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Management Team

Steve Gozini

Chairman & CEO

Steve Gozini, Chairman & CEO

Steve Gozini

Chairman & CEO

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Steve Gozini founded B.H. Management, Inc. dba BH Properties in 1994. From its modest beginning of a few properties, Steve has built a diverse portfolio of approximately 100 properties in 19 states. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in acquisitions, dispositions, note purchases and investments.

His strength lies in his ability to close deals in record time and in transforming underperforming assets into high yielding returns. He is well-known for his expertise in evaluating potential acquisitions and in structuring deals that would ensure profitability. Steve oversees and directs the strategic growth of BH Properties, identifying emerging markets and business opportunities that keep the company ahead of industry trends.

Prior to founding BH Properties, Steve was an accomplished international businessman with a background in Asian and Latin American commerce, imports and exports. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Steve is also recognized for his philanthropy and in his involvement in the community and on boards.

Jim Brooks

President

Jim Brooks, President

Jim Brooks

President

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James "Jim" Brooks has over 30 years of wide-ranging principal-based C-suite level operating leadership experience and hands-on experience in real estate management -- including finance, asset management, leasing, acquisition, disposition, development, and repositioning across all product types.

As President at BH Properties, Jim ensures a more efficient platform for its lenders, tenants and employees while contributing to the company’s real estate initiatives and future strategies.

Prior to joining BH, Jim began his career in the 1980’s working for Koll Development Company in Los Angeles before joining the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund in the early 1990’s where he was responsible for the re-structuring and liquidation of a $1.4B portfolio of distressed assets including performing and non-performing mortgage loans and sourcing additional capital investment opportunities as either direct investments or in joint venture. Jim also held senior positions at numerous leading investment, family office and real estate companies, including Tishman Speyer Properties and Topa Property Group along with establishing Fifth Street Real Estate Company in partnership with Angelo Gordon & Co. focused on value-add investments. In aggregate, he has managed over $1.9B in acquisitions, development and financings.

Jim earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He is a California licensed real estate broker.

Andrew Van Tuyle

Senior Managing Director, Investments

Andy Van Tuyle, Senior Managing Director, Investments

Andrew Van Tuyle

Senior Managing Director, Investments

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Andrew "Andy" Van Tuyle has been active in the acquisition, disposition, finance, brokerage and management of commercial real estate for over 20 years.

As the Senior Managing Director of Investments for BH Properties, Andy oversees the Value Add and Bankruptcy divisions of the company, and is responsible for identifying potential acquisitions, stalking horse bids, debtor in possession financing, and other related opportunities. He has handled the closing of over $3 billion in transactions in over 20 states and has expertise in all major asset classes of real estate.

Prior to joining BH Properties, Andy worked in private equity, finance, brokerage and syndication with various groups in Los Angeles. He was named one of the Real Estate Southern California’s “Top 40 under 40” real estate professionals and was chosen by Commercial Property News as a “Star to Watch” in the commercial real estate community.

Andy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of San Diego. He is associated with multiple business associations and local schools, such as Loyola High School, Flintridge Sacred Heart and St. Bede the Venerable.

Brian Park

Executive Managing Director, Commercial Operations

Brian Park, Executive Managing Director, Commercial Operations

Brian Park

Executive Managing Director, Commercial Operations

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With 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Brian serves as BH Properties Executive Managing Director of Commercial Operations.

He oversees the company’s commercial portfolio spanning 19 states and two regional offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas and is actively involved in asset management, property management, leasing, budgeting, dispositions, and construction.  The combination of his analytical skills and real estate knowledge provide a unique perspective when maximizing returns.

Prior to joining BH Properties, Brian held the position of Managing Director – Asset Management at Jamison Properties. Over his career, he has completed over $1.2 billion of closed acquisitions and $500 million in dispositions. In addition, he has negotiated and executed over 10 million square feet in real estate lease transactions.

Brian graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Economics.

Erik Svensson

Senior Managing Director,
Chief Finance Officer

Erik Svensson, Chief Financial Officer

Erik Svensson

Senior Managing Director,
Chief Finance Officer

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Erik Svensson brings more than thirty years of senior level experience leading finance, operations and investment management for both publicly and privately held companies.

As Chief Financial Officer, he oversees all reporting and ensures the accounting, administrative and financial health of the Company.

Prior to joining BH Properties, Erik served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Watt Companies based in Santa Monica, CA and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Swig Company based in San Francisco, CA. He also held the roles of Deputy Chief Operating Officer for RREEF/ Deutsche Bank Asset Management, Chief Operating Officer for RREEF Property Management Company and, most recently, Vice President of Acquisitions and Commercial Real Estate for Public Storage, a publicly traded S&P 500 company.

Erik graduated Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He also earned an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and is a licensed CPA in California.

