He serves as President of IPL and is a corporate officer of All Star Group.
Prior to employment with IPL, Arnie was Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending for Pacific
Thrift and Loan, and he was a principal of United Commercial Credit Industries (UCCI). Previously he
held the position of Vice President/Sales Manager and assisted in the training and development of the
marketing staff while employed with Foothill Thrift & Loan / Foothill Capital Corporation for 9 years.
Mr. Garfinkel has been a featured speaker for various organizations, including - California Association of
Mortgage Brokers, National Association of Mortgage Brokers, California Mortgage Bankers Association,
Building Industry Association, American Industrial Realtors Association, R.I.A.O.C., and Crittenden
to name a few. Arnie produces many events for other organizations including the Soulland Regional
Association of Realtors, Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council and the California Lodging
Investment Conference aka [CLIC].
He is past president of the Tarzana Chapter of Toastmasters International and served as a Board of
Director and Vice President of the Southern California Chapter of the Florida State University Alumni
Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University. Mayor Butts has held the
Rank of general manager or assistant general manager of 4 large municipal organizations. He served 19 years in the Inglewood Police Department rising to the rank of Deputy Chief, 15 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Santa Monica, and 5 years as an assistant general manager for Los AngelesWorld Airports in charge of Public Safety and Counterterrorism; taking LAX to a NUMBER 1 ranking nationwide by the TSA in 2009.
In 2011 he negotiated with Madison Square Garden to renovate the Forum. In 2016, the Forum became the #1 concert venue in California. He secured the reinstatement of the federally defunded Residential Sound Insulation Program by obtaining over $100 million in grant funding. Inglewood now operates the number one Residential Sound Insulation Program in the country.
On November 4, 2014, James T. Butts was re-elected Mayor of Inglewood with over 83% of the votes cast—the highest margin of victory in Inglewood electoral history.
In 2015 & 2016 & 2018 he was named one of the 500 most influential leaders in LA County by the Los Angeles Business Journal. His business expertise prevented bankruptcy, by reducing a structural deficit and various unfunded liabilities. Mayor Butts negotiated the return of the NFL to Southern California. Both the Rams and Chargers will play home games in Inglewood by the 2020 season.
In June of 2017, he led the City to open negotiations with the Los Angeles Clippers with the mutual intent of relocating the Clippers to Inglewood into a cutting edge NBA arena. On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 987; this law establishes new environmental protection standards that will provide the new LA Clippers arena project with streamlining relief. The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles have relocated to Inglewood in 2019.
On November 4, 2018, Mayor James Butts, Jr. was re-elected to his third term as Mayor. In 2022 the LA Philharmonic will relocate its Youth Orchestra Program (YOLA) to Inglewood. In 2022, the Super bowl will be held in Inglewood, in 2023 the NCAA Championship Bowl game will take place in Inglewood, by 2024 it is expected the Clippers will open a state of the art NBA arena here and finally in 2028, the Olympic Games will open in Inglewood California.
trends. In this role, Mr. Basham provides custom research and analysis solutions to a diverse
array of clients, from private investors to global financial institutions. He has authored more
than 80 reports on Los Angeles commercial real estate, with an emphasis on targeted, granular
analysis of submarkets and micro-markets. His work has been featured in regional and national
media outlets including the L.A. Times, New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, Bloomberg News
and National Real Estate Investor.
Mr. Ornelas earned his Bachelor of Administration in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds California Real Estate Broker license.
Representative clients include banks and financial institutions, private lenders, state and federal receivers, private investors and investment funds, private equity groups, real property developers, breweries, wineries, distilleries, cannabis businesses, consumer products companies, and corporate entities large and small.
Mr. Bitan advises cannabis businesses on a wide variety of issues, including regulatory advice, banking, lending, financing, intellectual property, receivership, real property development and leasing, and assembling teams of attorneys to provide corporate and employment advice.
Mr. Bitan has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2013-2017. He has an active pro-bono practice litigating immigration asylum claims, civil rights and Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, and has volunteered with the ACLU of Southern California, Bet Tzedek, and Public Counsel. Prior to joining Buchalter, Mr. Bitan was an associate with a global law firm.
Ryan started his career in commercial real estate in 2002, working in Escrow. Since then, he has exceled in various positions within the Title Insurance and Escrow industries. He is always a perpetual student of our economy, and holds Series 6,7, 63, 65, 66 Securities licenses along with Life and Health Insurance sales licenses. Currently licensed in real estate sales, Ryan is well versed in both commercial and residential contracts. After successfully helping a multi-million dollar start-up company flourish, he eventually negotiated the acquisition of his company.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope, and is very proud of his twelve years of service to this very worthy cause. As a result of being a certified non-profit manager, he has financially assisted with the finances of this tax-exempt organization, and is responsible for raising approximately $3.6 million in donations since 2002.
Ms. Ollendorff has over 20 years of experience in underwriting and is regarded as an expert in underwriting community development projects. Prior to working for Clearinghouse CDFI, Ms. Ollendorff had many years of experience in upper management for several mortgage companies.
Ms. Ollendorff serves on the MUFG/Union Bank Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board and is a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Tustin and serves on the board of El Sol Charter School in Santa Ana. Education: Bachelor of Art, Cal State Polytechnic University of Pomona, School of Business.
