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Sixto S. Abao IIISenior Principal - Operations


Sixto S. Abao III

Senior Principal - Operations

Mr. Abao oversees the day-to-day activities of the Bascom’s operations team and works with revenue and project managers to ensure portfolio growth. Mr. Abao’s duties include implementing and managing annual business plans while evaluating operating performances for the multifamily real estate holdings throughout the regions in which Bascom operates. He also manages all revenue aspects of the portfolio, including development of operational reports and templates, supervision of annual budget forecasts and monitoring of tax and compliance audits. Mr. Abao oversees the expense and project facets of operations, including supervision of renovation schedules, review of property cost relative to budget and tracking of loan maturities. During his tenure at Bascom, he has overseen asset management for over $4 billion in assets, totaling 53,000 units and over 200 properties, as well as renovation processes totaling over $350 million. Mr. Albao is also involved in managing and developing lender and equity relationships with the asset management team. Prior to joining Bascom, Mr. Abao served as Operations Manager at Citibank. His responsibilities included supervising asset management, consumer and business credit financing, and marketing. Mr. Abao holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Business Administration from the Pepperdine University.

Marko B. BoykoAsset Manager - Renovations


Marko B. Boyko

Asset Manager - Renovations

Mr. Boyko helps oversee renovations for the Bascom Arizona group. He manages renovations and new construction, and reviews draw requests and third-party inspection reports. He inserts himself in weekly onsite meetings to capture the true pulse of the projects that may require additional management support to meet the investment objectives of any particular project. His work on the Renovations team supports the Operations team so Bascom Arizona can work in tandem, proactively, to disable problems before they occur. Before joining the Bascom Arizona team, Mr. Boyko worked in the custom renovation market for residential homes. Mr. Boyko earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the Arizona State University’s School of Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.

Claire BrannonPortfolio Manager


Claire Brannon

Portfolio Manager

Mrs. Brannon assists with all aspects of asset management in the Southeastern (GA) and Northeastern (CT) portfolios for Bascom.  In conjunction with conducting frequent site visits to the properties she analyzes general asset quality, staffing, capital project progress, outreach marketing, and general market data as well as specific submarket data.  Mrs. Brannon also assists with pricing analysis, concession & marketing reviews, file audits, and expense & cash management.  She performs monthly financial reviews and assists with lender and equity partner needs and property tours.  Prior to joining Bascom, Mrs. Brannon worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at TriMont Real Estate Advisors.  At TriMont, she provided analyst support and investment committee reporting for office and multifamily properties in Georgia, Texas, California, Colorado, Washington and Minnesota.  Mrs. Brannon also has experience in accounting, having worked as a staff accountant at a forensic accounting firm in Atlanta and London.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  Mrs. Brannon is actively involved in local charities including the Ronald McDonald Houses, Open Hand and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

Mark R. BrothertonSenior Portfolio Manager


Mark R. Brotherton

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Brotherton is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Arizona portfolio, including product pricing, budget management, and economic forecasting. Responsibilities also include working actively with the property management companies to maximize profitability. Before joining Bascom Arizona Ventures LLC, Mr. Brotherton worked for Siemens in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic as a project manager and for The Speranza Group, Inc. as a financial analyst representing multifamily investors for Arizona acquisitions. Mr. Brotherton graduated from Bucknell University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Andrew BursheSenior Operations Analyst


Andrew Burshe

Senior Operations Analyst

Mr. Burshe is responsible for general asset quality control for portfolios in four different markets. This includes oversight of appearance, life/safety issues, leasing and marketing of available product, and working with lenders and management companies. In addition, Mr. Burshe is newly focusing on the Construction/Renovation side with newly acquired properties.

Mr. Burshe started his career in the multifamily industry in 2011 working for Windsor Communities. He gained experience in property management working in several different capacities for a national property management company. Mr. Burshe graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also attained his Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs from The Bush School of Government and Public Service and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Derek Ming-Dar ChenCo-Founder and Chairman


Derek Ming-Dar Chen

Co-Founder and Chairman

Mr. Chen oversees corporate finance and strategic development. Mr. Chen is the founder and Chairman of Chenco Holding Company, a firm specializing in real estate and venture capital investment as well as the founder of various subsidiaries investing in and managing assets in Greater China. Mr. Chen serves as the President of The International Leadership Foundation, as a member of the Finance Executive Advisory Board of the College of Business, University of Nevada Las Vegas, as a trustee of the Center for Real Estate at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and as a board member of National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Mr. Chen studied Chemical Engineering at the National Taiwan University, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, from Eastern Michigan University, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

