About

Senior Executives

Robert N. Goodman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
rgoodman@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 201

Robert N. Goodman is Chairman and CEO of The Resmark Companies. The founder of Resmark, Mr. Goodman has over 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).

R. Kent Grahl

President
kgrahl@resmark.com
(858) 676-0608 ext 100

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.

Ziv Cohen

President
zcohen@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 210

Mr. Cohen joined Resmark in 2001. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, he has been involved in the financing and development of over 15,000 residential units in the United States and Israel. Mr. Cohen’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations and strategy for Resmark Apartment Living. Under his direction since 2011, Resmark’s multifamily division has acquired and developed approximately 5,000 units through joint venture and direct investments. Previously, Mr. Cohen established the firm’s Northern California Division in 2003 and successfully expanded its California operations. He also led Resmark’s emergence as a key player in the area of direct investments in land and housing in 2007.

Prior to joining Resmark, Mr. Cohen was a member of Fieldstone Communities’ management team, where he was responsible for land acquisition and entitlements, product design, construction management, and sales and marketing operations for multiple projects. Before arriving in the United States, he served as an operations manager for Peled Residential Construction in Israel and prior to that as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tel Aviv University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Patty Bartlett

Chief Operating Officer
pbartlett@resmark.com
(949) 398-2066 ext 301

Ms. Bartlett joined Resmark in 2007. Her duties as Chief Operating Officer of Resmark Impact Ventures include mentorship, due diligence, corporate governance, financing and loan negotiations, dispositions, investor reporting and back office management. Previously, Ms. Bartlett was extensively involved in business plan development, new investment origination, asset and property management, and investor reporting for Resmark Apartment Living.

Ms. Bartlett draws on real estate investment and finance experience that spans origination, underwriting, asset management, and brokerage services across all residential and commercial real estate product types. Before joining Resmark, she managed debt and equity obligations totaling over $4 billion and asset managed a portfolio of over 30,000 residential lots for one of the nation’s largest privately owned master planned and mixed-use developers. Her background also includes positions with Fremont Investment & Loan, Tarsadia Hotels, Finova Realty Capital, and Sperry Van Ness.

Ms. Bartlett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, with a Management minor, from the University of California, Irvine.

Ms. Bartlett currently serves as Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Irvine, California. She is a member of Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Center for Real Estate Advisory Board at the University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, where she is also part of the Executive Mentoring program.

Jeffrey C. Herrmann

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
jherrmann@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 212

Mr. Herrmann joined Resmark in 2012. He oversees the company’s finance, accounting and treasury departments and plays an active role in its many investment programs and long-range strategic planning.

Previously, he served as Vice President at EJL Homes, a successor company to national homebuilder John Laing Homes, where he was actively involved in all current projects and in identifying new housing development opportunities, along with managing the accounting and finance functions. He formerly held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development, at John Laing Homes, and also served in several other finance and accounting-related executive positions at the company.

Mr. Herrmann began his career at Ernst & Young in the real estate group. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a concentration in Accounting, and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Connie Emmitt-Stern

Executive Vice President, Investments
cstern@resmark.com
(858) 676-0608 ext 105

Ms. Emmitt-Stern has been with Resmark since 2003 and possesses over 30 years of residential real estate investment experience with major financial institutions. At Resmark, she focuses on originating and underwriting housing and land residential investments in California. Formerly, she was the Managing Director of the Deutsche Bank Real Estate Group in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for overseeing the origination and management of the homebuilding investment program with CalPERS.

Prior to that, Ms. Emmitt-Stern served as Vice President with Prudential Home Building Investors, supervising the origination and management of residential investments in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. Earlier in her career, she managed residential investments throughout California and Nevada for Home Capital Corporation, a real estate subsidiary of HomeFed Bank. She is a long-standing member of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) and serves as Chair of the Community Development Council Green Flight. She has participated on numerous industry panels for National Association of Home Builders, Building Industry Association, ULI, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, and HomeAid. 

Ms. Emmitt-Stern received a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and a Master of Education with an emphasis in Business from Bowling Green State University.

Susan Wilson

Executive Vice President, Investment Underwriting
swilson@resmark.com
(858) 676-0608 ext 101

Ms. Wilson has been with Resmark since 2005, and performs all the investment underwriting functions for the company. With approximately 40 years of experience in the real estate industry, her expertise spans the acquisition, entitlement, development, financing, leasing, management, and disposition of projects in the residential, multifamily, retail, office, industrial, land, and hospitality markets.