John Crump

Senior Managing Director, Finance

John Crump, Senior Managing Director, Finance

John Crump

Senior Managing Director, Finance

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As Senior Managing Director of Finance, John is responsible for maintaining and managing the company’s lending relationships, existing loans and new debt placement. In addition, John is active in the firm’s acquisition and origination of long-term ground lease investments, note acquisitions (performing and non-performing) along with overseeing the firm’s marketable securities portfolio.

John has more than 17 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and investments and has completed the capitalization and sale of a broad range of property types, including retail, office, mixed-use, multi-housing, medical office, self-storage, student housing, data centers including fee simple, leased fee, leasehold and note sales. Capitalizations include structuring senior floating and fixed-rate debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and joint venture equity.

Prior to joining BH Properties, he gained experience at HFF, was a Broker Associate at a Los Angeles-based firm, an Investment Executive at Wedbush Morgan Securities, and a Specialist and former member of the Pacific Stock Exchange. John has been instrumental in the disposition and financing of more than $7 billion in transactions during his career.

John holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and CFA charter holder, a California licensed Broker and holds NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Bill Hardy

Senior Managing Director

Bill Hardy, Senior Managing Director, Leasing

Bill Hardy

Senior Managing Director

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As Senior Managing Director of Leasing, Bill is responsible for overseeing large block leasing and the growth of the Company’s government leasing investment practice across multiple states through his experience with county, state and Federal uses.

Bill Hardy brings over 20 years of experience in leasing and management of all commercial product types in multiple markets across the country.

Prior to joining BH Properties, Bill served as Regional Director of Sperry Van Ness, overseeing the firm’s operations and growth in the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley regions of Southern California.  Earlier in his career, Bill served as Portfolio Leasing Manager for Arden Realty and as an agent for Grubb & Ellis.

Bill earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego and earned his Juris Doctorate at Southwestern University School of Law.  He is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the state of California.

Luz Marquez

Senior Managing Director

Luz Marquez, Senior Managing Director, Accounting and Administration

Luz Marquez

Senior Managing Director

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Luz Marquez has over 20 years of financial, accounting and audit experience. She has spent over 12 years with BH Properties in various roles, most recently as Senior Managing Director, Accounting and Administration. She is responsible for a team of 14 accounting professionals.

Prior to re-joining BH Properties, she was with discount retailer Target Corporation as a Senior Financial Analyst and as Administrative and Financial Internal Audit Manager with Tesoro Corporation which has since been acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Luz graduated magna cum laude with a BSBA major in Accounting degree from the University of the East in the Philippines. She earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor (CIDA).

Ron Platisha

Senior Managing Director,
Multi-Family Operations

Ron Platisha, Senior Managing Director, Multi-Family Operations

Ron Platisha

Senior Managing Director,
Multi-Family Operations

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With more than 48 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Ron Platisha has spent the last 13 years with BH Properties where he has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and is currently Senior Managing Director of Multi-Family Operations while participating in strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining BH Properties, he gained experience in several key positions with CB Richard Ellis, where he served as Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer of the Americas and Principal Accounting Officer. He has also held positions in the internal audit department of H.F. Ahmanson & Co. and was a Senior Auditor for KPMG International.

Ron graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.


BH Properties

Board Advisors

Christopher Lee

Board Advisor

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Board Advisor


Christopher Lee is President and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading real estate consulting and advisory firms.  Mr. Lee’s firm, founded in 1994, has provided strategic, management, compensation, organizational/operational and investment services to over 500 real estate firms.  For over 40 years, Mr. Lee has served as an advisor to real estate firms seeking to: grow; improve operating performance; enhance brand differentiation; create and actualize successful investment strategies; attract and retain great talent; drive revenue and performance; implement lasting ESG strategies; succession planning; increase enterprise value; create successful long-term strategic plans; and develop outstanding leaders.

Mr. Lee is a frequent contributor to national journals and a keynote speaker at conferences sponsored by leading real estate organizations.  Mr. Lee has authored three books entitled Leading A Real Estate Company [2002], From Good To Great To Outstanding, A Real Estate Leader’s Guide To Optimal Performance [2008], and Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate [2012].  Mr. Lee is active in the Urban Land Institute where he serves in a leadership role for the Multifamily Council [Green], a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and active in many other real estate organizations including NMHC, BOMA, IREM, NAA and NAIOP.  Mr. Lee’s national newsletter, Strategic Advantage, is now received by approximately 14,000 senior real estate leaders.

Education:

Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Development.

Steven Sunshine

Board Advisor

Steven Sunshine

Steven Sunshine

Board Advisor


Steven Sunshine is a partner at Bryan, Cave, Leighton, Paisner LLP, one of the 30 largest law firms in the world with more than 1,400 lawyers in 31 cities on three continents.

Mr. Sunshine has served in the leadership of Bryan, Cave, Leighton, Paisner for many years.   For over eleven years, Mr. Sunshine served as a member of the Management Committee of the firm, which manages worldwide operations, and has also served on its Board of Directors.

