Mr. Klotz is nationally recognized as a highly successful real estate entrepreneur. While only in high school, Mr. Klotz started an investment real estate business purchasing single family homes which has led to the completion of 400 commercial real estate transactions representing over 100,000 multifamily units and 100’s of commercial buildings valued at over $3Billion. Since 1995 he has owned and operated numerous real estate related businesses that cover all aspects of the real estate investment management industry including: Real Estate Brokerage, Finance/ Lending, Property Management, Construction, Development, Marketing/Advertising and Investment Management. Organizational growth has led to the formation of The Klotz Group of Companies, LLC, a parent company resulting from the success of other numerous entities including AmveStar Capital, LLC and its series of AmveStar Affordable Housing Funds and numerous other JV Partnerships and Separately Managed Accounts, American Management Group, Just Multifamily, LLC, Rent Ready Fast, Apartment Asset Advisors and Tierra Linda Development. Markets include: multifamily, student housing, residential, retail, office/warehouse, as well as ground up development & construction. Commercial asset and investment company ventures led to recognition as an Industry Award Winning Business Leader. Cumulative successes have resulted in significant property management and commercial investment holdings with a portfolio to include executive, corporate & operational staff of more than 450 to meet the needs of more than 40,000 tenant units. Mr. Klotz’s ability to formulate a paradigm that generates exponential success has earned the attention, respect and confidence of some of the world’s most prominent investors and businessmen.
Mr. Suazo is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Santiago, Chile. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in real estate and urban land economics in 1987. Prior to college graduation, Mr. Suazo obtained his real estate salesperson’s license and was already arranging joint venture partnerships to acquire distressed single family homes in the Jacksonville area to renovate, lease, and manage the portfolio for re-sale. Soon after, Mr. Suazo became a licensed real estate broker and moved to Boca Raton, Florida where he focused on multifamily acquisitions, financing, renovations, lease up, management and dispositions helping a Palm Beach based general contracting firm expand its South Florida multifamily portfolio from 200 to over 1,200 units in less than two years.
Mr. Suazo returned to Jacksonville in the early 1990’s where he has been established since. Mr. Suazo has served the Duval County court system as a special master’s deed recipient in real estate related court cases as well as serving as subject matter expert witness in court disputes. Mr. Suazo has been involved in condominium, retail and ALF new developments working closely with the Jacksonville Beach planning and development leadership. Mr. Suazo is also experienced in retail, office, warehouse, land and specialty purpose facilities such as schools, churches and auto dealership brokerage. As Vice President of Real Estate, Mr. Suazo was hired by UNETA, INC. in 2004, a high-technology platform, Tri-State Commercial and residential brokerage firm in the Southeast to lead 389 real estate and mortgage licensees to record growth rate and closed transaction volume of over $600M catching the attention of “INC 500” magazine which crowned UNETA, INC. as the 155 fastest growing privately owned company in the United States, circa 2006. In 2007, Mr. Suazo was hired by Dickinson-Klotz Real Estate Investment Advisors, LLC to lead the “luxury, class A” multifamily division and directly assist Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Klotz with their private real estate portfolio of office, retail, warehouse, multifamily, special purpose and new developments holdings. Mr. Suazo’s added responsibilities grew to lead Dickinson Commercial Real Estate services leasing and brokerage operations and Sawgrass Partners as acquisition director of distressed commercial properties.
Mr. Vaughn’s energy, passion, dynamic experience and intimate, applicable knowledge centered around the critical partnership between business and technology has allowed him to thrive within leadership roles, driving financial goals for Align Networks from inception to 700+ million in annual revenue over a 10+ year span. His tenure has provided him incredible opportunities to facilitate growth focused missions for three high powered private equity firms. HIG Capital, General Atlantic Capital and Apax Capital have been consistent in demanding a hyper focused, acquisition centered growth strategy and his role has been at the epicenter of executing this strategy from a technical, business and management perspective. His professional capabilities have evolved through vast exposure to dynamic digital and business landscapes, such that he thrives and maintains comfort in complex, volatile environments where sound, agile strategies, technical vision and an innate ability to execute are vital requirements for success. Mr. Vaughn arms the Klotz Group of Companies and Amvestar Capital with extensive experience in thought leadership, M&A execution, objectives driven management strategies, strategic planning, organizational evaluation, technical diligence, operational excellence, process development, revenue cycle management, business systems integration, innovative business solutions, business intelligence leadership, data warehousing, data architecture, client services and Business to Business (B2B) solutions.
40 years finance law practice in securities, capital markets, public and private M&A and real estate asset backed securities. Successfully represented commercial banks, mortgage banks, investment banks, real estate issuers and technology firms as they interfaced with complex industry circumstances. JD with high honors University of Florida, BA Johns Hopkins - analytic philosophy and economics. Significant experience financing student housing and multifamily assets through debt and equity transactions. Financings have included syndication of assets with Section 8 housing assistance payments. Detailed understanding of HUD departmental programs and activities. Deep experience in mortgage banking and servicing, single family loan sales in the secondary market, and securitizations. Also compliance by insured institutions on single family lending.