- Carl ChangChief Executive Officer
- Jonathan NeedellPresident & Chief Investment Officer
- John O’LaughlinGeneral Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
- Kurt AltergottChief Financial Officer
- Justin SalvatoPartner
- Steve RitcheyPartner
- Kristin Pelkey BradleySenior Investment Manager
- Caitlyn MachInvestment Manager
- Riccardo LemosAssociate Investment Manager
- Catherine BuiSenior Investment Transaction Manager
- ChienHo LinSenior Design/Project Manager
- Curtiss JohnsonInvestment Associate
- Emily RobertsSenior Tax Associate
- Chris CramondController
- Mia BergmanController
- Bea YeeSenior Investment Accountant
- Brian KagawaInvestment Accountant
- Matt GiffordInvestor Reporting / FP&A Manager
- David RominesInformation Technology Manager
- Sally PowellCompliance Manager
- Tina LeeSenior Investment Director
- Anna ReeseSenior Investment Manager
- Katherine YeReceptionist
- Anita RodriguezKimpact Program Manager
- Hank KleinInvestment Analyst
- Reshma PatelSenior Investor Relations Operations Manager
- Michaela BossiInvestment Analyst
- Linda ChanInvestment Director - Credit Underwriting
- Alison SomersInvestor Relations Analyst
- Trevor SchueslerAssociate Investment Director
- Bharati PaiSenior Tax Manager
- Clark JohnsonTax Accountant
- Ryan BaerInvestment Analyst
- Jay TretterInvestment Analyst
- Ameliagh BeaudetteInvestment Analyst
- Rob HarrisSenior Investment Manager
- Jessica HymanSenior Transaction Manager
- Jefferson IbasanInformation Technology Helpdesk Technician
- Sean MurraySenior Construction Manager
- Nick KruegerAssociate Investment Manager
- Christian AnderssonSenior Investment Director of Credit
- Alaythia DervartanianInvestment Coordinator
- Nicole PyleHuman Resource Manager
- Behshid NamiranianPersonal Assistant and Executive Assistant to the CEO
Carl Chang founded Redwood-Kairos in 2005 after more than 15 years managing the investments and real estate holdings of his family’s investment portfolio. Mr. Chang has directly acquired, developed, and managed over $1 billion worth of retail shopping centers, office, multi-family, and multi-tenant light industrial properties primarily throughout the United States. He has also successfully managed private equity investments in a number of early-stage companies.
From 2005 to the present, Mr. Chang has served as the Chairman of Sullivan Hayes Brokerage Company, LLC, a commercial leasing firm. Sullivan Hayes has leased over 6 million square feet of property over the past five years, and sold more than 500 acres of land.
In 1993, Mr. Chang co-founded CMCB Enterprises and CMCB Development Company, to develop and invest in real estate. During that time, he was a professional tennis coach, principally for his brother, Michael Chang, who is perhaps best remembered for becoming the youngest-ever male winner of a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17. In 1996 Mr. Chang was named Coach of the Year by Tennis Magazine. In addition to his real estate investment activities, Carl Chang is also the Founder and Chairman of Pieology, a fast growing custom pizza concept that operates in the fast casual segment.
Mr. Chang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies with an emphasis in International Business and Multinationals from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the board of advisors to The Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California at Irvine. Mr. Chang was appointed for a three-year term, starting in 2018, as a member of the Los Angeles Branch board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Jon Needell joined Redwood-Kairos in 2006 and has served as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Needell is currently President and Chief Investment Officer, responsible for overseeing acquisition and development underwriting and analyses, dispositions, and asset management. Mr. Needell also oversees all strategic and business planning, sourcing and structuring of construction, mini-perm, permanent debt, and joint venture equity financing, financial reporting, and lender and equity partner relations.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Needell was the Investment Director and Chief Financial Officer of Schnitzer West (formerly Schnitzer Northwest), a commercial real estate investment and development firm based in Bellevue, Washington. While at Schnitzer, Mr. Needell was responsible for the sourcing and structuring of the firm’s debt and equity financing efforts as well as its lender and equity partner relations.
