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Brian Malliet is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of BKM Capital Partners. In his role as Chief Executive Officer and as a leader on BKM’s Investment Committee, Malliet has been integral in the firm’s strategic direction and development, nearly doubling BKM’s size annually and creating a robust operator platform spanning 12 regional US markets under his guidance.
 
Malliet has more than 35 years of commercial real estate and investment experience with expertise in small and mid-bay light industrial, having acquired over 120 light industrial and multi-use logistics assets in the Western U.S. valued at approximately $3.2 billion, and has facilitated more than 150 million square feet of real estate transactions over his career.

Brian Malliet
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

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Bill Galipeau is Chief Financial Officer at BKM Capital Partners. In his role, Galipeau is the Chair of the Executive Committee and manages the company's finance and accounting functions while implementing the company's strategic growth plans to create long-term enterprise value. He also oversees financial and operational risk, structuring of fund and investment vehicles, and analysis of all financial models and statements across the company.

Galipeau brings 26 years investment management experience to his position at BKM, with expertise in fixed income, derivatives, cash and FX structured products and other complex investment vehicles. He has a consistent track record of success in a variety of senior management positions with some of the world's premier investment management firms. In addition to his business responsibilities, Galipeau also served as Audit Committee Chairman of the PIMCO Foundation and as a board member for the American Red Cross of Orange County.

Bill Galipeau
Chief Financial Officer

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Harry Hedison is Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets & Investor Relations at BKM Capital Partners and serves as a member of the Investment Committee.  In his executive position, Hedison manages the investor relations and capital market teams while playing an integral role in capital raising across the company's funds and joint ventures. Hedison focuses on driving investor value and overseeing investor communication across the company.

 

Hedison brings 35 years of real estate and investment experience to his role and has a track record of raising capital for a broad range of real estate strategies across a number of channels and geographies. Throughout his career, he has originated and executed over $20 billion of global real estate capital raising assignments and developed a variety of global product and marketing strategies. Hedison has held key executive positions in the real estate investment management and investment banking sectors, including capital markets, private equity, investor relations, acquisitions, and marketing.

Harry Hedison
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets & Investor Relations

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Rob Sistek is Senior Managing Director of Investments at BKM Capital Partners. In his position and as Co-Chair of the Investment Committee, Sistek spearheads BKM’s investment management program, including overall strategic planning, portfolio management, and asset-level financing to ensure high-level investment strategies are executed efficiently and returns are optimized for all stakeholders. Sistek focuses on orchestrating strategies to drive growth and value by overseeing portfolio performance.

 

Sistek brings 23 years of industry experience to his position, applying his expertise from all phases of real estate investment management including portfolio management, acquisitions, capital markets, accounting, finance, treasury, and investor relations for a wide range of transactions.

Rob Sistek
Senior Managing Director, Investments

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Susan Rounds is Managing Director of Operations at BKM Capital Partners and serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and the ESG Committee. Rounds’ primary responsibilities at BKM encompass the effective implementation of human resources initiatives, policies and procedures including compliance, recruiting, retention, performance management, and coaching, as well as managing the relationship with BKM’s Professional Employer Organization. In addition, Rounds serves a critical leadership position in providing strategic and technical guidance to BKM’s Marketing, Technology, Legal, and Office Administration.

 

Rounds brings 24 years of operational experience encompassing human resources, team management, and business development. Rounds is focused on building a strong company culture, team management, and employee development by fostering collaboration, innovation, and organizational effectiveness.

Susan K. Rounds, SHRM-SCP
Managing Director, Operations

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Brett Turner is Senior Managing Director of Acquisitions & Dispositions at BKM Capital Partners and serves as the Co-Chair of the Investment Committee. Turner oversees the sourcing and underwriting of potential commercial real estate acquisitions as well as dispositions. Since helping found BKM in 2013, Turner has generated $2.9 billion in transactions across the Western United States.

 

Turner brings 18 years of experience to his position at BKM, allowing for a broad range of industry expertise, including acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development, asset management, environmental remediation, and leasing. Throughout his career, Turner has successfully executed more than $3.3 billion across 20 million square feet in sale transactions throughout the Western United States. 

