GPG Advisers Launches Executive Search Business with the Addition of Bernie Ocampo as Managing Director - July 12, 2017
GPG Advisers is pleased to announce that Bernie Ocampo has joined the company as a Managing Director and will lead the firm’s newly-established executive search platform. Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years of experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. Mr. Ocampo will be based in GPG Advisers' corporate offices located in Irvine, California.
Prior to joining GPG Advisers, Mr. Ocampo served as Principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm focused on commercial real estate. Mr. Ocampo’s diverse real estate experience includes multidisciplinary and cross-functional exposure in executive search, consulting, alternative investment management (private equity, pension fund advisory, investment banking, life insurance and commercial bank), developer, operator, property management and brokerage. Bernie had previous affiliations with best in class firms such as Prudential Real Estate Investors, GE Capital, Colony Capital and Trammell Crow Company. His education includes an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from University of Washington.
“GPG Advisers is committed to serving the real estate community in ways that creates long term value”, Scott Morey, Executive Director of GPG Advisers, noted. “Bernie’s reputation and successful executive recruiting track record in our industry complements our existing service lines and provides a foundation to help our current and future clients in unique ways.”
Jim Carr, Executive Director of GPG Advisers, adds, “Bernie has a terrific reputation in the industry. Having him join the GPG family and help launch our executive search platform is an exceptional part of our quest to fulfill the needs of our clients in the real estate and alternative investment industries.”
Mr. Ocampo added, "I am very excited to join GPG Advisers given its reputation for exceptional client-centric services. The new executive search platform is a strategic expansion of the firm’s integrated suite of services. GPG Advisers is uniquely positioned to provide synergistic human capital and technology solutions as real estate and alternative investor clients increasingly experience unprecedented organizational growth challenges.”
Scott Morey joins GPG Advisers as an Executive Director - March 6, 2017
GPG Advisers is pleased to announce that Scott Morey, a former executive of General Growth Properties ("GGP"), has joined the company as an Executive Director. Mr. Morey who will be based in Chicago, has close to 30 years of experience in real estate, technology and operations.
Prior to joining GPG Advisers, Mr. Morey served as Executive Vice President responsible for digital marketing, creative, information technology and infrastructure at GGP. Prior to joining GGP, Scott served as a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal where he led their European real estate practice. Additional positions held by Scott include Chief Information Officer at Equity Office Properties as well as a former Partner at Ernst & Young LLP.
Jim Carr, Executive Director of GPG Advisers, noted, "We are extremely excited to have Scott join the leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that is tremendously valuable to our existing and future clients. GPG Advisers is committed to providing outstanding service to the real estate industry."
Mr. Morey added, "In the last several years, GPG Advisers has established an outstanding brand in the real estate industry as one of the only firms where the majority of personnel have direct industry experience combined with a culture focused on creating value to its clients in innovative ways. I am very pleased to join them as an Executive Director and continue to drive innovation and value in an unparalleled fashion."
Quinn Munton, Executive Director of GPG Advisers, adds "Our longstanding relationship with Scott makes his joining the logical step in the growth of our brand. Scott's energy and creativity are a welcome and exciting addition."
GPG Advisers Merges with Lupine Partners - January 12, 2016
GPG Advisers is pleased to announce the merger with Lupine Partners, a Dallas-based real estate consulting firm, for an undisclosed price. Lupine specializes in Yardi evaluation and implementation services, as well as on-going support and business process optimization. Complementing GPG's current offerings and expertise across multiple real estate product lines and verticals, Lupine's team contributes significant experience and Yardi Voyager product knowledge.
The two companies have a collaborative history, and going forward, the combined offering of Yardi consulting services will transition to a new name of "GPG Lupine Partners", in recognition of the strong brand awareness associated with Lupine's experience and client base. David Wolfe, the founder and president of Lupine Partners, will continue to serve as president of the Yardi operation. Commenting on the transaction, David states, "Our two companies have been working together with mutual clients for years. It only made sense to merge our two organizations into one consulting organization to provide a larger, one-stop roster of consulting talent for our clients."