Prior to Schnitzer, Mr. Needell served at Merrill Lynch & Co. as Director – Corporate Finance Group in the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Needell started at Merrill Lynch in 1992 and held several positions in the Real Estate Group, Investment Banking Division, prior to moving to the Corporate Finance Group in 2000. At Merrill Lynch he developed and maintained client relationships relating to corporate finance products with a special focus on real estate. In addition, he worked extensively in capital raising activities and deal structuring and negotiation. During his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Needell executed on over fifty transactions with an aggregate value of over $15 billion. These transactions included mergers and acquisitions or strategic private equity and PIPE investments, structured and convertible bond offerings, unsecured debt and preferred equity offerings, public secondary and add-on equity offerings, secured debt and commercial mortgage backed securities offerings, and several initial, secondary, and add-on public offerings of equity in real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Mr. Needell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Economics and History from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Needell serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), the Board of Directors of Sterling Realty Organization, and the Board of Trustees of Stratton Mountain School. Mr. Needell is also a four-time Ironman.
John O’Laughlin joined Kairos as its General Counsel in 2007. As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, his responsibilities include overseeing all investment transactions and the compliance department. Mr. O’Laughlin’s exposure to a wide range of business operations as well as his litigation and transactional background provides the company with added advantages and insight into its legal matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Laughlin headed his own private practice focusing primarily on corporate and real estate litigation and transactions. From 1982 to 2004, Mr. O’Laughlin was a member at the law firm of Butterwick, Bright & O’Laughlin, Inc., serving as the firm’s managing partner from 1990 to 2004. Over his more than 30 years of practice, Mr. O’Laughlin represented a broad spectrum of clients, including business owners, landowners and operators, developers, contractors, brokers, and agents in all aspects of the litigation process, including real property, construction, eminent domain, contract, and lease disputes. His experience extends to representing clients in real property transactions such as acquisitions, sales, commercial leasing, and development. In addition, he negotiated, documented, and closed numerous loans secured by various types of real property including shopping centers, multifamily, and office complexes.
Mr. O’Laughlin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, School of Law from which he graduated magna cum laude.
Kurt Altergott serves as Chief Financial Officer of Kairos. He is responsible for all facets of financial, strategic, and operational functions. Mr. Altergott is also involved with strategic and business planning, financial reporting, compliance, sourcing debt, joint venture equity financing, and lender and equity partner relations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Altergott was the Chief Financial Officer of MIG, a diversified investment advisor based in Newport Beach, CA where he was responsible for the sourcing and structuring of both the firm’s and for individual fund’s debt and equity raising efforts, risk mitigation and compliance, and lender and investor relations.
Prior to MIG, Mr. Altergott served as Chief Financial Officer or Senior Financial Officer at various privately or publicly owned organizations with multiple verticals and geographies including Centex Corporation, Kaufman & Broad, Virgin, and ADT. He has been involved in the sourcing and execution of over $1 billion in debt and equity proceeds, asset portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, and played roles in multiple buy and sell side mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Altergott worked on deal structuring and negotiation including for a successful IPO. Additional areas of focus included SEC matters and reporting, Treasury, Taxation, and Risk Management. He began his career with Price Waterhouse where he worked with several diversified real estate clients.
Mr. Altergott is a CPA in the State of Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He holds a Master’s in Accounting and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, both from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Justin Salvato joined Kairos in 2012. Mr. Salvato is a Partner focusing on the firm’s debt and alternative equity platform. Mr. Salvato leads the firm’s acquisition and disposition efforts, including deal sourcing, deal underwriting, and asset management.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Salvato was a Senior Underwriter in the acquisitions group at Torchlight Investors (formerly ING Clarion Capital), where he specialized in high yield debt origination. Prior to Torchlight, Mr. Salvato worked at Anglo Irish Bank as a CRE lender, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as CRE appraiser. Throughout his career, Mr. Salvato has closed in excess of $1 billion of CRE debt and equity investments.
Mr. Salvato earned his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Finance at the University of Connecticut.
