Jay L. Bartelstone
Jay, as Managing Director of the Group, has a broad and diverse
management background, having held a number of executive management
positions in the financial services industry. Included in these
executive positions were both international and domestic
assignments. Jay supervised a broad array of banking operations for
Citibank/Citicorp in New York and California. Subsequent to
Citicorp, as a Sector Executive for Union Bank of California, he was
responsible for investment management, retail banking, private
banking, trust, and product management activities. Jay then held
positions as President and CEO of Columbia Bank, and Vice Chairman
and Chief Operating Officer for Bank of Los Angeles, where he had
responsibility for all banking functions, including all aspects of
lending and operations. He is a graduate of the University
of Connecticut and received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance
from Fordham University in New York. Jay is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both public and private companies.
Arthur Silverberg was formerly President, CEO and
Co-Owner of Hopkins Financial Corporation, Camarillo, CA. In this
capacity, Arthur spearheaded over $200M in land acquisitions,
development, leasing and sales for the company. The Company’s
portfolio included shopping centers, major industrial parks, and
several large residential tracts. Arthur was also a strategic
partner with Century Development Corporation, Marina Del Ray, CA.
where he positioned and bought in excess of 2,500,000 sq. ft. of
industrial properties, with a value in excess of $125 million.
As a Partner with Oren Realty and Development Corporation, Arthur
was instrumental in financing over $85M of acquisitions, bought and
sold, including residential tracts, industrial parks, and office
buildings in excess of $135 million worth of projects. He attended
the School of Business, University of Chicago.
Garry W. Campbell
Overall, Garry has more than 35 years of experience in the development, asset management (workout and business plans), and financing of every type of real estate project, including the following specifics:
Garry was the Co-Founder (2000) of Hotel Financial Strategies where he was responsible for providing investment banking services and the closing of over $1 Billion of financing for the hospitality industry. This included acquisition, renovation, bridge, construction, and permanent debt, as well as equity. The projects ranged from high-end limited service hotels to 5 star resorts, including mixed use projects and master-planned communities.
In the 1990’s, Garry provided investment banking and advisory services for the acquisition and financing of hotels and resorts in the U.S. totaling more than $600 million. He also provided due diligence analysis, workout strategies, business plans, and asset management to major firms such as Colony Capital and J. E. Robert companies.
In the late 1980’s, as a partner with the Robert M. Bass Realty Group, he was the acting President of the $6 billion problem asset division (the “bad bank”) of American Savings. He also was a partner in the $1.5 billion acquisition of the Westin Hotel chain, which included the Plaza in NYC and the Mauna Kea Resort.
In the early 1980’s, as VP Development for Oxford Properties, he was responsible for the acquisition and planning of the $1 billion Citicorp Plaza in Los Angeles, as well as other real estate projects including retail, office, industrial, and master planned communities. Independently, he structured a partnership between a large Las Vegas casino and a California Native American tribe which then built a casino near Palm Springs.
Garry is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Linda Rimes Donado
Linda has over thirty years experience
working with both private and publicly held investment groups.
Following her studies at Louisiana State University, Linda began her
professional life in real estate, and was elected president of the
Louisiana Board of Realtors becoming the first female to hold the
She has concluded transactions in the United States, Europe, Mexico,
Central America, South America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
Linda specializes in high value hospitality and destination resort
assets. Her experience ranges from the purchase of the raw land
through the development process. She also has experience marketing
operating assets in the four star and five star categories.
Mr. Dallas has an extensive background in finance, capital raising and
business operations. He has built numerous businesses from the ground up and enjoys
the challenge of bringing new ideas to market. With over 30 years in mortgage
operations, Steve has experience in banking, loan originations, loan administration,
investor accounting and management of senior staff. Steve's main strengths however
are leadership and team building.
In 1981, Steve co-founded First Franklin Financial Corporation, a California-based
mortgage banking firm which grew from 4 employees to nearly 4000, funding in excess
of $100 billion in single family mortgages annually. Bank of New York and Bank of
America were co-agents with First Franklin’s warehouse facility. In 2005, First Franklin
became a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company and serviced more than
35,000 mortgage brokers nationwide..
In 1996 Steve's Austin-based firm Lakeway Development, partnered with Dong Ah
Construction (Korea) to acquire 2200 undeveloped acres from Ross Perot's Hillwood
Development. The Lakeway property was entitled, developed and sold to Credit Suisse
First Boston in 1998. Pursuant to the sale, Lakeway Development together with local
environmentalists and US Fish and Wild Life, successfully negotiated one of the largest
environmental deals in Texas history..
In 1998, Steve partnered with Lehman Brothers to found United Capital Leasing
Corporation, a nationwide small-ticket equipment lender. At its pinnacle, United Capital
had over 120 employees originating, underwriting, funding and servicing a loan portfolio
of approximately $100 million. Steve also previously founded and operated an executive
home builder, a subprime auto finance firm and a real estate property management and
Steve graduated from Wittenberg University in 1979 with dual-degrees in Economics &
Business, was a member of the Tiger’s NCAA III national championship football team
and the Alpha Tau Omega national fraternity. In 2011, the Tigers football squad became
the 19th school in NCAA history to notch their 700th victory and became the only NCAA
Division II or Division III School to reach this lofty plateau.
Barry has more than 27 years of experience in the upstream with
Exxon Mobil. The majority of his career was spent as a domestic and
international construction site manager all over the world. He has
construction experience in onshore oil and gas processing
facilities, cogeneration plants, storage tanks, pipelines, power
cables, roads and bridges. His offshore construction experience
includes deep draft caisson vessels, FPSO’s, and shallow water
platforms. These projects were executed on four continents with a
total value of $2 billion. Other oil and gas experience includes
supervising production operations, well repairs, and environmental
compliance. Barry holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the
University of Washington. Barry is active in projects affecting his
community and currently is a director and treasurer of his