David L. Willis

   Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Willis has over twenty-four years of experience in all aspects of business management with the last twelve focused exclusively in eldercare.  As president of Home Health Care Management Solutions, L.L.C. (“HHCMS”), he provided best practice management consulting services to over two-hundred home health care agencies and was instrumental in the acquisition or development of 80 home health care agencies. HHCMS managed from 1993 to 1998 the day-to-day operations for forty home health care agencies with annual Medicare revenues of over $90 million a year, in five states with over 536 full and part time employees. 

In 1994, the Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) appointed Mr. Willis to serve as a member of the Review Board of the Medicare Home Health Initiative.  The group took an integrated and comprehensive approach to improving the policies, quality assurance, and operational elements of existing benefits programs. 

Since 2003, Mr. Willis has worked to revitalize the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas through the renovation of older, architecturally significant buildings as well as new development.  As a minority shareholder, Mr. Willis was instrumental in the acquisition, design and development of the Lake Cliff Towers $22 million revitalization. He secured over $4 million in funding from the City of Dallas Oak Cliff TIF.  The 103,000 square foot, 12-story historic building was converted into 54 condominium homes with an average size of approximately 1,000 square feet.  Lake Cliff Towers opened in December of 2006.

Currently, Mr. Willis is consulting or developing over $350 million in new construction throughout the United States. Mr. Willis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters in Education. He is also a former teacher/instructor at West Texas State University and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated since 1975.

 

  Jim Lukowicz, CFA

     President

 Mr. Lukowicz serves as President of Renaissance Enterprises, Inc., bringing over a decade of experience to our Company in such industries as healthcare, technology, financial services, real estate, energy, business services and consumer products. Prior to REI, he was a corporate development and performance consultant who  successfully designed and implemented a wide range of high ROI strategies, solutions and decision tools geared toward optimizing current and long term operating performance for several emerging and middle market companies. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Luckowicz served as the Director of Corporate Planning & Development for Stonegate Senior Care where he strategically spearheaded the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to FP&A / performance management for the $200M, 30-facility, healthcare services company. Prior to 2005, he served as the Vice President of Corporate Finance Banking for Bank One where he managed the Healthcare Corporate Finance Group directing and performing extensive debt underwriting due diligence and completed over $200M (13 new deals) in new financings for companies located throughout the United States.

 

  Roland Castaneda

    Senior Vice President of Development / General Counsel

Mr. Castaneda serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Renaissance Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Renaissance, Mr. Castaneda served as Senior Operation Partner at Pacesetter Capital Group (“Pacesetter”) which is the nation’s oldest and largest corporate owned specialized family of SBICs in the country dedicated to providing long-term expansion and/or acquisition capital to well-managed growing businesses mostly owned by women and minority entrepreneurs. During the past decade, Pacesetters has provided over $250MM in support of its mission which is to provide growth capital to small businesses in mostly underserved markets. Mr. Castaneda’s primary responsibilities included investor relations, fundraising, and business development for portfolios companies.

Mr. Castaneda was a Partner at Godwin Gruber, LLP. There he represented a construction company in prosecution of defective specifications claims against owner, represented US companies engaged in cross-border transactions as well as Mexican companies doing business in the United States. He successfully represented purchaser of apartment project in litigation against a real estate brokerage company accused of negligence and fraud, and represented national REIT in 20M bond financed acquisition of a large multi-family project purchased through the Bexar County Housing Finance Corporation.  He has served as General Counsel to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Agency (“DART”), a regional multi-city public agency that provides transportation services to the public utilizing bus, light rail and commuter rail vehicles, with an annual budget in excess of $400 million.

Mr. Castaneda’s initial law practice in 1975 was devoted primarily to real estate development matters including the drafting of land acquisition contracts, loan financing documents, construction contracts, tenant leasing agreements, etc, and the securing of regulatory permitting approval. Mr. Castaneda has a BA from Texas A&M University, Masters in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University.

