Shopoff Realty Investments, a national manager of opportunistic and value-add real estate investments, has promoted of two leaders of its real estate division. John Santry will now serve as the company’s executive vice president of real estate, and Brian Rupp will serve as the executive vice president of development.
“As the market and our business evolve through this latest real estate cycle, we continue to refine our real estate strategy from separate land and commercial platforms, to a unified real estate team that often pursues projects that include a mix of both product types,” said William Shopoff, president and CEO of Shopoff Realty Investments.
He added, “John Santry and Brian Rupp have been invaluable as leaders of our real estate division and will continue to implement our strategy in these new roles, focusing on securing opportunistic assets and elevating them to their highest and best use, regardless of property type.”
John Santry led the company’s land division since joining the firm in March 2013. In this new role, he will be responsible for assessing both land and commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, as well as assessing where the company deploys capital. The company said that Santry will provide insight and direction, lead the real estate investment teams, complete all fund transactions, and maintain portfolio developments.
Santry has more than 20 years of development and acquisition experience including all facets of the development, acquisition and disposition process. Prior to his career in real estate, he served four years on active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Santry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and an M.B.A from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Brian Rupp joined Shopoff in May 2005 and has focused his efforts on the company’s entitlement and development projects. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the entitlement process for all company-owned assets and will assist with the identification and/or evaluation of new projects for acquisition.
Rupp has experience in real estate investment syndication, acquisitions, land use entitlements, land development, distressed debt portfolios, property management, engineering and planning of master-planned residential communities.
Rupp earned his MBA from California State University – San Marcos and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Penn State University. He is also a registered civil engineer in the State of California.
Shopoff Realty Investments is an Irvine, California-based real estate firm with a 27-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 27-year history includes operating as Asset Recovery Fund, Eastbridge Partners and Shopoff Realty Investments (formerly known as The Shopoff Group).