Michael graduated from the University of Southern California where he received a master degree and founded an Investment Banking firm in 1986 focused on raising debt and equity for companies. This includes both corporate finance and real estate finance. He started his career at Merrill Lynch and then Barclays Merchant Bank involved in cross border mergers and acquisitions for Fortune 1000 companies. Subsequently, he was promoted to Head of West Coast where he generated $1.2 billion in new business and therefore decided to start his own firm.
Mr. Curry was engaged by the Getty family to raise capital and turn around their hotel company. He was responsible for acquisition and development of 10 major flag hotel properties, successfully turning around the company and making it available for resale. Structured and financed an apartment company in San Francisco and expanded their portfolio from 750 units to over 8200 units, making it the largest in the city.
Currently serves as both the head of the Los Angeles and New York offices.
Executive Vice President
Ken is a native of Southern California and attended Stanford University on an Academic/Athletic Scholarship, graduating in 1972 with a BA in Economics and was a participant on the 1971 and 1972 Rose Bowl Stanford football teams. Subsequently, he has worked as a Senior Tax Consultant for a Big 8 CPA firm, has been CFO for several major real estate companies, and a real estate developer. For the past 12 years, Mr. Margala has worked in the Corporate Real Estate departments of several Wall Street Investment Banks including Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and most recently UBS Investment Bank. During that period Mr. Margala has been personally responsible for the origination, underwriting, and disposition through securitization, sale, or refinance of over $8 billion in equity, mezzanine, bridge, and permanent financings. Product types included office, residential apartment/condominium, hotel, medical office, bio medical research, retail and regional shopping malls. Mr. Margala also developed, on behalf of his employers, an interactive underwriting model which combines the financial underwriting, committee, rating agency, and securitization presentations. This underwriting model/template is currently used in updated formats by several of the investment banks on Wall Street.
Currently serves as the Director of the Los Angeles office.
Kevin graduated from Curry College with a degree in Communications and a double minor in Business Management and Philosophy. He started his career at Cantor Fitzgerald in Los Angeles as an intern and was promoted to Financial Analyst within three months. After a year at the company, he moved to New York where he worked for a global construction management firm, where he managed projects totaling $460 million.
Kelsey graduated from Santa Clara University in 2009 with a BS degree in Finance from the Leavey School of Business. Since graduating she worked for the Wall Street firm Fisher Investments, in wealth management in both the Private Client and Institutional Groups in a succession of promotions. She then worked for Williams Sonoma Corporate in their Inventory Management group, where she fine tuned her skills in financial modeling and assisted in creating portfolios to enhance the business and create an optimal customer experience.