Steve Wasserman is a prominent and well-respected attorney with a practice in Los Angeles, California. He is a founding partner in the law firm of Wasserman, Comden, Casselman, & Esensten, LLP. Mr. Wasserman’s law firm is one of the largest law firms headquartered in the San Fernando Valley. The firm has offices in Tarzana, Israel, and China.
Mr. Wasserman personally has a diverse portfolio of properties ranging from industrial buildings, to shopping centers, to multifamily properties, and office buildings. He has been involved in a myriad of real estate transactions. He earned a B.A in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1968. He graduated in 1973 from San Fernando Valley College of Law in Van Nuys, CA.
Steve oversees high level business decisions at Gelt such as Final acquisition approval, Financing, and disposition. He also provides legal services to the organization.
Keith Wasserman founded Gelt Inc. in 2008 during the height of the recession and financial meltdown. Mr. Wasserman has been involved in the acquisition of several commercial, industrial, and residential properties throughout Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Mr. Wasserman oversees the company’s operations, marketing, investor relations, acquisitions, leasing, development, and disposition services.
Mr. Wasserman graduated in 2007 from the University of Southern California from the Marshall School of Business. Mr. Wasserman is an avid golfer who belongs to El Caballero Country Club. He is a big brother in the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. He also leads Gelt’s charitable giving program.
As one of the founding partners of Gelt Inc. Damian Langere has lead the company’s growth from a single $150K fourplex, into over $750M in real estate transactions. Mr.Langere speciality is value add opportunities by enhancing operational efficiencies, and re-branding assets to appeal to the growing millennial renter generation.
While working closely with onsite managers to enhance operational efficiencies Damian realized a great opportunity to build a powerful payment and financing technology to give renters who lived in Gelt properties flexible payment options, such as move-in financing. This idea was developed into Domuso.com and has now grown well beyond Gelt’s portfolio. Mr.Langere see’s the entire rental payment industry stuck in the stone-age era of paper checks, money orders, and stringent due dates. Domuso is growing into a formidable brand within the multifamily industry, and is poised to be the leading payment and financing platform for apartment renters nationwide.
Mr. Langere graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004 with a double degree in Environmental Science and Geography. In his free time Damian enjoys playing tennis, back country backpacking, international travel, and (more recently) sailing.
As COO, Jeff is responsible for all key operational functions of the organization. Since joining Gelt in April of 2013, Mr. Harris has been involved with the acquisition of over 3,500 units valued at over $475 million. Jeff’s objective is identifying opportunities that provide Gelt’s investor with stable cash on cash returns, while also achieving equity preservation and enhancement. Jeff graduated from the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a B.S. in Finance.
Jialu (George) Wu, Esq.
Originally from Shanghai, China, Jialu Wu has been actively involved in the acquisition, operation, marketing, development and disposition of multifamily apartments. Mr. Wu's primary role is to oversee and coordinate with Gelt's Asian business partners and investors, mainly from China. As an attorney, Jialu has solved many legal and business issues for Gelt and its Asian investors. Since joining Gelt in 2013, he has helped Gelt raise over $51,000,000 from China with the acquisition of over 2,400 apartment units, valued at over $260,000,000. Mr. Wu has an outstanding academic background. He received his JD and LLM from Washington University in St Louis. He also has an LLM from the University of San Francisco and an LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law.
Senior Transaction Manager
Pamela has worked in the real estate and corporate departments of national law firms and in the banking industry for the past 24 years. Pamela has been with Gelt, Inc. since its inception and is an integral part of the Team. Pamela coordinates the acquisition and disposition of Gelt’s properties and insures the legal compliance of all of the transactions. Pamela received her B.A and Paralegal degree (with Honors) from UCLA and has a California Real Estate Broker’s License and a (NMLS) National Mortgage License.
Director of Asset Management
In his role as Asset Mangement Director, Noah is actively involved in the day to day operations of Gelt's multifamily portfolio. To date, Noah has overseen the management of over 2,400 units valued in excess of $250 million. Noah's primary responsibilty is to execute Gelt's business plan on a property level by approving and editing budgets, monitoring operations at all Gelt properties, conducting weekly calls with regional and property managers, analzying property financials, negotiating contracts with outside vendors, overseeing the completion of Gelt capital projects, and ensuring that expected returns and goals are achieved. Noah is also responsible for assisting in the due diligence process when Gelt enters into contract for the acquisition of a new property. Noah graduated from the University of San Francisco's Honor's Business Program Magna Cum Laude in 2009.
Deanna L Farnell
Deanna Farnell is a Financial Executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, human resources, organizational systems, budgeting and forecasting, audit, IPO, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and financial management. She has direct experience in Real Estate, local government, non-profits, Fortune 500 public accounting, manufacturing, and private industry. She received her undergrad from Cal State University Northridge with extended courses in Accounting and Finance at UCLA. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Deanna brings a unique combination of accounting/finance background and information technology savy. Instrumental in the successful implementation of several ERP systems and integration of information in any capacity that makes the process more efficient and effective.
Investor Relations Manager
Noelle has been an integral part of the Gelt team since 2012, with her main focus being the investors. Noelle is the liaison between Gelt and its many investors, while also seeing to the corporate formation and governance of the numerous limited liability companies under the Gelt umbrella. Noelle received her JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL and her BA from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communications.
Rachel Farnell is currently a senior standing double major (Marketing & BHP) double minor (Quality Assurance & Management) at California State University, Northridge. Since joining the Gelt team in August 2016 she has embraced her executive assistant position. She has been a key coordinator in ensuring that the Gelt transition into their new office has run as smooth as possible. Rachel has recently taken over the responsibility of updating the Gelt website to reflect accurate investor information and make sure content is updated regularly. Her primary responsibility is to assist the CFO with investor files and Quickbook entries as well as assist with the essential day-to-day office responsibilities.
Kristine comes to Gelt with over 19 years of diverse accounting and organizational experience. She has been responsible for A/R, A/P, G/L, Payroll, Banking and financial reporting. Her time management capabilities are equal to her knowledge and understanding of accounting and she offers great customer service both internal and external to the company. Kristine is a welcomed member to the team and brings with her a friendly can-do attitude and is willing to pitch in wherever and whenever necessary. In her free time, Kristine loves to spend time with her two daughters and actively plays tennis.
Asset and Acquisitions Coordinator
Josh Satin is a two time All-American baseball player who was drafted by the New York Mets after completing his degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2008. Josh played parts of four MLB seasons before retiring in 2016 and joining the Gelt team. Josh brings with him many years of organized team development and support and will be an asset to Gelt in growing not only our asset management and acquisition departments, but will be instrumental in being an advocate in building investor relations.