Universe Holdings: Real Estate Investments, Management and Development

Key Executives

Vice President | Transaction Manager | Investor Relations

Susan Brickman joined Universe Holdings in 2002. She is responsible for the acquisitions and disposition management and refinancing of the company portfolio. Ms. Brickman is also the investor relations liaison for the company involved with high-net worth individuals and national and international lenders. Since joining the company Ms. Brickman has been involved in the transaction process of multi million dollars in acquisitions, dispositions and refinances.

Ms. Brickman has been in the real estate industry in Southern California since 1987 working in shopping center leasing and property management before joining Universe Holdings. She is a member of the National Association for Professional Women.

Ms. Brickman is a graduate of Wellington College, New Zealand.

Director of Operations

Kelly Magill is the Regional Manager for Global Integrity Realty Corporation, where she manages a Portfolio of over 1000 units.

Prior to Global Integrity, Kelly held various Regional and Director roles with other Real Estate companies in California. She has managed regions in the Bay Area through San Diego counties with an emphasis in the Los Angeles market. She brings strong leadership and team building skills to the company.

She holds several designations on both conventional and affordable type portfolios as well as her California Real Estate License.

Acquisitions Analyst

Nick Zocher is an Acquisitions Analyst responsible for sourcing and analyzing real estate investment opportunities. Previously, Nick held an Analyst role at Redwood Property Investors, a $0.5 billion multifamily investment firm, where he was responsible for West Coast acquisitions.

He holds a BBA from Western Michigan University and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from Cornell University.

Nick is also a licensed broker in the State of California and is a member of several area real estate associations.

Acquisitions | Capital Markets

Avi Manoucheri is an Acquisitions Analyst responsible for sourcing and analyzing real estate investment opportunities. He has been raised in a real estate family and involved in the business working from his early teens in leasing, construction and property management roles.

Avi spent 5 years working in NY and 4 years in Israel & London. His role is to assist Global grow in acquisitions and market expansion.

Avi holds a graduate degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University (NYU) Shack Institute of Real Estate (2018) and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Touro College, (Magna Cum Laude).

Acquisitions | Capital Markets | East Coast

Aaron is responsible for sourcing acquisition opportunities and raising equity in the Eastern Seaboard region and is based in Global’ s New York office.

He worked at Global Realty Corp in his early teens, and has lived in Israel and New York for the past 7 years.

He currently holds a BA in Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University. and a certificate course from NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate Investment & Finance. UCLA Certificate of Real Estate Investment & Finance (in progress).

Regional Manager

Leo Vasquez is a Regional Manager for Global Integrity Realty Corp., where he oversees a vast residential portfolio ranging from the Inland Empire, San Diego and Los Angeles markets. He is an accomplished property management professional with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of residential and mixed-use communities including garden style, mid-rise and high-rise.

Prior to Global Integrity, Leo worked as a Regional Manager for U.S. Residential, Goldrich & Kest and Topa Management. He has also managed properties for the Irvine Company and Essex Property Trust.

Mr. Vasquez is a member of IREM and holds several designations for both conventional and affordable portfolios which include CAM, CPO & FHC and has his California Real Estate License.

Regional Manager

Christopher Ofstad is a Regional Manager at Global Integrity Realty Corporation. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in managing, directing, marketing and auditing high-profile properties.

He began his career at R.W. Selby & Company and has worked for some of the top real estate companies in the region, including Oakwood Worldwide, Leonardo Management and Premier Business Centers, where he gained significant knowledge in commercial property management.

Ofstad studied Liberal Arts and Business Marketing at College of the Canyons and California State University, Northridge, respectively, and also holds his California Real Estate License.

A native Angeleno, he still resides in his hometown with his wife and son.

Director of Human Resources

Erica Owens is the newest member of the Global Intergrity Leadership Team, having joined in August 2019. Prior to assuming her role as Director of Human Resources, Ms. Owens spent the last 15 years consulting for companies in various industries. Her career in consulting uniquely combined her expertise in human resources, payroll and accounting with an emphasis in system implementations, conversions and process improvements. She chose to take on this important role because she wanted to be part of a dynamic organization where her love for team-building and commitment to people and their growth could flourish.

Early in her career, she served as HR Administrator for ZOM, Inc., a real estate development firm and CALEX Realty, Inc, a fee-based property management company based in Florida. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Payroll Associateion (APA).

Director of Facilities and Maintenance

Art Castillo is the Director of Facilities and Maintenance for Global Integrity Realty Corp. Art is responsible for all capital expenditures, rehab, tenant improvement and maintenance projects for all assets owned and managed by Global Integrity Realty Corp.

With more than 20 years of experience in Property Management, Art has also held other roles with previous companies as a Sr. Service Manager, Regional Maintenance Manager, Project Manager, and Sr. Property Operation Manager. Arts has managed large portfolios ranging from 1000 to 5000+ assets in CA, ILL, PA, CHI and WA.

Art currently holds certifications in EPA 608 Universal Certification in HVAC, CPO (Pool and Spa Operator) Certified and EPA Renovator Certification.

STACY L. SOKOL, ESQ. General Counsel

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