Steve Ritchey joined Kairos in 2013. Mr. Ritchey is a Partner and focuses on the firm’s office, industrial, multifamily, and retail asset management and acquisitions activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ritchey was a Vice President for AEW Capital Management where he was responsible for the asset management of a variety of office, industrial, and multifamily assets across the western United States. Prior to assuming an asset management role at AEW, he served in an acquisitions role specializing in the acquisition of value-added property investments. Mr. Ritchey joined AEW in 2000 after spending three years in the asset management group of Prudential Realty Group, which managed the debt and equity investment portfolio of Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Mr. Ritchey earned both his Bachelor’s in Finance and Master’s in Business Administration degrees from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Kristin Pelkey Bradley serves as a Senior Investment Manager, focusing on the firm’s multifamily and student housing asset management in the Southeastern United States.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bradley was Real Estate Investment Consultant at Cushman & Wakefield and Vice President for DEXUS Property Group, where she was responsible for the asset management and strategy analytics of an industrial AUS REIT portfolio. Prior to DEXUS, Ms. Bradley was an associate asset manager at AEW Capital Management, specializing in value-add and core multifamily, industrial, and office assets across the Western United States. Ms. Bradley joined the AEW asset management team as an analyst in 2008 after spending two years in AEW’s investor relations group in Boston, MA where she served as a marketing analyst and was responsible for coordinating capital raising, marketing, and client reporting.
Ms. Bradley earned her Master’s in Finance from the Boston University and Bachelor’s in Communications from Loyola Marymount University.
Caitlyn Mach joined Kairos in 2018. As an Investment Manager, Ms. Mach focuses on the asset management of the firm’s multifamily, office and retail properties.
Prior to joining Kairos, Ms. Mach served as an Investment Associate at KBS Realty Advisors in the Acquisitions and Asset Management department. Prior to KBS, she was a part of CBRE’s Valuation and Advisory Services department where she focused on commercial real estate appraisals of all property types.
Ms. Mach earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from University of California, Irvine.
Riccardo Lemos joined Kairos in 2016. As Associate Investment Manager, Mr. Lemos’s responsibilities include investment analysis for acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment management team.
Mr. Lemos earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and has experience competing in professional tennis. Mr. Lemos was born in Italy and has lived in Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Australia. He is fluent in Italian, Portuguese, French, and English.
Catherine Bui joined Kairos in May 2013 and currently serves as Senior Transaction Manager. Ms. Bui’s primary responsibilities include reviewing, preparing, and coordinating execution of all documentation and closing of escrow relating to acquisitions, financing/refinancing, and dispositions. She also provides operational support to the Investment Management team with various aspects of asset management, construction/redevelopment, and legal entity management.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bui spent two years at American Honda Finance Corporation. Prior to Honda Finance, she took on part-time marketing and customer service positions at Alliance Inspection Management, Internet Brands, and Main Street Marketing while completing her degree at CSULB.
Ms. Bui graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She also holds a California Real Estate Salesperson License.
ChienHo Lin joined Kairos in 2019. Mr. Lin is a Design/Project Manager focusing on the firm’s office, industrial, multi-family, and retail construction projects.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lin was a Design Program Manager for Starbucks Coffee Co. where he was responsible for the design project management for new stores in Los Angeles and Central California regions. Prior to Starbucks, Mr. Lin was a Design Manager for Pieology Pizzeria, where he managed design and construction projects, and design standardization of company and franchise stores. Mr. Lin has over 20 years of design and project management experience in corporate, retail food and distribution facilities.
Mr. Lin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts at the San Diego State University.
Curtiss Johnson joined Kairos in 2017. As an Investment Associate, Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities include investment analysis for capital transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment management team.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johnson interned with Ironwood Capital where he analyzed middle market manufacturing, technology, and aerospace companies in the New England area. Prior to Ironwood, Mr. Johnson completed a summer internship with Cigna Investment Management where he provided support to the Alternative Assets, Fixed Income, and Real Estate divisions.
Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut, magna cum laude.
Emily Roberts joined Kairos in 2018. As Senior Tax Associate, Ms. Roberts’ responsibilities include coordinating Federal and State income tax compliance, tax authority audits, tax research, and assisting with tax inquiries.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Roberts served as Tax Analyst at Pacific Life Insurance Company. There, her main responsibilities included preparing Federal and State Tax Returns, ensuring documents were compliant with FATCA/CRS rules, and assisting with quarterly and yearly provision reports. Prior to Pacific Life, she was an Experienced Tax Associate at PwC where she supported both partnership and corporate clients in a variety of industries, including information technology and entertainment. In addition, Ms. Roberts skill set extends to office management, recruiting, and teaching-related duties, including onboarding new employees, event planning, and writing curriculum.
