Karl Slovin is President of M West Holdings and managing principal of the Firm. Mr. Slovin is responsible for directing all business activities for M West, which currently operates one and a half million square feet of multi-family, office, industrial and retail property in four states. One of the three initial equity investors in M West Holdings, Mr. Slovin took control of day-to-day operations in 2003. Prior to that Mr. Slovin's company, Sparrow Realty successfully redeveloped multi-family properties in Los Angeles. Through careful asset acquisition and staff growth since 2003, Mr. Slovin has achieved vertical integration of the company and superior bottom line growth. As President of M West, Mr. Slovin oversees acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, financings, leasing, and legal matters pertaining to the company's portfolio. Mr. Slovin graduated Wesleyan University with High Honors. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three children.
Bruce Slovin has served as founder and principal of Milan Properties and M West Holdings since 1991. He has over 50 years of experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, finance and real estate investment. Mr. Slovin began investing in real estate in New York City and expanded the company portfolio into Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Nevada and California. From 1985 until 2000, Mr. Slovin was the President of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and Revlon Group, Inc. Mr. Slovin is currently a Director of Siga Technologies (NYSE:Siga) and Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN). He is President of 1 Eleven Associates LLC as a private investor. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University in 1957 and attended the Columbia University School of Business. Mr. Slovin also received a J.D. in Corporate Law and Taxation from Harvard University Law School.
Mr. Slovin is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Jewish History, Chairman of Yivo Institute of Jewish Research and board of director of various not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Slovin has been awarded with various honorary degrees due to his active role in a wide range of philanthropic endeavors.
Matthew Ellis currently runs the Acquisition & Capital Markets group at M West Holdings, LLC where he is responsible for the acquisition, disposition and financing of the firm's portfolio. Since joining M West, Mr. Ellis has successfully sourced property and debt opportunities. These efforts have resulted in the firm closing on seven off-market transactions in 30 months, and the successful refinancing of its New York and Texas holdings.
Prior to joining M West in early 2009, Mr. Ellis worked for Wachovia Securities for eight years in structured finance. As head of Wachovia’s multi-family capital group for the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Ellis made equity investments in multi-family assets co-owned by Wachovia and local operators. Mr. Ellis originated over $5 billon in first mortgage, bridge, mezzanine, preferred equity and equity solutions while at the bank. Mr. Ellis received a B.S. in Geography & Economics and a Masters in Economics & Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Andrew Paulson leads the Asset Management Team at M West Holdings where he is responsible for directing all aspects of the organization's asset management operations. Within this capacity, Mr. Paulson’s duties include oversight of property management, leasing, construction, budgeting, property level operations, and marketing services for the California, Florida, and Texas portfolios. Mr. Paulson also oversees financial reporting and the implementation of business plans for M West’s investors and is responsible for refining, maintaining and enforcing property level company policies and procedures.
Prior to joining M West, Mr. Paulson was an Asset Manager with American Realty Advisors, Domino Realty Management and Trammell Crow Company, collectively managing over two billion dollars in real estate assets, including over 10,000 multi-family units, and successfully negotiating over two million square feet of leases. Mr. Paulson, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, received an M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University and holds a Masters of European Business from EDHEC in Lille, France. Mr. Paulson lives in Pasadena, California with his three children.
Ms. Yadegar is the Director of Finance at M West Holdings. Ms. Yadegar has worked as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for several real estate investment management and development companies and family offices. She was formerly a senior auditor as KPMG Peat Marwick. She holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accounting from University of Southern California and her Masters in Business Administration, finance emphasis, from London Business School. Ms. Yadegar was awarded the Real Estate Entrepreneur's Scholarship. She has been involved with the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, and Women in Commercial Real Estate.
Stephanie Acre is the Property Accountant for the residential portfolio at M West Holdings. She is responsible for the monthly investor reporting as well as supervising the accounts receivable and accounts payable personnel. Stephanie has over 25 years of experience working for real estate development and property management companies. Prior to joining M West, she held positions at major property management companies such as General Growth, Jones Lang LaSalle and Douglas Emmett & Company. She received her education at University of California – Los Angeles majoring in Business Economics. She also completed the Certification in Construction Management program at University of California – Los Angeles.