Brett Turner
Senior Managing Director, Acquisitions & Dispositions

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Rene Velasquez is Managing Director of Asset & Property Management at BKM Capital Partners and serves as a member of the Investment Committee. In his executive position, Velasquez spearheads BKM’s asset, construction, and property management departments to deliver competitive offerings that drive growth and increase value. He also oversees the cross-collaboration of various internal departmental teams to standardize, improve, and automate real estate and facilities processes to support company business and financial objectives. Velasquez specializes in executing the Firm’s high-level business plans, strategic planning, and general oversight of the assets’ performance.

 

Velasquez brings 38 years of experience to his position at BKM, with expertise in portfolio management, analytical deal underwriting, feasibility studies, leasing execution, and having completed acquisitions for over 3.1 billion square feet of commercial real estate for commercial owners, developers, and brokers through his business Proforma Plus. He is skilled in creating and integrating asset valuations, annual evaluations, property-level and partnership-level reporting of high-yielding portfolios up to $250 million each.

Rene Velasquez
Managing Director, Asset & Property Management

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Caroline Kase is Director of Property Management for BKM's Management Company. Kase is responsible for assessing the growing needs of our rapidly expanding property management company, and how it can best serve the needs of executing business plans for BKM Capital Partners' owned assets.
 
Kase brings more than 25 years of experience, with specific experience in industrial assets and managing satellite operations, which will be essential in managing BKM's growing portfolio. She has a long history of leading teams and establishing processes and procedures that is essential to the growth of BKM's Management Company.

Caroline Kase
Director, Property Management

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Chris Evans is the Director of Portfolio Management at BKM Capital Partners. In his role, Evans is responsible for setting the overall strategic plan for the portfolio assets to ensure investment returns are optimized for all stakeholders. Evans provides oversight across BKM’s multiple vehicles and ensures the funds’ business plan objectives are being executed. He also coordinates with Asset Management and Leasing teams to adjust strategies when required and serves as a liaison with the firm’s various investment partners, including fund investors, co-investors, and joint venture partners. Evans also advises on debt capital markets to optimize the portfolio’s leverage.

Evans brings more than 18 years of industry expertise to his position, drawing on his experience in land development, asset management, finance, and portfolio management.  He began his tenure with BKM Capital Partners in Asset Management where he oversaw leasing, capital projects, and the financial forecasting throughout Arizona, Nevada, and Washington. Prior to his time with BKM Capital Partners, Evans served as a senior member of Wells Fargo Bank’s REO group and as Finance Manager for Lennar Corporation.

Chris Evans
Director, Portfolio Management

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Emily Pollard is Director of Marketing & Communications at BKM Capital Partners. In her position, Pollard spearheads BKM’s marketing, media, and communications, including tactical planning and execution on the company’s advertising, public relations, and various communication strategies. Pollard is responsible for promoting the company’s message and brand by creating content for investment strategies, expanding on key platform highlights, communicating unique value propositions, and curating various marketing materials and media responses.
 
Pollard brings more than 10 years of strategic marketing, communications, pipeline planning, new product development, commercialization, and brand positioning experience to her role, specifically in real estate, private equity, and alternative investments. She is currently a member of CREW Orange County, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the American Marketing Association.

Emily Pollard
Director, Marketing & Communications

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Mason Waite is the Director of Asset Management at BKM Capital Partners. In his role, Waite is responsible for setting the operational and leasing strategies to maximize asset level performance and returns. Waite and his team directly execute the business plans that transform our light industrial assets. 

 

Waite brings more than 10 years of strategic asset management, leasing, underwriting, and due diligence experience to BKM. He has transacted over 1,000 leases across 10 markets, overseen $125 million in capital projects, and managed more than 10 million square feet of multi-tenant industrial real estate. He is a member of the State Bar of California and a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

Mason Waite
Director, Asset Management

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C.E. Kaiser is Director of Construction Management and Business Systems at BKM Capital Partners.  In his role, Kaiser manages the budgeting, design and construction for all new acquisitions and special construction projects. Kaiser also leads the development of BKM's business intelligence platform (BKM Intel). 
 
