Shopoff Realty Investments, a private placement sponsor and manager of opportunistic and value-add real estate investments, has promoted Brian Rupp to the role of executive vice president of real estate to lead the company’s real estate team. The company also hired a new senior development manager.
Rupp was previously the interim head of real estate for the firm. He joined The Shopoff Group, the predecessor of Shopoff Realty Investments, in 2005 as project manager and has worked on various real estate and entitlement projects for the firm.
“Brian has been an integral member of this firm over the past 15 years, becoming an essential and trusted leader on our team,” said William Shopoff, president and chief executive officer.
In his new role, Rupp will manage the real estate department, determine the direction of both land and commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and will assess and direct where the company deploys capital. He will also complete all fund transactions and maintain portfolio developments, the company said.
In addition to Rupp’s promotion, Shopoff added Jenny Rocci as the new senior development manager. She has 15 years of experience working in planning, land use, and real estate development.
After earning a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California in 2017, Rocci shifted her focus predominantly to development and construction. She joined Johnson Development Associates where she managed entitlements and executed construction of Class A self-storage facilities.
In addition to her master’s degree, Rocci holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in city and regional planning. She is a member of Urban Land Institute, NAIOP and Commercial Real Estate Women Network, and is on the board for the University of Southern California’s Alumni in Real Estate Network.
Shopoff Realty Investments is an Irvine, California-based real estate firm with a 28-year history of value-add and opportunistic investing across the United States. The company primarily focuses on generating appreciation through the repositioning of commercial income-producing properties and the entitlement of land assets. The 28-year history includes operating as Asset Recovery Fund, Eastbridge Partners and Shopoff Realty Investments (formerly known as The Shopoff Group).