Team

The success and reputation enjoyed by Regent Properties is due in no small measure to the integrity, chemistry and goodwill which exists among the company's principals, and the genuine enthusiasm they feel for their work.

Our Team


Principals

Eric R. L. Fleiss

Managing Director and CEO

Eric is Managing Director and CEO of Regent Properties. Eric develops and formalizes Regent’s constantly evolving investment strategy, sources and acquires acquisitions, and manages investor relations. Eric has acquired, developed and/or disposed of multiple real estate product types totaling over 6 million square feet of office, over 1 million square feet of retail, and over 4,000 acres of land. He previously worked at the Westfield Corporation, Inc. where he focused on individual and portfolio property acquisitions, as well as property management and development projects. Eric began his career as a financial analyst in The Walt Disney Company's Corporate Strategic Planning Department. Eric is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Rand Corporation’s Policy Circle; and serves on the board of directors of both the CCA Core Return and CCA Aggressive Return mutual funds. He graduated magna cum laude with an AB in Economics from Harvard College, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey A. Dinkin

Managing Director and Founder

Jeff has been Managing Director of Regent Properties since he founded it in 1989. Jeff oversees acquisition and development functions at Regent, with a focus on office investment and land development. Jeff has overseen the acquisition and execution of over 6 million square feet of office, retail and mixed-use properties, as well as the entitlement and development of more than 30,000 lots. He was formerly associated with the Alexander Haagen Company, where he was involved in developing over 10 million square feet of retail space. He began his career with the real estate transactional law firm of Pircher, Nichols and Meeks in Los Angeles. Additionally, Jeff serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology; on the Board of Directors of Camp Kesem; as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Affordable Living for the Aging; and as Board Chairman Emeritus at PS # 1, a private elementary school based in Santa Monica, California. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis and has a JD degree from UCLA.

Douglas S. Brown

Chairman

Doug is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Regent Properties. Prior to transitioning to his current role of Chairman, Doug spent more than 20 years as Regent’s Co-Managing Partner, with direct responsibility for all aspects of Regent’s business, including strategic and corporate planning, development, acquisitions, finance, leasing and management. Doug has extensive experience as an owner, developer and operator of a wide variety of asset classes, including Regent’s approximately 8 million square foot portfolio of office, retail and mixed use properties and its more than 11,000 acres of land. Doug is a cum laude graduate of the Wharton School of Business and Finance of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his JD degree from UCLA, where he graduated Order of the Coif. Doug serves on the board of multiple business, civic and charitable organizations.

Matthew Benbassat

Executive Vice President

Matthew Benbassat is an Executive Vice President at Regent Properties. Matthew manages the acquisitions and development arms of Regent Properties. While at Regent, Matthew has been involved with the acquisition, financing, development and management of over 6 million square feet of office, retail and mixed use properties. Prior to joining Regent, Matthew began his career as a strategy consultant at L.E.K.Consulting. He then worked as an attorney specializing in real estate transactions in the Los Angeles offices of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP. While at O’Melveny, Matthew also practiced in the fund formation group. Recently, Matthew served as a board member and treasurer of Birmingham Community Charter High School. Matthew graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and he received a JD from UCLA.

Acquisitions and Management

Samuel Kraus

Senior Vice President & Head of Acquisitions

Samuel is a Senior Vice President & Head of Acquisitions at Regent Properties, where he is primarily focused on sourcing, underwriting, negotiating, and executing transactions, as well as overseeing analytical functions with respect to portfolio and asset management. He previously worked at Canyon Capital Realty Advisors / Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds where he was responsible for underwriting, structuring, and executing debt and equity investments in existing and to-be-developed real estate throughout the major metropolitan markets in the United States. Samuel graduated cum laude with a BS in Economics (concentrations in Real Estate and Finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Diana Brubaker

Senior Associate

Diana is a Senior Associate at Regent Properties. She previously worked in Hong Kong for Global Property Partners as an Investment Associate, focusing on development and redevelopment direct investments across Asia. Prior to Global Property Partners, Diana was a Research Analyst at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Diana graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Urban Studies and Planning.

