Founder, Managing Partner
Mr. Dritley has thirty five years of experience in the real estate industry. His experience has ranged from the acquisition, development… Read more
Founder, Managing Partner
Mr. Dritley has more than thirty seven years of experience in the real estate industry. His experience has ranged from the acquisition, development and redevelopment of over 20 million sf of properties in Southern California to creating and managing an organization with over 100 employees in Asia, Europe and the U.S. focused on restructuring non-performing loans. Kearny has been involved in approx. $5.4 billion of projects since 1993.
Mr. Dritley was previously a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. From 1993 to 2001, he was responsible for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund’s West Coast operations and was a member of the global investment committee. Noteworthy transactions included leading the recapitalization effort for Playa Vista, purchasing the $300 million Chevron Land Portfolio, purchasing the 3,200 acre former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, purchasing 1.4 million acres of land in Northern Nevada from Santa Fe Railroad, and purchasing and working out $1.8 billion in non-performing debt portfolios. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Dritley was with The Koll Company, a major real estate development company in the Western U.S. where he was Division President for the Los Angeles County area. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Dritley was employed by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell in Kansas City and the global executive offices in New York City.
Mr. Dritley is currently serving on the Boards of KBS REITs II & III. He was a board member of Bixby Land Company, a private REIT from 2008 – 2016 and a Senior Advisor to Trigate Property Partners a real estate private equity firm which manages a partnership with CalSTRS. He is also active in several professional organizations, including Urban Land Institute, where he is a Global Trustee, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, of which he is a past-president. His community involvement includes serving on the board of the Neighborhood Youth Association in Venice, California. Mr. Dritley is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Junn AbesamisProperty Manager
Ms. Abesamis joined Kearny in 2011. As a Property Manager, her key responsibilities include assisting in managing a diverse portfolio… Read more
Ms. Abesamis joined Kearny in 2011. As a Property Manager, her key responsibilities include assisting in managing a diverse portfolio of a mix of industrial, flex and office buildings with focus on tenant and vendor relations, coordinating maintenance calls, vendor management & contract negotiation, as well as tenant & vendor insurance compliance.
Ms. Abesamis is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and holds a California real estate license with solid experience in property management gained from managing both residential and commercial portfolios.
Ms. Barnett is the Controller for Kearny Real Estate Company. Ms. Barnett oversees the accounting staff, tax and financial reporting for all Kearny investments… Read more
Ms. Barnett is the Controller for Kearny Real Estate Company. Ms. Barnett oversees the accounting staff, tax and financial reporting for all Kearny investments. Prior to joining Kearny Real Estate, Ms. Barnett worked for Transwestern Commercial Services, and Wilson Cornerstone. Ms. Barnett is experienced in many property management software systems including; MRI, CTI, Skyline, Horizon, and AMSI. Ms. Barnett attended Los Angeles Pierce College.
Dan BroderAssistant Vice President
Mr. Broder joined Kearny Real Estate in 2018. His responsibilities as a Senior Associate include underwriting and evaluating new acquisitions in the Los Angeles… Read more
Assistant Vice President
Mr. Broder joined Kearny Real Estate in 2018. His responsibilities as Assistant Vice President include underwriting and evaluating new acquisitions in the Los Angeles and Orange County markets, as well as contributing to the ongoing asset management of properties held within Kearny’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Kearny, Mr. Broder held positions with The Ratkovich Company and LocalConstruct, two real estate development companies based in Los Angeles. At The Ratkovich Company, he worked primarily on underwriting new development opportunities, office and retail leasing, as well as parking revenue strategy at The Bloc, a mixed-use adaptive reuse project in Downtown Los Angeles. At LocalConstruct, he worked across ground-up and value-add multifamily and mixed-use projects in all phases of the development process, including but not limited to: acquisitions, entitlements, design, construction, leasing, operations and dispositions. Projects were primarily located in Los Angeles and in secondary markets across the Mountain West.
Mr. Broder also spent five years advising on housing and community development policy issues in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. He holds MBA and Master of Urban and Regional Planning degrees from UCLA and a BA from the University of Michigan.
Sandriena BrownSenior Accountant
Ms. Brown is a Senior Accountant with Kearny Real Estate Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis… Read more
Ms. Brown is a Senior Accountant with Kearny Real Estate Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy from California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Kearny, Ms. Brown worked for Arden Realty Inc., a GE Capital Real Estate company as a Property Accountant.
