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.

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).

Acquisitions Associate | Financial Analyst

Noah works in acquisitions as an associate and financial analyst who is responsible for sourcing and analyzing real estate investment opportunities for Universe Holdings. Currently, Universe is focused on expanding its footprint on the east coast by targeting the Northeast and Southeast markets, while continuing to build on our portfolio on the West Coast.

Previously, Noah worked as a mortgage broker for several years at Continental Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing commercial debt and equity secured by office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, and shopping centers throughout the United States.

Noah holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of California.

Director of Operations

Sagi Alkobi is a Regional Manager at Global Integrity Realty Corp, where he oversees property operations for over 1,300 units across 21 assets. Additionally, he brings more than 10 years of experience in the property management industry as well as experience in construction management.

Prior to joining Global Integrity, Sagi oversaw a portfolio of more than 800 units at Essex Property Trust. He also previously worked as a Project Manager for a construction company in New York City, overseeing a $35 million renovation project of a residential building in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Sagi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing from City University of New York.

Area Manager

Melinda Rubio is the Area Manager at Global Integrity Realty Corp. She brings with her more than 25 years’ experience in Property Management. Melinda has worked with Global Integrity for a cumulative of 8 years, starting with Global in 2005 and returning in 2018. Currently, Melinda oversees our San Diego and San Bernardino portfolio.

Melinda studied Business Law at San Diego Kelsey-Jenney College and started her Property Management Career immediately after graduation. She is also an active member in the National Apartment Association and is currently a CAM designation candidate.

Area Manager

Jack Kohler is the Area Manager for the Valley region of the Global portfolio, supervising over 350+ units in this region. With over 10 years’ experience in sales and management in the Los Angeles Area, Jack is proficient at building and maintaining client relationships and is trusted to always put their interests first from start to finish.

Residing and working out of the SFV Area has made Jack a specialist in this region as well as the entire city of Los Angeles having managed commercial, single family homes, and multifamily property portfolios.

Jack holds a California Real Estate Salesperson license.

Training Manager

Christina is the Floating Manager at Global Integrity Realty Corp. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in Property Management, Her career began in 2005 when she took a leasing consultant position for responsibility of over 840 units.

As an Assistant Manager Christina began building reliable and well-trained teams that can work together and utilize their skills from within. 
Christina holds a Certificate from ECornell Professional College in Property Management/Sales and is a member of The National Apartment Association.

Director of Human Resources

Erica Owens joined Global Integrity 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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