Patrick Devitt

Senior Associate

Patrick is a Senior Associate at Regent Properties. He previously worked at Arc Capital Partners focusing on value-add and opportunistic assets in the Sunbelt region of the U.S. in need of repositioning, recapitalization, or development capital. Prior to Arc Capital, Patrick worked as Project Architect on the east coast. Patrick graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Amalia Paliobeis

Associate

Amalia is an Associate at Regent Properties. She previously worked at Barclays Capital, focusing on financial analysis and investment reporting. Prior to Barclays, Amalia worked in Deloitte’s Merger and Acquisition Transaction Services group, where she performed due diligence for real estate transactions ranging from $100 million to $15 billion. Amalia graduated cum laude with a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California and earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hannah Wosskow

Senior Analyst, Acquisitions & Development

Hannah is an Acquisitions & Development Analyst at Regent Properties. She previously worked as an Acquisitions Analyst at CBRE Global Investors in their downtown Los Angeles global headquarter’s where she focused on acquiring office and industrial assets across the Western United States. Prior to her role in acquisitions, Hannah started her career at CBRE Global Investors as a Portfolio Analyst where she helped manage existing real estate portfolios totaling $8 billion. Hannah graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Accounting and a Minor in Real Estate Development.

Amiyr Jackson

Senior Analyst, Acquisitions & Development

Amiyr is an Acquisitions and Development Senior Analyst at Regent Properties. He previously worked at Bellwether Asset Management, the real estate asset management arm of Oaktree Capital. At Bellwether, Amiyr focused on the proactive asset management of the $1.2 billion Oaktree Capital-Banyan Street Capital relationship—totaling 8 joint ventures and 6.6 million square feet of office across 6 states. During the summer before his senior year of college, he interned at Lubert-Adler, where he underwrote and evaluated real estate acquisition opportunities. Amiyr graduated with a BS in Economics (concentration in Finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sue Park

Asset Manager

Sue is an Asset Manager at Regent Properties. She previously worked at an international entertainment company in real estate management where she managed multiple hospitality developments and commercial leasing projects throughout Southern California. Her prior experience at brokerage firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank focused on marketing and research for investment sales and commercial leasing primarily in the West Los Angeles region. Sue is a California licensed real estate broker and graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Communication and Business Administration.

Amy Castellanos

Vice President, Texas Acquisitions & Development

Amy is Vice President of Texas Acquisition & Development at Regent Properties, where she is primarily focused on overseeing the development, repositioning and acquisition of assets in the Texas market. She was previously a Director at Hines in Dallas responsible for commercial real estate activities including the implementation of ground-up design and development, raising debt and equity, oversight of marketing and leasing initiatives, project management of tenant construction, and acquisitions due diligence. Amy earned a BA in Finance and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Scott Curtis

Division President, Southwestern US

Scott is engaged in all phases of the real estate development and acquisition process for Regent Properties in Arizona and Nevada. With 24 years of experience in real estate, Scott was co-founder of Calex Homes in Arizona, a private homebuilder in the Phoenix metro area. While there he developed over 40 residential communities, managed the sales team as the designated broker and raised all of the private equity for Calex. In July of 2005, Calex sold 90% of their assets to Lennar Homes. Scott began his career in 1985 with Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate which later was acquired by LJ Hooker International. Scott brokered land and office buildings for investors, home builders, banks, the Resolution Trust Corporation as well major financial institutions in the disposition of non performing assets. Scott graduated from Arizona State University School of Business after playing football for the Sun Devils.