James D'ArgenioPrincipal - Acquisitions


James D'Argenio

Principal - Acquisitions

Mr. D’Argenio serves in the transaction division of Bascom where his duties include acquisitions, debt and equity financing, market analysis, and dispositions for all major markets in Texas. Mr. D’Argenio also manages Bascom’s private capital platform, which repositions smaller, value-add properties in urban locations of Southern California with accredited investors.  Mr. D’Argenio has managed the acquisition of over 11,400 apartment units, totaling approximately $600 million in real estate transactions.

Mr. D’Argenio graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Real Estate Finance concentration.  He has been a panelist and moderator at multiple real estate conferences. Mr. D’Argenio is active in Urban Land Institute and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.


Glenn R. DaiutoloCo-Managing Partner - Bascom Arizona Ventures


Glenn R. Daiutolo

Co-Managing Partner - Bascom Arizona Ventures

Mr. Daiutolo oversees multifamily acquisitions, financing, and dispositions for the region, which includes the Phoenix metro area, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Mr. Daiutolo approaches the business on an analytical basis, combining detailed up-front evaluation before the acquisition and hands-on follow through regarding each property's performance during the ownership period. Mr. Daiutolo founded The Speranza Group, Inc. where he represented buyers in the acquisition of over $300 million in apartment transactions, totaling 7,400 units. His experience includes full-time involvement in apartment financial analysis and brokerage primarily as a "buyer's representative" uncovering attractive deals not necessarily on the market. Mr. Daiutolo graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. He is a Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker.

Joe R. DaiutoloAnalyst - Acquisitions & Operations


Joe R. Daiutolo

Analyst - Acquisitions & Operations

Mr. Daiutolo works in conjunction with our Bascom Arizona team. His responsibilities include underwriting potential acquisitions, assisting with due diligence, and analyzing the Arizona portfolio's daily operations including maximizing interior renovation implementation, and return-on-investment of the renovation program.

Paul Diamond, CPMSenior Vice President - Operations


Paul Diamond, CPM

Senior Vice President - Operations

Mr. Diamond oversees key revenue growth and expense programs for Bascom in California, Colorado, Utah, Washington & Nevada while providing support to many of Bascom's related entities including: Bascom Northwest, Bascom Arizona and the Realm Group. Mr. Diamond's core responsibilities include monitoring leasing and marketing initiatives, financial performance, unit pricing, employee development, ancillary income generation, cost control management and asset quality. During his tenure, he has overseen over $2 billion in assets and approximately 22,000 units.

Prior to joining Bascom, Mr. Diamond served as Senior Vice President for Macbeth Apartment Systems, where he oversaw a team of 80 individuals at the property level while reporting to various ownership groups. Mr. Diamond graduated from National University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Currently Mr. Diamond serves on the Board of Directors for WHW a non-profit that specializes with helping people develop skills and find jobs. He was also a panelist at the 2010 Multifamily Executive Conference, the 2012 Colorado Real Estate Journal Conference and has been featured in various publications.


Tony FerrellVice President - Portfolio Operations


Tony Ferrell

Vice President - Portfolio Operations

Mr. Ferrell is responsible for the operation, renovation, and capital planning for a portfolio of real estate investments throughout the Southern United States. This includes strategic planning, investor relations, budgeting, and the oversight of third party property and construction management.

Mr. Ferrell began his Real Estate career in 2006 with a national development company and spent two years with national property management firms prior to joining The Bascom Group in 2010. Mr. Ferrell holds a BBA in Real Estate from the University of North Texas and is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas. Mr. Ferrell is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the National & Texas Associations of Realtors.

Jerome FinkCo-Managing Partner


Jerome Fink

Co-Managing Partner

Jerome A. Fink is a co-founder & Managing Partner of The Bascom Group, LLC.  Bascom has completed over $9.5 billion in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including more than 250 multifamily properties and 70,000 units.  Bascom’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Investors, REDA Bascom Ventures, MHF RM Holdings, Harbor Associates, and the Realm Group.  Bascom’s subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the US.   