Ms. Roberts earned her Master of Professional Accountancy certificate from The University of California, Irvine and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University.
Chris Cramond joined Kairos in 2015 as a Controller. He is currently responsible for fund accounting and oversight of the Dunton Commercial property accounting group.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cramond was an Assistant Controller at The Laramar Group, responsible for preparing financial information for their residential real estate portfolio.
Prior to Laramar, Mr. Cramond was a Controller at Broe Real Estate Services, working on their commercial and residential real estate portfolio. Prior to Broe, he was Controller at Capital Pacific Homes, where he managed an accounting team responsible for providing financial information for the home building operations in Colorado, preparing GAAP financial statements and coordinating audits.
Mr. Cramond started his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young in Irvine, California. Mr. Cramond is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach.
Mia Bergman joined Kairos in 2016 as a Controller. Ms. Bergman’s responsibilities include managing financial operations, fund accounting and cash management, consolidated reporting, budget processes, audits, records and internal controls.
Prior to joining Kairos, Ms. Bergman was an Assistant Controller at Lennar Multifamily Communities overseeing budgeting, internal controls, financial reporting, and systems implementation for the Western Region. Prior to Lennar, she held Controller and Accounting Manager roles with real estate developers in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Bergman started her career with six years of public accounting in the real estate group of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Bergman is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Cass Business School at City University of London, with credits from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. She is fluent in French and Swedish.
Bea Yee joined Kairos in 2017. As Senior Investment Accountant, Ms. Yee’s responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day investment fund accounting for multiple vehicles.
Prior to joining Kairos, Ms. Yee served as Senior Accountant at Woodbridge Pacific Group, a real estate developer in Southern California. There, Ms. Yee’s main responsibilities included maintaining the general ledger, preparing financial statements for residential construction projects, weekly sales reporting, and project tracking. Prior to Woodbridge, Ms. Yee performed the full cycle of general accounting functions including overseeing general ledgers, preparing financial statements, and processing payroll, payables, and billings for multiple firms based in Washington, DC.
Ms. Yee earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and is fluent in Tagalog.
Brian Kagawa joined Kairos in 2017. As Investment Accountant, Mr. Kagawa’s responsibilities include overseeing the day to day accounting for in-house properties.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian spent 4 years at Keystone Pacific Property Management in their AP and GL departments handling the accounting for HOA’s and several business parks.
Mr. Kagawa earned his Bachelor’s in Business Economics from University of California, Irvine. Mr. Kagawa grew up in San Diego.
Matt Gifford joined Kairos in 2017 as its Investor Reporting / FP&A Manager. Mr. Gifford’s responsibilities include preparation of quarterly investor reports, capital account statements, auditor and custodian requests, quarterly and annual investment fair value support, preferred return calculations, fund track record, and performance reporting.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gifford was a Fund Accounting Manager at LBA Realty, a full service commercial real estate investment and management company headquartered in Irvine, CA. During his tenure at LBA, Mr. Gifford was responsible for real estate fund, lender, and investor reporting, capital management, and REIT compliance. In addition, he was responsible for the calculation and reporting of property performance metrics and returns for all properties held by the company. He began his career as an auditor with TWHC where his clients included various financial institutions.
Mr. Gifford is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
David Romines joined Kairos in 2016. As IT Manager, Mr. Romines’ responsibilities include managing the company’s IT infrastructure and Information Security and compliance needs.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Romines worked as a Network Operations Control Analyst for Mega Path, Systems Administrator and Information Security Analyst for Broadcom, and IT Manager for South Coast Repertory. Mr. Romines brings 15 years of diverse IT experience and a background in Information Security to the Kairos team.
Mr. Romines holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from Arizona State University and IT certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA.
Sally Powell joined Kairos in 2013 and currently holds the position of Compliance Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the firm’s regulatory compliance program and policies.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Powell spent several years at CBRE in the Advisory and Transaction Services Group where she directed a team of portfolio administrators in the servicing of key corporate clients. She is also experienced in the development side of the wireless industry. Ms. Powell served as a Real Estate Development Manager for T-Mobile directing the build-out of a multi-state region. Prior to T-Mobile, she was the Regional Director for American Tower in the Southwest region.
