It is important to align yourself with individuals who are intelligent, hard working and have high integrity. Having been associated with Mike for over 45 years and more recently working with Alex, I am certain that they possess those qualities.
Founded in 2006, TwinRock and its principals have invested nearly
in real estate with high net-worth, ultra-high-net-worth, family offices and institutional partners.
Our mission is to offer attractive and diverse investments with above average returns.
Guided by Integrity, Seeking Excellence.
TwinRock seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns primarily through the acquisition and redevelopment of commercial and residential real estate properties.
The company will strive to mitigate risk during the holding period through intense oversight and control of the process, including acquisitions, construction, property management, leasing and sale.
greater than $10MM
Multi-Family, Multi-Tenant Office/Industrial, Retail
TwinRock is willing to pay the buy side commission and allow brokers to invest in the acquisition.
Well-located growing population centers, Below replacement cost, Will consider land purchase option payments with back-end profit sharing, Value enhancement through entitlement and repositioning
Michael L. Meyer
Michael L. Meyer retired as managing partner of the E & Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group of Ernst & Young LLP (EYKL) Orange County Office on September 30, 1998. Having started with Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Los Angeles in 1963, Mr. Meyer has been active in the Southern California and national real estate industry for more than 40 years. He was a key partner in growing the firm to become the largest group of real estate accounting and consulting professionals in the nation.
Mr. Meyer and partners have invested in shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, multi-family projects, residential tract and condominium developments, mortgages, public storage properties and land developments. He also was a member of two entities that acquired Japanese non-performing real estate bank loans and an office building in Japan.
For outstanding achievements in the real estate industry and community, Mr. Meyer was inducted into the California Building Industry Foundation Hall of Fame in June 1999. He was named the 1999 Chapman University Distinguished Research Awardee, and he was the 1998 recipient of the University of California Irvine (UCI) Graduate School of Management Real Estate Program Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Meyer has been honored by the United Way (Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award) and City of Hope (Spirit of Life Award). He and his wife Nancy received the Humanitarian Award by the British American Business Council in 2005 and they are members of the United Way Tocqueville National Society.
Mr. Meyer is a board member of Opus Bank, KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT, KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT and founder and board member emeritus of the Orange County Forum. He was previously a director of City National Corporation and City National Bank, William Lyon Homes, Paladin Realty Income Properties, the Building Industry Alliance Foundation; chair of the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society; chair of the advisory board of the real estate program and current executive advisory board member of the UCI Paul Merage Graduate School of Business-Center for Real Estate; Associate of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and trustee of South Coast Repertory Theatre. He also is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and American Institute and California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
He also is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and American Institute and California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA). He graduated from the University of Iowa.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Philips is a co-founder of TwinRock and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm’s investment strategy including the development of new investment opportunities, portfolio management and the company’s operations. Prior to forming TwinRock Partners, Mr. Philips was employed with GE Capital as a Director in the North American Equity Investments group. He was an inaugural member of the GE Real Estate Associate Relationship Manager Training Program and the youngest member promoted to Director in the North American Equity Investments group.
Prior to joining GE Mr. Philips was employed at Professional Real Estate Services (PRES) as a Senior Associate in the Acquisition & Investments team, with a primary focus on office and industrial properties as well as multi-family and retail. He was responsible for pursuing new investment opportunities, return and valuation analysis, contract negotiations, due diligence coordination, market analysis, investor relations, and debt financing.
Prior to moving to the west coast he worked in New York for Aareal Bank AG as a Senior Financial Analyst, where he underwrote over $750 million of multi-family, office, retail, hotel and other real estate assets. Mr. Philips also spent nearly four years at Goldman Sachs as an Intermediate Analyst and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette as an Analyst in Wealth Management Services, where he successfully obtained the NASD – Series 7, 24, & 63 Licenses.
Mr. Philips received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from State University of New York at Albany and has a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University with advanced study of international business at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKST) in Hong Kong, China and Austral University (IAE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a licensed broker in the State of California and has had professional affiliations with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Chief Administrative Officer
Shelley is responsible for all TwinRock Management business operations and ensures the company has effective operational and financial procedures in place. Additionally, Shelley oversees all TwinRock Management employees in the field.
Shelley joined TwinRock in January 2013 as Controller and is now responsible for overseeing the company’s functions in accounting, financial reporting, management and administration. Prior to joining TwinRock, she worked in Real Estate accounting for land developers, builders and investors. Shelley received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University.
Senior VP of Operations
Gahtlin is responsible for increasing the revenue and profitability of all existing properties and providing due diligence on all new opportunities. Additionally, he assists Shelley in overseeing all TwinRock Management employees in the field.