Prior to founding Bascom, Mr. Fink acted as Senior Acquisitions and Sales Manager from 1991 to 1995 for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. His responsibilities included market assessment, property identification and negotiation, and the acquisition and disposition of real estate investments. Mr. Fink holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Managements (IREM) and Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Mr. Fink is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA), and a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). He has appeared as a guest speaker at various functions, including those for the Urban Land Institute, University of California Los Angeles and Irvine, University of Southern California, and other assorted industry events. Mr. Fink previously served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association and is currently a member of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Executive Committee.  He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and serves on the local chapter’s board as well as the Real Estate Network’s Executive Committee.

In 2004, Mr. Fink was awarded the Apartment Executive of the Year by the Real Estate Conference Group, the industry's largest and most prestigious multifamily conference on the West Coast, and was later awarded the Rising Star award by the University of California Irvine Center for Real Estate in 2008. Mr. Fink was also recognized in the 2011 Multi-Family Executive Magazine.

Ian M. HafnerPrincipal - Spirit Investment Partners


Ian M. Hafner

Principal - Spirit Investment Partners

Prior to joining Spirit Investment Partners in 2011, Mr. Hafner co-founded MHF Real Estate Group a full service real estate investment firm. Prior to forming MHF, Mr. Hafner served as Director of Development and Investments at Equity One, Inc. where he managed investment opportunities throughout the United States. Equity One is a $3.7 billion publicly traded REIT that principally owns, manages, acquires and develops neighborhood and community shopping centers. Mr. Hafner’s thirteen years of experience in the real estate and finance industries includes serving as Acquisitions Director at Westrust, Acquisition Associate for Cornerstone Real Estate Funds, Inc., and President of his own residential development company, Hafner Realty Group, Inc. Mr. Hafner started his career working in fixed income sales and trading for Lehman Brothers, Inc. in New York City where he transacted in Government, Agency, Interest Rate Derivative and Commercial Mortgage Back Securities, successfully underwriting over $1.25 billion in new issues Agency Securities. Mr. Hafner holds a B.S. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art & Planning. Mr. Hafner is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California, License #01858890, and a Member of California Receivers Forum.

Jason HannaSenior Vice President - Operations


Jason Hanna

Senior Vice President - Operations

Mr. Hanna is responsible for the day-to-day management of Bascom's investment portfolio in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Nevada and focuses on top-line revenue growth and key expense programs. Mr. Hanna's responsibilities include leasing and marketing, employee development, ongoing market analysis to determine unit pricing, ancillary income development, cost control management, capital expense projects and asset quality.  Mr. Hanna also manages the internal financial reporting for his portfolio and is a liaison between respective debt and equity partners.

In addition to asset management, he has managed the repositioning and renovation processes of 38 assets, overseeing their scope, schedule and budget with a cumulative renovation budget of $131 million.

Before joining Bascom, Mr. Hanna served as a Regional Property Supervisor for a third-party, fee-based management group, overseeing the day to day operations of a 2,000-unit Los Angeles portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Accounting from the Tarleton State University. Additionally, Mr. Hanna has been a featured speaker at multiple real estate conferences, including the MFE, Multifamily Brainstorming Conference, and Crittenden Multifamily Conference.

David KimCo-Managing Partner


David Kim

Co-Managing Partner

Mr. Kim oversees the development, portfolio management and overall operations for The Bascom Group. His responsibilities include supervising The Bascom Group’s portfolio team in key revenue growth initiatives and expense programs, as well as lender and equity relationships, new ventures, market expansion, and business development.

Mr. Kim led the business development of Bascom subsidiary organizations, including:

  • Bascom Arizona Ventures
  • Bascom Northwest Ventures
  • Harbor Associates
  • Premier Business Centers
  • REDA
  • The Realm Group
  • Shubin Nadal Associates
  • Southern California Industrial Fund
  • Spirit Bascom Ventures

Mr. Kim has led the company through the repositioning of over 258 property sites totaling $800 million in renovations over the firm’s 20 year history. He has developed and refined the extensive system of financial reporting and oversight for achieving operational goals for each property and investor portfolio.

Other key business development initiatives include social outreach, focused on Health, Wealth, Education and Lifestyle, in an effort to increase a competitive advantages for its residents at the neighborhood and community level. In conjunction with these social outreach programs, Mr. Kim created region-specific performance incentive programs, or “PIP", aimed at enhancing manager's good will, and an enhanced sense of relevance and purpose.

