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Jay L. Bartelstone
Managing Director


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

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.

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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.
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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 position.
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.


Steve Dallas

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 brokerage firm.

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 Lundvall

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 homeowner’s association.

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