Leadership team members have played key roles in creating, growing and managing several successful and notable U.S.-based real estate investment firms, from boutique private equity firms to multi-billion dollar public and private national portfolios. The team’s experience spans several economic cycles, giving them the grounded perspective necessary for high performance in any economy.
Their expansive network of brokers, vendors and suppliers readily supports every aspect of the real-estate value-creation process.
Deep industry relationships, combined with direct, hands-on experience in key Markets, allow them to tap into a sustainable flow of “Off-Market” opportunities which provide out-sized returns to investors.
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Drew is the founder and CEO of MEQ, and the visionary behind the company’s diverse business and investment strategies within key Western U.S. real estate Markets. In addition to leading the MEQ team, Drew is responsible for leading the continued growth and evolution of the organization as well as the implementation of its comprehensive Development, Asset Management, Operational, Financial and Transactional objectives.
Scott Lyle is COO of MEQ, and provides executive oversight for all operational aspects of the company and its portfolio of commercial real estate investments including retail, creative office and multifamily assets located across the Western United States. His primary focus is optimizing investor returns through a variety of comprehensive best practices developed over years of successful portfolio optimization as well as executing strategic initiatives across the organization.
Brian Bair, a Mass Equities Principal and Senior Vice President - Colorado Acquisitions & Development, has been active in the Denver real estate industry for more than 20 years and established a stellar reputation for his outstanding achievements in development, construction management and leasing prior to joining Mass Equities.
Janie Grajeda serves as MEQ’s Controller and has worked with MEQ’s predecessor entity and Drew Sobel for over ten years. She is responsible for all of the accounting, finance, reporting, insurance and risk management aspects of the company, which includes the development of financial and operational strategies designed to preserve company assets and to ensure accurate financial reporting. She also manages investor and lender relations including oversite of quarterly investor reporting and distributions as well as lender communication.
In his role as Vice President, Acquisitions & Finance at Mass Equities, Kyle is responsible for driving the company’s acquisitions and underwriting processes as well as supporting our equity & debt sourcing objectives. He manages both pipeline and deal flow of our expanding portfolio as well as driving strategic financial and marketing presentations for the company’s business development activities.
Marla Tobey Sobel
Marla wears many hats at MEQ and currently oversees design and construction management for MEQ’s Santa Monica and Los Angeles tenant improvements. She also oversees MEQ’s small asset infill residential program in Santa Monica and the surrounding Markets.
Casey joined the team as an Accounting Associate during the second half of 2015. In her role, Casey works on both MEQ’s real-estate portfolio as well as corporate financing and accounting. In addition to acting as the primary liaison for both vendor and tenant accounting-related issues, Casey also supports company and portfolio financial reporting, CAM reconciliation, AP/AR, MEQ acquisition and disposition activities as well as Investor Relations. Casey also works with the property management and construction teams on the day-to-day execution of operational best practices and strategic operational initiatives.
Casey is a graduateof Oberlin College with a degree in linguistics and Hispanic Studies.
Tania T. Rodriguez
As Financial Operations Assistant at MEQ, Tania works with the MEQ team on the day-to-day operations of both the company and its real estate portfolio. An integral part of the team, Tania interfaces with tenants, brokers, and vendors and collaborates with property management and construction teams on strategic operational initiatives. In addition, she supports the company and portfolio financial reporting, CAM reconciliation and the extensive acquisition and disposition activities of MEQ.
Tania began her career in real estate development and investment in 2014 when she joined the predecessor company to Mass Equities: BCP, Inc. Tania holds a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Pre-law from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a licensed California Notary.
As property Manager for MEQ, Rachael oversees all aspects of asset operations in the Nevada Region, including the day-to-day operations of MEQ’s commercial retail portfolio in the Las Vegas Market. In addition to maintaining close relations with the tenants and the regional leasing teams to ensure strong customer service and a quality tenant environment, Rachael also collaborates with the MEQ Asset Management, Finance and Construction teams on the successful implementation of asset strategies and portfolio initiatives.
Rachael has over 15 years of property management experience in multiple asset classes including commercial retail, office and single-family residential real estate. In the commercial arena, she managed over 1.5 million square feet of commercial retail and office space. In her role with single-family residential real estate, she was responsible for 11 new home communities, inclusive of approximately 400 new housing units. Duties included creating and recording applicable governing documents, specific for each community, fulfilling requirements with the Nevada Real Estate Division, facilitation of general maintenance and vendor services, and enforcing compliance of the governing documents as well as other real estate requirements.