Nhan Nguyen Le -- Managing Principal -- Strategy & Acquistions (4-5 AR Crop)

NHAN NGUYEN LE

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Mr. Nhan Nguyen Le is the CEO and Principal of Valiance Capital, a commercial real estate private equity firm focusing on Student Housing and Multifamily assets. He leads the firm’s strategic vision, planning, investment decisions, and manages all aspects of the firm’s operations. With over 12 years of real estate investment experience and a track record of 23 principal-sponsored, value-add and opportunistic transactions, he has grown a current portfolio of operating assets to a market value in excess of $180 million.

Throughout his career, Mr. Nguyen Le has actively participated as a principal sponsor or general partner, and has built several operating companies and successful investment portfolios. Prior to Valiance, Mr. Nguyen Le was a co-founder and managing partner of Tesseract Capital Group, a commercial real estate private equity company. He is also the founder and key principal of The Berkeley Group, a real estate property management company specializing in Student Housing and Multifamily rental properties. Mr. Nguyen Le holds a California real estate license, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, and LEED Green certification.

Winston Lee -- Principal -- Development & Structured Finance (4-5 AR Crop)

WINSTON H. LEE

Principal
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Winston H. Lee

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Mr. Winston Lee is a Principal at Valiance and brings over 16 years of real estate development and structured finance experience to the team. Having closed over $650MM in transactions, from debt placements, equity capital raises, and JV equity structures, Mr. Lee brings a multi-faceted depth of experience in support of the firm’s strategy, investment decisions, construction management, operations, and the overall execution of our opportunistic investments.

Prior to joining Valiance, Mr. Lee started his career on the principal and lender side of the business, where he brings extensive acquisition and development experience in retail, multi-family, and office properties while working for a privately held boutique real estate firm. His entrepreneurial experience includes being a senior member on a 21-acre mixed-use development in Riverside, CA, a repositioned shopping center in Palmdale, CA, and 139-units of ground-up luxury apartments across 4-projects in Los Angeles, CA

On the lender side, Mr. Lee served as a Corporate Banking Officer for Comerica Bank in their Real Estate Group, where he financed construction and land development loans for many of LA’s largest real estate developers. In addition to his real estate experience, Mr. Lee was a successful start-up founder of a consumer product and brand where he grew annual sales to $2.5MM and gained distribution into over 1,000 stores including, Costco, Target, and Whole Foods. Mr. Lee’s unique background adds a valuable perspective to the team and is a positive influence on our company principles and culture. 

Mr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) from the University of Southern California (USC). He also holds a California real estate license. Mr. Lee currently resides in Oakland, CA.

Amanda Irish-Aubert -- Vice President of Asset Management & Finance (4-5 AR Crop)

AMANDA IRISH-AUBERT

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Amanda Irish-Aubert

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Amanda is responsible for overseeing the company’s portfolio and asset performance, corporate-level financial operations, investment reporting, financial management and regulatory compliance, bringing more than a decade of experience in real estate management.

Prior to joining Valiance, Amanda spent 8 years with HartWest, a San Francisco based real estate development consulting firm whose social equity and conservation mission positioned them as one of the leading developers of religious and educational institutions on the West Coast, and a leader in green development practices. While at HartWest, she served as a Project Manager, responsible for projects ranging from business plans and feasibility studies to full-scale Master Plan implementation, collaborating from the initial design through the entitlement and construction close-out.

Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Gonzaga University in Washington. She resides in Chico, CA with her husband, two young children and chihuahua, “Martini”. Outside of the office, she enjoys outdoor adventures with her Little’s, cooking, gardening and interior design.

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Andrew Camera

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Andrew is responsible for driving performance in the company’s multifamily and student housing portfolios and its operating teams. He is a member of the leadership team and oversees the strategy and execution of property-level business plans.

Prior to joining Valiance, Andrew served as the Director of Operations at SPM Properties Inc, an ownership and third-party property management company of a 2 million square-foot, commercial portfolio consisting of 250 retail, office, and industrial tenants in the SF Bay Area, in addition to 50-property residential portfolio. At SPM, he led the firm’s operations with his 10 years of experience in leasing & marketing, value-add construction & maintenance management, property management technology, and training.

Andrew holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego in California. He is a member of the California Apartment Association and the recipient of the 2012 CAA Regional Portfolio Manager of the Year Award. Andrew lives with his wife and his 1-year-old dog Tyson in Walnut Creek, CA. He is an avid Golfer and served as a Coach for the De La Salle High School Football Team.