Ms. Powell earned her Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, receiving a Bachelor’s in Environmental Planning and Land Use Studies.
Tina Lee joined Kairos in 2019 as a Senior Investment Director, focusing on the asset management, acquisitions and dispositions of the firm’s multifamily, office and retail assets. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lee was Senior Vice President, Asset Management at the Resmark Companies, where she was responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of multifamily and for-sale residential development projects in the western United States. Prior to Resmark, Ms. Lee served as Portfolio Manager for Colony Capital, where she was responsible for managing approximately $1 billion of distressed and performing commercial debt and equity investments nationwide. Ms. Lee has over 20 years of real estate investment experience spanning underwriting and asset management of debt and equity investments in all commercial real estate types in positions at Shamrock Capital, Fremont Investment & Loan, American Realty Advisors, and Kilroy Realty Corporation. Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Management and Finance from California State University, Hayward.
Anna Reese joined Kairos is 2019 as a Senior Investment Manager and is responsible for managing Investor Relations and Business Development activities for the firm. Prior to joining Kairos, Anna spent over two years as an Investor Relations Associate at Raven Capital Management, an asset-based direct lending Investment Manager, where she was responsible for managing existing client relationships and business development activities. Prior to Raven, Mrs. Reese spent over four years as an Investor Relations Analyst at Oceanwood Capital Management, a European event-driven hedge fund manager based in London, UK. Mrs. Reese holds a Master’s degree for Sports Management and Marketing from the University of London (Birkbeck) in London, UK. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Linguistics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Katherine Ye joined Kairos in 2019. As a receptionist, Ms. Ye’s responsibilities include maintaining cleanliness of the conference rooms, cleaning and restocking the kitchen, and answering and transferring incoming phone calls. Ms. Ye earned her Bachelor’s in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis.
Anita Rodriguez joined Kairos in late 2019 as the Kimpact Program Manager. In this role, Ms. Rodriguez will lead the implementation of internal programs and initiatives designed to further develop, pilot, and measure programs and initiatives for Impact Investment properties. Examples of the types of environmental and social programs and services provided under the Kimpact fund include, but are not limited to: parenting classes, job search classes, exercise and wellness, financial literacy programs, water conservation, energy efficiency, and waste reduction improvements. Prior to joining Kairos, Ms. Rodriguez spent 17 years in the nonprofit sector working to develop programming and raising much-needed funding for worthy causes like HomeAid Orange County, the Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, and the American Cancer Society. Ms. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University of Fullerton and her Masters degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Hank Klein joined Kairos in 2019. As an Investment Analyst, Mr. Klein’s responsibilities include investment analysis for acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment management team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Klein was a summer analyst with the Macquarie Group where he supported the energy sales and trading team. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Klein was a summer analyst for Scura Partners where he was involved in restructuring and sell-side M&A transactions. Mr. Klein earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Reshma Patel joined Kairos in 2019 as it’s Senior Investor Relations Operations Manager. Mrs. Patel’s responsibilities include managing the firm’s investor relations and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Kairos, Mrs. Patel spent over 15 years at Canterbury Consulting, an independent investment advisory firm in Newport Beach, California. During her tenure at Canterbury, Mrs. Patel focused on serving institutional and private wealth clients in portfolio construction, asset allocation, manager research and performance measurement. She also spent a number of years as Manager of Marketing where she oversaw and led new business development and marketing. Mrs. Patel graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration, Finance.
Michaela Bossi joined Kairos in 2019. As an Investment Analyst, Ms. Bossi’s responsibilities include investment analysis for acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment management team. Ms. Bossi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in International Studies from the University of Connecticut, summa cum laude.
Linda Chan joined Kairos in 2020 as an Investment Director where she is focused on the credit and underwriting for the firm’s debt financing platform. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chan was a Vice President, Underwriting at CIT Bank, where she was responsible for the underwriting of transitional and construction real estate loans and managing a portfolio of loans and relationships. Prior to CIT, Ms. Chan was the senior executive at Acres Capital overseeing credit and underwriting for the debt platform. Ms. Chan has also held previous positions at Capital One Bank and Arbor Realty Trust and has over 15 years of commercial real estate finance experience spanning originating, underwriting and asset management of highly structured debt and investments in all commercial real estate asset types. Ms. Chan holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from New York University.
