Who We Are
TriStar and its principals have been involved with the capitalization and development of more than $1 billion of real estate over the last 20 years. Our success comes from a disciplined investment strategy, enduring relationships with best-in-class funds & local development partners and the collective experience of our firm’s principals.
Every co-investment is founded on sustainable partnership terms and shared success.
Senior Leadership Team
Prior to co-founding TriStar in 1999, Michael was a real estate attorney who transitioned to development in 1988 as the Vice President of a nationally recognized shopping center developer.
For over the past 20 years, he has quarterbacked the TriStar team in over $1 billion of opportunistic and value add real estate investments and developments, including apartment complexes, office parks, mixed-use projects, retail centers, residential subdivision land and industrial parks, including Gateway Commerce Center (one of the largest industrial parks in the United States).
In coordination with the TriStar team, Michael is responsible for TriStar's investment process. In this capacity he participates in strategy planning, transaction structuring, due diligence, underwriting, capital raising and investor relations.
Before co-founding TriStar in 1999, Rod established and was the sole owner of a large residential construction company that was sold that year to a national firm. Since then he has worked with the TriStar team to originate and successfully complete over $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions.
Rod has worked in virtually all commercial real estate asset classes, with special attention to TriStar's infill, historic and work force housing ventures, as well as its investments in projects located in Opportunity Zones enabled by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Rod is instrumental in TriStar's acquisition and investment sourcing.
He believes that disciplined investors can effectively deploy capital in all phases of the real estate cycle, including downturns.
Vice President of Finance
Mitch joined TriStar in 2001 and since that time has overseen the company’s financial, accounting, tax, administrative and portfolio management. His experience before 2001 includes accounting positions at Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc. and Nestle, USA.
Mitch's department is responsible for maintaining TriStar's debt relationships and overseeing loan closings.
His department supports the TriStar team in identifying, modeling, negotiating and procuring applicable public incentives such as property tax exemptions, improvement districts, tax credit programs, brownfields funds and bond financing. Many of these techniques and programs are not well understood, allowing TriStar to contribute insights and the lessons of practical experience to the partnerships in which it co-invests.
Mitch is a CPA and MBA.
Vice President of Construction & Development
Bobby joined TriStar in 2016 and his career spans 25 years of construction management and estimating, encompassing both new construction and redevelopment. He has managed in excess of $500 million of office, industrial and retail construction projects for leading companies including Proctor & Gamble, The Boeing Company, Shop n Save and Amazon.com.
Bobby supervises construction estimating, value engineering and project implementation for TriStar. He has a degree in construction management and holds a LEED AP certification.