Universe Holdings: Real Estate Investments, Management and Development

Key Executives

Michael KellerMICHAEL KELLER
Vice President  |  Finance

michael@globalrealtycorp.com
tel (310) 785-0077

Mr. Keller is the Vice President of Finance for Global Integrity Realty Corporation. He joined the firm in June 2007 with over 20 years of experience in real estate accounting and property management. Mr. Keller is responsible for financial accounting and reporting. He oversees a team of accounting professionals at Global and is accustomed to providing and publishing sophisticated Institutional Reporting Packages on a monthly basis.

Before joining the team at Global Integrity, Mr. Keller managed the accounting department for Douglas, Emmett and Company, which holds one of the largest portfolios of Class-A commercial properties and luxury apartment communities in the Greater Los Angeles area and Hawaii.

Working his way up through the ranks from his start as an accounting clerk in 1987 to overseeing the company’s corporate accounting, Mr. Keller was part of the two-year team effort that took the company public as Douglas Emmett, Inc. on the NYSE in October 2006.

Mr. Keller holds a B.S. degree in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

 

JONATHAN COHEN
Vice President  |  Eastern Region

jonathan@globalrealtycorp.com
tel (973) 975-7820

With more than thirty years’ experience in commercial real estate, including twenty years in multifamily property management, Jonathan Cohen has joined Universe Holdings/Global Integrity Realty Corporation as Vice President of the Eastern Region. In this position, Mr. Cohen will be responsible for sourcing and analyzing potential acquisitions, performing the financial and physical due diligence and overseeing all property operations post-closing.

Most recently, Mr. Cohen has been guiding family offices and wealthy investors through the identification and purchases of more than $350,000,000 of multifamily assets. He has also performed financial and operational efficiency audits and aided in the disposition of multiple apartment communities. He was formerly Senior Vice President of the Westminster Management Division of Kushner Companies where he oversaw the day to day operations of a mid-western multi-state portfolio consisting of more than 5300 apartment units. Prior to joining that firm, Mr. Cohen was the Area Vice President for Morgan Properties where he oversaw 8100 apartment units in a four-state portfolio.

During his career, Mr. Cohen has managed multifamily assets in nine different states in portfolios with more than thirty-thousand apartment units under management. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Apartment Association, the Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association and as a Delegate to the National Apartment Association.

Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law & Public Policy and Marketing from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He also holds certificates from Fordham University in Real Estate Financial Modeling.

 

Susan BrickmanSUSAN BRICKMAN
Vice President  |  Transaction Manager  | 
Investor Relations

susan@universeholdings.com
tel (310) 785-0077

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.

 

Samuel LandmanSAMUEL LANDMAN
Capital Markets  |  Investor Relations

samuel@universeholdings.com
tel (310) 785-0077

Samuel Landman is Universe Holdings Investor Relations Associate, and is responsible for sourcing and building relationships with institutional and high net worth investors.

Previously Samuel worked as a broker for Marcus and Millichap in New York, and in Europe for boutique investment real estate companies. He is utilizing his skills in real estate and marketing to develop relationships both in the US and internationally for Universe Holdings global platforms.

Mr. Landman was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium and is a graduate of JCT, Jerusalem, Israel. He speaks six languages fluently.

 

KELLY MAGILL
Regional Manager

kelly@globalrealtycorp.com
tel (310) 785-0077

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.

 

LEO VASQUEZ III
Regional Manager

leo@globalrealtycorp.com
tel (310) 785-0077

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.

 

HENRY MIKETA
Acquisitions Analyst

hmiketa@universeholdings.com
tel (310) 785-0077

Henry Miketa is an Acquisitions Analyst responsible for analyzing real estate investment opportunities.

Previously, Henry was an Investment Analyst at Monticello Associates, a $90 billion investment firm, where he was responsible for US equities research in addition to coverage of various alternative asset classes.

Henry was born and raised in Colorado and played division one lacrosse for Coach Bill Tierney at the University of Denver.

He holds a BA in International Studies and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Denver. He is currently a CFA level 3 candidate.

 

Larry ObispoLARRY OBISPO
Risk Manager  |  Senior Accountant

larry@globalrealtycorp.com
tel (310) 785-0077

Larry Obispo is a Senior Property Accountant for Global Integrity Realty Corporation and has been with the company for 9 years. He works with all accounting functions for the company’s property portfolios.

He has over 20 years of experience in both accounting and property management industries. Prior to joining Global Integrity Realty Corporation, Mr. Obispo served as the Senior Property Accountant at Cal-Am Properties, Inc. and Stratus Real Estate.

Mr. Obispo holds a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.

 

GINI SCHWARTZ-LAZARGINI SCHWARTZ-LAZAR
Human Resources Manager  |  Corporate Office Manager

gini@globalrealtycorp.com
tel (310) 228-1091

Gini Schwartz-Lazar began her career in real estate from 1977 to 1989 working with the largest Century 21 franchise companies in Southern California. In 1989 she became a co-owner of one of the top 10 Century 21 franchise offices in the nation. She later moved on and opened Lazar Management Services for small businesses, working with Law Offices, Real Estate and Property Management.

She brings to Global Integrity an in-depth experience in management and training in the real estate industry. Gini has her real estate license and is a trained paralegal.

Ms. Lazar joined Global Integrity Realty Corporation in 2018 as Manager of Human Resources and Corporate Office Manager.

 

 

 

 

STACY L. SOKOL, ESQ.
General Counsel

ssokol@sokollaw.com
tel (310) 553-5010

AVINOAM CZITRON
International  |  Israel Ventures Manager

avinoamcz@gmail.com
US tel (212) 444-1866
Israel tel (972) 54 790 3279