 

  Nola Adebo

    President/Branch Manager, Kansas City Regional Office

Ms. Nola Adebo joined Renaissance Enterprises, Inc. in 2008 where she is responsible for the day to day operations and development/consulting services in Multi-Family Housing, Mixed Used Developments, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Adult Day Care Facilities in the following States: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. She brings over 16 years of construction management, consulting engineer and construction project management experience to REI. From 2005 to 2008 she worked as a consulting engineer and engineer of record for various companies, including American Windows, KTI Builders, Grange Construction and Engineering and Premier Engineering. Her primary focus was on value engineering, reducing cost for clients by at least 15% per project, and provided scheduling help. Ms. Adebo worked as Construction Project Manager from 2000 to 2005 for Turner Construction, Kansas, City MO. She was project coordinator of mid scale projects in the range of $25 to $50 million. Ms. Adebo also managed 250 - 400 projects staff, including subcontract staff. From 1996 to 1996, she was hired as Senior Project Manager for the University of Arkansas Hospital, Little Rock, AR. She was responsible for design and construction of various hospital in house projects, including staff housing expansion, library and cancer center. Ms. Adebo received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

 

 Ralph Bush

   Vice President of Architecture and Design

Mr. Ralph Bush brings over eighteen years of management, project design, over site and planning in both commercial and residential setting. His responsibilities include site planning, conceptual/design development, consulting engineer coordination and contract administration. Mr. Bush obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University in 1991.

 

 Jeffrey A Pollock

    Equity Investment Consultant

Mr. Pollock is a Principal of Shawnee Advisors, a financing advisor for institutional equity in long term care. For Shawnee he has arranged equity financing of more than $100 million for his clients in health care real estate financing.  From 1999 - 2005 Jeffrey was a senior vice president of Tritec Real Estate Companies, a Long Island, NY based developer of office, industrial, medical and retail space.  At Tritec he was responsible for expanding the healthcare real estate activity for Tritec in medical office space.   Prior to joining Tritec, Jeff was a Vice President with Cain Brothers, a healthcare investment bank in New York City.  From 1994 to 1998 he ran the New York office for Banc One Capital Corporation, focusing on housing and healthcare finance.  From 1971 to 1994 he was a General Partner and Board Member of Mabon, Nugent & Company where he was successively in charge of institutional corporate bond sales, municipal securities and investment banking.  Mr. Pollock is currently an outside director of Medical Resources, Inc. a major operator of diagnostic imaging centers.  He is a graduate of Yale University.

 

  Jeffrey Spicer

    Affordable Housing Consulting Services

Mr. Jeffrey S. Spicer, is the founder and principal of State Street Housing Advisors, L.P., and serves as a consultant to REI. He has over twelve years of experience with successful ventures in affordable housing; having formed State Street Housing Advisors, L.P. in late 2003 to address the growing need for affordable housing development and advisory services in the increasingly competitive Texas market. Prior to this venture, Mr. Spicer was the Senior Vice President of Development and Finance for Southwest Housing where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the development company. While at Southwest Housing, he helped the company develop more the 4,800 units of affordable housing throughout the state of Texas in the last three years. Prior to joining Southwest Housing, Mr. Spicer was Vice President of Development for Finlay Properties, Inc., another developer of affordable housing, where he also provided oversight of LIHTC, tax exempt bond programs, and financing for developments in several states including Texas. In this role, he assisted the company in developing more than 1,000 units in Texas, Illinois, Indiana, and Florida. Previously, Mr. Spicer was a branch manager and chief underwriter for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation through a company that provided third party services to state housing finance agencies and Vice President of Real Estate for Madison Development Corporation, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing and lender based in Madison, Wisconsin.

In developing over 8,000 units, Mr. Spicer has secured financing for over $400 million in tax exempt bond transactions in addition to financing numerous conventional LIHTC developments. In addition, he has secured more than $70,000,000 in soft funding (HOME, CDBG, AHP, and city funding) which is critical in today’s competitive market environment. Mr. Spicer holds a Wisconsin broker’s license and been a member of a number of boards that advocate affordable housing, economic development, and disability rights. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Business and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis both from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

 

   Steve Harris

     FHA/HUD Financial Analysis Consultant

 

Mr. Steve Harris serves as a consultant to REI through The Winchester Group which provides services to commercial real estate developers in the form of feasibility studies and financial analysis, structuring joint ventures, and helping to arrange financing and/or obtaining equity investors. William Steven ("Steve") Harris, owner and president of The Winchester Group, has many years of experience in the fields of real estate and securities investments on behalf of individual, institutional and pension fund investors.  In the mid 1970s, he and his family moved from Florida to Houston, Texas where he joined the Investment Department of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.  His experience in commercial real estate includes senior executive positions with companies in Houston, Buffalo, New York; Austin, Texas and Dallas that were involved in brokerage, development, finance, marketing, syndication - both public and private placement - and asset management.  Mr. Harris has served as a consultant in the preparation of property/business plans dealing with REO properties and with numerous venture capital/joint venture proposals.  He has also been retained by prominent Texas law firms as an expert witness in litigation concerning real estate syndications.

