We’re a culture of family people, with an enormous commitment to creating long-term relationships with our investors, and problem-solving for them in ways that are relevant and perhaps even innovative.
— Paul E. Slye, President, Vukota Real Estate
Tom A. Vukota
CEO & Founder
We are a team of highly experienced professionals who thrive on momentum and optimism. We invest materially alongside our limited partners in every transaction upon which we engage.
Mr. Vukota founded Vukota Capital Management in 2010 and has 20+ years of experience in the investment industry, possessing diverse real estate investment and asset management experience. Tom was previously a Managing Director at Manulife Financial’s (parent of John Hancock) alternative asset management division where he spent 10+ years and was also head of Real Estate Private Equity. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Vermont, is a Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Financial Analyst. In addition, he is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, the National Apartment Association, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and the Urban Land Institute.
Paul E. Slye
President, Vukota Real Estate
Mr. Slye has 30+ years of experience in the real estate industry. Paul was previously a Co-Founder and Managing Member of Brentwood Capital Partners (BCP) which was established in 2005. BCP is a full-service real estate investment, development and management company investing across a broad spectrum of asset classes and markets. Prior to that, Paul was a Director of AEW Capital Management with responsibility for the management of equity investments in public and private companies with valuation in excess of $1.7 billion, the recapitalization and sale of a portfolio company, and new equity investments of over $400 million. Furthermore, Paul has led the development of a $550 million national property portfolio, and a $220 million commercial mortgage banking portfolio on behalf of a regulated financial institution and a private regional developer.
Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and is a licensed real estate broker. In addition, he is an active member of numerous educational fundraising entities, the Urban Land Institute, the Westside YMCA, Echo Horizon School, John Tracy Clinic, and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cozza has 15+ years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He has originated and completed numerous M&A and financing transactions, as well as corporate valuations. Gino was previously a Managing Director of a Canadian investment bank. Gino possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, and MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Raskina has 30+ years of diversified experience in Public Accounting. Lloyd overseas the accounting, finance, investment reporting and risk management for Vukota Capital Management and its subsidiaries. Lloyd has extensive experience in real estate structuring, tax planning, cross border transactions and real estate investing. He was previously a senior manager of a Big 4 accounting firm, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Chartered Public Accountant and member of the CPA Institute of Canada.
Paul B. Evans
General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Evans has over 15 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, rehabilitations, dispositions, and financings. Mr. Evans most recently operated his own law firm dedicated to providing legal, corporate, tax, and real estate services to a wide variety of corporate clients. Paul has also acted as corporate counsel for various real estate and development companies, assisting with acquisitions, contracts, and debt and equity financings. Paul earned a BA from the University of Northern Colorado and his JD and LLM (Tax) from the University of Denver.
Managing Director, Acquisitions
Mr. Davine has 30+ years of experience in executing real estate acquisitions and performing asset management, particularly in the multi-family sector. Greg was previously a captive consultant to the Pauls Real Estate Opportunity Fund III where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring and underwriting commercial properties for an alternative lending fund. Prior to that, Vice President of Special Assets at CoBiz Bank, and Senior Vice President at Aries Capital. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the University of Denver.
Josh S. Suter
Mr. Suter has 15+ years of experience in the investment industry. Josh is a Managing Partner of multiple affiliated companies that currently control significant water assets along the South Platte River Basin in North-Eastern Colorado. Josh previously managed a broker dealer which specialized in niche equity and debt private placements across multiple industries, with an emphasis on real estate and water rights. Josh holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Western State University, and has held series 6, 7, 24, 39 and 63 FINRA licenses.
Dan brings over 20 years of experience in debt and equity finance, acquisitions, asset management, and financial modeling within a variety of industries, including; oil field services, commercial real estate, and banking. Prior to joining Vukota, Dan was Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance with CoreFirst Bank & Trust. He also served as Director of Capital Development for Real Capital Solutions, where he expanded debt and equity relationships to fund opportunistic and value-add acquisitions totaling over $350 million in capitalization. In addition, Dan acted as Vice President of finance, completing due diligence, forecasting, and budgeting for a merger of four oil and gas field service companies. Prior to that, he started his career in commercial real estate, where he was Vice President – Producer with Northmarq Capital, and Financial Strategist with Corum Real Estate Group. Overall, he has managed various aspects of over eighty transactions totaling nearly $1.0 billion in capitalization. Dan earned a BBA in Real Estate – Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Wilbur F. Lin
Mr. Lin has 10+ years of experience in real estate investment, development and management. Wilbur previously served as Senior Vice President at Brentwood Capital Partners, where he was responsible for asset management, financial analysis and underwriting of all prospective acquisitions. Prior to that, Wilbur was Senior Asset Manager at Gilmore Associates, and Senior Financial Analyst at Pacifica Capital Group. Wilbur received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Vice President & Senior Investment Analyst
Mr. Valicek has 14+ years of experience in the investment industry as an investment and credit analyst. Michael was previously an Equity Analyst at Veritas Investment Research. Prior to that, he held investment and credit analyst positions at Acuity Investment Management and CIBC. Michael holds an Honors Economics and Business degree from York University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.
Patti has extensive experience working with Vukota Capital’s investors and clients, assisting with documentation, banking and fund distributions. Previously, she was Administrative Assistant to the SVP of Marketing at CIBC, Adult Social Director at a Northern Ontario resort, liaised with clients at CPA firms and worked in the credit department at TD bank. Patti holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Windsor.
Director of Finance & Administration
Chavala will serve as a Director of Finance & Administration. Chavala brings 15+ years of experience in the key areas of finance, administration, and offshore investment management, and holds a Master’s of Science from the University of Liverpool. Chavala shares our core values and goals of providing “Best in Class” service to both our internal and external stakeholder base.
Marketing Coordinator & Office Manager
Ms Son has over 3 years of professional marketing experience. Sophany previously was the Administrative and Marketing Assistant for a small business, where she was responsible for creating, implementing and designing marketing campaigns. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a minor in Marketing.
The most important thing, to me, is that we do the same things for our investors that we would do for ourselves and our families. Well-diversified approaches and strategies will achieve better outcomes over time.
— Tom A. Vukota, Founder
Vukota’s investment culture centers around four key tenets:
Generate stable returns by combining proven strategies that produce capital gains, income, minimize volatility and offer true diversification.
Avoidance of permanent capital loss by investing in stable, dominant, cash flowing assets and businesses trading at reasonable valuations.
Wealth of experience in alternative investments with expertise in fundamental equity analysis, real estate investing, execution of complex trading strategies, and active portfolio management.
ALIGNMENT OF INTERESTS
Majority of the investment team’s net worth is invested on the same terms and conditions as clients.
Vukota Capital Management is proud to partner with the following organizations: