Before forming Ridge Capital Investors, Mr. Wilson was senior director of Broadreach Capital Partners, LLC overseeing the investment team in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Denver. He was responsible for direct and joint venture investment origination and execution of value-add and opportunistic transactions in all product types, including existing properties, development and land acquisitions. Mr. Wilson invested in approximately $700 million of real estate while at Broadreach.
Prior to Broadreach, Mr. Wilson was with JP Morgan Partners (“JPMP”), where he was responsible for the firm’s acquisition and asset management activities in the western United States. Mr. Wilson oversaw joint venture investments in the office, multifamily, hotel, retail, self-storage and for-sale housing property sectors for JPMP. Before that, Mr. Wilson spent seven years with SSR Realty Advisors (now Blackrock Realty) as director of portfolio management, development and acquisitions with a specific focus on development and existing property investments in primary western and mid-western markets.
Mr. Wilson has invested approximately $1.9 billion in office, industrial, retail, housing, land and hotel properties and developments during his 21 year career. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is an active member of ULI and NAIOP and is a past president of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of NAIOP and a national board member. Mr. Wilson is also a licensed California real estate Broker (Lic# 01892726).
Brian Printz, Esq.
Mr. Printz is a Managing Director of Ridge and leads the firm’s multifamily practice. Mr. Printz has over 20 years of extensive, hands-on experience in every aspect of multifamily property investment, ownership and operation. He has been involved in the acquisition, syndication, financing, renovation, ownership, management, and disposition of over 32,000 apartment units, and investments totaling over $1.5 billion in asset value.
Prior to joining Ridge Capital Investors, LLC, Mr. Printz co-founded Bay Equity Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for 14 years. His company acquired nearly 6,000 multifamily units across six states, and Mr. Printz controlled over 65 affiliated legal entities. Previously, Mr. Printz served as an Asset Manager and Legal Counsel for FowlerShore & Flanagan, where he helped grow their multifamily portfolio from approximately 5,000 units to over 26,000 units in a three-year period. Earlier experiences included positions with Bayer & August, a law firm in San Francisco specializing in real estate and corporate law, and with Grubb & Ellis Company, at their corporate headquarters, focused on commercial and industrial real estate.
After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Psychology and Business, Brian went on to earn his J.D., with honors achieved, as well as an M.B.A. at Golden Gate University. In conjunction with his law degree, he earned a Certificate of Specialization in Real Estate Law, while his business degree was in Management, with a focus on Finance. Brian is currently a licensed member of the State Bar of California and a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He is also an active member of the Real Property Division of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Daniel is a Principal of Ridge and leads the firm’s development, construction and major repositioning efforts. In addition, Mr. Daniel is a Managing Partner of DMS, a leading construction management firm guided by his 22 years of experience managing pre-construction, construction and post occupancy phases of office, industrial, residential, mixed-use and infrastructure projects totaling approximately 2.9 million square feet.
Prior to forming DMS, Thomas was Director of Development Services for Broadreach Development, a subsidiary of Broadreach Capital Partners, LLC. He also served as Regional Director of Construction for Equity Office Properties in Northern California. As Regional Director, he was responsible for coordinating and overseeing the management team that managed the construction of a portfolio of properties consisting of 20 million square feet, and an annual improvement budget of $40 million. Additionally, Mr. Daniel became Regional Director of Construction in 2001 for Spieker Properties where he directly managed the construction process for the $120 million, seven-acre, Phase I Bay Meadows Redevelopment project in San Mateo, California. Before entering the development and construction management arena, Mr. Daniel worked in several positions that led to the role of project manager for the general contractors L.E. Wentz Company and Turner Construction.
Mr. Daniel is LEED accredited, he also received a Master’s in Business Administration, concentration in Finance, California State University, a Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Computer Science, Georgia State University, Atlanta, and a Certificate for Construction Management from California State University.
Mr. Karol is a Principal of Ridge Capital Investors and leads the firm’s commercial acquisitions. Prior to joining Ridge, Mr. Karol served as a Director of Investment Sales at HFF in San Francisco. He has been involved in the disposition and acquisition of over $4 billion of office, industrial, and mixed-use properties throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. During his tenure at HFF he was recognized by Costar as one of the top 10 sales brokers in San Francisco for both 2012 and 2013.
Mr. Karol received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from University of Oregon. He is an active member of ULI and NAIOP and is a current board member of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of NAIOP. Mr. Karol is also a licensed California real estate Salesperson (Lic# 01813372).