Paris CoxProperty Manager
Ms. Cox joined Kearny Real Estate Company in 2014. She is a Property Manager for the San Diego office. Her responsibilities include assisting in the management … Read more
Ms. Cox joined Kearny Real Estate Company in 2014. She is a Property Manager for the San Diego office. Her responsibilities include assisting in the management of commercial office portfolios, construction management and capital projects. She also handles tenant and vendor relations, coordination of tenant requests and property maintenance. Additionally, she assists with the monthly client financial statements, reporting of property status and resolution of accounts receivable.
Ms. Cox has over 13 years of real estate and property management experience including leasing, marketing, listing and escrow coordination with an educational background in Real Estate and Business. She holds a California real estate license.
Miles CruzSenior Property Manager
Ms. Cruz has over 15 years of property management experience. She has managed a diverse portfolio of properties-office, residential, retail & industrial… Read more
Senior Property Manager
Ms. Cruz has over 15 years of property management experience. She has managed a diverse portfolio of properties-office, residential, retail & industrial throughout her real estate career. She joined Kearny in 2004. She is currently managing a 44.9 acre business park consisting of 23 buildings. She is responsible for overseeing property management operations, lease administration, budget preparation, CAM reconciliation, vendor contract management, tenant improvement & tenant/vendor relations.
Ms. Cruz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Far Eastern University, Philippines. She is a BOMA certified Real Property Administrator and holds a real estate salesperson license.
John DeSantisAssistant Vice President
Mr. DeSantis joined Kearny Real Estate in 2017. He is responsible for the underwriting of new acquisitions and asset management of existing properties… Read more
Assistant Vice President
Mr. DeSantis joined Kearny Real Estate Company in 2017. He is responsible for acquisitions, development management, and asset management in the San Diego region.
Before joining Kearny, Mr. DeSantis worked at Phase 3 Real Estate Partners, a life science real estate developer located in San Diego. At Phase 3, Mr. DeSantis contributed to all aspects of the development process – including acquisitions, asset management, strategic planning, and investor relations. His responsibilities included underwriting new acquisitions and providing financial analysis for a portfolio of six Class A life science properties in San Diego and South San Francisco.
Previously, Mr. DeSantis worked as an asset management analyst at Sunstone Hotel Investors, a hotel real estate investment trust that – at the time – owned over 25 upper-upscale hotel properties across the United States. Before joining Sunstone full-time, he worked with Sunstone as an asset management intern at their corporate office and a rotational intern at their Hilton San Diego Bayfront property.
Mr. DeSantis holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He is also a member of the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP).
Eric DritleyProject Manager
Mr. Dritley joined the Los Angeles office of Kearny Real Estate in 2022. He is responsible for the project and asset management of current projects… Read more
Mr. Dritley joined the Los Angeles office of Kearny Real Estate in 2022. He is responsible for the project and asset management of current projects and existing properties held within Kearny’s portfolio.
Before joining Kearny, Mr. Dritley was a Relationship Manager at Civic Financial Services, a private lender providing financing to real estate investors across the nation. At Civic, Mr. Dritley worked with underwriting, operations, and capital markets to help create a correspondent lending program providing lenders with a warehouse line of credit to originate loans. His main responsibilities included the sourcing, training, and management of partnerships with high performing lenders.
Previously, Mr. Dritley worked as the Director of Business Development at PeerStreet, a two-sided marketplace for investing in real estate debt. He was responsible for sourcing and underwriting single and multi-family loans while working closely with lenders across the country to efficiently move deals through the pipeline.
Mr. Dritley holds a BA in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Chad DrownSenior Property Manager
Mr. Drown is a Senior Property Manager with 15 years of commercial property management experience. He currently manages a diverse portfolio… Read more
Senior Property Manager
Mr. Drown is a Senior Property Manager with 15 years of commercial property management experience. He currently manages a diverse portfolio of assets consisting of office, industrial, retail, and commercial owners associations in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Mr. Drown is responsible for all facets of property and construction management operations. He also assists in the asset management of an industrial portfolio in Texas.
Prior to joining Kearny, Mr. Drown was a Senior Property Manager at KTR Capital Partners for 5 years managing a portfolio of industrial assets totaling 5 million square feet.
Mr. Drown earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at California State Long Beach and holds a California real estate sales license.
Mr. Givens is a Partner with Kearny Real Estate Company and has been with the company since 2013. As a member of Kearny’s San Diego office… Read more
Mr. Givens is a Senior Vice President with Kearny Real Estate Company and has been with the company since 2013. As a member of Kearny’s San Diego office, his responsibilities include sourcing new acquisition opportunities and asset management for existing portfolio assets as well as 3rd party assignments.
Mr. Givens played a key role in the repositioning and disposition of 530 B Street, a 232,936 sf 24 story office building at 530 B Street, as well as the acquisition of Emerald Plaza, a $92 million Class A, Downtown San Diego high rise, where he currently serves as the asset manager. At Emerald, Mr. Givens will oversee a $10 million capital improvement project and the lease up of 100,000 sf.
