The senior partners and the management team have deep multifamily experience, aggregating 100+ years within the industry accumulated over 4 real estate cycles. Management of Green Leaf Capital Partners has a unique understanding of the multifamily housing market backed by its strong operating history.
Farrokh advises on investment evaluation and real estate sourcing, screening, valuation analysis, negotiation and execution. Prior to Green Leaf, Farrokh founded Mynt Capital, an investment fund focused on residential real estate. He developed the investment strategy for the Mynt and was responsible for identifying distressed investment opportunities. Additionally, he coordinated and managed the team responsible for the remodeling process, as necessary. Prior to Mynt Capital he was Co-founder of Artiman Ventures, a $165 million fund focused on technology investing. Previously, he was General Partner at the Sprout Group. Before his career as a principal investor, Farrokh worked with Hambrecht & Quist where he was an Equities Analyst and prior to that was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust where he was responsible for the global infrastructure group.
Thomas A. Hall
Managing Founding Partner
Tom leads all finance operations including the management of all debt and equity relationships. Tom has primary responsibility for underwriting, approving and managing the investments on behalf of the Fund. Prior to forming Green Leaf, Tom was CFO and partner in RCMG/KWR a firm that owned and managed approximately 4,000 units of Class B and C apartments across the United States. Tom has selected and managed close to $2 billion in multifamily real estate assets over the last 16 years including the successful discovery and execution of many high growth secular opportunities within the multifamily space leading to outsized returns for his investors. Tom is also President and co-founder of GLPM an affiliated property management company.
Michael J. O'Neil
Partner – Fund I - Fund IV
Mike brings over 28 years of experience in commercial and multifamily development and construction with a proven track record of negotiating and closing complex, sensitive transactions with multiple partners. Prior to Green Leaf, Mike was an acquisitions consultant with RCMG. He also served as Partner/Vice President of acquisitions with Legacy Partners, where he managed new development in excess of $350 million across the western U.S. and had significant involvement in over $2 billion in real estate acquisitions. Before Legacy Partners, Mike successfully founded and oversaw the growth of a 45-employee residential construction firm that built houses throughout Northern California.
Shem oversees all acquisitions and dispositions, including deal sourcing, market analysis, and due diligence. Shem has 21 years of experience in real estate public and private equity investments, capital markets, and development. Between 2012 and 2022, while working at Kennedy Wilson as Senior Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions for the multifamily investment division, Shem was responsible for the acquisition of $5.13B in multifamily assets equating to 20,880 units, and the sale of $2.58B in multifamily assets equating to 10,914 units. Shem earned his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an active member of ULI and is on the UCLA Anderson Real Estate Alumni Board.
Partner / CFO
Cathy has been with Green Leaf from the beginning and is responsible for all financial reporting and finance processes as well as day-to-day oversight of the financial administration of the firm. During her 12+ years with Green Leaf, she has been responsible for financial reporting both at the asset level and at the fund level, providing fundraising support, coordinating capital calls, distribution of quarterly cash flows and asset sale proceeds, and overall investor relations. Cathy works closely with fund and property financial institutions, as well as being the point person for all tax and audit matters relating to the fund, including tax planning, dispositions and related tax matters, and asset & property management financial processes. Prior to Green Leaf, Cathy worked as a Sr. Financial Analyst for Diebold, Inc. and she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Partner / Chief Operating Officer
Linda oversees all property management operations, corporate and regional marketing, capital project management, property staffing, human resources, and employee education. She joined Green Leaf in March of 2012 and has directed the management of all properties and helped to facilitate acquisitions and dispositions of assets in Fund II, Fund III and Fund IV. She is responsible for creating and overseeing customized asset management strategies for investment properties owned by the funds. Linda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Property Manager. She has 30 years of industry experience working for large Real Estate Investment Trusts, including, Archstone-Smith, Essex Property Trust and Equity Residential.
Vilija Paulauskas is the Assistant Controller and is responsible for the financial analysis and reporting for the company. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics. Vilija joined the firm in 2013, and has over 10 years of industry experience as a Portfolio Accountant, most recently at Sequoia Equities. Prior to her residency/citizenship, in the United States, Vilija was an Internal Auditor at the Ministry of Education and Science in Lithuania.
Cristin Kiper Sanchez
Cristin joined Green Leaf Capital Partners in 2012. She leads the process of buying and selling real estate assets, and works with the team in identifying and financial analysis of multifamily opportunities. Prior to establishing a career in investment real estate in 2005, Cristin spent 10 years in bank management, primarily with Valley Community Bank (now United Business Bank) where she was one of the original organizers. She is a licensed Realtor® in California and is a member of the Commercial Brokers Association, CAR, NAR and CCIM Institute. Cristin has worked on the successful close of transactions totaling over $1 billion with Green Leaf.
Corporate Construction Manager
Dave manages construction and energy retrofits with a focus on sustainable building and energy efficiency. Dave brings over 20 years of experience in strategic consulting, helping businesses navigate the rapidly evolving green technology landscape. He began his career with the media ratings firm Arbitron Ratings Company, where he elevated himself to Western Division Sales Manager. From there Dave was recruited to open the Western United States for Americom Radio Brokers in Washington, DC, which closed over $1.5 billion in media transactions during his tenure.