Real estate investment industry veteran Robert E. Hart is the founder, chief executive, and president of Los Angeles-based TruAmerica Multifamily, a vertically integrated multifamily investment firm with regional headquarters in Arlington, VA; Seattle, WA and Dallas, TX.
Since its founding in 2013, TruAmerica under his leadership has become one of the most active multifamily investors in the United States and today has approximately $16.1 billion of assets under management. Hart is responsible for the phenomenal growth and national expansion of the firm’s value-add investment platform, which currently includes more than 59,000 units in 16 states. He has led TruAmerica to a top 50 ranking of the largest apartment owners in the United States the past six years by the National Multifamily Housing Council.
As CEO, Hart chairs TruAmerica Multifamily’s Investment Committee to skillfully select value-add assets for acquisition, repositioning, and eventual disposition to deliver outstanding risk-adjusted returns for the company and its 30 global institutional partners.
With a career that spans nearly four decades, Bob is a recognized leader in the multifamily industry where he contributes his time and energy as a board member to a variety of industry organizations including the National Multifamily Housing Council and the Urban Land Institute. Named one of the most influential business leaders in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Los Angeles Times he was also recently recognized by Real Estate Forum as the “Best of the Best Bosses” in the real estate industry.
Understanding the value of giving back, Hart also generously gives of himself – both in time, talent and treasure – to a wide variety of charitable and academic organizations, raising tens of millions of dollars to better the lives of others in his community. For nearly 16 years, half as Chairman, Bob has been a member of the board of directors of Chrysalis, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pathway for homeless and low-income individuals to find and retain employment in Los Angeles. Recognized for his professional and philanthropic contributions to elevate the human condition, he was celebrated by the City of Hope in 2017 with the Spirit of Life Award. He is also the proud recipient of the Humanitarian Leadership Award presented to him by the Alumni Association of his alma mater Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Hart is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marlborough School in Los Angeles and a member of Board of Governors of the City of Hope.
Prior to founding TruAmerica Multifamily, Hart earned industry accolades as the transformational chief executive of Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Management Group, a part of the NYSE-listed Kennedy Wilson global real-estate concern. Hart envisioned and launched Kennedy Wilson’s value-add apartment portfolio strategy that profitably acquired and disposed of more than 20,000 units in 13 years, with a total transaction value of more than $4.5 billion.
Previously Hart was senior vice president of portfolio management for global real estate investment management firm, Heitman Capital Management where engineered the turn-around and disposition of a $500 million property portfolio on behalf of pension funds, endowments and domestic and foreign lenders. Previously, he served as Director of Real Estate Marketing for Executive Life Insurance Company, where he was responsible for the orderly liquidation of more than $1 billion in real estate assets and securities.
Hart is a sought-after interview by leading publications, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, The Los Angeles Times and innumerable industry and trade media outlets for his insights into the real estate markets.
Hart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts and continues to serve his alma mater as a member of the Board of Trustees. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and where he serves on the leadership board for UCLA’s Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Mark Enfield is the Chief Administrative Officer of TruAmerica Multifamily and brings 20 years of experience in real estate finance, investment, asset management, investor reporting and portfolio management. Mr. Enfield is responsible for overseeing the Western U.S. asset management operations, corporate strategy, governance and compliance, portfolio management, public relations and risk management. Mr. Enfield is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Previously, Enfield was the President of Keystone Real Estate Project Management. Prior to joining Keystone, he was the Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations at CityView and held positions at Saybrook Capital, Western Pacific Housing, and Price Waterhouse LLP.
Enfield holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of Maryland.
Mr. Noah Hochman is the Co-Chief Investment Officer & Head of Capital Markets for TruAmerica Multifamily. Mr. Hochman heads investor relations and leads TruAmerica’s corporate equity and debt strategies, with responsibility for capital formation and joint venture structuring. In this role, Hochman has assisted in raising more than $2 billion in equity and has grown the firm’s institutional investor base to 30 domestic and off-shore capital partners. With more than 21 years of experience in multifamily transactions, Hochman also provides strategic leadership to TruAmerica’s acquisitions team.
Prior to joining TruAmerica Multifamily, Mr. Hochman served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions at Triumph Management Company. Prior to joining Triumph, Mr. Hochman served as Vice President of Acquisitions for Granite Peak Partners.
Mr. Hochman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA and is a graduate of the Anderson Graduate School of Management Mergers & Acquisitions Program at UCLA.
Matt Ferrari is the Co-Chief Investment Officer and Head of Acquisitions at TruAmerica Multifamily. Based in Miami, Florida Mr. Ferrari heads the firm’s acquisitions team and also oversees operations and asset management across their Eastern and Central United States portfolio representing approximately one-third of the firm’s 55,000 apartment units under management. Mr. Ferrari also is a member of TruAmerica’s Investment Committee. Since joining the firm in 2016, Matt has played a meaningful role in the firm’s growth, having overseen the acquisition of more than 38,000 apartments totaling $8.0 billion throughout the U.S., including TruAmerica’s expansion into the Eastern U.S. multifamily markets while also helping grow its stable of investors.
