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  • F. Adam Emrani

    Managing Director
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x102

    F. Adam Emrani is co-founder and managing director of Lucent Capital where he is focused on originating and executing debt and equity placement and asset sales. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Over the past three years, he has placed more than $1 billion of equity and debt financing for all real estate property types and executed on several hundred million dollars of loan and REO asset sales for financial institutions. Prior to founding Lucent Capital he opened and co-headed the Los Angeles office for the Carlton Group, a New York based real estate investment banking firm, and was a Vice President at George Smith Partners, a Los Angeles based real estate investment banking firm.

    Mr. Emrani holds joint JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California and a BS in psychobiology from the University of California Los Angeles. He is active in numerous professional and charitable organizations including the USC Lusk Center, UCLA Ziman Center, the Los Angeles Jewish Federation Real Estate Cabinet, and City of Hope.

  • Steven Yazdani

    Managing Director
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x103

    Steven Yazdani is co-founder and managing director of Lucent Capital where he is focused on originating and executing debt and equity placement and asset sales. CLICK TO EXPAND

    In the past three years he has been involved in the financing, sale or syndication of more than $1 billion of commercial assets.

    Prior to founding Lucent Capital he opened and co-headed the Los Angeles office of the Carlton Group, a New York based real estate investment banking firm; and was Vice President at Los Angeles based George Smith Partners, where he was active in raising debt onbehalf of institutional clients and non performing loan sales on behalf of financial institutions.

    Mr. Yazdani holds joint Juris Doctorate and Master of Real Estate Development degrees from the University of Southern California. He earned his BS in Finance from the University of California Berkeley. He is active in numerous professional and charitable organizations including the USC Lusk Center, Haas Alumni Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and the LosAngeles Jewish Federation Real Estate Cabinet.

  • R. Jerry Peterson

    Managing Director, Las Vegas
    Tel: 310.876.8454

    Jerry Peterson is managing director of Lucent Capital where he is focused on originating and executing debt and equity placement. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Peterson has over 35 years of real estate finance and development experience and has completed over $3 Billion of transactions. He has close relationships with family offices, pension funds, international banks, and other non traditional capital sources. Prior to joining Lucent Capital, Mr. Peterson was responsible for managing the development and construction of Boca Raton Luxury Condominiums, a 378-unit condominium project located on Las Vegas Blvd south. Prior to Boca Raton, Mr. Peterson co-developed three retail projects totaling over 600,000 SF in Las Vegas. Prior to that, he participated with a development team in Western Canada that developed and managed in excess of 3 million SF of industrial warehouse space. Mr. Peterson started his real estate finance career at Bancorp Financial Group and from 1979 to 1986 he was responsible for arranging over $1.5 Billion of debt and equity.

    Mr. Peterson attended Brigham Young University and majored in Business Management and Finance. He is active in numerous professional and charitable organizations.

  • Bruce F. Evans

    Executive Vice President
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x108

    Bruce F. Evans, Executive Vice President at Lucent Capital, is engaged in transaction sourcing, structuring and execution of debt and equity financing. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Evans has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry, working for several international organizations in locales such as Toronto, Calgary, New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Evans opened and grew the commercial real estate financing units for Credit Lyonnais and Macquarie Bank Limited. Bruce has deep experience in dealing with all commercial real estate asset types and has been an active player at every level of the capital stack. Bruce's experience includes construction finance, acquisition financing, complex restructuring and lending syndicate formation and guidance. Mr. Evans also previously worked for the commercial real estate financing groups at Tokai Bank and the Bank of Montreal.

    Bruce earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Bruce is active in a number of real estate industry organizations and, with his wife, actively supports several charitable endeavors.

  • Bill Krinsky

    Executive Vice President
    Tel: 310.876.8463

    Bill Krinsky, Executive Vice President of Lucent Capital, is responsible for originating and placing debt and equity for real estate investors and developers. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Krinsky has experience structuring transactions at all levels of the capital stack, including senior mortgages, mezzanine debt and joint venture equity. Bill utiiizes his relationships with the nation’s leading debt and equity capital sources to provide certainty of execution and the most competitive financing solutions for his clients.

