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JOSHUA VOLEN | Co-Founder & Principal

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JOSHUA VOLEN | Co-Founder & Principal

Mr. Volen is a Co-Founder and Principal of CIRE Equity. Prior to forming CIRE, Joshua was the youngest Senior Director of the National Office and Industrial Properties Group as well as a Top Agent for the largest investment brokerage firm in the nation. In less than 6 years, he successfully represented owners and investors in more than 150 transactions totaling more than $1 billion in commercial investments nationwide. He also played a significant role in the strategic growth of his family office to over 500,000 SF of office, industrial and retail properties in Northern California and other key markets.
Joshua is involved in numerous professional and community organizations including the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO Board Member), YMCA and Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Network, and is a California real estate broker. Joshua is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies.

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TREVOR SMITH | Co-Founder & Principal

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TREVOR SMITH | Co-Founder & Principal

Mr. Smith is a Co-Founder and Principal of CIRE Equity. Prior to forming CIRE, Trevor worked at Silverberg Development Corp (“SDC”), a boutique real estate investment and development firm in Los Angeles, for 6 years. Trevor joined SDC as a project manager and oversaw deals ranging from and entitlement and land development to single family home construction and repositioning of retail, office, and multifamily projects. After 2 years at the firm, Trevor was promoted to Vice President and Head of Acquisitions. In that role he oversaw the identification, underwriting and negotiation of new opportunities and coordinated the acquisition, repositioning and stabilization of various projects throughout the Southwestern United States.
Trevor has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, valuation, financial analysis, market analysis, project management, asset management, and dispositions. Trevor received his B.S.M. from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business with a focus on Finance and Accounting. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and is a California real estate licensee.

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JEFF ROBERTSON | Principal

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JEFF ROBERTSON | Principal

Mr. Robertson is a Principal of CIRE Equity. Prior to joining CIRE, Jeff served as Vice President for a private equity commercial real estate fund located in San Diego. During his 6 years with the company, Jeff played an integral role in the acquisition, asset management and disposition of over $1B of commercial office property throughout the US.
Throughout his career, his primary activities have included large-scale value-add/opportunistic acquisitions, asset/portfolio management, operations and financial and market analysis. His career also includes time in the advisory services arena where he served as an investment broker specializing in the acquisition and disposition of institutional office, industrial and multi-family properties. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Long Beach State University. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and is a California real estate broker.

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ALEXIS VOLEN | VP of Asset...

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ALEXIS VOLEN | VP of Asset Management

Mrs. Volen is the Vice President of Asset Management for CIRE Equity. She joined CIRE Equity in 2012 and is responsible for day to day asset management of the portfolio, financial analysis, and expense management. Prior to joining the CIRE team, Alexis was the founder of an expense consulting firm in Northern California working with small businesses to reduce their overhead through vendor negotiations and buying groups. She found a niche with real estate management companies and small family offices. Alexis received her Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC San Diego as well as earning All American Athletic status.

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JASON TAMASHIRO | General Counsel

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JASON TAMASHIRO | General Counsel

Mr. Tamashiro is General Counsel representing CIRE Equity in commercial real estate acquisition and financing transactions, and legal risk and mitigation analysis/consultation. Mr. Tamashiro, Principal of Tamashiro Law Office, is a business and commercial real estate attorney.
Jason has practiced law for state and nationwide law firms and has served as general counsel for private companies. He began his legal career representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, product liability and securities litigation/arbitration before major self-regulatory organizations. As in-house General Counsel for a privately funded wireless technology company, he gained an intimate knowledge of real estate matters and provided legal and compliance support to all business divisions across the company, both domestically and globally. He also negotiated and drafted corporate and legal transactions, represented the company in business litigation, managed global and domestic outside counsel, structured corporate policy and ensured that the company conducted business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

He holds a B.A. in Economics/Business Management from the University of California, Irvine and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. Mr. Tamashiro is a member of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

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