Prior to rejoining TwinRock Management, Gahtlin worked for HomeUnion as Disposition Analyst and Construction Manager where he oversaw all dispositions and construction in 13 markets nationally. From 2013-2016, Gahtlin served as Associate Director of Property Management for TwinRock where he oversaw the single-family home portfolios. Gahtlin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and Master’s in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.
Housing Fund Advisors
Housing Fund Advisor
Max L. Gardner is the President and CEO of Orange County United Way (OCUW). A former OCUW Board member and Tocqueville Society Co-Chair, Mr. Gardner was appointed President and CEO in July 2011.
Prior to joining OCUW, Mr. Gardner was President of Irvine Company Apartment Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Irvine Company. In this role, Mr. Gardner was responsible for all aspects of the company business including development, construction, acquisitions, property management, and finance. Mr. Gardner retired from the Irvine Company in July of 2010 after 11 years of service.
Housing Fund Advisor
Joe Hanauer, as principal of Combined Investments, LLC, directs investments in real estate and related businesses. He is also Chairman of the Board of Move, Inc., operator of Realtor.com (NASDAQ “MOVE”), and other leading residential real estate internet sites.
Mr. Hanauer was also Chairman and CEO of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, where he was responsible for developing residential brokerage, franchising, and mortgage-related business. Among other honors, Mr. Hanauer was granted the National Association of Realtors 2010 Distinguished Service Award.
Housing Fund Advisor
Adam Markman serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Equity Commonwealth, a publicly traded real estate investment trust.
Before joining Equity Commonwealth, Mr. Markman served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors, Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif., based real estate research firm. Mr. Markman was a member of Green Street’s Board of Directors, and currently sits on Mark IV Capital’s Board of Directors. He is also is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
What Investors Are Saying
Partner, Kenneth Leventhal & Co and Ernst & Young LLP (ret.)
Insurance Company Executive (ret.)
As a retired insurance company executive, I have always been focused on the risks associated with the investments that I make. Although real estate has attractive upsides, it also comes with risks, especially for an investor who might not be completely attuned to the ebb and flow real estate assets. Mike and Alex have demonstrated experience and expertise in real estate investing, and while no investment is totally without risk, I am confident that they will minimize the risks associated with their funds and will manage the assets intelligently to maximize the returns for their investors.
Spring Creek Investors
We manage a portfolio of wide-ranging investments and we recently decided to diversify into multi-family real estate opportunities. We are very satisfied with TwinRock Partners and the real estate investments they have made under the guidance of Mike and Alex. They have deep experience in real estate, their research is top notch, and together with their professional staff, they make a great team.
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
As someone who has spent most of his professional career advising others on investments and wealth management, I am obviously careful about my own investment portfolio and with whom I invest. Not only do I feel completely comfortable investing in real estate with TwinRock Partners, but I am confident that Mike and Alex will continue to offer their investors solid opportunities for attractive returns over the longer term. I trust them and I like their strategy.
Estate Planning Attorney
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to invest with Mike and Alex who have proven themselves to be trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. I appreciate the regular cash flow and periodic equity return. I look forward to capitalizing on their foresight with investments and future projects.
One thing that I have learned during my career as an executive and entrepreneur is that there are as many opportunities to fail as there are to succeed. I have always preferred success, so when I decided to broaden my investment portfolio, I selected TwinRock Partners because I know that Mike and Alex have been very successful with their investment funds.
Board Member and Volunteer
I am happy with the results from my TRP investments. I am pleased by their professionalism and responsiveness. I believe my strongest recommendation is my investing behavior – I invested in TRP, and I continue to invest with TRP. I am now invested in five TRP offerings.
Associate Partner, NAI Commercial Properties, Tulsa, OK
Alex reached out to us to find an off-market project in the greater Tulsa area that fit the TwinRock model. After finding a suitable property for them and hearing more about their plans, we felt like this was a terrific opportunity to partner with TwinRock. We felt the combination of an exceptional location near a large medical park, the price at which they were ultimately able to negotiate in their favor, and the level of strategic capital improvements based on their substantial market research that there was a significant opportunity to improve value and we couldn’t pass it up.
Chief Executive Officer, Silverback Advisors
Going into any investment with some skepticism has proven to be prudent. TwinRock took the time to answer questions and provide relevant breadth and depth of research to assist me in making my investment decision. I have been impressed with their consistent record and detailed quarterly reporting. Finally, having quick access to either Mike or Alex to answer questions has added to a level of trust that is not easy to find in the fund investment arena.
