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  • Peter Cohen

    Peter Cohen is the owner of Cardinal Equities LLC (the "Company"). The Company owns and manages, through various real estate holding companies and joint venture partnerships, office and retail properties throughout California, and parts of Washington and Nevada. The Company also develops luxury single family homes and condominium projects in high end communities, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood and Westwood Village. The portfolio contains over 1.5 million square feet of real estate, including the Company’s headquarters in Beverly Hills. The company’s specialty is adding value to underperforming assets. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Cohen graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles, where was in the top 1% of his graduating class. While in college, Mr. Cohen served as a real estate agent for Tower Properties, a commercial and industrial real estate brokerage firm in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Cohen received his law degree from Stanford University, with distinction, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. After law school, Mr. Cohen served as a real estate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He is actively involved in various philanthropic organizations, including his role as a board member and vice president of a charitable organization that provides millions of dollars of interest-free loans on a revolving basis to needy students. Mr. Cohen lives with his wife, Roya, and their four children, in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Bob Baradaran

    Mr. Baradaran is Managing Partner of Greenberg Glusker, a leading Los Angeles law firm. Mr. Baradaran serves as counsel to numerous companies in real estate, sports and entertainment related industries including the Oakland A’s, Maritz Wolff & Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and the San Jose Earthquakes. Mr. Baradaran’s law practice specializes in real estate and general corporate transactional work and has handled transactions aggregating over $7 Billion in value. He has extensive experience in a wide range of real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions; financing transactions; shopping center development; office, industrial and retail leasing; tax-deferred exchanges; and joint venture transactions.CLICK TO EXPAND

    Representative transactions including serving as lead transactional counsel on the $2 Billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise to Steve Ballmer; advising Major League Soccer franchise, San Jose Earthquakes, in the construction of their $90 million stadium; and representing the Oakland Athletics baseball franchise in the acquisition and development of approximately 140 acres of land for a new baseball stadium and entertainment and residential project to be located in Fremont, California.

    Mr. Baradaran received his law degree from USC Law Center and his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business from USC Marshall School of Business. Mr. Baradaran is a member of the State Bar of California, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council on Shopping Centers, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has received numerous awards including "MVP of the Year," Law360, 2014; "Top 100 Attorney in California," Daily Journal, 2014; "Who’s Who in L.A. Law," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2013.

  • Santiago Gil

    Latin America

    Santiago Gil is a consultant to Paladin Realty on the Emerging Markets team, overseeing and managing Paladin’s investments in select markets in Latin America. Prior to beginning his consulting work with Paladin Realty in 2010, Mr. Gil structured real estate portfolio divestments for a variety of Mexican financial institutions in excess of $90 million in value at the Los Angeles based investment bank, Lucent Capital. Prior to this experience, Mr. Gil spent over seven years in several different capacities with Mexico City based Integra, to develop over 2000 housing units in projects over different market segments and locations across Mexico. Mr. Gil started his career underwriting international credit risk with Citi Bank's Banamex in Mexico City. He is an active member of Urban Land Institute and has participated in the formation of different associations for the Los Angeles and Mexico chapters. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Gil holds a dual degree in Business Administration and International Relations from ITAM in Mexico City, and a Masters of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management.