Karl Slovin

Karl Slovin

President

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Karl Slovin

President

Karl Slovin is responsible for directing all business activities for MWest. One of the three initial equity investors in MWest Holdings, he assumed control of day-to-day operations in 2003. As president, Mr. Slovin oversees acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, financing, leasing, and legal matters. Mr. Slovin is a member of Business Leaders Taskforce for Homelessness, a groundbreaking partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce working to end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles. A graduate of Wesleyan University with high honors, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three children.

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Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

Senior Vice President

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Matthew Ellis

Senior Vice President

Matthew Ellis runs the acquisition and capital-markets group at MWest Holdings, where he is responsible for the acquisition, disposition, and financing of the firm’s portfolio. Prior to joining MWest in early 2009, Mr. Ellis worked for Wachovia Securities in structured finance, originating over $5 billion in first-mortgage, bridge, mezzanine, preferred-equity, and equity solutions. Mr. Ellis received a bachelor’s degree in geography and economics and a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Vlady Sheynin

Vlady Sheynin

Vice President and Director of Asset Management

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Vlady Sheynin

Vice President and Director of Asset Management

Vlady Sheynin is responsible for profit maximization of the firm’s portfolio, investor relations, and business-plan execution. Prior to joining MWest Holdings, he served as vice president of operations at Urban Pacific Realty Advisors. Mr. Sheynin has had broad experience in ground-up development and asset management during his 20-year career. He attended the University of Southern California, where he majored in finance and real-estate development.

Kyung Jin Lee

Kyung Jin Lee

Controller

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Kyung Jin Lee

Controller

Kyung Jin Lee oversees the accounting practices, principles, procedures and initiatives for MWest Holdings. Before joining MWest, Mrs. Lee worked at The Picerne Group, LBA Realty, and Deloitte offering over 13 years of experience in accounting. She received a bachelor’s degree in business economics and accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and reading books.

Jackie Ocampo

Jackie Ocampo

Senior Regional Manager,
Polaris Property Management

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Jackie Ocampo

Senior Regional Manager,
Polaris Property Management

Jackie Ocampo, licensed real-estate agent, assists with all operations in MWest’s California multifamily portfolio. She has come to us from IMT Residential, where she spent six years as a multisite manager assisting in administrative operations and accounts receivable for 2,200 units.

Mark Groves

Mark Groves

Regional Manager,
Polaris Property Management

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Mark Groves

Regional Manager,
Polaris Property Management

Mark Groves is a Regional Manager for Polaris Property Management, managing operations for a dedicated portfolio for MWest’s California multifamily assets. Mr. Groves has fifteen years of experience in commercial property sales and six years in property operations. Prior to joining Polaris Property Management, he managed large, luxury apartment communities for Irvine Company, AvalonBay and Archstone. He received his Bachelor of Science in Aviation with a concentration in Flight Operations and a minor in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from SJSU, and also a graduate of the Criminal Justice Training Center in San Jose, CA where he spent two years as a Reserve Police Officer with the San Jose PD. He is a licensed Private Pilot, holds his Real Estate Broker License and is an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM).

Jerry Diaz

Jerry Diaz

Associate Director of Capital Projects,
Polaris Property Management

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Jerry Diaz

Associate Director of Capital Projects,
Polaris Property Management

Jerry Diaz is the Associate Director of Capital Projects for Polaris Property Management; responsible for overseeing and supervising all unit upgrades and maintenance in the Los Angeles portfolio. Mr. Diaz comes to Polaris from The Olsen Company, bringing extensive experience in new multi-family home developments spanning from off-site work through managing and sustaining HOA (Homeowner Associations) relationships.

Noelle Hirneise

Noelle Hirneise

Operations Analyst,
Polaris Property Management

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Noelle Hirneise

Operations Analyst,
Polaris Property Management

Noelle J. Hirneise is the operations analyst for Polaris Property; responsible for the implementation and execution of strategies, programs, policies, and initiatives for all properties. Ms. Hirneise previously worked as an attorney specializing in business litigation and HOA matters and for DHGH as a Real Estate Analyst. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of California and her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Samuel Kuiumdjian

Samuel Kuiumdjian

Analyst

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Samuel Kuiumdjian

Analyst

Samuel Kuiumdjian is the analyst for MWest Holdings, responsible for acquisition underwriting, due-diligence coordination, and investment reporting. Mr. Kuiumdjian graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015, receiving a bachelor’s of science degree in policy, planning, and development with an emphasis in real-estate development and a minor in real-estate finance. Mr. Kuiumdjian previously worked at Rosano Partners as a research analyst, where he created investment marketing packages, focusing mainly on financial analysis.

Hannah Lipman

Hannah Lipman

HR Representative

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Hannah Lipman

HR Representative

Hannah Lipman supports senior management in maintaining all digital and physical assets relating to the firm’s portfolio; creates and maintains retention schedules; and assists with the daily operations of the firm. She joined MWest in March 2013 following graduation from California State University, Northridge, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently working toward her certificate in human-resource management at UCLA Extension.

Ann Bueno

Ann Bueno

Polaris Property Management

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Ann Bueno

Polaris Property Management

Farnoush Dehghan

Farnoush Dehghan

Polaris Property Management

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Farnoush Dehghan

Polaris Property Management

Nikolina Georgieva

Nikolina Georgieva

Polaris Property Management

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Nikolina Georgieva

Polaris Property Management

Rafik Hanna

Rafik Hanna

Polaris Property Management

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Rafik Hanna

Polaris Property Management

Simonette Tantamco

Simonette Tantamco

Polaris Property Management

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Simonette Tantamco

Polaris Property Management

Alma Ramirez

Alma Ramirez

Polaris Property Management

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Alma Ramirez

Polaris Property Management

Luvina Rosdiana

Luvina Rosdiana

Polaris Property Management

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Luvina Rosdiana

Polaris Property Management

Maria Velasco

Maria Velasco

Records Administrator

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Maria Velasco

Records Administrator

Maria Velasco is responsible for accurately, securely and efficiently managing all physical and electronic files. Prior to joining MWest, Ms. Velasco worked at Jarrow Formulas, Online Trading Academy, Red Hawk Fire, and Security and the City of Fontana. Ms. Velasco graduated with her bachelor's of arts degree in creative writing from the University of California Riverside. In her free time, she enjoys freelance writing and photography.