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. 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.

Jay Rey-Hipolito

Jay Rey-Hipolito

Vice President of Operations,
Polaris Property Management

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Jay Rey-Hipolito

Vice President of Operations,
Polaris Property Management

Jay Rey-Hipolito oversees the operations of the company’s nationally owned and managed portfolios. He is focusing on developing and implementing best-in-class policies, systems and procedures, and establishing metrics and performance expectations. Before joining MWest, Mr. Rey-Hipolito worked at some of the nation’s largest REITs, including Archstone Communities, Equity Residential, and UDR Inc., where he managed the company’s mature portfolio in Los Angeles before moving into an operational advisory role for the group’s Southwest assets. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in leadership from the University of Southern California.

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 Pierne 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.

Jesse Alvarez

Jesse Alvarez

Construction Manager,
Polaris Property Management

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Jesse Alvarez

Construction Manager,
Polaris Property Management

Jesse Alvarez is the Construction Manager for Polaris Property Management, directs all Los Angeles construction and renovation projects. Prior to joining Polaris Property Management, Mr. Alvarez brings 20 years of construction management experience with company’s such as Rainetree Partners and RNLA (HUD funded program with the city of Los Angeles). Mr. Alvarez also holds his HUD Certification. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Jackie Ocampo

Jackie Ocampo

Regional Manager,
Polaris Property Management

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Jackie Ocampo

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

Area Manager,
Polaris Property Management

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Mark Groves

Area Manager,
Polaris Property Management

Mark Groves is the Area Manager for Polaris Property Management, assists the regional manager with all operations in MWest’s California multifamily portfolio. 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. Mr. Groves received his Bachelor of Science in Aviation with a concentration in Flight Operations and a minor in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from SJSU. He is 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).

Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin

Marketing Manager

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Jessica Martin

Marketing Manager

Jessica Martin is the Marketing Manager for MWest Holdings and Polaris Property Management. Mrs. Martin directs the marketing strategies for both companies as they continue to grow and focus on their new vision of transformational development and innovative residential market expansion. After spending six years in the U.S. Army, Mrs. Martin received her bachelor's of science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Mrs. Martin comes to MWest and Polaris with extensive marketing experience, previously working as vice president of operations at Ranksharks where she managed over 200 marketing campaigns, print and digital.

Jerry Diaz

Jerry Diaz

Regional Maintenance Manager,
Polaris Property Management

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Jerry Diaz

Regional Maintenance Manager,
Polaris Property Management

Jerry Diaz is the Regional Maintenance Manager 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

Office Manager, Records Administrator and HR Administrator

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Hannah Lipman

Office Manager, Records Administrator and HR Administrator

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.

Saro Mirzakhanyan

Saro Mirzakhanyan

Information and Yardi Systems Administrator,
Polaris Property Management

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Saro Mirzakhanyan

Information and Yardi Systems Administrator,
Polaris Property Management

Saro Mirzakhanyan is the information and Yardi systems administrator for Polaris Property Management; responsible for monitoring and supporting all Yardi projects and provide IT support to corporate and offsite locations in the Polaris portfolio. Mr. Mirzakhanyan previously worked as a Business and Systems Analyst for The Decurion Corporation and Kilro Realty Corporation. Mr. Mirzakhanyan brings ten years of experience in Yardi and IT. He received his bachelors of science in computer information systems from California State University and his masters of business administration from Woodbury University.

Farnoush Dehghan

Farnoush Dehghan

Assistant Accounting Manager

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Farnoush Dehghan

Assistant Accounting Manager

Farnoush Dehghan is responsible for MWest’s portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties in California, Texas, and Florida. Ms. Dehghan joins Polaris with over ten years of experience in commercial and residential accounting. Ms. Dehghan graduated from Western Governors Univeristy with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Nazrul Hasan

Nazrul Hasan

Property Accountant,
Polaris Property Management

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Nazrul Hasan

Property Accountant,
Polaris Property Management

Nazrul Hasan is responsible for MWest’s portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties in California, Texas, New York, and Florida. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Hasan worked at American Homes 4 Rent for two years as lead analyst on multiple projects. Mr. Hasan graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in finance from the University of Florida. He currently resides in West Los Angeles with his wife and enjoys camping and sailing.

Nikolina Georgieva

Nikolina Georgieva

Property Accountant,
Polaris Property Management

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Nikolina Georgieva

Property Accountant,
Polaris Property Management

Nikolina Georgieva is responsible for MWest’s portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties in California, Texas, and New York. Ms. Georgieva joins Polaris Property Management with nine years of experience in commercial and office real estate accounting for company's such as NewMark Merrill Companies and Maguire Properties. Mrs. Georgieva graduated from the University of Texas with her masters of business administration. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Rafik Hanna

Rafik Hanna

Property Accountant,
Polaris Property Management

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Rafik Hanna

Property Accountant,
Polaris Property Management

Rafik Hanna is responsible for MWest's portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties in California, Texas, New York, and Florida. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Hanna worked at Cushman & Wakefield and Westfield. Mr. Hanna brings fifteen years of experiance in finance and computer information systems. Mr. Hanna graduated with his bachelor's of science defree in finance from California State University. In his free time he enjoys spending it outdoors and collecting stamps.

Simonette Tantamco

Simonette Tantamco

Senior Accounts Payable Analyst,
Polaris Property Management

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Simonette Tantamco

Senior Accounts Payable Analyst,
Polaris Property Management

Simonette Tantamco manages the accounts payable departments and is responsible for the disbursement of payments to vendors and independent contractors. Prior to joining Polaris, Mrs. Tantamco spent seven years as a Senior Staff Accountant in property management for IMT. Mrs. Tantamco hold a bachleors of arts in banking and fiance. In her free time she enjoys camping with her family and playing chess.

Azizia Mughal

Azizia Mughal

Account Payable Specialist, Polaris Property Management

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Azizia Mughal

Account Payable Specialist, Polaris Property Management

Azizia Mughal is responsible for the disbursement of payments to vendors and independent contractors. Prior to joining Polaris, Mrs. Mughal spent seven years in retail and six years in property management. Mrs. Mughal enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Administrative Assistant, Polaris Property Management

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Jessica Cook

Administrative Assistant, Polaris Property Management

Jessica Cook supports senior management in all operational task dealing with the Polaris Property Management; construction contract management; and creates and maintains schedules. Ms. Cook graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree in sociology from the University of Washington. In her free time, Ms. Cook enjoys ballet, football, traveling, and family.