Steven Sunshine’s practice focuses on the needs of ultra-high net worth owners and developers of real estate and provides advice to family offices connected to the real estate industry. His experience includes development and leasing of high-rise office buildings, industrial buildings, retail space, restaurants and movie theaters.

Education:

University of California-Los Angeles, J.D.
University of California-Los Angeles, A.B., economics - magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

BH Properties

Business Advisors

Howard J. Weg

Business Advisor

Howard J. Weg

Howard J. Weg

Business Advisor


During his decades of attorney representation of every constituent in business restructurings, workouts and chapter 11 cases throughout the country, as well managing his own highly successful, nationally known and highly rated boutique law firm for many years, combined with years of management and leadership positions with large international law firms, Howard Weg manages and directs sophisticated and value-added solutions for financially distressed businesses. He is now taking on leading roles in his non-attorney capacity as consultant, chief restructuring officer, independent or special director, liquidator, receiver, and mediator.

Mr. Weg’s 40 years of legal experience includes leading prominent business restructurings, workouts and chapter 11 cases. He has experience in working with businesses in many different industries, from real estate (finance, multi-family, development, retail, office, industrial-warehouse, hospitality), professional service firms (law firms, accounting firms and management firms, through disputes among principals, loss of major clients and revenue, retirement of senior partners, partner defections, diversion of funds and engagements), to the entertainment and technology areas, the power generation and transmission industries (including the complexities of financial contracts), restaurants, oil and gas, healthcare, and the wireless businesses.

Education:

Yale Law School, LL.M.
Southwestern Law School, J.D., cum laude
University of California – Los Angeles, B.A

Affiliations:

American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow (2001-present);
Regent for the Ninth Circuit (2008-2012); Board of Directors (2012-2017);
Chair of Distinguished Service Award Committee (2017-2019);
Foundation, Ninth Circuit Representative (2016-2018)
Financial Lawyers Conference, Member, Board of Governors (1998- present);
President (2003-2004)
State Bar of California, Member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section (1994-1997);
Chair, Education Committee, Business Law Section (1993);
Chair, 15th Annual Spring Program, Business Law Section (1993)
American Bar Association, Member, Business Bankruptcy Committee (1985-present)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member (1985-present)

William Hughes

Business Advisor

William Hughes

William Hughes

Business Advisor


William E. Hughes served as senior vice president of Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (‘MMCC’) in 2018, and established his consulting business, W. & S. Consulting Management to provide consulting services to the commercial real estate industry. During his 25-year tenure at Marcus & Millichap he envisioned the concept of adding a robust debt and equity platform to better serve the needs of the firm’s agents and clients. He was responsible for MMCC’s oversight, including development and daily operations on a national basis. Under his direction, MMCC became one of the largest financial intermediaries in the Country.

Mr. Hughes has a diversified background in real estate finance, financial consulting and modeling, project feasibility, leasing, construction management and real estate development. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, he had positions as a senior executive with several national financial and real estate investment firms, Mr. Hughes has directly participated in the development, finance, and sale or leasing of more than $3 billion worth of commercial property and many billions more as the head of Marcus & Millichap’s debt/equity business.

Mr. Hughes has been a regular speaker at industry events, including the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, California Mortgage Banker Association, CCIM Commercial Real Estate Outlook, IREI Dealmakers Summit, the RealShare series and Crittenden National Conference. While with Marcus & Millichap he was a featured speaker in the firm’s national client webcasts for the National Multi-Housing Group, National Office and Industrial Properties Group and National Retail Group. Over the years he has contributed articles to many publications and is a regular source for publications ranging from The Real Estate Forum, The Wall Street Journal and Commercial Property Executive to Retail Traffic and Multihousing News.

Education:

B.S, Finance and Accounting, University of Southern California

Affiliations:

Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, California Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. Mr. Hughes continues to hold a California real estate brokers license.

Michael F. Marino

Business Advisor

Michael Marino

Michael F. Marino

Business Advisor


Michael Marino is a former executive vice president and regional head for Wells Fargo Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group, responsible for overseeing lending and overall operations for the Hawaii, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego markets. Mike joined Wells Fargo in 1988 as part of the credit management training program. After completing the program, he was assigned to the Irvine, Calif., office as a relationship manager. In 1995, he was promoted to manager of the REBG Sacramento office and in 1998, assumed the role of manager of the REBG Los Angeles office. In 2006 he was promoted to division manager of Commercial Real Estate for the Southern California Division.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mike worked as a mechanical engineer.

Education:

M.B.A. in finance from San Diego State University
B.S. in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Affiliations:

Mike’s prior professional affiliations included the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the NAIOP. He is active in his community and volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts of America, the City of Hope, Covenant House, and the Economic Resources Corporation.