    Mr. Krinsky has over 25 years of experience arranging real estate financings as a commercial real estate lender for all major real estate product types in markets across the United States, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta and New York with transaction sizes ranging from $6 million to over $201 million. He has completed the capitalization of a broad range of properties, including multifamily, office, retail, hotel, industrial, and land. The capitalizations have included acquisition, construction, bridge and permanent financings.

    Bill earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University. Bill is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

  • Ethan Schelin

    Director
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x105

    Ethan Schelin is a Director at Lucent Capital where he is focused on originating, structuring and procuring equity & debt capital and asset sales. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Prior to Lucent, he raised capital for institutional real estate clients and sold non-performing assets for a New York based investment banking firm. Throughout his career, Mr. Schelin has been directly involved in the disposition of over $250 Million in non-performing assets, the acquisition of over $300 Million in commercial assets, and the asset management of a portfolio valued at over $2 Billion.

    Mr. Schelin holds a BA in Economics from UC Davis, a certificate in Light Construction Development Management from UC Irvine, and a MBA from the University of Southern California. He has served in various leadership capacities for organizations such as the Alumni Association Board of Directors for Semester at Sea. Mr. Schelin is a member of the Urban Land Institute and ICSC.

  • Jason D. Yazdani

    Senior Analyst
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x107

    Jason David Yazdani is a senior analyst at Lucent Capital where he focuses primarily on business development and assists in the origination and placement of debt and equity. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Prior to Lucent Capital, Mr. Yazdani operated a printing and marketing company specializing in comprehensive print services for corporations located in the Los Angeles area.

    Mr. Yazdani received his Bachelors degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a major in Legal Studies.

  • Joel Wynton

    Senior Analyst
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x260

    Joel Wynton is a Senior Analyst at Lucent Capital where he is responsible for financial underwriting, feasibility studies and market research. CLICK TO EXPAND

    With over ten years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Joel has expertise in acquisitions, asset management and repositioning with real estate assets including retail, office, industrial, multifamily, medical office, and hotel/resorts.

    Joel earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Business Economics / Spanish, and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Joel is an actively participating Loyola High School alumnus, a member of the CCIM institute, and is a volunteer in his community where he teaches piano lessons to youths at the Union Station Homeless Shelter Family Center in Pasadena, CA.

  • Kate Lee

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Kate Lee is a Senior Financial Analyst at Lucent Capital where she is focused on financial analysis, due diligence and underwriting real estate equity and debt transactions for all property types. CLICK TO EXPAND

    With over 10 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry, Ms. Lee previously held positions at a private equity firm and several REITs including Macerich, Arden and Kilroy Realty.

    Ms. Lee holds a B.S. in Business Administration, major in Finance from California State University, Los Angeles.

  • Nathalie Amir

    Senior Associate

    Nathalie Amir is a Senior Associate at Lucent Capital, where she focuses primarily on assisting in the placement of debt and equity transactions, coordinating due diligence and managing the closing process. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Prior to joining Lucent Capital, Ms. Amir worked at Herzog Fox & Neeman, a full-service commercial law firm, where she was involved in business planning and management. Ms. Amir has several years of experience working in real estate as a broker.

    Ms. Amir received her BA with honors from University of California at Los Angeles in Political Science and International Business, and holds a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar.

    Nathalie is active in several charitable and professional organizations including AIPAC’s legal division, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of LA and Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Brian Baik

    Senior Financial Analyst
    Tel: 310.876.8454

    Brian Baik is a Senior Financial Analyst at Lucent Capital with focus on the underwriting, due diligence, and closing of commercial real estate debt, equity and investment sale transactions. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Prior to Lucent, Mr. Baik held several investment analyst roles at real estate investment firms including Kilroy Realty Corporation, Big Rock Partners, and Starpoint Properties.

    Mr. Baik started his career at Eastdil Secured, where he was responsible for underwriting retail, office, and industrial portfolio sales.

  • Michael Lee

    Analyst
    Tel: 310.876.8454 x104

    Prior to Lucent Capital, Michael was a mortgage processor in Connecticut where he ensured the timely and accurate packaging of residential loans originated by a team of loan officers for a Virginia based bank. CLICK TO EXPAND

    Mr. Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut with a major in Biological Sciences.