Prior to founding The Bascom Group, Mr. Kim served as a Senior Analyst and Development Associate, from 1989 to 1995, for the Disney Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, where he was responsible for business development and analysis of more than $400 million in retail, office, entertainment, and residential projects. In addition, prior to joining the Disney Development Company, Mr. Kim served as Portfolio Associate with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, a multi-billion dollar pension fund, investing on behalf of state employees.

Mr. Kim holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has attended executive level programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He often serves as guest lecturer guest speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Irvine.

In 2004, Mr. Kim was awarded Apartment Executive of the Year by the Real Estate Conference Group, the industry's largest and most prestigious multifamily conference on the West Coast. Mr. Kim was a recipient of the 2010 Orange County Business Journal’s Entrepreneurship of the Year Award and was recognized in the 2011 Multi-Family Executive Magazine. Mr. Kim is a proud supporter of the 2015 World Games, sponsor for Argentina, Belgium, Belize, India, Indonesia, Puerto Rico & Spain.

Mr. Kim currently serves and has served on the board of directors for the following organizations:

  • I Have A Dream Foundation - Los Angeles
  • Theta Chi Fraternity - Rattle Building Corporation
  • UNICEF - So Cal
  • University of California, Irvine Center for Real Estate, where he received the distinguished Rising Star award in 2008.
  • University of Colorado Center for Real Estate.
  • University of Texas, San Antonio Real Estate Finance and Development Founders Council
  • University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he serves as Treasurer for the Orange County Chapter
  • Young Presidents' Organization - Golden West Chapter, where he serves as Treasurer and Integration Chair


Chang LiuSenior Acquisitions Analyst


Chang Liu

Senior Acquisitions Analyst

Mr. Liu is responsible for investment analysis as a member of the acquisitions team at The Bascom Group.  In addition, he conducts due diligence, performs transaction execution functions, and creates investment packages for debt and equity funding.  Mr. Liu has underwritten over $9 billion in potential investments and has been directly involved in the acquisition of $151 million in asset value across the United States.

Prior to joining Bascom, Mr. Liu gained experience in international business and hotel management in China.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute an actively participates as a cellist in the Orange County Cello Choir.

Mr. Liu holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Tianjin Foreign Studies University and earned his MBA at University of California, Irvine.

Christopher MacLeodDirector - Acquisitions


Christopher MacLeod

Director - Acquisitions

Mr. MacLeod is a Director on The Bascom Group acquisitions team and is involved in all aspects of the acquisitions process including deal sourcing, financial modeling and underwriting, structuring equity and debt, due diligence and transaction execution functions, as well as the management and disposition of existing assets.

Prior to joining Bascom Mr. MacLeod was a Captain in the U.S. Army and deployed on multiple combat tours overseas. Mr. MacLeod is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is currently pursuing his CCIM designation. Mr. MacLeod is actively involved in the charitable organizations Unicef NextGen and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Mr. MacLeod holds a degree in Leadership and Management as well as Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Scott R. McClaveSenior Principal - Transactions and Finance


Scott R. McClave

Senior Principal - Transactions and Finance

Mr. McClave serves in the transactions division of Bascom where his duties include acquisitions, underwriting, due diligence, debt and equity financing, loan restructures, broker selection, and property disposition. During his tenure at Bascom, Mr. McClave has negotiated and acquired over 18,000 apartment units totaling over $1.7 Billion and has overseen the disposition of over 8,600 units with a total sales price in excess of $850 million.

Prior to working with Bascom, Mr. McClave served as Development Manager for Chenco Holding Company where he was responsible for scheduling and coordination of professional services and due diligence, financial and market analysis of potential investment projects, budgeting, and contract review. While at Chenco Holding Company, Mr. McClave also oversaw the planning and predevelopment of over 500,000 square feet of industrial parks and the full development of 223,000 square feet of flex office and industrial product.

Mr. McClave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural and Environmental Design from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from National University. Mr. McClave is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a Certified Commercial Investment Member.  He previously served on California Apartment Association’s Legislative Policy Subcommittee and is currently a member of the advisory board for the McMillin Center for Real Estate at San Diego State University.  Mr. McClave also serves on the ULI Multi-Housing Initiative Council for Orange County.

