Ray Gee – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gee is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term strategy and operations of Gvest Capital, and is a member of the investment committee. Prior to forming the firm, he was the head of structured products for Royal & Sun Alliance and was in charge of a multi-billion dollar diversified portfolio comprised of commercial real estate, commercial equipment and structured products. He was an innovator in the use of credit enhancements, using Royal’s Standard & Poor’s AA rated balance sheet to provide credit support enabling more efficient financing execution in the capital markets. Previously, he headed the Latin American real estate practice for Arthur Andersen in Mexico City. Mr. Gee is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Finance.
Kirk Broadbooks- Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Broadbooks is responsible for the financial accounting, reporting and risk management of the firm, and is a member of the investment committee. He has over 20 years of wide ranging finance and accounting experience in the commercial and residential real estate markets. Prior to Gvest he was the Corporate Controller at Pappas Properties, a full service real estate development company, where he was responsible for over $200 million in retail, office, mixed use and multifamily developments. He also worked as the Accounting Manager for Mountain Real Estate Capital where he oversaw the accounting for over $400 million of residential projects. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a BBA in Accounting and was first licensed as a CPA in 1998.
Adam Martin – Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Martin is responsible for identification and execution of Gvest’s investment strategies, and is a member of the investment committee. Mr. Martin has 20 years of experience in the acquisition, development, financing and asset management of commercial real estate and structured finance investments. Prior to Gvest Capital, Mr. Martin was a Principal of Pinnacle Capital Partners, a real estate investment and development company. He also worked for Deutsche Bank Mortgage Capital originating and structuring loans for Deutsche’s credit tenant lease/structured products and conduit platforms. During his tenure at Royal & SunAlliance, he originated and managed a multi-billion diversified real estate and structured products portfolio. Mr. Martin graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Finance and a Master’s in Real Estate.
Julia Pererva – Director of Asset Management
Mrs. Pererva is responsible for managing company assets and on site property personnel and overseeing the day to day activities of the company. Mrs. Pererva works with all members of the team to design and implement strategies to optimize operations and revenue. She ensures that the team has the support and information they need to accomplish company objectives. Julia started her career in the real estate sector in 2002. Since then, she has worked in various aspects of the industry. Julia received her Bachelor’s degree from Wingate University, majoring in Organizational Management. She holds a NC Real Estate Brokers license and is currently on track towards receiving her CPM designation. Julia is fluent in Russian.
Jonathan Visconti – Senior Associate of Acquisition and Development
Mr. Visconti is responsible for transaction execution. Prior to joining Gvest Capital, Mr. Visconti was an acquisition associate for Parmenter Realty Partners, providing all facets of underwriting for office building acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Visconti worked as an analyst for RaceTrac Petroleum’s real estate department, focusing on site selection and development of convenience stores. He received his BBA in Real Estate Finance from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia. Jonathan played collegiate golf for a national championship team at Clayton State University.
JP – Real Estate Analyst
John is a Real Estate Acquisition Intern Analyst. John is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Political Science and Real Estate. He is a graduate of Providence Day School and fluent in Spanish.
Kimberly Lines – Real Estate Analyst
Ms. Lines joined Gvest Capital as a Real Estate Analyst. Kimberly has an extensive background in client development, which she utilizes on a daily basis to help the team to build a more extensive client portfolio. In addition, Kimberly is responsible for market research, assessing the risk associated with deals, and tracking market trends. Kimberly received her AA from Central Piedmont Community College, and was named on the President’s List. She is currently a Finance major at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.