Modern Commercial Specialists
Marie M. Chung, CCIM
Marie M. Chung, CCIM & Commercial Director of Modern Commercial. is a Commercial Broker specializing in Multi-Family and Retail up to $5 million dollars. With over 265 transactions successfully completed in 2007, 485 transactions in 2008, and 820 in 2009, Marie's REO Division ranks #2 in all of LA County. Her team is unparalleled in Southern California, and is comprised of over 58 full-time real estate professionals who provide a unique team approach to deliver consistent success in the Commercial real estate market. An expert on foreclosures and REO's, Marie sits on numerous committees including REOMAC, LA County Sheriff's Advisory Council, Asian Real Estate Association of America Board of Directors, USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate Development, and the Urban Land Institute. She is a member of CREW - Commercial Real Estate Women, CCIM-LA Chapter, NRBA, REO Connection, United Trustee's Association, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, National Association of Professional Women, Women's Council of Realtors and multiple Realtor Associations covering the Southern California region. Marie has been a Certified Commercial Investments Member (CCIM) since 2005 and is CCIM-Los Angeles Chapter Secretary for 2011.
In addition to the many organizations to which Marie contributes, she regularly speaks at conferences, public forums and workshops. Such experiences include the Inman News Connect Conference, Mortgage Servicing Conference, REOMAC Conferences and Dinner Meetings, Five Star Conferences, the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, NAREB, WCR, NAHREP, AREAA, California State University at Fullerton, and Investor Clubs throughout Los Angeles and Orange CountieAs a result of her hard work, dedication and tenacity, Marie has earned the business of discerning clients and has forged strong professional relationships that have propelled her to become an industry leader in Real Estate.
Mr. Gentilucci is Director of Construction Projects of Modern Commercial., a full spectrum brokerage dedicated in assisting organizations to achieve the greatest value for their real estate portfolio. With expertise in strategic analysis, deal sourcing, development planning and management, and knowledge of debt and equity sources to fund projects, Gentilucci delivers a powerful punch - helping his clients achieve their real estate investment goals.
Gentilucci was formerly the Managing Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., the investment arm of the Roy E. Disney family. At Shamrock, his responsibilities included over-sight of all aspects of development, construction, leasing and asset management of the Disney family's real estate assets. In his 20 years with Shamrock, He held profit and loss responsibility for the entire real estate portfolio owned by the Disney family and its investors. Gentilucci directed the development and repositioning of more than $1 billion worth of real estate, and negotiated the lease of two million square feet of office and industrial projects owned by the family.
While at Shamrock Capitol Advisors, Gentilucci also led the creation and implementation of an $85 million equity real estate fund, and a $100 million follow-on real estate equity fund. The first of these funds, the Genesis LA Real Estate Fund, was the first in the nation to co-invest with developers in commercial projects in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. As the Managing Director of the fund, Gentilucci sourced, raised, invested and managed the fund to achieve "double bottom line" returns - projects that were successful as investments with returns in excess of 20% IRR, and also successful in terms of community development and job creation. The fund became a model for other regional investment funds throughout the nation.
Prior to working with Shamrock, Mr. Gentilucci spent 13 years working in construction and real estate development. Through his firm Gentilucci Contracting he offered real estate advisory and general contracting services. With one of his largest clients, Emergency Physicians, he built Urgent Care Centers throughout the nation. The development arm of his company built residential projects in Northern California. Mr. Gentilucci also spent eight years working directly for general contractors as a project manager, estimating costs and managing projects.
Gentilucci works with private and institutional clients, but also takes pride in providing critical services to non-profits. Non-profits often have tremendous assets and resources that are underutilized. Historically, they have received below market returns on their real estate and development deals. Mr. Gentilucci works as a champion for his non-profit clients, assuring their real estate assets are well managed and profitable, and allow the organization to remain focused on daily operations.
Gentilucci holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Arizona State University. He has been licensed as a general contractor, and is currently licensed as a real estate broker and a financial lender. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as Chairman of the Urban Market-Place Los Angeles. Gentilucci sits on the Executive Committee for the USC Lusk Real Estate Center, and has served as a Governor for The Children's Museum of Los Angeles. Gentilucci is an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association.
Lacee Rashi Nicewater
Lacee Rashi Nicewarmer, Commercial Transaction Manager at Modern Commercial, a company that is pioneering the evermodernizing Real Estate Industry. She is a licensed real estate salesperson in California with 10+ years of transactional experience in commercial real estate.
Her expertise with Sperry Van Ness, CB Richard Ellis and Investment Real Estate Firm Kenson is comprised of business development, underwriting large multi-family complexes, managing all aspects of escrow, marketing, contract writing and negotiations, fulfilling due diligence requirements, as well as creating marketing materials and market-research-based proposals for new business initiatives. While at Sperry Van Ness (SVN) - a renowned firm with over $39 Billion in commercial sales volume internationally - Lacee specialized in marketing, producing national advertising campaigns and live auctions as part of Accelerated Marketing Services. SVN represents clients in billions of dollars annually in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality and land transactions.
Lacee's experience with CB Richard Ellis - a 100-year-old international commercial real estate company that is the #1 worldwide leader in leasing, investment sales, and commercial mortgage brokerages, manages $33.7+ billion in assets, with $97.2 billion of transaction activity in just 2009 - was focused on creating research-based marketing presentations, managing market research information for CBRE, managing tenant relations and marketing for CBRE at industry conferences, as well maintaining and training cross-platform professionals on the CBRE retail tenant database. Lacee was awarded the Outstanding Support Award by CB Richard Ellis and obtained her B.S. in Business Administration from Chapman University where she earned the Duddy Leadership Award.
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