Prior to joining Kearny, Mr. Givens has held numerous positions over the past 16 years with in the real estate industry including Vice President of SCI, Inc. where he spearheaded the acquisition and disposition of 500+ distressed residential units. Mr. Givens was also an owner at Coldwell Banker Commercial and represented Kearny as listing agent in Westside Business Center, a 56-acre park with 540,000 sf of new development and a 76-acre industrial land investment at Nuevo Road in Riverside County.
Mr. Givens is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Mr. Givens is an active member of SOIR.
Steven HillgrenVice President
Mr. Hillgren joined the Los Angeles office of Kearny Real Estate in 2018. He is responsible for new acquisitions and project management in Southern California… Read more
Mr. Hillgren joined the Los Angeles office of Kearny Real Estate in 2018. He is responsible for new acquisitions and project management in Southern California.
Before joining Kearny, Mr. Hillgren was Vice President at Wells Fargo in their Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Group. At Wells Fargo, he was responsible for originating and managing commercial real estate loans for institutional and high net worth clients, with a particular focus on non-recourse structured finance. While at Wells, Mr. Hillgren originated and managed a portfolio in excess of $1 billion.
Previously, Mr. Hillgren worked as a Relationship Manager at Sunwest Bank, a regional, middle-market business bank based in Irvine, CA. At Sunwest, Mr. Hillgren was responsible for sourcing and originating new commercial real estate loans for middle market commercial real estate developers.
Mr. Hillgren is a member of the Southern California chapter of NAIOP where he serves on the Young Professionals Group Leadership Committee.
Mr. Hillgren earned a BS in Management from Georgetown University and grew up in Orange County.
Mr. Kang is a Partner with Kearny Real Estate Company and has been with the company since 2001. His responsibilities include the origination and execution… Read more
Mr. Kang is a Partner with Kearny Real Estate Company and has been with the company since 2001. His responsibilities include the origination and execution of acquisitions, as well as the development management, asset management and dispositions of Kearny’s current development projects. Mr. Kang played an instrumental role in the acquisition of four million sf of properties as well as one hundred non-performing loans totaling $500 million. Mr. Kang took part in the successful RFP process and the development of the Los Angeles Air Force Base office campus in El Segundo as well as acquisitions of Torrance Industrial Exchange, Century Business Center, Hawthorne Airport, Heritage Corporate Center, Newport Corporate Plaza, Elevate@Harbor and The Press. He continues to serve as the asset/development manager for many of these assets.
Prior to joining Kearny, Mr. Kang was with L.J. Melody & Company, the investment-banking arm of CBRE where he analyzed various capital structures including equity, joint ventures, and debt from various sources such as private investors, institutional investors, life/insurance companies, conduits, and mezzanine lenders. Mr. Kang has also held a NASD-licensed, supervisory position with Liberty Mutual Funds. Mr. Kang’s community involvement includes serving the board of directors for Business Finance Capital, a 504-SBA loan clearinghouse focused on loans to small businesses in southern California as well as serving on the board of directors for Economic Resources Corporation, whose mission is to promote economic development in underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles County through targeted real estate investments.
Mr. Kang has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard College and is a member of Mensa.
Corrie LlamasOffice Manager
Ms. Llamas is the Office Manager at Kearny Real Estate Company and has been with the company since 2001. She is responsible for the day to day operations… Read more
Ms. Llamas is the Office Manager at Kearny Real Estate Company and has been with the company since 2001. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the office which includes payroll, human resources, benefits administration, marketing, purchasing, IT and other technology issues and administrative assistance as needed.
Prior to joining Kearny, Ms. Llamas worked for Interactive Video Technology which provides production, management, distribution and monitoring of live and on-demand webcasts. Prior to IVT, she was with CB Richard Ellis Asset Management Group and was responsible for coordination of property management proposals and presentations and was the liaison between the asset group and CB’s human resources.
Sonia MiróDirector of Property Management - San Diego
Ms. Miró is the Director of Property Management – San Diego and joined the company in 2017. Her primary responsibilities include property management… Read more
Director of Property Management – San Diego
Ms. Miró is the Director of Property Management – San Diego and joined the company in 2017. Her primary responsibilities include property management of Emerald Plaza, plus construction and property management duties within the San Diego portfolio. Ms. Miró has a commercial real estate career spanning over 25 years including the development, property management and leasing of Class A office, industrial, suburban & highrise office and retail properties. Her experience includes operational and facilities oversight, capital and tenant improvements, employee training and mentoring, and excellent customer service. Prior to joining Kearny, she was the Regional Director, West Coast Property Management for BioMed Realty, overseeing a portfolio in excess of five million square feet of life science and office buildings in Seattle, Bay Area, Colorado and San Diego.