David A. NachmanPrincipal - Spirit Investment Partners


David A. Nachman

Principal - Spirit Investment Partners

Prior to co-founding Spirit Investment Partners in 2009, Mr. Nachman was a founding partner and principal of AMS Real Estate Partners (‘AMSREP’), a New York based real estate investment fund formed to invest in both private and publicly traded real estate assets throughout the capital structure, across all asset types and primary US markets. Mr. Nachman was jointly responsible for all of AMS Real Estate Partners I, LP capital raising, investment decisions, and overall Fund management. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Nachman was a Vice President of Hall Financial Group, a private investment company based in Dallas where he helped launch the company’s Structured Finance Group and had direct responsibility for originating, underwriting, and structuring of value added equity and debt real estate investments across all asset types and multiple geographic regions. In addition, Mr. Nachman maintained asset management responsibility for a $200 million structured loan portfolio as well as the Company’s approximately $1.0 billion real estate investment portfolio, including over 7,000 multifamily units. Mr. Nachman received a B.S. from Cornell University.

Lee NguyenSenior Vice President - Operations


Lee Nguyen

Senior Vice President - Operations

Mr. Nguyen is responsible for managing the construction and lender draw processes, as well as performing property inspections to assess site and product quality. Mr. Nguyen also handles cost control, revenue management, and internal financial reporting for the portfolio, and works directly with management companies to oversee day-to-day operations and projects. His current portfolio consists of over $750 million in assets throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Prior to joining the Bascom Group, Mr. Nguyen worked in the retail operations group for Wells Fargo Bank. He graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance. Mr. Nguyen has spoken at the annual Multifamily Executive Conference and Multifamilypro's Brainstorming Conference. He has also been involved with a number of community service groups which include Habitat for Humanity, Veterans First, Project Access, and Crossway Community Church.

Calvin RuanAcquisitions Director - Bascom San Francisco


Calvin Ruan

Acquisitions Director - Bascom San Francisco

Chad R. SandersonPrincipal - Acquisitions & Business Development


Chad R. Sanderson

Principal - Acquisitions & Business Development

Mr. Sanderson is responsible for identifying new markets for Bascom's multifamily investment portfolio and expanding capital partner relationships. Mr. Sanderson played a key role in the expansion of Bascom's multifamily platform into Arizona, Texas and Georgia. Additionally, he has been involved with the funding, restructuring, refinancing, disposition and direct acquisition of over $1.1 billion in multifamily value-added investments, including several lender REOs, foreclosures and other distressed assets totaling 14,000 units. Mr. Sanderson has managed the acquisition of over 8,000 units with a total cost of over $500 million. Prior to joining Bascom, Mr. Sanderson provided project management and construction consulting for the architectural engineering firm Carter & Burgess, as well as business development and marketing for various other firms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Science in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Sanderson was a member of the Applied Securities Analysis Program and has served as a moderator and panelist at several prominent real estate conferences, including RealShare Apartments 2009 and 2010. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Southern California and University of California, Irvine.

Sarah SchendenBusiness Development Analyst


Sarah Schenden

Business Development Analyst

Ms. Schenden joined Bascom in 2015 and works on the Operations team. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing community outreach initiatives at the property level and for internal employees, assisting with leasing and marketing strategies, enhancing company public relations, as well as supporting the marketing and business development of the company and its subsidiaries. Additionally, Ms. Schenden provides research, analysis, and reporting to assist the Operations team with the improvement of property performance.

Prior to joining Bascom, Ms. Schenden worked with The Walt Disney Company and has been involved with various non-profit organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Veterans First, I Have A Dream Foundation, and The U.S Fund for UNICEF.

Julie D. SchoenbachlerSenior Vice President - Operations


Julie D. Schoenbachler

Senior Vice President - Operations

Ms. Schoenbachler manages top-line revenue growth for Bascom in the Western regions, including Southern California and Denver markets.  Ms. Schoenbachler’s responsibilities include the monitoring of unit leasing and pricing, ancillary income, employee development, and overall asset quality.  During her tenure at Bascom, Ms. Schoenbachler has held various roles in operations, including leasing/marketing implementation, expense management and revenue management.  Ms. Schoenbachler has overseen and managed $1.97 billion in assets, including supervision of operating expenses for 15,000 units and revenue management for approximately 12,000 units.

