the raw land through the development process. She also has experience marketing operating assets in the four star and five star categories.

Steve Dallas

Mr. Dallas has an extensive background in finance, capital raising and business operations. He has built numerous businesses from the ground up and enjoys the challenge of bringing new ideas to market. With over 30 years in mortgage operations, Steve has experience in banking, loan originations, loan administration, investor accounting and management of senior staff. Steve's main strengths however are leadership and team building.

In 1981, Steve co-founded First Franklin Financial Corporation, a California-based mortgage banking firm which grew from 4 employees to nearly 4000, funding in excess of $100 billion in single family mortgages annually. Bank of New York and Bank of America were co-agents with First Franklin’s warehouse facility. In 2005, First Franklin became a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company and serviced more than 35,000 mortgage brokers nationwide..

In 1996 Steve's Austin-based firm Lakeway Development, partnered with Dong Ah Construction (Korea) to acquire 2200 undeveloped acres from Ross Perot's Hillwood Development. The Lakeway property was entitled, developed and sold to Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998. Pursuant to the sale, Lakeway Development together with local environmentalists and US Fish and Wild Life, successfully negotiated one of the largest environmental deals in Texas history..

In 1998, Steve partnered with Lehman Brothers to found United Capital Leasing Corporation, a nationwide small-ticket equipment lender. At its pinnacle, United Capital had over 120 employees originating, underwriting, funding and servicing a loan portfolio of approximately $100 million. Steve also previously founded and operated an executive home builder, a subprime auto finance firm and a real estate property management and brokerage firm.

Steve graduated from Wittenberg University in 1979 with dual-degrees in Economics & Business, was a member of the Tiger’s NCAA III national championship football team and the Alpha Tau Omega national fraternity. In 2011, the Tigers football squad became the 19th school in NCAA history to notch their 700th victory and became the only NCAA Division II or Division III School to reach this lofty plateau.

Barry Lundvall

Barry has more than 27 years of experience in the upstream with Exxon Mobil. The majority of his career was spent as a domestic and international construction site manager all over the world. He has construction experience in onshore oil and gas processing facilities, cogeneration plants, storage tanks, pipelines, power cables, roads and bridges. His offshore construction experience includes deep draft caisson vessels, FPSO’s, and shallow water platforms. These projects were executed on four continents with a total value of $2 billion. Other oil and gas experience includes supervising production operations, well repairs, and environmental compliance. Barry holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Barry is active in projects affecting his community and currently is a director and treasurer of his homeowner’s association.


Marco Pisanti

Marco is currently Managing Director of Watch Harbor an alternative energy company in Europe. Marco was formerly the CEO of C&C Energy, one of the largest wind developers in Italy. During his 25 years working experience, Marco spent 10 years in ENEL first as power plant design engineer assessing technical and economic feasibility of power plants and lately as financial analyst in the Corporate Development Division (1993-1996) investigating diversification opportunities for ENEL. In addition he has been the financial manager for SeA Elettroambiente S.p.A. an SPV dedicated to waste to energy projects and Bioelettrica S.p.A. a vehicle dedicated to biomass energy projects. Following his experience at ENEL, Marco joined Wind in December 1997. He was head of Business Planning preparing, among other, the company business plan for the beauty contest of the 3rd mobile license; he was later Head of Finance and Investor Relations. Marco spent 10 years in Intesa Sanpaolo as Head of Equity Research (from Dec 2000 to Dec 2007) and as a senior Investment Banker (from Dec 2006 to Feb 2010) in the M&A Advisory Group. Marco holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Rom, Italy and an MBA from the University LUISS of Rome, Italy. He has also attended M.I.T. in Boston, Mass. for Executive Course instruction in "Strategy and Strategic Control". Marco is currently an instructor of the “Capital Markets and M&A” course within the EMBA at LUISS University in Rome, Italy.