Overview

 

Parmer Innovation Centers is a full service operating platform that integrates the investment and management experience of Karlin Real Estate, Global Mutual and Arcadia Global Partners. The platform was established to provide active management and consistent branding to a portfolio that includes over three million square feet of workspace and a thousand developable acres in the United States and United Kingdom.

Parmer Innovation Centers is backed by Karlin Real Estate, an investment firm targeting opportunistic acquisitions and financing of commercial, hospitality and multifamily properties across the United States and United Kingdom. Karlin Real Estate is an affiliate of Karlin Asset management, a private investment firm managing over $2 Billion of unleveraged equity capital.

 
 

 

Karlin

Executive Team

David A. Cohen

Chairman & Co-Founder

David A. Cohen
Chairman & Co-Founder

David A. Cohen co-founded Karlin Real Estate, LLC in 2009 and serves as Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chief Investment Officer of Karlin Asset Management, Inc.

David has more than 25 years of principal investing experience in public and private securities, real estate, and private equity. He spent nearly a decade in senior executive positions with one of the largest private companies in the nation. He also served as a Principal in a $16 billion alternative investment firm and began his career as an investment banker and derivatives specialist at Lazard Frères & Co. in New York.

David holds multiple degrees, including an MPhil from Cambridge University, as well as a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University, summa cum laude. He also completed graduate work at Sydney University as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.

David serves in executive leadership roles or board positions with a variety of non-profit organizations in the areas of education, public policy, medical research and animal welfare. He is also a frequent speaker and thought leader on distressed investing, risk management, asset allocation and contrarian thinking.

Matthew Schwab

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Matthew Schwab
Co-Founder, Managing Director

Since founding Karlin Real Estate in 2008, Matthew Schwab has overseen over a billion dollars in acquisitions and financings of real estate across the United States and Europe. His opportunistic purchases of office, multi-family, hotel and retail assets throughout the financial crisis enabled Karlin to become a major player amongst private equity firms. Using his experience from several billion dollars in career acquisitions, Mr. Schwab has aggressively built the company’s presence in the real estate and restructuring investment community across the globe. He has moderated and served on a number of panels, including the PERE Global Investor Forum in Los Angeles and the IMN Opportunity Fund Winter Conference in Laguna Beach. Currently, he sits on the Board of Advisors for the Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies both located at the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He is also a Chair of the Board of Trustees for PS1 Elementary School in Santa Monica. Mr. Schwab is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.S. in Economics) and the Anderson School at UCLA (M.B.A.).

Acquisitons/Execution

Bart Olds

Head of Asset Management

Bart Olds
Head of Asset Management

Bart Olds is Head of Asset Management for Karlin Real Estate responsible for the execution, performance, and ultimate disposition of properties in the Karlin portfolio. Since joining Karlin in 2011, Mr. Olds has played an integral role in the firm’s business plan execution on a geographically diverse portfolio with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. While at Karlin, Mr. Olds has led dispositions totaling over $400 million. Prior to Karlin, Mr. Olds was a Senior Analyst within the asset management group of JPI, a national developer of multifamily, with a portfolio in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Olds also worked as an Asset Manager for Bonaventure Realty Group, a private equity real estate company that specializes in multifamily acquisitions and redevelopment. Mr. Olds is an honors graduate from the University of South Carolina with a double major in finance and management and the University of Southern California’s Masters of Real Estate Program (MRED).

Christian Gutierrez

Head of Capital Markets

Christian Gutierrez
Head of Capital Markets

Christian Gutierrez is the Head of Capital Markets for Karlin Real Estate. Mr. Gutierrez is responsible for the origination, structuring, and execution of asset-level and portfolio-level financing activity for the firm’s investments in the United States and Europe. Mr. Gutierrez co-heads the firm’s foreign exchange and interest rate hedging. Since joining Karlin Real Estate in 2012, Mr. Gutierrez has completed financings across all product types, including fixed and floating rate commercial mortgages, revolving credit facilities, domestic and foreign balance sheet loans along with ground up co.nstruction financing.

Prior to joining Karlin, Mr. Gutierrez was an acquisitions analyst at The Abbey Company, a Los Angeles-based privately held real estate investment and management firm, where he was responsible for underwriting and closing transactions. Mr. Gutierrez received his B.S. in Economics-Finance from Bentley University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles Young Leaders Group.