Mr. Harris began his career as a securities broker with Goodbody & Co. in Coral Gables, Florida and later became vice president and resident manager of the Miami office of CBWL-Hayden Stone which, through a series of mergers over the past several years, is now part of Salomon Smith Barney, Inc., a subsidiary of Citigroup.  He was also a vice president of Bernstein Macauley, Inc., a wholly owned investment advisory subsidiary of CBWL-Hayden Stone, whose clients included pension funds, institutional investors and wealthy individuals.  While in Miami, Mr. Harris was a member of the New York Stock Exchange arbitration panel. Mr. Harris is a graduate of Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and is licensed as a real estate broker by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

 

  Kevin Sample

    Financial Advisor

Mr. Kevin Sample has over twenty years of private equity, investment banking, and financial advisory experience. He is one of the original founders and a Senior Partner at Opus Capital Partners (OCP), a Dallas based merger & acquisitions advisory firm. OCP assists middle market companies seeking to grow through acquisition by developing strategic acquisition plans, identifying acquisition targets, valuations, price negotiation, deal structuring, capital raising, and closing. OCP has assisted companies in various industries including food, telecommunications, software, manufacturing, business process, outsourcing, and financial services. Prior to founding OCP, Mr. Sample worked as a Managing Director for Erasmus Advisors Partners, a Dallas based private equity Co-investment fund. What at Erasmus, he worked with the ream responsible for managing the three direct co-investment private equity funds (Louisiana Growth Fund; New York City Growth Fund; Pinnacle Capital Fund).  Pinnacle Capital was funded by Wal-Mart and is a minority supplier fund seeking to achieve capital appreciation by co-investing in minority supplier businesses. Prior to Erasmus, Mr. Sample worked as a Senior Vice President a Walton Johnson & Company, a regional investment banking firm, where he managed the firms' Mergers & Acquisition and equity placement group. Prior to Walton Johnson, he was Vice President at TIAA-CREF, one of the largest institutional investors in alternative assets in the nation. Mr. Sample also spent the early part of his career as a Financial Analyst at First City Bank in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Sample has a B.A. from Morehouse College.

 

MORTGAGE CONSULTANT/ MARKETING

 Larry Roche

    President - Crestar Mortgage Corporation

Mr. Larry Roche is a Mortgage Industry veteran with a professional background encompassing over twenty years of experience in upper level management. He spent nine years with a major US Bank in lending and management capacities. Prior to this current position, Mr. Roche worked for a Wall Street Subsidiary as a Regional Vice President with a fourteen state lending territory. Mr. Roche has held a position as President of RMI, Inc, which developed, owned, and managed Sonic Drive-Ins, a national food franchise chain.  His current responsibilities include serving as President of Crestar Mortgage Corporation, which engages in lending for Multi-Family projects, Senior Housing, Assisted Living developments, Adult Day Care, Office Buildings and Special Use Commercial Properties nationwide. Renaissance Enterprises, Inc. and Crestar Mortgage Corporation formed a Strategic Marketing Partnership, with the purpose of joining resources to capture the overflowing demand for Multi-Family, Mixed Used, and Senior Housing Facilities on a regional and national basis and also to increase access to financing through HUD/FHA and private equity partners.

 

 Chad C. Sonnek Jr.

   Sr. Commercial Loan Officer - Crestar Mortgage Corporation

 Mr. Chad Sonnek, a native of Vicksburg, MS, got his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Economics from Mississippi State University. Over the past seven years, his career has been in the Mortgage, Banking and Financial Industries. Through his efforts, he has been successful in securing millions of dollars in funds for his clients, with the use of the many mortgage and financial programs available. As a Sr. Commercial Loan Officer for the past two years with Crestar Mortgage Corporation, Mr. Sonnek’s major concentration has been in obtaining commercial loans for Multi-Family Properties, Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Adult Day Care, Office Buildings, and an array of other Commercial Developments. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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