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Montana McNaughton

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Montana is responsible for the direct support of the Executive Team and Operations Team at Valiance. She brings 7 years of cross-industry experience to Valiance.

Prior to joining Valiance, Montana spent two years at Midtown Independence Title in Austin, TX and Arden Escrow in Whittier, CA specializing in residential new builds and condominium escrow transactions. Leading up to entering the Escrow and Title Industry, Montana spent 5 years in the retail and hospitality industries serving as a LA based event planner and Department Manager at Nordstrom, operating full-service retail stores with cross-function departments.

Montana holds a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. She also holds a California Real Estate license and an active Public Notary. She currently resides in Corte Madera, CA.

Darion Lee -- Senior Associate -- Acquisitions & Finance (4-5 AR Crop)

Darion Lee

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Darion Lee

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Darion is responsible for driving acquisition initiatives, lead technology and product growth programs within Valiance’s portfolio. He brings a wide range of equity and debt capital markets experience to the acquisition team.

Prior to joining Valiance, he served as a TMT investment banker at Deutsche Bank closing nearly $300M in IPO and follow-on equity offerings. He co-founded and managed Taureon, a global venture fund focused on digital assets and tech IPO private placements, and served temporarily as COO for a portfolio company, Archon Technologies, where he successfully raised a multi-million-dollar seed round funding.

Darion holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He currently resides in Oakland, CA.

Ana Holland -- Project Manager -- Construction & Development (4-5 AR Crop)

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Ana Holland

Project Manager - Construction & Development


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Ana is responsible for executing property-level business plans as part of Valiance’s development team, with a specific focus on project design, entitlements, procurement and project coordination across the firm’s active projects.

Prior to joining Valiance, Ana worked in Brazil on the engineering for residential and commercial developments and infrastructure projects such as roads and pluvial systems. Ana brings deep technical knowledge and organization skills for specialized project execution.

Ana graduated in Brazil as a Civil Engineer and studied Project Management at UC Berkeley. When Ana isn't engineering for projects, you can find her traveling and enjoying the beaches in South America.

Nicholas Doan -- Project Manager --Construction & Development (4-5 AR Crop)

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Nicholas Doan

Project Manager – Construction & Development


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Nicholas is responsible for execution on several construction and development projects, including the entitlement of Valiance’s first planned zero-carbon-footprint student housing ground-up development. Nicholas primary role is to grow and develop the construction management platform for Valiance.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from UC Davis. He resides in Berkeley, CA. When Nicholas is not overseeing a project, you can find him kayaking, hiking or exploring the wonders of the West Coast.

Tasha Haston -- Property & Operations Manager (4-5 AR Crop)

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Tasha Haston

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Tasha is responsible for overseeing our Leasing, Community Management and Facilities Teams, ensuring an exceptional housing experience for residents across 14 properties with more than 500 residents.

Prior to joining Valiance, Tasha spent more than 20 years in customer service and management at the County of Sonoma’s Animal Care and Control division in Santa Rosa, CA.

Tasha currently resides in Hidden Valley Lake, CA. In her spare time, Tasha enjoys spending time with her husband and family, gardening, sewing, completing DIY projects and is passionate about her volunteer work for Canine Companions for Independence where she assists in training puppies to become service dogs!

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Mr. Bruno

Team Captain & Head of Culture

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Mr. Bruno

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As Team Captain and Head of Culture at Valiance Capital, Bruno’s importance simply can’t be overstated. He keeps our spirits high in the twilight hours of the evening, and shows up with a good attitude day after day (as long as he gets his treats). That positivity is infectious, and it propels all of us forward come rain or ‘shine.
Bruno holds a Bachelor of Tail Wags and Master of Happiness from the University of Man’s Best Friend.

Journey Tran -- Facilities Manager (4-5 AR Crop)

Journey Tran

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Journey is responsible for direct oversight and management of the Facilities Team for residents across 14 properties and for more than 500 residents.

Prior to joining Valiance, Journey spent six years at Tesla as a Production Lead managing a team of 60 employees, focusing on processes and team development.

Journey currently resides in Hayward, CA with his young son. When Journey is not leading his team, making everyone laugh or bringing a contagious positive attitude to the workplace, you can find him going on adventures with his son, deconstructing things to find out how to put them back together or watching how-to videos on YouTube.

Community Director

Mirsa Cisneros

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Mirsa is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Mattox Apartments and supports the Operations Team at Valiance.