Mike McGlashan

Associate, Acquisitions

Mike McGlashan
Associate, Acquisitions

Mike McGlashan is primarily responsible for the underwriting and execution of real estate transactions across the United States. Since joining Karlin Real Estate in November 2016, Mr. McGlashan completed the acquisition of a $48MM shopping center located in Scottsdale, AZ. He continues to underwrite deals across the country for a broad range of potential new real estate investments including: office, retail, research and development, and mixed-use assets. Prior to joining Karlin Real Estate, Mr. McGlashan worked with Duff & Phelps’ Real Estate Advisory Group where he provided support in connection with commercial real estate investments and transactions to institutional real estate clients. Mr. McGlashan is a graduate of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (BS Business Administration).

Elliott Brewer

Associate, Acquisitions

Elliott Brewer
Associate, Acquisitions

Elliott Brewer is responsible for new acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Brewer assists with the underwriting and execution of real estate transactions across the United States, with a primary focus on the East Coast. Prior to joining Karlin Real Estate, Mr. Brewer worked as the sole analyst for CBRE|Raleigh’s Capital Markets team where he underwrote, prepared offering memorandums, and led due diligence efforts for over $800 Million in closed office and industrial sales transactions. Mr. Brewer received his degree in Global Economics and Trade from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Asset Management

Minh Dao

Asset Manager

Minh Dao
Asset Manager

Minh is responsible for the performance and oversight of assets in the Karlin US portfolio. Since joining Karlin in 2007, Minh has managed over $300 million in assets and assisted in dispositions of over $200 million. Minh continues to work toward maximizing property value and investment returns. Minh graduated with a B.A. from California State University Northridge.

Elizabeth Lee

Asset Manager

Elizabeth Lee
Asset Manager

Elizabeth is a part of the Asset Management team at Karlin Real Estate. Since joining Karlin in 2014, Ms. Lee has worked on a broad range of real estate investments across the nation including: multi-family, retail, office, and multiple developments with an aggregate value of over $300MM. Ms. Lee received her B.S. in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is also currently a member of the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles Young Leaders Group.

 

Operating Partners

Global Mutual

Joe Self

Partner

Joe Self
Partner

Joe is Managing Partner of the Parmer Innovation Centers and Arcadia Global Partners joint ventures. Joseph is also a Senior Advisor to Karlin Real Estate LLC. During his career, he has completed over $1.5b in investments across the United States, UK and Western Europe.

Prior to Global Mutual, Joseph was Managing Director and Head of Europe for Karlin Real Estate where he established and successfully grew Karlin’s London based Real Estate platform. This execution led to the successful exit of the portfolio in 2015.

Prior to joining Karlin Real Estate in 2010, Joseph was a Director with Avalon Capital Group, Inc, a $1b+ private investment company and family office. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of San Diego School of Law.

Robert Kanerick

Managing Director

Robert Kanerick
Managing Director

Robert is a Managing Director of Parmer Innovation Centers based in London. He leads the growth of the portfolio in targeted UK markets and oversees the execution and management of Parmer Concord in Manchester and Parmer Waterside in Cardiff. Robert is also a co-founder and Executive Partner of Global Mutual where he has led the acquisition and sale of over 2 billion.

Jacob Sullivan

Head of Asset Management

Jacob Sullivan
Head of Asset Management

Jacob is Head of Asset Management for Parmer Innovation Centers based in Los Angeles. He manages the day to day business plan execution, oversees reporting and leads the project specific teams for US based assets. Jacob is also Head of US Asset Management and Operations for Global Mutual.

Ed Lockyer

Director of Office & Industrial

Ed Lockyer
Director of Office & Industrial

Edward is a Chartered Surveyor who has over 20 years of experience in commercial property and leads the Asset Management functions of Global Mutual’s office and industrial activities. He also carries development management experience and has been responsible for the delivery of several key development projects..

John Brack

Construction and Development Manager

John Brack
Construction and Development Manager

John is Construction and Development Manager for Parmer Innovation Centers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He manages all active construction and development projects in the East Coast markets including Parmer RTP in Raleigh. John is also Vice President of Construction for Global Mutual.

Aran Wild

Asset and Construction Manager

Aran Wild
Asset and Construction Manager

Aran is a Chartered Building Surveyor responsible for the procurement and project management of refurbishment schemes, alterations and repair. Aran also provides due diligence services including technical reporting, dilapidations, planned maintenance and property related regulation and legislation compliance.

