Modiv Acquisition Corp.
- FinTech, PropTech, Technology, Real Estate, Financial Services
Ray Wirta. Mr. Wirta has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since our inception. Mr. Wirta has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Modiv since 2016. Mr. Wirta is also currently an Independent Director at CBRE Group (NYSE: CBRE), and previously served as the Chairman (2014-18) and Chief Executive Officer (1999-2005). During his tenure at CBRE, Mr. Wirta oversaw the reorganization of that firm, taking the company public in 2004, and commenced a consolidation strategy, increasing the geographic bandwidth and service capabilities of the firm. Mr. Wirta previously was President of the Irvine Company (2016-19), a privately held California based real estate company with ownership of a $38 billion portfolio. Mr. Wirta also previously held the role of President of The Koll Company, a significant developer of office and industrial real estate. Mr. Wirta holds a BA in Economics from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA in International Management from Golden State University.
Aaron S. Halfacre. Mr. Halfacre has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since our inception. Mr. Halfacre has also served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Modiv since January 2019. He has also served as a Director of BRIX REIT since January 2019. Mr. Halfacre has been involved in a myriad of REIT M&A transactions over the course of his career, totaling more than $17 billion in transaction value. Mr. Halfacre previously served as President of Realty Mogul, Co., a real estate crowdfunding platform and its affiliates in 2018. Mr. Halfacre held the position of President and Chief Investment Officer of Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (2014-16), a publicly-traded student housing REIT; he was instrumental in the take-private sale to Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. Mr. Halfacre served as Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Relations at Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (2012-14), a publicly-traded net lease REIT and product sponsor. Also, Mr. Halfacre served as the Chief of Staff and Head of Product Development of the real estate group at BlackRock (2005-10), a global investment management corporation. Mr. Halfacre holds both Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designations and earned a BA in Accounting from College of Santa Fe and an MBA in Finance from Rice University.
Raymond J. Pacini. Mr. Pacini has served as our Chief Financial Officer since our inception. Mr. Pacini has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Modiv since April 2018. Mr. Pacini’s career as a financial executive spans over 40 years, including over 30 years of commercial and residential real estate industry experience. Mr. Pacini possesses an abundance of public financial reporting, operational, and mergers and acquisition experience. Prior to joining Modiv, Mr. Pacini held senior leadership roles for a healthcare services company (Northbound Treatment Services, 2013-18), a California-based developer and homebuilder (California Coastal Communities, Inc., 1998-2011), and a commercial and residential development company (Koll Real Estate Group, Inc., 1993-1998). Mr. Pacini previously served as an independent director for a publicly traded natural resources company (Cadiz Inc., 2005-19), a real estate operator (BRIX REIT, Inc., 2017-2018) and a waste management company (Metalclad Corporation, 1999-2002). Mr. Pacini started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has been a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow since 2014. Mr. Pacini earned his BA in Political Science from Colgate University and his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Cornell University.
John C. Raney. Mr. Raney has served as our Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel since our inception and as Modiv’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel since September 2020. He brings over 12 years of legal, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets experience to our Company. Mr. Raney was a Partner with Massumi & Consoli LLP from June 2018 to May 2020, and then briefly as Partner with Acceleron Law Group, LLP from June 2020 to September 2020 before joining Modiv. While at Massumi & Consoli LLP and Acceleron Law Group LLP, Mr. Raney represented private equity firms and venture capital firms in mergers and acquisitions and venture financings. From May 2015 to June 2018, Mr. Raney was Counsel at O’Melveny & Meyers LLP and from October 2008 to April 2015 he was an Associate with Latham & Watkins LLP. While at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP, Mr. Raney represented public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Raney earned his BA in Philosophy at Boston College and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
Vineet P. Bedi. Mr. Bedi is our Director nominee . Mr. Bedi has over 17 years of private equity, capital markets, and public securities investing experience focused primarily on the real estate industry. Currently, Mr. Bedi serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Invesque Inc. (TSX: IVQ.U, IVQ) since February 2019, and is Managing Partner of KRV Capital, LP since 2016. Previously, Mr. Bedi founded Booth Park Capital Management, LLC, an alternative asset manager where he served as Chief Investment Officer, and was a portfolio manager at Guggenheim Partners and a principal at High Rise Capital Management. Mr. Bedi began his career in the investment banking and proprietary trading groups at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and has held senior positions with Carlson Capital, LP and Schonfeld Group Holdings. Mr. Bedi also serves as a Board Member of Broad Street Realty, Inc. (OTC: BRST). Mr. Bedi is a graduate of the NYU-Stern School of Business and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Asma Ishaq. Ms. Ishaq is our Director nominee . Since 2017, Ms. Ishaq has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Modere, a global, live clean lifestyle brand whose advanced science portfolio of beauty and personal care, health and wellness, and household products is currently sold in 43 international markets. She assumed this role one year after Modere acquired a product line she co-founded. Under her leadership, Modere is performing at record profitability, growth, and revenue. Prior to Modere, Ms. Ishaq co-founded Jusuru International, Inc. in 2009, which was subsequently acquired by Modere. Prior to her current ventures, Ms. Ishaq worked for Blackrock, Inc. Ms. Ishaq earned her BA in Psychology and Business from the University of California, Berkeley and received an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from Rice University as a Ben F. Love scholar.
Elie Finegold. Mr. Finegold is our Director nominee . Throughout his career, Mr. Finegold has served as an advisor to a number of real estate and technology firms, and is currently a Venture Advisor at Metaprop Ventures GP II, LLC, a leading PropTech focused VC fund. Previously, Mr. Finegold was the Senior Vice President of Global Innovation for CBRE (NYSE: CBRE), the world’s largest real estate services firm, guiding the company’s new technology and innovation strategy across all lines of business and global geographies, and founded CBRE Labs, an internal organization centered on developing and testing new technologies. Previously, Mr. Finegold was Chief Innovation Officer of the publicly traded Insignia Financial Group, at the time one of the worlds’ premier diversified real estate services companies. Mr. Finegold has been a Board Member and Advisor to several financial and real estate technology firms. Mr. Finegold earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.
Anthony Rokovich. Mr. Rokovich is our Director nominee and will be our lead independent director . Mr. Rokovich is currently a Managing Director at Moelis & Company in the Real Estate, Lodging and Gaming Group since 2011. In his role at Moelis, Mr. Rokovich specializes in real estate M&A and advisory, and has been directly involved with over $30 billion in transactions. Prior to Moelis, Mr. Rokovich served as a Managing Director in the Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group at UBS working on strategic and financing transactions in the industrial, life sciences, multifamily, data center and healthcare sectors. Mr. Rokovich holds a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Elizabeth Braman. Ms. Braman is our Director nominee . Ms. Braman is the co-founder of JoyHub, Inc., a SaaS platform providing business intelligence solutions to apartment owners and operators. Prior to starting JoyHub, Ms. Braman served as the Chief Production Officer of Realty Mogul, Co., where she was responsible for procuring new products and bringing equity and debt investment opportunities to the Realty Mogul online platform through private placements and Reg A+ REIT offerings. Before joining Realty Mogul, Ms. Braman served as Chief Production Officer at ReadyCap Commercial, a provider of small-balance commercial real estate financing backed by Waterfall Asset Management, a firm with $9.4 billion in assets under management, where she headed originations funded through a private REIT offering which has since gone public on Nasdaq. Ms. Braman is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a licensed attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, fintech and proptech. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University and a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University.