Mr. Paulsen joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2017 as Managing Principal, responsible for the Company’s Orange County and Inland Empire offices. His responsibilities include oversight of approximately 150 employees in 6 different customer service lines consisting of Agency Leasing, Capital Markets, Property Management, Appraisal, Global Occupier Services, and Project and Development Services.
In 2016, Mr. Paulsen returned to Auction.com, re-branded Ten-X Commercial, as Executive Managing Director, responsible for the 65-member Business Development team. He left the Company upon its sale to Thomas H. Lee, a private equity firm out of Boston in 2017.
From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Paulsen was engaged as Co-Chief Executive Officer to form Auction. com Commercial, an entity focused on transacting third party, non-performing loan and commercial asset sales utilizing an online based auction platform. Mr. Paulsen sat on the Board, with responsibilities including all aspects of forming a semi-startup venture from mission statements through business plans and forecasting. In addition, Mr. Paulsen was President of Rockwood Real Estate Advisors, an in-house, boutique investment sales brokerage firm.
From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Paulsen was Vice President-Acquisitions/Dispositions for LNR Property Corp with the responsibilities of acquisitions and dispositions nationwide, sourcing transactions, underwriting cash flows, performing due diligence, and closings. In this capacity, Mr. Paulsen sat on the Investment Committee and oversaw all acquisition/ disposition financial underwriting, the LNR Marketing Group and related analysts and administrative staff. In his 10+ years at LNR, Mr. Paulsen was involved in the acquisition or disposition of over $3 B in commercial real estate.
Prior to joining LNR, Mr. Paulsen was a Vice President at CB Richard Ellis for 12 years focused
on investment sales of commercial real estate.
experience working with lenders, equity sources, attorneys, and public agencies. Prior to
co-founding Curtis-Rosenthal, Inc. in 1983, he worked at Security Pacific National Bank as
a corporate banker. He has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Northwestern University, and a BS in finance from the University of Florida.
He lectures on real estate at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, and is a frequent
author for commercial real estate publications.
Mr. Flamer received his B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California in December, 1984, and has been a California C.P.A. licensee since 1989. Mr. Flamer is a past chair of the California Society of C.P.A.’s Los Angeles Chapter’s Taxation Committee, and currently is the Chair of the Society’s Statewide Committee on Taxation. Additionally, during the period from 1997 to 2000, Mr. Flamer was an appointed member to the Administrative Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy.
Mr. Flamer regularly addresses the tax compliance and tax planning needs of his diversified clientele. Representation of his clientele before the various taxation agencies has been a staple of his practice since its inception. His vast experience working with the various taxing agencies in his non-confrontational role has resulted in his having excellent contacts in the representation area.
Mr. Flamer has authored several articles and appears before live and radio audiences on a
A leading member of the California real estate community, Chuck has served as president of the California Mortgage
Association (CMA), president of the Mortgage Association of California (MAC) and president of the California Independent Mortgage Brokers Association (CIMBA). He has also been a member of the Real Estate Finance Advisory Committee appointed by the Commissioner of the California Department of Real Estate.
In addition, Chuck is active in many community organizations, including serving on the board of the Cancer Support
Community, the Guardians, The Jewish Home for the Aging, Friends of the Hebrew University and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He’s also a supporter of the Real Estate and Construction Division of the Jewish Federation and is a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
An automobile enthusiast, he enjoys a nice ride, some travel and reading adventure fiction.
At Forbix Financial, Valerie has many of the resources needed to facilitate a variety of residential and commercial projects. Valerie has 13 years of experience in real estate investment, development, brokerage and lending. She has been involved in deal origination, acquisition, debt restructuring, joint ventures and has financed properties across 20 states.
As VP of Originations at Forbix, Valerie helps developers find the right source for funding and identify appropriate exit strategies for each undertaking. While she works with a variety of commercial and residential clients, she specializes in financing existing and new construction apartment projects.
Valerie is passionate about healthy eating and active living. She is a world traveler and continues to enjoy connecting to new cultures.
In his spare time Casey enjoys playing golf, coaching, watching football and spending time with his family. Casey is married to Ambyr Preston and they have three young children son
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Jason brings an extensive background in the management and disposition of more than $5 billion of distressed real estate. Previously, he directed the commercial real estate and business development efforts at Trigild Inc., a San Diego-based distressed real estate firm, where he lead efforts to grow the commercial division, opening offices in Phoenix, San Francisco, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale and Washington, D.C. Jason launched Trigild’s commercial property management division, which today manages over 15 million square feet of commercial property and 5,000 apartment and self-storage units.
Jason was a U.S. Navy SEAL and Lieutenant in the United States Navy and was decorated for his valor in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He completed his undergraduate studies at the United States Naval Academy and received his Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
Before joining Spectrum Commercial Lending, Randy was an SVP with Bank of America in the same capacity for 14 years.
He is a graduate of Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University, both in Ohio.
Randy enjoys real estate investing and working out in his spare time, as well as international traveling. He has been to 15 countries.
He is a multiple time recipient of Wells Fargo Bank’s highest honor presented to the top 1% in wholesale banking nationally: the Golden Spoke Award. He has also received the national Pinnacle Award, Top Gun Award for annual loan production, Sales and Service Excellence Award and Star Performer, being recognized for each distinction on numerous occasions.
Roy’s previous experience includes formal credit underwriting training and working as Credit Analyst and Treasury Management Consultant for commercial banking. He holds the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) cash management designation. He has a degree in International Business and certified in business Spanish.