What We Do
AVENUE HOMES is a vertically integrated real estate investment and brokerage firm committed to reconnecting the fractured and inefficient process of buying and selling real estate by streamlining the process to optimizing the client experience.
We have strategically assembled a team of specialist to combine the various aspects of real estate into a single 360° client-focused platform which provides unprecedented capabilities to offer our clients more choices than ever before.
AVENUE HOMES’ local market experts offer comprehensive tailored solutions for each client’s specific real estate needs. We combine industry best practices with innovative, data driven, technology-based tools and marketing to maximize investment value while providing step-by-step guidance.
WE ARE WHERE INNOVATION LIVES.
Our strategic approach integrates investment, construction and brokerage into a single 360° business intelligence platform that provides deep insights into market trends, metrics and activities. By offering greater insights and more solutions, this means Avenue Homes can help clients make better financial decisions regarding their real estate assets; whether you are buying or selling.
Technology Leveraged Relationships
Intersecting Proven Methodologies with Innovation.
In-depth priority research and data driven algorithms leverage our extensive local agent network and drive significant volume of deal flow through off-market & lightly-marketed opportunities, so our buyers have first-look access to off market homes and our sellers benefit from direct outreach to qualified buyers.
Advantageous Pure-play Investment Strategy
Single Family Homes. Greater Los Angeles.
On the investment side, Avenue Homes understands the urban densification issues the Los Angeles homeowner faces resulting from the ongoing supply/demand imbalances within the Single Family Home sector. With a scarcity of developable land and an aging housing market, we have identified the need to provide turnkey product in sought after locations at affordable price points.
Coupled with revitalizing the aging home sector, we are also focused on creating new efficiencies in land use available under the Small Lot Ordinance to alleviate the lack of affordable housing in highly urbanized areas and to accommodate the projected regional population growth of + 15% by mid-2020.
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Meet The Team
Vice President, Development
Daniel Saldana serves as Vice President, Development where he oversees all redevelopment, development and capital improvement project for Avenue Homes. Prior to the formation of Avenue Homes, Mr. Saldana served as Vice President, Construction of Avenue Homes predecessor, The Run Group, and was focused on all budgeting, entitlement and operational activities. Mr. Saldana has worked in senior management positions at Pacifica and Home Crete Homes and is a licensed General Contractor who has built hundreds of homes valued in excess of $250M.
Vice President, Construction
Experienced General Contractor with executive level tenure at Pacific Bay, Davidon Homes and Westbrook where he successfully managed the construction of over 1k homes. Mark leads all construction field operations.
Vice President, Construction Operations
Will Kemper serves as Vice President, Construction Operation and oversees the construction operations at Avenue Homes. Mr. Kemper is responsible for production output, bid buyout, budget and inventory management and quality assurance. Prior to Avenue Homes, Mr. Kemper served as Regional Manager at Lender’s Realty where he was responsible for the acquisition and repositioning of a high-volume portfolio of approximately 15 new single family home constructions monthly.
Mr. Kemper also has an extensive background in executive level operations roles in the manufacturing industry with over a decade of tenure at Pak Industries. Mr. Kemper is a graduate from Pierce College
Vice President, Brokerage
Brad Swett joined Avenue Homes in 2017 and serves as Director of Sales Operations where he oversees sales and operations activities and personnel for the brokerage. Before joining Avenue Homes, Mr. Swett served as COO of the KW Fineman Suarez Team, Silicon Beach, where he was able to scale business revenue two-fold in only two quarters. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Swett held various management positions in corporate sales and operations for luxury lifestyle and fitness brand, Equinox in both New York and Los Angeles. While at Equinox, Mr. Swett grew and managed sales teams for properties that generated revenue exceeding $12 million annually.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degrees from Tulane University and a Master in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.
Vice President, Data Science & Analytics
Phil Li joined Avenue Homes in 2017 and serves as Director of Data Science and Analytics where he leads all business intelligence and data analysis. Mr. Li is an innovative computer scientist with extensive background in real estate finance and is a licensed broker in the state of California. Prior to joining Avenue Homes, Mr. Li founded and lead Boomtown Labs, a product & analytics studio for real estate startups. Entrepreneurial in spirit, prior to Boomtown Labs, Mr. Li also co-founded and led product development at OwnerStation, an owner services platform that systemized the buying process. He also has an extensive background in product development and analytics in the solar industry with tenure at both Suntech and SunPower Corporations.
An active member of the technology community and a resource for the Chinese real estate investment community, Mr. Li is associated with the San Francisco chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the San Francisco – Marin Food Bank. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, he cofounded Adstrike, an open source project committed to defunding hate speech. Mr. Li graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree and subsequently received both a Master of Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from The University of California, Los Angeles.
Vice President, Marketing
Jane Rowley joined Avenue Homes in 2017 and serves as Director of Marketing and oversees all marketing, lead generation and brand management. Ms. Rowley has extensive REIT management experience and prior to joining Avenue Homes, served and led the marketing efforts for Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc., was a National Director of Marketing at Related Companies and headed the marketing efforts at Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
She also has extensive experience in real estate sales and operations and prior to moving to the US, worked for Jones Lang LaSalle where she was a Portfolio Manager for Government business. She spent 8 years in various roles at Westpac Institutional Bank, the institutional arm of Australia’s oldest bank. Ms. Rowley holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Banking & Finance from the University of Canberra and is an active animal rights activist.
