CO-FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Sean Kia is a Co-Founder and Principal overseeing the Acquisitions, Dispositions and Portfolio Management of Tides Equities. Since founding the company in 2016, Mr. Kia has been integral in building a portfolio of over $1.4 Billion of real estate amounting to 9,100 units across Phoenix and California. Prior to his role as Co-Founder and Principal of Tides Equities, Mr. Kia worked for Benedict Canyon Equities (BCE), a National United States real estate investment company focusing on multifamily value add acquisitions in the United States. During his tenure at BCE, Mr. Kia was a lead underwriter for new acquisitions, and played a significant role in the portfolio management of BCE’s $2 billion portfolio. Prior to BCE, Mr. Kia contributed in managing a $4 Billion dollar portfolio for JRK Property Holdings, another National United States real estate investment company focusing on multifamily value add acquisitions in the United States. Mr. Kia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a concentration in Finance from Boston University School of Management.
CO-FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Ryan Andrade is a Co-Founder and Principal overseeing the Acquisitions, Dispositions and Portfolio Management of Tides Equities. Mr. Andrade co-founded the company in 2016 and has been essential in building a portfolio of over 9,100 units across Phoenix and California totaling over $1.4 Billion of real estate owned . Prior to his role as Co-Founder and Principal of Tides Equities, Mr. Andrade held a position as an Acquisitions Manager at TruAmerica Multifamily, a premier owner and operators of multifamily real estate in the United States. During his tenure at TruAmerica, Mr. Andrade worked on the acquisition of over $2 billion of value-add multifamily assets. Prior to TruAmerica, Mr. Andrade financed over $5B in loan proceeds with Freddie Mac Multifamily, first in an underwriting capacity and later through loan originations. Further relevant past positions include roles with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Sotheby’s International Realty. Mr. Andrade graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business-Economics and concentrations in Accounting and Entrepreneurship.
VICE PRESIDENT - INVESTMENTS
Noah Nudell has established a strong foundation in the multifamily industry through his many years of experience, bringing with him, a wealth of knowledge with respect to asset management, property operations, business planning, due diligence, acquisitions, claim management, and investor relations. Prior to his role as the VP of Investments at Tides Equities, Mr. Nudell worked at Gelt, Inc., a Los Angeles based investment firm specializing in value-add multifamily real estate investments across the Western United States. During his tenure with Gelt, Mr. Nudell played a leading role in the portfolio management of Gelt’s billion dollar portfolio, while also playing an integral role with respect to investor relations, construction management, due diligence, claim management, property acquisitions, and property dispositions. While Mr. Nudell was with the firm, he grew the department to a team of multiple asset managers and a construction manager, while establishing the pillars and the foundations of the asset management department. Mr. Nudell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco’s Honor’s Business Cohort Program, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
DIRECTOR - ACQUISITIONS
Jason Beckstrom serves as the Director of Acquisitions and is responsible for overseeing the company's multifamily investment activities across the Inland Empire, Arizona and Texas markets. Jason brings over 15 years of transactional commercial real estate experience and expertise to the team. Prior to joining Tides, Jason served as the Director of Multifamily Acquisitions for Dallas-based Westmount Realty Capital, where he was responsible for deal sourcing, underwriting, business plan development, due diligence, closing, and asset management activities. During his tenure at Westmount, Jason played an integral role in sourcing and closing over $300 million of multifamily assets across the greater DFW, San Antonio and Houston markets. In 2013, Jason joined Free Market Ventures, a Chicago-based real estate private equity fund focused on office, industrial and multifamily acquisitions and development in the Chicago area. In 2008, Jason joined Chicago-based JLL as an Associate and represented the following clients in an office leasing capacity: J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Aon, TIAA-CREF, Bank of America, Behringer Harvard, and Unitrin.
DIRECTOR - TRANSACTIONS & OPERATIONS
Susan Saelee brings a wealth of knowledge and real estate experience ranging from due diligence coordination, transaction management, loan and draw processing, business operations and administration, and asset management. Prior to her role as the Director of Transactions and Operations, Ms. Saelee worked for TruAmerica Multifamily, a real estate investment and management firm that specializes in value-add and manages over $9.5 billion in assets. Ms. Saelee began her tenure at TruAmerica as the Transactions and Compliance Coordinator before leaving the firm as the Operations Manager. While at TruAmerica, Ms. Saelee implemented and streamlined processes for the growing company while assisting in closing over $1.3 billion in Acquisitions, representing 8,788 units acquired and closed over $205 million in Dispositions, representing over 1,743 units sold. Ms. Saelee received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is an active member of the UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group.