Ferrari, has enjoyed a rapid rise through TruAmerica since joining the firm in 2016 from AvalonBay Communities to open the Arlington, VA office. He was named to lead the Eastern U.S. business operations in the Fall of 2017 and was promoted to his current position in April 2018. During his tenure at TruAmerica, Matt has played a meaningful role in the firm’s growth, having overseen more than $4 billion in acquisitions throughout the U.S., including entrance into the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast multifamily markets.
Mr. Ferrari holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Management and Business from Skidmore College. He is also a member of the Steering Committee Advisory Board of Georgetown’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate.
Mr. Tim Siegman is Chief Financial Officer for TruAmerica. Previously, he spent 13 years serving in the role of Chief Accounting Officer at JRK Property Holdings, a privately held multifamily and hospitality investment firm. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Mr. Siegman spent eight years at Kenneth Leventhal & Co., one of the nation’s most prominent real estate accounting firms before it merged with Ernst & Young in 1995. Following the merger, he entered corporate real estate as Director of Finance for publicly traded Westfield Corporation. Mr. Siegman’s career also includes senior management roles at The Mills Corporation and American Realty Advisors. He is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the state of California.
Dr. Eryn Mack, Chief People Officer, leads TruAmerica’s overall Human Resources infrastructure and Organizational Development. Based out of the firm’s Los Angeles headquarters, Dr. Mack prioritizes and aligns business opportunities with the firm’s strategic goals. Since joining the firm in 2018, Dr. Mack has developed measurable and transformative business and operational strategy solutions that encourage a culture of excellence and empowerment throughout TruAmerica’s network of offices across the nation.
Through her executive level expertise in human resource and organizational development programs, Dr. Mack has curated a culture of inclusion and created an environment for colleagues to participate in the full life cycle of their employment outcomes. She is also a driving force behind forming key performance indicators, metrics and core competencies which drive colleague productivity to meet and exceed business goals, development of strategic initiatives, and the creation of experimental workshops aimed at cross departmental collaboration to encourage open dialogue and enhancement of existing process.
Dr. Mack is a major contributor the field of Human Resources and Organizational Development serving as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California’s Bovard College where she teaches Change Management and Organizational Development. She also is a passionate steward of social responsibility, playing an active role as a Board of Trustee member in both the Ronald McDonald House of Charities, Los Angeles, and South Bay Children’s Health Center.
Prior to joining TruAmerica Multifamily, Dr. Mack was a Human Resource Business Partner at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and held Human Resource and operational leadership positions at Toys R’ Us Distribution Center and with the United States Army.
Dr. Mack attended the University of Southern California and holds a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership and Education. She completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree at Penn State University. She holds the following professional certificates: Family Medical Leave Administrator, Human Capital Strategist (HCS), Equal Opportunity Leaders Course (EOLC), Master Certificate Business Intelligence, Master Certificate Human Resources Master, Certificate Lean Six Sigma; and Master Certificate in Project Management.
Mr. Eshkol brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise in construction management and multifamily capital improvements. He is responsible for planning, management and execution of capital improvements for the TruAmerica Multifamily portfolio nationwide.
Prior to joining TruAmerica Multifamily, Mr. Eshkol managed capital improvement projects for Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Management Group in California, Colorado and Utah. Prior to Kennedy Wilson, Mr. Eshkol served as Vice President of Construction for Casden Properties in Beverly Hills for 11 years. In this role, he was responsible for new construction operations, project administration, and supervision of all office and field staff, field operations, construction budgets, and execution for over 1,000 residential units and over 200,000 SF of retail and office space. Additionally, he was in charge of all capital improvements for the company’s’ portfolio of over 20,000 units nationwide. Mr. Eshkol also directed the consulting and construction for repositioning numerous AIMCO multifamily properties throughout the US, totaling $1.4 Billion of capital improvements.
Prior to Casden Properties, Mr. Eshkol was the Vice President of Purchasing and Special Projects for Goldrich and Kest Industries LLC in Los Angeles, California for 10 years. His responsibilities included managing all aspects of capital improvements, purchasing, special projects and maintenance of over 20,000 apartment units in more than 200 properties throughout California, Colorado and Texas.
Mr. Eshkol is a graduate of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering and Construction Management. He also holds a California General Contractor’s License and Real Estate Agent License.
Ms. Pappas, with nearly two decades of real estate investment experience joined TruAmerica in April 2022. She is responsible for all facets of the firm’s fundraising efforts and investor relations program. She spent most of her career with Allstate Investments, the private equity real estate acquisitions and asset management arm of the largest publicly held insurance company in the United States. There she co-launched the direct real estate equity platform and sourced, structured, underwrote and managed $3 billion of fund investments and joint venture partnerships. Pappas earned her BA degree from DePaul University and an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. She is an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and of the Pension Real Estate Association, where she serves on the Membership Committee. Pappas is also serves as a long-time mentor for the scholars of the Goldie Initiative.