Kaiser brings more than 10 years of real estate operations and execution to his role.  He has completed over $500 million in construction projects, managed the acquisitions of $100 million in real estate, executed over one hundred leases and managed millions of square feet of real estate. Having held positions in construction, asset management, property management, and acquisitions, Kaiser's wide array of real estate experience helped him build a highly successful team and implement efficient processes and procedures.

C.E. Kaiser
Director, Construction Management & Business Process

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Mike Valdes is Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting of BKM Capital Partners. In this position, he oversees the company’s accounting, tax, audit, and reporting functions. Valdes also leads corporate financial planning and analysis, focused on financial modeling, cash flow projections and budgeting. Valdes applies his expertise in all financial reporting efforts, and the building of complex financial analytics for visibility into bottom-line profitability. 

 

Valdes brings more than 10 years of strategic finance and accounting experience to his role, specifically in real estate, private equity, alternative investments, and illiquid asset portfolios. Additionally, he has extensive experience enacting the design and execution of the financial reporting infrastructures, valuation analyses, and strategic planning. Valdes is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, an Executive member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mike Valdes
Director, Accounting & Financial Reporting

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Koren Mercer is Associate Director of Design at BKM Management Company. In her role, she oversees the design and capital initiatives across BKM’s portfolio of assets and has been instrumental in defining BKM’s presence and brand in all of our 12 markets. 
 
Mercer brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in asset management with more than 12 years focused specifically on executing value add strategies in the light industrial sector. Over the course of her career, she has been involved repositioning of over 100 assets, valued at $2.9 billion and totaling 18 million square feet.

Koren Mercer
Associate Director, Design

BKM ADVISORY BOARD

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Paul Dolinoy has been an advisor to BKM Capital Partners since the Firm’s inception. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Advisory Board. In this capacity, he provides strategic advice in the areas of governance, industry best practices and various organizational development, and growth initiatives.

Dolinoy brings more than 45 years of industry experience acting as a fiduciary to institutional investors. He has been on numerous boards and advisory committees including PREA’s Executive Board, Chair of JP Morgan’s Real Estate Income & Growth Fund and Equitable Real Estate’s Board. He is currently a member of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System’s Real Estate Advisory Committee (since 2000) and Alliance Global Advisors’ Advisory Board.

Paul Dolinoy
Chair of BKM Advisory Board

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Nicki Livanos is a member of the Advisory Board for BKM Capital Partners and BKM Management Company. In this role, she provides strategic input on BKM’s investment and development activities, corporate governance and other initiatives. She helps ensure the senior leadership team operates under a balanced institutionalized structure, follows a sustainable growth strategy and acts with fiduciary responsibility on behalf of investor stakeholders.

 

Livanos brings 25 years of experience and currently serves as Director of Real Estate Investments for Equitable Life Insurance Company, working within the Chief Investment Office. As head of the real estate and mortgage portfolios which consist of over $18 billion in AUM, she oversees the commercial mortgage loans, both traditional and high yield, owned real estate, limited partnerships, CMBS, REIT stocks and agricultural loans.

Nicki Livanos
BKM Advisory Board Member

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Rodney  Johnson is a member of the Advisory Board for BKM Capital Partners and BKM Management Company. In this role, he provides strategic input and oversight on BKM’s investment and development activities, corporate governance and other initiatives. He helps ensure the senior leadership team operates under a balanced institutionalized structure, follows a sustainable growth strategy and acts with fiduciary responsibility on behalf of investor stakeholders.

 

Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate and the financial services industry, including 13 years with Equitable Real Estate, the leading manager and advisor of commercial real estate assets for pension funds in the U.S. He is recognized as a leader in project management, portfolio and asset management, financial analysis and valuation, acquisitions and contract negotiations, business development and strategic planning, and sales and client relations. Over his career, he also served as a Regional Vice President at JPMorgan Chase; as well as held development roles at several other construction consultants and real estate firms.

Rodney Johnson
BKM Advisory Board Member