Prior to joining Valiance, she managed a 300-unit portfolio between the Tuscany Apartments in Santa Clara and the Aviare Apartments in Cupertino. She also managed a 1,249-unit portfolio with Emerald Fund at The Shores, The Cove and Marina Bay in Point Richmond, CA. She brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in the fields of property management, leasing, and marketing.

Mirsa is currently studying coding at the University of California, Berkeley where she is learning programs like HTML, CSS, Git, JavaScript, Node, SQL, Mongo DB, and React to build web applications. Mirsa is fluent in Spanish and when she is not building community, you can find her building her e-commerce business. She currently resides in Hayward, CA.

Dia Rowland -- Chief of Staff (4-5 AR Crop)

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Dia Rowland comes to Valiance Capital with a background in hospitality and administration from some of San Francisco's top 100, Michelin Starred Restaurants. Her five years of immersion allowed her the opportunity to craft high end, exclusive experiences for celebrity artists, politicians, thought leaders, and world class activists. Now, she applies concierge practices, obsession with detail, excellence in execution, and knowledge of high performing teams, to company operations, systems development, and inter-team leadership.

Leasing Specialist

Jake Littman

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Jake serves as Valiance’s marketing and leasing specialist providing first class customer service for all Valiance properties. He is responsible for facilitating tours and guiding residents through the entire process from move in through move out.

Joining Valiance in 2021, Jake brings more than 15 years of customer service experience in real estate and other industries. Jake is also an accomplished photographer and videographer of 4 years.

Jake holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Marketing from California State University Chico. When Jake is not leading the leasing team, you can find him behind the camera. Jake currently resides in Oakland, CA with his 3-year-old dog-hter, Nikki.

Thomas Nguyen Associate -- Marketing & Creative (4-5 AR Crop)

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With experience in photography and videography, and a goal to create captivating content, Thomas joined the Valiance Team to provide creative guidance and ideas to launch new impressive projects. Thomas’ role is to implement his creative vision and become the point of reference for any creative plan. Conceiving and implementing concepts, guidelines and strategies in various creative projects and overseeing them to completion, while also collaborating with account executives to obtain knowledge of the clients’ requirements. His goal is to achieve the best possible outcome of our projects both visually and essentially to meet customer expectations and drive our sustainable growth.

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Joseph Lanning

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Joseph ("Joey") Lanning

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Joey is responsible for ensuring a clean, safe and well-maintained community for all residents at The Piedmont House.

As Community Manager, Joey is responsible for fostering interaction & community amongst residents by hosting events, spending quality time with his housemates, and providing both academic & emotional support to residents who seek it. Joey also pioneers independent projects at Valiance Capital, developing resources for his fellow Community Manager and their respective boarding homes while offering guidance and support.

Joey is currently pursuing his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. When Joey in not managing his community, you can find him enjoying cooking for friends & family, backpacking in national parks, weight lifting, or spending time at the beach.

Community Manager

Naomi Nicholas

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Naomi is responsible for ensuring a clean, safe and well-maintained community for all residents at The Prospect House.

As a first year Community Manager, Naomi oversees all house rules and policies while building a sense of community among her residents.

Hannah Solis -- Community Manager (4-5 AR Crop)

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Hannah is responsible for ensuring a clean, safe and well-maintained community for all residents at The Channing House.

As a second year Community Manager, Hannah oversees all house rules and policies while building a sense of community among her residents.

Hannah is a 4th year undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. She is studying Molecular Cell Biology with a minor in Public Health. When Hannah is not managing her community, you can find her in the kitchen baking or in the outdoors hiking through the various national parks in California.

Jake Channell-- Community Manager (4-5 AR Crop)

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Jake is responsible for ensuring a clean, safe and well-maintained community for all residents at The Prospect House.

As a second year Community Manager, Jake brings experience to help residents cope with UC Berkley’s rigor with focus on academic and social excellence.

Jake is a senior at University of California, Berkeley studying Economics. Jake loves sports and when he is not managing his community, you can find him watching games, competing in intramurals, or playing fantasy sports.

Community Manager

Justin Hong

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Justin is responsible for ensuring a clean, safe and well-maintained community for all residents at The Warring House.

As Community Manager, Justin cultivates a second home for fellow students. Justin formerly assisted bright minds at Moorpark College as a Spanish and French tutor, and now wishes to bring that same sense of support and synergy to his residents.

Justin is an aspiring linguist and mezzo-soprano at University of California, Berkeley. When he is not managing his community, you can find Justin waving Cal flags in Memorial Stadium with the UC Rally Committee or dancing hula with Cal Hawai’i.

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