Mitch Rotta leads TruAmerica Multifamily’s Build-For-Rent platform. Mr. Rotta has been involved in the burgeoning BFR space for the majority of his career, most recently with Tricor Homes, a leading build-for-rent construction operator and builder. As Director of New Construction and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions he oversaw the entire lifecycle of the firm’s build-for-rent program from land acquisition through vertical construction. Previously, he acted as a consultant to a wide variety of BFR investors and operators assisting them with site planning, design, budgeting, scheduling, equity and debt, and financial modeling. Mitch graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management.
Ms. Warner, as head of transactions and underwriting, oversees the company’s acquisition, disposition, and financing transaction processes including legal review and closing management. Having joined the firm shortly after its inception in early 2014, Warner also leads the processing of property due diligence, debt compliance and is the lead on equity partner and loan coordination.
Ms. Warner has more than 21 years of multifamily experience. Prior to joining TruAmerica, Ms. Warner was senior vice president and senior underwriter with CWCapital LLC and and continued in that role when the firm was acquired by Walker & Dunlop.
Ms. Warner holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business from UCLA and is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in California.
Mr. Ethan J. Pompey, with more than 10 years of experience and expertise in the areas of construction management and multifamily capital improvements, is responsible for planning, managing, and executing capital improvements for the TruAmerica Multifamily Eastern Portfolio, which includes Texas to the Eastern Seaboard. Having joined the firm at the beginning of its East Coast expansion effort in 2017, Pompey was largely instrumental in the firm’s success in this endeavor.
Before joining TruAmerica, Pompey was the Director of Construction for Pinnacle, where he was responsible for the construction management of 20,000 units across Florida and the Northeast. Prior to Pinnacle, Pompey was the Regional Construction Manager for Bell Partners, where he led the redevelopment and construction management of the Florida Bell Fund assets. Prior to Bell Partners, Pompey was the National Director of Maintenance and Construction for Horizon Realty Management, where he led the company’s facilities/construction management and redevelopment for their national portfolio.
In these former key positions, Pompey successfully led construction operations in numerous US markets, such as Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Washington, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Tennessee for both high-net worth and institutional partners. He was also responsible for total capital improvements, redevelopment budgets that surpassed well over $3 billion dollars, and the renovation of more than 20,000 units.
Pompey earned his BS degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Wei manages TruAmerica Multifamily’s Porfolio Management group, which is responsible for optimizing the financial performance of the firm’s real estate portfolio. In his role, Mr. Wei oversees the firm’s disposition and loan refinancing strategies, spearheading the successful closing of over $3 billion in capital events. Other responsibilities include investment performance tracking, management of special situations, and keeping the firm at the forefront of market research and the legislative environment.
Mr. Wei started off at TruAmerica Multifamily as an Acquisitions Analyst before a series of promotions established him in his current position. Prior to TruAmerica Multifamily, Mr. Wei was a Production Associate at Freddie Mac Multifamily in Los Angeles, where he was involved in $5.0 billion of loan volume, and a Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities in New York.
Mr. Wei earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Mr. Ammanuel Metta is Senior Director of Acquisitions for TruAmerica’s Central Region and heads the firm’s Dallas, Texas office where he leads TruAmerica’s investment efforts in Texas and the Midwest. Mr. Metta joined the firm at the beginning of 2020 and has overseen growing TruAmerica’s platform in the central of the country to over 2,800 units.
Mr. Metta brings over 15 years of multifamily investment experience to the position, including covering the MidAtlantic and Southeast markets, as well as over a decade covering the Texas markets.
Mr. Metta holds an M.B.A. from The University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business and a B.S. in Public Relations from The University of Texas. He is also a member of the University of Texas Real Estate Finance and Investment Center’s Advisory Council.
Mr. King is Director of Acquisitions for TruAmerica’s East Region and sits in the firm’s Arlington, VA office. Mr. King oversees all acquisition efforts on the East Coast, covering all major and secondary markets between Boston and Southeast Florida. Since joining the firm in Fall 2017, Mr. King has led over $1.1 billion of acquisitions totaling over 6,000 units in various Southeast and Northeast markets. He had an instrumental role in TruAmerica’s expansion to several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Raleigh, and Chattanooga.
Mr. King brings over 10 years’ experience in the multifamily industry to the position. Prior to TruAmerica, Mr. King worked in Debt Capital Markets at National Cooperative Bank, where he securitized over $500 million of multifamily mortgages annually into the CMBS market. He holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from Bentley University.
Mr. LaBar is Director of Acquisitions for TruAmerica’s Western Region and splits time between the firm’s offices in Newport Beach, CA and Salt Lake City, UT where he oversees TruAmerica’s acquisition efforts on the West Coast, including all major markets in CA, WA, OR, AZ, NV, CO, UT, ID, and NM. Since joining the firm in 2017, Mr. LaBar has led more than $1.7B in acquisitions, totaling in excess of 6,600 units in various West Coast markets.
Mr. LaBar started at TruAmerica Multifamily as an Acquisitions Analyst and has grown with the firm through a series of promotions ultimately leading to his current position. His tenure at the firm has been highlighted by his lead role in the acquisition and recapitalization of several large portfolios. Prior to joining TruAmerica, Mr. LaBar worked in Acquisitions at Sundance Bay Multifamily, Chartwell Capital Partners, and Compass Acquisition Partners.
Mr. LaBar earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business.