As Associate Asset Manager of M West, Mr. Duey works closely with the Asset Manager on all leasing and construction activities for all properties in the Company’s portfolio. He coordinates insurance and leasing activity for every state for corporate headquarters and works with the Company’s individual leasing teams and local counsel to secure the completion of new deals. In addition, he manages two of the firm's class A office buildings, cumulatively consisting of 120,000 sq.ft., in Los Angeles, CA. Jonathan graduated from the University of Virginia, where he obtained his B.S. in Architecture. Prior to joining M West Jonathan worked professionally in Architecture Design and also in non-profit property and asset management. Mr. Duey also holds a California Real Estate Brokerage License, is a California Registered Architect, and LEED AP BD+C certified.
As Operations Manager at M West Holdings, Jessica enhances executive’s effectiveness by providing senior management support and managing the daily operations of the firm. Before joining the M West team, Jessica was Property Manager and Executive Assistant to the President of Rodeo Realty, Inc. Jessica’s experience is comprised of managing a portfolio of 110,000 sqft consisting of over 200 tenants; including Multi-Family and Commercial Properties. Jessica graduated from California State University Northridge, where she majored in Business Marketing with a minor in Business Management. Ms. Linder also holds her California Real Estate Salesperson License.
Sue Ellen Sexton currently manages the M West Holdings, LLC portfolio in Florida where she is responsible for a diverse assemblage of properties. Immediately prior to joining M West, Ms Sexton managed a 19-story Class A building in Tampa’s CBD owned by a private family trust. Ms Sexton has experience working directly for ownership in addition to extensive third party management through such companies as CB Richard Ellis and Taylor & Mathis. Ms Sexton completed the RPA designation in 2009. She also holds a Florida Real Estate License. Ms Sexton attended Marshall University.
Rebecca, Senior Regional Property Manager for Polaris Property Management, contributing more than twenty-one years of operations experience in the multi-family industry and has worked for some of the largest property management firms in Los Angeles, from 3rd party management to owner managed. Rebecca has managed portfolio’s consisting of as many as 2,000 units in the Southern California market alone. Rebecca’s strengths include: tenant relations, team-building, new property acquisitions, Yardi Voyager implementation, organizational design, marketing and budget forecasting. Rebecca deploys her broad base of knowledge to maximize returns and streamline company operations. Rebecca comes from a family that values service and a strong work ethic. A mother of two, residing in Burbank.
Jackie Ocampo serves as the Regional Assistant for Polaris Property Management. Jackie works alongside Rebecca Tipton and her responsibilities are to assist with all operations for the multi-family portfolio. Prior to joining Polaris, Jackie spent the previous six years with IMT Residential serving as a Multisite Manager and assisting in the administrative operations and accounts receivable on 2,200 units. Jackie aspires to grow her career in the multifamily and commercial industry. She currently lives in Valley Village, CA. with her family.
Patrick McAree is our Project Manager, Construction and Maintenance. He is responsible for planning, bidding, and oversight of all property improvements made on the west coast. Patrick is an active duty Los Angeles Police Sergeant II/Detective with 23 years of service. He has worked throughout the City of Los Angeles in a variety of patrol/investigative assignments. For the last 12 years, he has been the Officer-in-Charge of the Facilities Management Division, Construction Section. He has been the LAPD’s project manager for construction projects valued in excess of $500M and has successfully delivered over 800,000 square feet of space for the LAPD. Patrick was the architect and project manager of the first LAPD Security Master Plan. He is a City of Los Angeles certified Project/Construction manager. Patrick is a USMC veteran and a graduate of UCLA. He lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife and two sons.
Hannah Lipman serves as records administrator at M West Holdings, where she supports senior management in maintaining all digital and physical assets relating to the firm’s portfolio of diversified properties in California, Florida, New York and Texas. Ms. Lipman creates and maintains retention schedules in order to ensure that the records are current, archived properly, and in accordance with the highest industry standards. She oversees and coordinates the firm’s off-site record storage and back-up as well. Ms. Lipman additionally assists with the daily operations of the firm. Hannah recently graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology.
As the Accounts Payable Specialist, Peter’s experience consists of working at Decron Properties Corp. in the accounting department managing a portfolio of more than 4,800 apartment units. Peter reviews all invoices for both the Commercial and Multi-Family portfolio to ensure appropriate documentation and approval. Peter handles all vendor inquiries and reconciles vendor statements to correct discrepancies. Peter graduated from California State University of Northridge with a degree in Business.