Before joining Resmark, she was Senior Vice President of Development for Price Legacy Corporation, a publicly traded REIT. Prior to Price Legacy, she spent 15 years as a private developer and asset manager in the San Diego, California area.

Ms. Wilson holds a California real estate broker license; and received a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University.

Mitchell Goodman

Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer
mgoodman@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 211

Mitchell Goodman is Senior Vice President, Finance, and Treasurer for The Resmark Companies. He joined Resmark in 2003, and oversees all cash management aspects of Resmark’s businesses. In addition, he manages Resmark’s banking relationships, loan originations, lines of credit, business development, and strategic planning initiatives and execution, and is also a member of Resmark’s Investment Committee.

Previously, Mr. Goodman was an Asset Manager for several years in Resmark’s Land and Housing division where he managed a 3,000-unit portfolio of geographically and product diversified assets located in California, Arizona and Florida. His duties included engaging in regular meetings and site visits with joint venture partners, review of financial analyses and budget variances, review and approval of annual investment plans, and monitoring adherence of investment performances to business plans.

Mr. Goodman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and a member of the board of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest Region. He attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Business Administration.

Alexandra Johns

Senior Vice President, Investments
ajohns@resmark.com
(703) 991-0860 ext 301

Ms. Johns joined Resmark in 2013 and possesses over 25 years of experience in the valuation and financing of residential and commercial real estate. At Resmark, she focuses on originating and underwriting residential investments in the Mid-Atlantic region. Formerly, she was Wells Fargo’s Senior Relationship Manager for the homebuilder sector in the Washington DC/Baltimore region.

Prior to that, Ms. Johns served as Group Vice President at Chevy Chase Bank, where she was responsible for its homebuilding unit. Earlier in her career, Ms. Johns provided mezzanine capital to various commercial real estate projects throughout the United States, managed a cooperative housing financing unit, and at Arthur Andersen, provided real estate valuation and consulting services to institutional clients. Also, Ms. Johns provided valuation services for Riggs Bank’s portfolios in the Washington, DC and London, England regions.

Ms. Johns chairs the Northern Virginia BIA Real Estate Finance Committee and is on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The committee is responsible for the annual Real Estate Outlook Conference, the smaller CFO Roundtables, and other curated conversations regarding debt and equity capital. Ms. Johns received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Business from the University of Maryland.

Michael Zarola

Senior Vice President, Investment Management
mzarola@resmark.com
(858) 676-0608 ext 109

Mr. Zarola joined Resmark in 2012. He is responsible for investment origination in Texas, Colorado, and Utah. Over his real estate career, he has held leadership positions in asset management, origination, disposition and finance for residential land and housing advisory firms.

Previously, Mr. Zarola served as Vice President/Investment Manager at TriPacific Capital Advisors, originating and managing investments in Florida, Texas and Nevada. Prior thereto, he originated and managed assets for Lowe Enterprises Residential Advisors in California, Florida, Nevada and Colorado. Mr. Zarola earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University.

Caroline Gibson

Director of U.S. and International Investor Relations
cgibson@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 219

Ms. Gibson joined Resmark in 2016 to establish its investor relations practice. She is responsible for identifying and developing global business relationships with targeted potential investors in U.S. real estate (including domestic and foreign public and corporate pension funds, family offices, endowments and sovereign wealth funds) to augment Resmark’s current investor base. She also engages with the emerging manager community to support Resmark’s program for investing with and mentoring small real estate managers on behalf of institutional investors.

Ms. Gibson draws upon her broad experience of the real estate industry, comprehensive contact base of institutional investors, and understanding of the nuances of international investment implications. Previously, she headed the real estate practice at Alderbrooke, an advisory and cultural diagnostics firm in Europe and the Middle East.

She studied Law at Liverpool John Moores University.

Stephen O’Neil

Vice President, Investments
soneil@resmark.com
(703) 991-0860 ext 203

Mr. O’Neil joined Resmark in 2011 and is responsible for all aspects of business development, investment originations, underwriting, and due diligence for multifamily investments in the Mid-Atlantic region and Texas.

Previously Mr. O’Neil was a financial analyst and asset manager at IHP Capital Partners’ Washington, DC office, where he provided analytical support on investments in residential real estate joint-venture projects. His professional experience includes positions with Newmark Knight Frank and a Maryland-based private development firm.

Mr. O’Neil earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Middlebury College.

Lee Rush

Vice President, Investments
lrush@resmark.com
(858) 676-0608 ext 102

Mr. Rush has been with Resmark since 2001 and is primarily responsible for originating residential investments throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, and Nevada. His duties include sourcing and screening new investment opportunities, negotiating joint venture structures, and overseeing the closing of new investments through Resmark’s originations and underwriting departments.