Alison Somers joined Kairos in 2020. As an Investment Relations Analyst, Ms. Somers maintains the firm’s investor relations and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Kairos, Ms. Somers spent over 6 years in the field of education managing classrooms and supporting the special education department. Ms. Somers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary and special education and minor in Spanish language studies.
Trevor Schuesler joined Kairos in 2020 as an Associate Investment Director, responsible for the firm’s investor relations efforts. These efforts include fundraising, sales, client service, and investor education across the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Kairos, Trevor led the Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations efforts in the western half of the United States for Research Affiliates. Prior to that, Trevor was the head of business development at Carmelina Capital Partners, a private equity firm providing capital and strategic advice to private businesses. Prior to that, he was the head of research at Canterbury Consulting, an independent consulting firm providing comprehensive investment advice to institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals. Trevor graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Long Beach, with a BS in business finance. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA institute.
Bharati Pai joined Kairos in 2020 as the Senior Tax Manager. Ms. Pai’s responsibilities include managing the tax department including Federal and State income tax compliance, external CPAs, tax treatment, tax research, and tax authority audits/enquiries. Prior to joining Kairos, Ms. Pai was a Tax Director at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the Asset and Wealth Management practice, with emphasis on Alternative Investment Products, in Los Angeles/Irvine Office. Ms. Pai provided tax compliance and consulting services to clients which included hedge funds, private equity funds, management companies and fund-of-funds based in California and New York. Ms. Pai has over 11 years of experience in public accounting and worked on a variety of issues including advising clients on the tax treatment and tax reporting requirements for funds and their investors with a variety of strategies, investments, and financial products. Ms. Pai is experienced in managing business processes, managing offshore teams/processes, and has assisted in managing the Financial Services Practice in the PwC Irvine office. Ms. Pai is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California, is a member of AICPA and CALCPA. Ms. Pai earned her Master of Accountancy Degree, with emphasis in Tax, from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Accounting from University of Mumbai, India.
Clark Johnson joined Kairos in 2020. As a Tax Accountant, Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities include coordinating Federal and State income tax compliance, quality review of investor K-1’s, tax research, and assisting with tax inquiries. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johnson served as an Experienced Tax Associate with Hall & Company. Performing tax compliance in preparation of Federal and State Tax Returns, assisting with tax estimate projections, and personally working with clients. Prior to Hall & Company, he was completed an internship and was a Tax Associate at Skinner Fouch & Olson. Where he acquired extensive knowledge and a specialization in real estate taxation and partnership taxation. Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelors of Arts Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting California State University Fullerton.
Ryan Baer joined Kairos in 2020. As an Investment Analyst, Mr. Baer’s responsibilities include investment analysis for acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment management team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baer was a summer analyst with JLL where he supported the agency leasing team. Prior to JLL, Mr. Baer was a development intern for Auerbach Realty Holdings. Mr. Baer earned his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
Jay Tretter joined Kairos in 2020. As an Investment Analyst, Mr. Tretter’s responsibilities include investment analysis for acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tretter was a summer analyst at Ares Management where he supported the Risk Management team. Prior to Ares, Mr. Tretter was a summer analyst at SG Credit Partners where he was involved in structured debt transactions. Mr. Tretter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Data Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ameliagh Beaudette joined Kairos in 2020. As an Investment Analyst, Ms. Beaudette’s responsibilities include investment analysis for acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, and supporting the investment management team. She is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Connecticut, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Finance.
Rob Harris joined Kairos in 2019 as a Senior Investment Manager with a focus on the firm’s multifamily asset management. Mr. Harris has 20 years of experience as a real estate investment executive and entrepreneur spanning across all product types throughout the United States. Prior to joining Kairos, Mr. Harris was with Beachwold Residential, where he quickly turned around a struggling multifamily portfolio and completed numerous acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to Beachwold, Mr. Harris served as an Assistant Vice President at Hudson Advisors, where he handled asset management for Lone Star Funds and was directly involved in over $14B of multifamily, office, industrial, and retail acquisitions. Throughout his career, Mr. Harris has managed over 130 assets in 28 different states, including over 18,000 apartment units and millions of square feet of office, industrial, and retail properties with an aggregate market value of over $4B, in addition to handling dispositions in excess of $1B. Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jessica Hyman joined Kairos in 2020 as a Senior Transaction Manager, focusing on the firm’s credit strategies.