Ritchie Gardiner

Senior Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Ritchie Gardiner
Senior Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Ritchie is Senior Associate for Parmer Innovation Centers based in London. He leads the execution and underwriting for the UK based portfolio. Ritchie is also a Senior Associate for Global Mutual.

Mike Cho

Associate, Acquisitions

Mike Cho
Associate, Acquisitions

Mike is a Senior Associate for Parmer Innovation Centers based in Los Angeles. He is primarily responsible for acquisition and asset management execution in the United States. Mike is also a Senior Associate for Global Mutual.

Landon Thompson

Senior Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Landon Thompson
Senior Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Landon joined Global Mutual in 2018 and is a Senior Associate responsible for originations and executions for US investments.

Prior to joining Global Mutual, Landon spent 5 years at Rialto Capital Management where he was primarily responsible for underwriting new acquisitions in both wholly-owned and joint-venture equity structures across all property types for the firm’s West Coast equity team. In addition to helping place more than $250M of equity, Landon also worked closely with the firm’s asset management team and operating partners in the overall execution of business plans. He also supported Rialto’s Bridge Lending/CMBS team in underwriting West Coast assets.

A native of Los Angeles, Landon graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with a concentration in Real Estate Development.

Alastair Wall

Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Alastair Wall
Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management

Alastair is an underwriting and execution specialist with debt and equity experience. He focuses on providing analytical and qualitative support to the team.

Prior to joining Global Mutual in 2017, Alastair worked for MSS Real Estate LLP in London. During his time there he assisted in the underwriting and execution of several transactions across the UK and Europe. Alastair graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management.

Christian Gomez

Analyst

Christian Gomez
Analyst

Christian is responsible for supporting PIC’s senior investment professionals in investment due diligence and acquisition execution as well as asset management activities related to the existing portfolio.

Jerry Green

Director, Finance

Jerry Green
Director, Finance

Jerry is a Chartered Accountant with nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial property sector. He qualified with Arthur Andersen specialising in audit. He left in 1985 to become Finance Director of a manufacturing business, leading its successful flotation on the LSE in 1995. He went on to become Group FD of Yates Group, the fast-growing listed hospitality group.

In 2001, Jerry became FD of Magnus, the commercial property business he co-founded in 1988. Following a period of rapid growth, the business sold its commercial assets and merged its asset management activities with Global Mutual in 2015. Jerry joined the combined group and takes responsibility for managing the finance and reporting responsibilities that GM takes on for its clients.

Zuber Ahmed

Reporting

Zuber Ahmed
Reporting

Zuber is responsible for Parmer Innovation Center’s financial reporting, cash management and internal audit. Zuber is an ACCA accountant.

Global Mutual

Joe Self

Partner

Joe Self
Partner

Joe is Managing Partner of the Parmer Innovation Centers and Arcadia Global Partners joint ventures. Joseph is also a Senior Advisor to Karlin Real Estate LLC. During his career, he has completed over $1.5b in investments across the United States, UK and Western Europe.

Prior to Global Mutual, Joseph was Managing Director and Head of Europe for Karlin Real Estate where he established and successfully grew Karlin’s London based Real Estate platform. This execution led to the successful exit of the portfolio in 2015.

Prior to joining Karlin Real Estate in 2010, Joseph was a Director with Avalon Capital Group, Inc, a $1b+ private investment company and family office. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of San Diego School of Law.

Gary Shaw

Head of Property Management

Gary Shaw
Head of Property Management

Gary is Head of Property Management for Parmer Innovation Centers and President of Arcadia Management Group, Inc. based in Phoenix. He manages a dedicated team of property and maintenance staff that leverages the use of technology to provide all aspects of the property accounting cycle, construction management, inspections, insurance, compliance and lease administration.

Chuck Klees

Property and Construction Manager

Chuck Klees
Property and Construction Manager

Chuck is Asset and Construction Manager for Parmer Innovation Centers and based in Phoenix, Arizona. He oversees day to day property management across the portfolio and oversees all active construction projects in the Southwestern US including Parmer West based in Sacramento, California.

Trisha Lockaby

Asset and Property Manager

Trisha Lockaby
Asset and Property Manager

Trisha is Asset and Property Manager for Parmer Innovation Centers based in Austin, Texas. She leads day to day property management for all Texas based Centers.