Prior to joining Resmark, Mr. Rush served as market analyst at The Meyers Group where he was responsible for analyzing the viability of new home projects within various markets and contributed to producing market studies for Meyers’ clients. He currently is a member of the Building Industry Association and Urban Land Institute and is a council member with ULI Community Development Council Gold Flight. Mr. Rush earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Janet D. Thomas

Vice President, Corporate Administration
jthomas@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 215

Ms. Thomas’ tenure with Resmark began in 1995. She is responsible for the company’s human resources, senior management training programs, internal systems and technical support, across Resmark’s four corporate office locations, as well as the internal audit functions. Additionally, Ms. Thomas supports Mr. Goodman with all corporate governance and corporate strategy across The Resmark Companies.

From 2000 until 2005, she served as corporate controller of Ascendent Telecommunications, before rejoining Resmark in 2006.

In addition to her extensive experience in human resources and accounting, Ms. Thomas is a published author and a transformational speaker. She received her post-secondary education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ms. Thomas participates with various non-profit organizations including Alliance for Children’s Rights and Groceryships in Los Angeles.

Tracy Robinson

Senior Vice President, Investment Management
trobinson@resmark.com
(858) 676-0608 ext 104

Ms. Robinson joined Resmark in 2000 and possesses more than 20 years of experience managing residential investments. She is responsible for the oversight and investment management of the Resmark Land and Housing portfolio of projects throughout California. Prior to joining Resmark, she served as Vice President of Institutional Housing Partners and Prudential Home Building Investors. In these positions she worked on originating, underwriting and managing residential real estate investments in the Western United States.

Prior to that, Ms. Robinson was Project Manager for the Lomas Santa Fe Group, where she was responsible for all facets of planning, developing and construction of mixed-used developments. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University.

Michael Wagner

Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting
mwagner@resmark.com
(310) 474-8400 ext 202

Mr. Wagner joined Resmark in 2000 and possesses more than 26 years of real estate experience. Before joining Resmark, he held positions at KB Home for 11 years, rising to Corporate Regional Controller. In that position, he was responsible for implementing best practice standards throughout 15 divisions encompassing California and five other Western states.

Prior to that, he served clients in real estate, healthcare and small business development at Arthur Andersen & Company. A licensed certified public accountant by the State of California, he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Economics from Loyola Marymount University.

Tina Lee

Vice President, Asset Management
tlee@resmark.com
(949) 398-2066 ext 319

Ms. Lee joined Resmark in 2015. She is responsible for the asset management of a portfolio comprised of wholly owned and joint venture investments, with duties including partner relations and customer service, business plan development and execution, construction and operational oversight, lease-up and marketing strategies, disposition activities, and investor reporting. In addition, Ms. Lee is involved in the mentoring and training of Resmark team members, and in other special projects.

Prior to joining Resmark, she served as Portfolio Manager for Colony Capital, where she was responsible for managing approximately $1 billion of distressed and performing commercial debt and equity investments nationwide. Ms. Lee has over 20 years of real estate investment experience spanning underwriting and asset management of debt and equity investments in all commercial real estate types in positions at Shamrock Capital, Fremont Investment & Loan, American Realty Advisors, and Kilroy Realty Company.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Management and Finance from California State University, Hayward.

Tim Sipowicz

Senior Vice President, Asset Management
tsipowicz@resmark.com
(949) 398-2066 ext 302

Mr. Sipowicz joined Resmark in 2013. His responsibilities include multifamily development, value-add renovation, repositioning, and lease-up of wholly-owned development investments; strategy and business plan development; and investor reporting.  He also plays a key role in assessing revenue and operational assumptions in the origination of new investments, and directs all asset management and property operations management for Resmark’s joint venture and wholly-owned multifamily investments.

Previously, he served as Vice President at WintenAmerica, the United States commercial real estate operation of Australia’s Winten Development. At Winten, he was directly responsible for all business operations and compliance, including the management of over 70 multifamily investments and disposition of commercial real estate assets. His role also included management of loans, annual operating budgets, financial models, asset repositioning and value-add improvements, and marketing and sales strategies. 

Before his tenure with Winten, Mr. Sipowicz was an underwriter, asset manager and special assets manager for Macquarie Investment Bank, where he established and maximized high-value business relationships and strategic alliances for successful operation and recurring business. His professional experience also includes positions at Union Bank and Fremont Investment & Loan.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business, from California State University, Long Beach.