Ms. Schoenbachler graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology.  Amongst her professional accolades, Ms. Schoenbachler was named one of forty “Women of Influence” by the Real Estate Southern California in 2008.  She was one of five recipients of the Orange County Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award in 2010, and she was featured in OC Metro’s article, “40 under 40,” in 2012.  Real Estate Forum featured Ms. Schoenbachler in its “45 under 40” article in 2013, and again featured her in 2015, for its “Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow” article.

James SingletonDirector - Acquisitions


James Singleton

Director - Acquisitions

Mr. Singleton is responsible for analysis, due diligence, equity and debt financing, and transaction execution functions for the acquisition of new assets, as well as the management and disposition of existing assets.  As a member of the acquisition team he has been directly involved in the acquisition of 29 multifamily properties located in California, Nevada, and Texas totaling 7,279 units and $996 million in project cost.

Prior to joining The Bascom Group, Jim was an equity option trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange focusing on the financial and consumer goods sectors.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute as well as NAIOP’s Young Professionals Group and participates actively in the charitable organizations Habitat for Humanity and Orangewood Children’s Foundation.  Jim attended the Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate and earned his MBA at the University of Southern California.  

Timothy WhitingVice President - Portfolio Operations


Timothy Whiting

Vice President - Portfolio Operations

Mr. Whiting's responsibilities include support in the overall acquisitions and disposition process from initial pro forma and market analysis to due diligence, debt procurement, and closing. Mr. Whiting's is also responsible for processing property interest reserve requests, monitoring monthly cash flows and loan maturities, and is involved in multiple expense reduction projects relating to the portfolio. Prior to joining Bascom full-time, Mr. Whiting served as an analyst with the principal finance group of Capmark Bank. Mr. Whiting graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Finance.

Brian WirtzManaging Partner - Bascom San Francisco


Brian Wirtz

Managing Partner - Bascom San Francisco

Bill WrightAsset Manager


Bill Wright

Asset Manager

Mr. Wright is responsible for the asset management and renovations of the Arizona apartment portfolio, including budget adherence, schedule management, quality control, and regulatory compliance. Responsibilities also include working actively with the renovation contractors to maximize property marketability and profitability. Mr. Wright successfully managed the renovation of $82MM worth of renovations for the Basccom Arizona portfolio between 2006 and 2008; all renovations of which came in under the allocated renovation timeline and on/or below budget. Prior to joining Bascom Arizona Ventures LLC, Mr. Wright worked for the US Army managing projects, personnel, and systems worldwide. Mr. Wright is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Excelsior College.

Paul M. ZakharyVice President - Portfolio Operations


Paul M. Zakhary

Vice President - Portfolio Operations

Mr Zakhary is responsible for overseeing and managing lender construction draw processes, a monthly review of the construction progress, expense control/management, property distributions analysis, portfolio tax appeals, monthly asset quality inspections, and investment dispositions. Mr. Zakhary also spearheads as the Director for the foreign capital market platform which assists in raising equity from abroad investors.


During his tenure, Mr. Zakhary has overseen Multi-family assets in excess of 40 different communities totaling approximately 14,000 units located in Atlanta, Colorado, California, Florida, Hawaii, New York & Connecticut which approximately totaled $1.46 Billion. He has overseen renovation programs which in total have exceeded $166M.


Prior to joining Bascom fulltime, Mr. Zakhary served as an acquisition intern and asset management intern within the company. Mr. Zakhary graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He has also been involved with a number of different community service groups of which include UNICEF, Long Beach Veterans Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church. 

Scott D. ZwillingPrincipal - Spirit Investment Partners


Scott D. Zwilling

Principal - Spirit Investment Partners

Prior to co-founding Spirit Investment Partners in 2009, Mr. Zwilling was previously the Director of Northeast Acquisitions for JPI, a large national multi-family developer, where he covered the territory from New York to Maine. Prior to JPI, he held a similar role as an Acquisitions Manager with Crescent Heights, one of the nation's premier condominium developers. Over the past ten years, Mr. Zwilling has been responsible for the acquisition, development and disposition of over $1.0 billion of property located throughout the Northeast. In addition, he currently serves as a Professor of Real Estate Finance at Columbia University. Prior to JPI and Crescent Heights, Mr. Zwilling was a real estate investment banker at Wells Hill Partners, Ltd., where he participated in numerous deals, including various residential, hotel and office assets. Other experiences include working as a consultant in the real estate groups of Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young. Mr. Zwilling is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York, NY.