In addition to organic growth, mergers and acquisitions in recent years have given GPG substantial in-house experience with many product lines in the real estate space. Jim Carr, Executive Director of GPG Advisers, adds, "We've collaborated in the past and highly respect David Wolfe and his team. Having the Lupine organization now in the GPG Advisers family provides us with an immediate advantage in meeting our clients' needs."
Expanding GPG Advisers's Footprint in the Alternative Investment Market - December 18, 2014
GPG Advisers is pleased to announce the formation of Lionpoint Group (http://www.lionpointgroup.com/). Lionpoint Group is a spin out organization from GPG Advisers that provides advisory and consultancy service capabilities and expertise in the Alternative Investments arena. The company will be managed by Jim Carr, Nick Moore and Jonathan Balkin. Carr and Balkin will oversee the North American operations and Moore will oversee the organization's European and international markets. This leadership team successfully created and built the Alternative Investments practice at GPG Advisers and the company will remain closely aligned with GPG, continuing to work collaboratively and share resources as warranted.
Jim Carr, Executive Director states, "Client demand for alternative investments consulting services that provide a combination of strategic and technical expertise continues to grow. Creating an organization dedicated to the Alternative Investments market is very timely given the continuing regulatory and reporting challenges faced by our clients." Nick Moore, Executive Director states, "Servicing both GPs and LPs within the Alternatives market requires consulting resources with deep practical industry expertise as well as a sound working knowledge of the various technology products available. On top of this clients are demanding global partners who can assist them with operational improvements wherever they have business operations or investments. I couldn't be happier to form an organization that has clear growth plans that fulfills such critical needs in the Alternative Investment space."
The alternative investments environment is changing rapidly and firms are under increasing pressure to provide stakeholders with more information in shorter time periods at a lower cost. At the same time regulatory changes and increased pressure for transparency are leading to more complex and time consuming reporting and analytics by both managers and investors.
Lionpoint Group is a global advisory firm that understands the entire alternative investment lifecycle and has the experience and resources to help clients transform their business operations into an efficient operating model. The business model combines the talents of industry leaders and experts in service delivery to assist clients in achieving operational efficiencies and excellence through structure, process and technology. The organization provides project-based services in several key areas including business consulting, technology implementations, and front to back office operational improvement. Global clients include general partners, advisors and administrators and limited partners such as sovereigns and pensions, endowments and trusts, and family offices.
GPG Advisers Acquires Palazzo, Inc. - April 3, 2014
Expanding GPG’s domestic and International JD Edwards real estate consulting and development footprint
GPG Advisers is pleased to announce the acquisition of Palazzo Inc. (Palazzo), a Denver-based JD Edwards real estate consulting firm and Oracle certified partner for an undisclosed price. Jim Carr, Executive Director of GPG Advisers states, “Client demand for real estate consulting services that provides combined strategic and technical expertise continues to grow. Bringing Palazzo under the GPG Advisers umbrella provides GPG with immediate strategic advantage in our ability to meet this need.”
Ira Frosch, President of Palazzo states, “Combining Palazzo’s many years of experience with the dynamic consulting and strategic planning of GPG Advisers will result in increased value and one-stop shopping for our clients. We couldn’t be happier to join with an organization that has a stellar reputation and clear growth plans that Palazzo resources can assist to fulfill.”
GPG Advisers is an integrated professional services firm focused on front to back office strategy, structure, process and technology advisory and delivery services within the real estate and alternative investments industries. GPG specializes in providing services to owners, builders and operators of real estate and investors, General Partners, Limited Partners and fund managers, leveraging their team of industry experts and proven solutions. Ira Frosch, owner of Palazzo, will join GPG as an Executive Director and lead the organization’s JD Edwards practice. Palazzo will redirect its focus towards software sales to support the operations of GPG.
About GPG Advisers GPG began forming their team of experienced industry leaders in 2009. GPG is committed to providing a team of talented and qualified professionals to its clients.
About Palazzo Palazzo was created in 1995 as a JD Edwards and Oracle Integration Business Partner and Value Added Reseller specializing in Engineering, Construction, Professional Services, and Real Estate Management. Palazzo has performed work with over 140 clients in more than 20 countries.