Senior Land Advisor, WD Land
I value my association with TwinRock Partners and rely on their investment advice. If I have questions about which of their fund opportunities makes the most sense for me, I am confident that their answer will always be the one that best fits my personal investment goals. I trust them unequivocally because very few people have a better grasp of real estate values and investments than Mike and Alex.
ROBERT S. BRUNSWICK
Chief Executive Officer, Buchanan Street Partners
As an active investor at Buchanan Street, I am regularly making and evaluating real estate investment opportunities. I’ve diversified my own portfolio by investing with TwinRock, as I have been impressed with their investments predictable cash flow, excellent value basis and geographic diversification. Of equal importance to me is their transparency of information sharing and thoroughness of quarterly reports.
Sr. Vice President/Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital
I have known Mike and Alex independently for over a decade. They are honest, hard-working and transparent, and have delivered great results in the investments I have made with them. As a commercial mortgage banker, I tend to scrutinize real estate deals heavily before I invest. The TwinRock deals have looked good on paper and the results have been in line with their projections. I would both continue to invest with them and refer to people I know.
Entrepreneur/Real Estate Investor
With real estate prices what they are in California today, it’s very difficult if not nearly impossible to find an investment opportunity, especially in the coastal areas, that makes sense unless you are extremely wealthy or have access to capital from an outside source. For this reason, I like TwinRock’s strategy to acquire multifamily properties outside of California in markets where selected real estate assets are still relatively affordable and the upside metrics are attractive for investors such as myself. I know that when Mike and Alex acquire one of these properties, they have done their homework based on their many years of investment experience and success.
Former CEO of The Irvine Company Apartments and Community Development
I am a recent investor with TwinRock and I appreciate the personal touch that I get from Mike and Alex. My investment goal is to find opportunities outside of California where it’s not so competitive and where I can secure solid investments that provide a decent yield at lower risk with good upside potential and asset appreciation over time. My investment with TwinRock has met my goal with flying colors and I would certainly invest with them again.
Partner, WD Land
As a banker and then a land broker, my career has revolved around real estate as both an asset and an investment. When I invest in real estate for my personal portfolio, I want to work with someone who knows real estate as well as I do, if not better. Why I value working with TwinRock Partners is that I know Mike and Alex are highly knowledgeable about real estate assets as an investment and have a steady hand on the operating performance of their funds. As the name of their firm implies, they are solid.
Partner, Kenneth Leventhal & Co and Ernst & Young LLP (ret.)
I have known Mike Meyer for over 30 years on both a professional and personal level. I met Alex Phillips five years ago when I began my association with TwinRock Partners as an investor in numerous real estate ventures. Mike possess superior knowledge and has vast experience in the real estate industry. More importantly, beyond their professionalism and competency, I trust Mike and Alex with my capital. Honesty, integrity, trust and transparency are key attributes that they bring to the table. I have referred prospective investors and I will continue to invest with TwinRock Partners.
Director, Silas Pty Ltd, Casuarina, NSW, Australia
Michael and I have known each other since the mid-1980’s. I have the greatest respect for Michael’s personal integrity and for his property related knowledge. I met Alex when I commenced investing with TwinRock a few years ago. I find him to be experienced, highly motivated, friendly and approachable. Together, Michael and Alex make a dynamic team. I have invested with TwinRock because I believe their investment model offers a rare combination that is risk averse while still offering strong returns. TwinRock has always delivered on prospectus forecasts seamlessly. I am looking forward to the next deal.
Managing Partner, Skinner Fouch & Olson LLP
I allocate a portion of my net worth to special purpose investments in industries I know and understand. I have been in the real estate industry for my entire career with exposure to many analytical approaches. It is my desire to invest with sponsors that are rigorous in their due diligence for my reliance. I trust that TwinRock undertakes comprehensive market and asset due diligence before each acquisition.
Chief Executive Officer, Stacked
What attracted me to TwinRock was my relationship with Mike Meyer, who I knew had exceptional knowledge about real estate and very high integrity. What convinced me to invest with TwinRock was their disciplined approach to the selection of properties for their portfolio. I appreciated their strict adherence to very sensible selection criteria, and I appreciated the very fair structure of their partnerships. My experience with Mike and Alex has exceeded my expectations. They are very strategic in their approach and very good communicators. I look forward to continuing to invest with them in the future.
As a long time investor in real estate limited partnerships, I was introduced to TwinRock Partners by a previous contact in this area. After investing in a number of their projects, I have been impressed by their continual search for investment opportunities and their ability to find them. The attention to detail in structuring each investment and subsequent management has resulted in returns on investment in line with projections. TwinRock Partners delivers.
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