Dorthy Bright serves as Financial Controller and oversees all accounting and finance operations at Avenue Homes. Prior to joining Avenue Homes, Ms. Bright served as a Controller of Avenue Homes predecessor, The Run Group, where she likewise managed all accounting activities. In 2014 she co-founded and served as President of HappyDesk, a software platform transforming the way shared spaces are sold, accessed and serviced. She has also served as Vice President, Finance at Trammel Crow and managed a 1B fund at Commonwealth Partners.
Ms. Bright is a member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association and is an active member of the Board of Directors for WUN Systems and Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Ms. Bright holds a Bachelor of Art in Economics and Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College.
Vice President, Accounting & Finance
Olga Christodoulides serves as VP, Finance & Accounting and is responsible for leading the day-to-day corporate operations of accounting and finance and for all ongoing development projects. Her key responsibilities include treasury management, investor and lender relations, budgeting and forecasting, financial modeling, tax planning, and internal and external financial reporting for company's portfolio.
Prior to joining Avenue Homes in 2018, Olga lead asset management and financial reporting functions at several public REITs including Digital Realty and Maguire Properties and later transition into the real estate private sector at Related Companies and Watt Properties. Ms. Christodoulides started her finance career in public accounting with KPMG in Los Angeles.
Ms. Christodoulides holds an MBA degree from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Partner \ Business Development
Former NFL Quarterback with extensive broadcast and networking experience. Mr. Leinart is a founding investor in Avenue Homes. As a Partner, Matt is focused on strategic partnerships and business development for all business lines.
In 2004, he was named that year's winner of the Heisman Trophy, and led the USC Trojans to the BCS national championship. After graduation, he was the 10th overall pick of the 1st round of the 2006 NFL draft, subsequently joining the Arizona Cardinals. After a successful 8-year career in the NFL, Mr. Leinart transitioned into broadcasting journalism and currently serves as a Studio Analyst on the college football desk at Fox Sport. Concurrent with his professional sports and broadcasting careers, Mr. Leinart has been an active real estate investor in the Los Angeles market.
Mr. Leinart graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Southern California and is a licensed Realtor.
Partner \ Capital Markets
Creative real estate professional specializing in capital-raising services, deal acquisition and investor relations with management experience at the Surnow Company and Seligman Western Enterprises. Adam oversees the capital raising efforts for Avenue Homes. Prior to Avenue Homes, Mr. Surnow served as Founder and Managing Partner at ARS Management, a real estate firm focus on acquiring long term investment properties and developing single family homes in Los Angeles and Houston, TX. At ARS, he was responsible for JV business development, investor relations and all capital-raising efforts.
From 2008 through 2011, Adam oversaw the day-to-day operations, management, budgeting, and capital expenditures for a $500M multi-tenant industrial/office portfolio in Orange County and negotiated $50M in leasing revenue.
Mr. Surnow holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Michigan State University.
Co-Founder \ Acquisitions
Raul Menjivar serves as Vice President, Investments, overseeing Avenue Homes acquisition and disposition activities and leading the underwriting or all investment strategy for the company. Prior to the formation of Avenue Homes, Mr. Menjivar co-founded and served as a managing partner of Avenue Homes predecessor, The Run Group, and was focused on acquisitions and investments, primarily responsible for acquisition analyses and financial due diligence. Mr. Menjivar is a seasoned developer who has successfully completed over 150 projects and $200M in redevelopment projects. In addition to overseeing the research and analysis of potential acquisition opportunities, Mr. Menjivar also oversees construction scheduling and management of the firm’s in-development pipeline.
He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of San Jose.
Partner \ Investments
Jason Glasgow leads all investment activities for Avenue Homes. Prior to Avenue Homes, Mr. Glasgow founded and remains a partner at Ground Matrix, a commercial real estate advisory firm responsible for the sale of over $6 billion in commercial and development assets over the past 15 years. Prior to forming Ground Matrix, he was responsible for the west coast development arm of Westbrook Partners, a top 10 global REPE firm. At Westbrook, he oversaw or directly participated in the development and construction of more than 1,500 homes, worth in excess of $1 billion. In addition, he was Managing Principal at Landcap Partners, a Goldman Sachs/Northstar distressed land platform, responsible for investing more than $400 million of equity in development assets across the West.
From 2001 through 2007, Jason managed the Los Angeles office of O’Donnell/Atkins, participating in some of the largest housing development transactions in LA and Orange County. While there, Jason led the team involved in over $1.2 billion in development transactions.
Mr. Glasgow earned his degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University, and his MBA in Real Estate Finance from the University of California. He is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute as a Council Member.
Co-Founder \ Chief Executive Officer
Brandon Hance serves as Chief Executive Officer and leads strategy, finance and operations for Avenue Homes. Prior to Avenue Homes, Mr. Hance served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The RUN Group, an urban redevelopment firm where he managed over $100M of various infill development projects throughout Los Angeles. Before venturing into real estate development, he was a two-time tech entrepreneur that successfully sold his first business to Platinum Equity Partners and The Gores Group, and his second business to Zazzle.
Mr. Hance is an active community leader, and is the Chairman of the Los Angeles chapter of Gen Next, a network of leaders committed to identifying and solving generational challenges in economic growth, education and global security. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and was a quarterback on the two-time national championship football team.
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Avenue Homes is a recognized homebuilder focused on developing and repositioning exceptional properties in highly sought-after neighborhoods including; Toluca Lake, West Hollywood, Brentwood and Venice.
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