Ms. Miró is an active member of CREW and BOMA San Diego, and has an RPA® designation. She attended San Diego State University and is the recipient of the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women in Business Who Mean Business” Award for Commercial Real Estate.
Nicole PetschProperty Manager
Ms. Petsch is a Property Manager for Kearny Real Estate Company in Santa Fe Springs and joined the company in 2016. Her key responsibilities … Read more
Ms. Petsch is a Property Manager for Kearny Real Estate Company in Santa Fe Springs and joined the company in 2016. Her key responsibilities include coordinating maintenance calls, vendor and tenant relations, administering vendor contracts, and ensuring tenant and vendor insurance compliance. She also assists in the distribution of monthly client financial statements and the G/L coding of Accounts Payable invoices.
Prior to joining Kearny, Nicole worked as a Junior Accountant at Tricom Management Inc., which manages timeshares. She has over 3 years experience in Accounting preparing financial statements, completing bank reconciliations, and executing full A/P cycles. Nicole earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in General Management from California State University, Fullerton.
Anne PriceDirector of Property Management
Ms. Price is the Director of Property Management and joined the company in 2002. Her primary responsibilities include asset, property … Read more
Director of Property Management
Ms. Price is the Director of Property Management and joined the company in 2002. Her primary responsibilities include asset, property and construction management for Kearny’s five million square-foot office, R&D and industrial portfolio with a client base, including REITs, institutional and private ownership structures. Third party assignments comprise the majority of projects under management with the remainder being joint venture Kearny partnerships and commercial property owners associations. In addition to daily operational oversight, Anne interfaces directly with clients coordinating acquisition due diligence efforts and overseeing property transitions. Her duties also include the recruitment, training and supervision of property management staff.
Ms. Price has an extensive background in customer service, quality assurance, lease administration, and financial reporting. Prior to joining Kearny, Anne was a Property Manager with Insignia/ESG overseeing the operations for a mix product portfolio of approximately one million square feet.
Teresa SourisAssistant Property Manager
Ms. Souris joined the Kearny Team in 2017 as a Property Administrator assisting with San Diego’s commercial and industrial properties. Ms. Souris spent… Read more
Assistant Property Manager
Assistant Property Manager
Ms. Souris joined the Kearny Team in 2017 as a Property Administrator assisting with San Diego’s commercial and industrial properties. Ms. Souris spent several years in residential property management before joining the Kearny team. She holds a California Real Estate Sales Person license and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from CSU Long Beach.
Mr. Tingler is a Partner with Kearny Real Estate Company, having joined the Company in 2020. He brings over 35 years of real estate experience to Kearny… Read more
Mr. Tingler is a Partner with Kearny Real Estate Company, having joined the Company in 2020. He brings over 35 years of real estate experience to Kearny, almost all of which is in industrial/logistics. He will lead Kearny’s efforts in development, acquisition, management and disposition of the Company’s projects in the Inland Empire.
Prior to joining Kearny, Mr. Tingler was with Space Center, Inc for over 28 years, where he held various roles and was responsible for the development and acquisition of over 7 million square feet of logistics projects in the Inland Empire – eventually becoming Co CEO of Space Center. In 2019 he was instrumental in leading the sale of Space Center and its 20 million square foot nationwide portfolio to an affiliate of Blackstone for in excess of $1.2bb. Prior to Space Center, Mr. Tingler was with the Los Angeles Division of The Koll Company and prior to that was an industrial broker with Coldwell Banker – now CBRE.
Mr. Tingler is a graduate of the University of Southern California with degrees in International Relations and Political Science.
Amy WissmannChief Financial Officer
Ms. Wissmann has been in the real estate and finance industry for over thirty years. As Chief Financial Officer of Kearny, Ms. Wissmann leads Kearny’s… Read more
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Wissmann has been in the real estate and finance industry for over thirty years. As Chief Financial Officer of Kearny, Ms. Wissmann leads Kearny’s operations including equity and debt financing, accounting and reporting, and investor relations.
Prior to joining Kearny, Ms. Wissmann was previously with Morgan Stanley as Vice President for eight years, during which time she was responsible for all financial aspects of the various MSREF West Coast investments. Ms. Wissmann closed over twenty-five financing transactions for MSREF entities totaling over $2.5 billion. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Wissmann was with KPMG Peat Marwick in Los Angeles, specializing in real estate and financial institutions.
Ms. Wissmann was selected one of the 50 most influential women in Real Estate. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Public Accountant.