Ms. Hyman’s experience includes positions with Ten-X Commercial, an online auction platform; CBRE Capital Markets, Debt and Structured Finance; and boutique brokerage firm Stan Johnson Company.
Ms. Hyman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business-Economics and minors in Accounting and Environmental Studies. She holds a Master’s degree, also from UCLA, in Urban and Regional Planning, and a California Real Estate Salesperson License.
Jefferson Ibasan joined Kairos in 2020. As an Information Technology Help Desk Technician, Mr. Ibasan’s responsibilities include administering IT desktop support on computer hardware and software systems by identifying, researching, and resolving technical problems. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ibasan was a Help Desk Intern where he provided technical assistance for questions and issues regarding system and network errors. Mr. Ibasan earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Merced.
Sean Murray brings 35 years of experience as a Director Of Construction and Senior Construction Manager with an extensive, proven history of working in the multi-family and student housing industry. For the past 15 years Sean has built a successful track record in both Conventional Apartment Capex projects and Student Housing Renovations, including new leasing offices, fitness centers and common area improvements. Sean has developed a stellar track record and background in Commercial Office renovations and Light Industrial upgrades. Skilled in Value Engineering, Construction, Contract Management, Project Management with strong emphasis on Best Practices focused on Means and Methods. Proficient with multiple software programs including MS Office Suite, Procore, Sage and ProEst Takeoff software. Mr. Murray studied at The University Of Arizona with a focus in Political Science and Religious Studies.
Christian Andersson joined Kairos in 2021 as a Senior Investment Director of Credit. He is responsible for a nationwide alternative real estate credit strategies platform focused on the origination and acquisition of senior secured mortgages, B notes, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, and NNN investments. Targeted transactions range between $5 million and $20 million on stabilized and transitional real estate assets including multifamily, industrial, retail, office, and self-storage. Prior to joining Kairos, Mr. Andersson was a Managing Director at Barings where he was responsible for commercial mortgage loan originations on behalf of the MassMutual General Account and third party clients. Mr. Andersson has over 15 years of diverse experience in commercial real estate finance having originated, underwritten, structured, negotiated, and closed $5 billion of core and value-add debt transactions across all major property types. Mr. Andersson is a CFA Charterholder and graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration: Finance.
Alaythia Dervartanian joined Kairos in 2021 as an Investment Coordinator. Ms. Dervartanian is responsible for providing transactional support and administration throughout the investment cycle for the transaction management teams as well as providing support for office administration. These responsibilities include the transmittal of documents, vendor correspondence, and administrative support for client services. Ms. Dervartanian earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Biola University.
Nicole Pyle joined Kairos in March 2021. As Human Resource Manager, Nicole is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing administration/enhancement of policies and procedures for the entire company. She also ensures the company is in compliance with state/federal employment law. Furthermore, Nicole provides training, consultation, and recommendations about future planning and development of HR solutions for personnel, corporate development, administration, and operations.
Nicole manages responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment, benefits, employee relations, employee development, payroll and compensation, HRIS, onboarding, training, performance management, policy implementation, competitor benchmarking, worker’s compensation insurance, and employer law compliance.
Nicole is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience in the Real Estate/Financial Industry. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked at various Real Estate companies throughout Orange County, California. Over the years, her experience has provided her with the opportunity to work in all areas of Human Resources.
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Recreation Management from Arizona State University.
Behshid Namiranian joined Kairos in 2021. Ms. Namiranian responsibilities include managing and coordinating the CEO’s calendar and assisting with daily operations to ensure business functions efficiently. Prior Joining the firm, Ms. Namiranian worked as a Client Analyst for Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management and executive assistant to C-suite executives for Amicus MSP. Ms. Namiranian brings 4 years of EA experience and earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Chapman University and, Business Strategy certification from Wharton online school.