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 11 million square feet of vertical product as well as 8,000 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; he also serves on the board of directors of Fergus Reinsurance Limited, a Bermuda-based reinsurer and is on the board of the Joseph Drown Foundation. 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 17 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.

Matthew Benbassat

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Benbassat is the Chief Operating Officer of 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. Matthew currently serves as trustee and board member of VBS Harold M. Schulweis Day School, and previously 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 his JD from UCLA.

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.

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.

Doug Brown

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Doug is the Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus (retired) of Regent Properties. Prior to his retirement, 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.

Advisory Board

Jack Chandler

Jack Chandler is the Founder of Majesteka Investments Holdings, a private firm providing integrated strategic leadership and capital for emerging disruptive companies at the intersection of real estate, asset management, and technology. Since its founding in 2017 Majesteka has made investments in three technology enabled real estate firms where Jack is serving on the Boards or as Senior Advisor. His most active role is as Chief Investment Officer and Board Member with Reterro Inc. uses a proprietary technology to acquire and remediate contaminated sites to prepare them for vertical development.

Prior to forming Majesteka Jack was Managing Director and Chairman of BlackRock's Global Real Estate business with a focus on the strategic development of the platform as well as investment and client activities. He was also a member of the Real Estate Global Executive Committee, the BlackRock Alternative Investment Executive, and Investment Committees. He joined BlackRock in 2011 as Global Head of Real Estate with responsibilities for the business and investment performance of the platform as well as developing and executing a strategic plan with resulted in doubling the platform during his tenure.

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Arthur Segel

Arthur Segel is a professor in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management units teaching graduates and undergraduates about real estate and issues of urbanization.

In 1982 Segel was a cofounder/owner of TA Associates Realty prior to which he was Vice President at Boston Properties and Deputy for Finance at Massport under Governor Dukakis. In 2005, he co-founded a nonprofit, The Tobin Project, in recent years awarded the MacArthur Genius Award for an Organization for its work on inequality. Also in 2005, he cofounded The Xander Funds, headquartered in Singapore, primarily focused in private equity real estate in India.

In 1998, he cofounded a nonprofit, the 21st Century Fund. Segel is a trustee of the Urban Institute, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and of Yad Hanadiv, a Rothschild family foundation, and serves on the advisory committees of High Vista and the SRB Corporation.

Segel was awarded one of the most 30 influential players in real estate in the world by Private Equity Real Estate; Segel is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and is a graduate of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. From 2017-2019, Professor Segel is a Special Student at the Harvard Divinity School.

Erin O’Boyle

Erin O’Boyle is a Founder and Managing Partner of Harvest Capital Partners which focuses on LP strategy and LP execution to Public and Private Pension funds. Erin provides deep and implementable insights into LPs gathered through her experience working closely with family, public REIT, GP in private equity and LP advisory structures. This experience, blended with her Operational Leadership roles and Consulting and Advising with a variety of LP organizations, provides her with a unique, comprehensive perspective.

At Harvest Capital Erin consults and advises on Allocation, Benchmarking, Direct Investments, Separate Accounts, Fund investments, and Co-investments to a variety of organizations.

Prior to founding Harvest Capital Erin was founding Partner of Westport Point Capital Partners, a private equity real estate investment company in an exclusive JV investment platform with Prudential Real Estate Investors. Entity strategies included Value Add strategy and manufactured to core. Reported to the venture Board of Trustees.

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Acquisitions and Management

Diana Brubaker

Vice President of Special Projects, Asset Management

Diana is a Vice President of Special Projects, Asset Management 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.

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.

Patrick Devitt

Vice President, Acquisitions and Development

Patrick is a Vice President, Acquisitions and Development. 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.

Kendall Huang

Associate

Kendall is an Associate at Regent Properties. Prior to joining Regent in 2018, he was an Associate with GI Partners in San Francisco where he was responsible for supporting the technology advantaged real estate platform. Earlier in his career, Kendall worked as an Associate at AEW Capital Management, where he focused on acquisitions across all property types including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, and multi-family. Kendall graduated cum laude from Babson College where he earned a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in finance and real estate.

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. 

Henry Terech

Senior Vice President of Construction Management

Throughout his career, Henry has served in various positions and across multiple industry lines in the real estate development industry. Prior to joining Regent, Henry managed major commercial office projects across Texas in a senior Project Development/CM role for Transwestern. Prior to that time, he served in multiple senior executive roles including NE Regional Director and Project Executive within Extell, managing the development of major (1MM+ SF) multi-family developments in Boston and Miami, along with asset management and disposition roles in Houston, Texas. Earlier, Henry served as a Divisional Director within a Fortune 100 corporate real estate group where he managed large scale corporate campus development and provided oversight of commercial office projects on a national level. Throughout his career, he personally managed over $1.5B of project value across the nation, including ground-up construction, redevelopment, site reclamation, commercial office tenant improvements (5.5MM+ GSF), multi-family, data centers and commodity trading facilities. Henry graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University and obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Houston (Clear Lake).

Xiayiding Zhou

Senior Analyst

Xiayiding is a senior analyst at Regent Properties. She previously worked at a privately held real estate company where she was responsible for assisting the transition/diversification of the existing portfolio and was involved in the strategic planning, pre-development/development planning, acquisition/disposition/1031 exchange and financing/refinancing. Xiayiding graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's degree in Urban Planning and a Graduate Certificate of Real Estate Development. She previously earned her BS in Economics and LLB in International Politics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Land Development and Entitlement

John Gamlin

Development Associate

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. 

Hannah Wosskow

Development Associate

Hannah is a Development Associate 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.

Finance

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.