Board of Directors
Robert N. Goodman is Chairman and CEO of The Resmark Companies. The founder of Resmark, Mr. Goodman has 40 years of experience in real estate finance and asset management. Since establishing Resmark in 1995, he has guided over 200 investments with approximately 30,000 single-family and multifamily residential units, and has committed approximately $3 billion of capital. In addition to his role as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Goodman is President of Resmark Impact Ventures.
Mr. Goodman has served on the boards of directors of four publicly traded companies, including two REITs. He currently sits on the Advisory Council of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Advisory Board. For many years, he was on the boards of the Los Angeles Police Foundation, City of Hope National Medical Center (including two years as Chairman of the Beckman Research Institute), Bet Tzedek Legal Services, American Friends of the Hebrew University, and Oakwood School (an independent K-12 school in North Hollywood, California).
Mr. Grahl has been with Resmark since 1999, and possesses 30 years of experience investing and managing institutional capital for residential and multifamily development. While at Resmark, he has originated, managed, and directed over $2.1 billion in debt and equity residential financing nationwide. Under his direction, the Company continues to consistently deliver good risk adjusted returns for its institutional investors.
Before joining Resmark, he served as lead consultant to Bankers Trust for its CalPERS-related residential investment program and spent over five years with Prudential Home Building Investors, where he was responsible for all investment originations and operations nationwide. Mr. Grahl began his career originating and underwriting residential investments at Home Capital Corporation, a real estate subsidiary of HomeFed Bank. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Economics from San Diego State University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from National University.
Mr. Pianko is an independent investor based in Los Angeles. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Office for Oakwood School, an independent K-12 school in Southern California. He was Resmark’s CFO from 2005 to 2010, after serving as a consultant to numerous clients, including Resmark, throughout 2003 and 2004.
From 1988 to 2002, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Warner/Chappell Music (WCM). As the music publishing subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc., WCM generated annual revenues in excess of $500 million and had operations in 25 countries with 1,000 employees. From 1974 to 1988, Mr. Pianko rose to Audit Partner with Arthur Young & Company (predecessor to Ernst & Young), where his client emphasis was in real estate and entertainment. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford and is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of New York.
Mr. Licht is an attorney with the Licht & Licht Corporation, based in Los Angeles, where he specializes in business transactions and corporate law. He has served as a director of two public companies, Medco Containment Services and Synetic, as well as numerous private corporations. In 2000, he was appointed by the Governor of the State of California to serve as a commissioner of the California Horse Racing Board.
Since 1994, he has served as a director of the West San Gabriel Valley Boys & Girls Club, and has served as its President since 1997. Mr. Licht also served as a director of the City of Hope National Medical Center, a position he held from 1988 to 1994. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Stanford University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Ms. Briscoe has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of real estate investment. Most recently, she was Chief Operating and Investment Officer at Cordia Capital Management, a Southern California-based real estate investment manager with 1.4 million square feet of commercial real estate under ownership in California, Phoenix, Denver and the Pacific Northwest.
She currently serves as a consultant to Cordia and as an independent director of CGEAR2, a privately traded REIT managed by Griffin Capital, where she is also a member of the Audit Committee, and chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
From 2009–2011, she served as Chief Investment Officer for IDS Real Estate Group, a comprehensive commercial real estate services company focusing on the Western United States that invests with institutional and individual investor partners. Prior thereto, Ms. Briscoe worked at Lowe Enterprises Investors for 20 years, holding various positions before serving as Executive Vice President and head of acquisitions and portfolio management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. She is a Council Member of the Urban Land Institute and previously served on The Dartmouth Real Estate Council. Ms. Briscoe is also an Advisory Board Member for Institutional Real Estate, Inc., and an Executive Member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers.