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.
David Glaser is The Klotz Group’s Chief Operating Officer and brings to the company a diverse background incorporating multiple disciplines and strategies that have delivered optimal results to organizations experiencing rapid expansion, as well as economic compression. Mr. Glaser’s prior experience as the Chief Financial Officer for an international financial services firm required him to build a team to provide a broad depth of services to large banks, insurance companies, and Wall Street investment houses, the FDIC, Fannie and Freddie. Responsibilities included coordinating diligence support, financial analysis, valuation services, primary and special loan servicing, executive level staffing, strategic advisory services, and traditional, transactional and REO brokerage services. Financial and accounting activities were overseen for over 20 operating companies, to include entities in Western Europe and Asia. He has extensive prior experience as the Chief Financial Officer for multifamily and commercial real estate development and management companies that developed, acquired, repositioned and sold $3Billion of apartment (over 30,000 units) in five states. David obtained both a BBA and MBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and holds his CPA from the State of Texas.
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.
Nat Rassi is a hands-on investment real estate expert who has enjoyed 25 years of success as a building designer, construction manager, and student housing developer. He holds an MBA and is an experienced business operator with key strengths in financial analysis, strategic planning, marketing, and brand management. Nat’s early career included five years at two prominent Architecture and Engineering firms in central Illinois. Over the following fifteen years, his focus shifted to construction management, where he directed the planning and construction of more than 140-million dollars worth of residential, commercial and institutional projects.
Nat joined United Campus Housing Management Group (UCHMG), an Austin, Texas-based, national 3 rd -party student housing management company, where he was a senior team member through its restructuring and rebranding as Campus Evolution Villages (CEV), which quickly ascended to a top 20 national student housing owner and operator. Nat participated in the acquisition and turnaround of over $80-million in distressed assets while directly supervising operations of more than 2000 student housing beds in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, and Wyoming.
In 2013, Nat began acquiring and assembling land for student housing development projects at select markets in Kentucky, Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri, and ushered the proposed projects through PUD, rezoning, and conditional-use permitting.
In 2016 Nat Joined The Klotz Group of companies and has been the pivot-point in structuring a new Canadian Student Housing venture involving Amvestar Capital and CanAm Campus Housing. Nat earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University, his MBA from Taylor University, and in April of 2013, earned the coveted CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute.
25+ years experience relating to transactional Management and Compliance; Business and enterprise development, promotion, strategy and operational processes and workflows; Creation of target sales, marketing and advertising plans and associated media creation and placements; Negotiation of complex business matters and substantial vendor and customer relations; Execution of real estate and commercial transactions, sales, development and construction; Understanding of HUD departmental considerations, programs and activities; Structuring of equity financing and debt capitalization through commercial, institutional and warehouse finance.
Keith has underwritten Apartment Developments, “Market Rate” and “Affordable” (Rental) Housing 100,000 Units Plus, including Senior Facilities located in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest. Utilizing Tax Credit, Tax Exempt Bonds, Taxable Bonds, Fannie Mae Freddie Mac and HUD Financing Structures, 125 to 384 units per development including Developments joint ventured with (Upper Tier Developers (List Available). “Created” and have Underwritten Apartment Developments, “Market Rate” and “Affordable” (Rental) Housing 100,000 Units Plus, including student housing and Senior Facilities located in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest. Utilizing Tax Credit, Tax Exempt Bonds, Taxable Bonds, Fannie Mae Freddie Mac and HUD Financing Structures. Created Tax Exempt Bond Structures such as “LOC Backed credit enhanced with AAA foreign Banks (short terms credit), Insurance Companies (long terms credit) utilizing “low floater” bond structures (affordable housing $300 Million). Managed $1.0 Billion Multifamily Developments analyzed each development for viability for liquidation purposes. Substantial Bankruptcy negotiation and resolution experience. Florida Housing Finance Corporation; Director Housing Credit Division State of Florida; Managed the Tax Credit Program State of Florida Supervised/Managed and Accountable for all aspects of Tax Credit Underwriting and Allocation Procedures. Keith also holds a Ph.D in real estate from Florida State University.