Land Development and Entitlement

Daniel T. Gryczman

President, Regent Land

Daniel Gryczman is a partner and serves as President of Regent Land. Prior to joining Regent he was a development executive with a Los Angeles multifamily housing developer and a real estate/land use attorney with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. He has extensive experience in securing regulatory approvals and entitlements for the development of a wide range of product types including residential, office, retail, institutional and mixed-use. He has served the City of Los Angeles in a number of urban planning and policy related capacities, including as a chairperson of its rent control board, as a member of its Housing Element Taskforce and as a mayoral appointee to its Development Reform Advisory Committee. He guest lecturers in land use at the University of California and the University of Southern California. He also chair's the land use policy area for the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce where he is a member of the Executive Committee and Board. He serves on the Boards of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and Bet Tzedek Legal Services as well as the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Prior to his law practice, Daniel was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned a BA, with honors, from UCLA and a JD from NYU School of Law.

Marinel Robinson

Vice President, Development & Construction

Marinel Robinson is Regent Properties Vice President of Development & Construction. Marinel joined Regent in 2013 after more than 25 years as the principal in charge of operations and development at Southern California based, DECOMA - a design, construction, and development firm specializing in mixed-use and infill development. While there, Marinel worked to introduce for-sale, artist-loft condominiums to the Los Angeles area market with the Toy Warehouse Lofts in the Arts District and the Mission District Lofts in South Pasadena. She has a wealth of real estate experience with a diversified product mix including adaptive re-use, mixed-use retail/multifamily housing, and single family luxury housing. Marinel graduated at the top of her class from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Real Estate Development. She has served on several boards including the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation. She is a California licensed general contractor and real estate broker.

John Gamlin

Vice President, Land Development

John Gamlin is a real estate development professional with long experience assisting investors and owners with strategies to manage capital risks, optimize exits, and maximize return metrics. His main career focus has been the envisioning, planning and execution of lifestyle-driven master plans and mixed-use resorts, undertaken with some of the finest brands in the development industry. John has ample familiarity with acquisition and conversion of value in land assets. His skill-set includes managing diligence processes, community envisioning, oversight of architectural, planning, and improvement design, regulatory approvals and entitlements, horizontal and vertical construction, and delivering completed projects into the hands of operations. John has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the La Quinta Arts Foundation, Desert Cahuilla Wetlands, and the Desert Chapter of the Building Industry Association. He earned a BS degree from the School of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Finance

Brian Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Sullivan is Chief Financial Officer of Regent Properties. Brian began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving on to RBS Greenwich Capital. He spent 6 years at RBS Greenwich Capital underwriting and originating over $10 billion of commercial real estate debt. Brian then joined Deutsche Bank in London, UK where he originated debt and equity throughout eastern and western Europe. While with Deutsche Bank he relocated to Hong Kong to manage the syndication and trading desk for commercial estate products. Prior to joining Regent Properties, Brian spent 3 years as CFO of BH Properties, a Los Angeles based Real Estate Company. He graduated with a BA from University of California, Irvine in political science and received his master degree in Public Policy (specializing in Real Estate Finance and Urban Economics) from the University of Chicago. Brian is a licensed CPA.

Guy Campbell

Controller

Guy is the Controller at Regent Properties. He is primarily focused on the financial aspects of investment properties including monthly reporting, budgets, CAM reconciliations and loan draws as well as reporting financial performances to investors. In addition, he manages and coordinates year-end audits and tax filings with a CPA firm. Guy began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he earned his CPA license and has over 25 years of real estate experience. Previously, he worked at Haseko Corporation, a publically traded Japanese real estate company, for over twelve years as a controller and at Richmond American Homes, a national homebuilder, as a VP of Finance for over seven years. Guy graduated with a BA in Accounting from San Diego State University.

Jim Murphy

Corporate Controller

Jim has been the Corporate Controller at Regent Properties since 2001. He manages the day to day accounting operations for Regent, including budgeting, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. He also manages year-end audits and tax preparation with external auditors and tax accountants. Prior to Regent, Jim was the Controller for both a Los Angeles based property management firm and a Real Estate Developer. Jim graduated with a BA in Accounting for California State University, Northridge.