Our partners have been responsible for in excess of 15 million square feet of entitlement, development, leasing and sales of buildings over the past 30+ years with a valuation in excess of $3 billion. The firm’s executives are experienced in a wide array of property types, with considerable hands-on experience working at the property level. Their backgrounds include investment, management, development, finance, property management, marketing, planning and construction.
JASON KROTTS, Founder and Principal
Prior to founding REDA, Mr. Krotts was a Vice President of acquisition and development for Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, a nationally recognized real estate investment and development company based in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining Lowe Enterprises, Mr. Krotts began his real estate career with CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest globally integrated full service commercial real estate company. Mr. Krotts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communications from Chapman University. In 2007, Mr. Krotts was recognized by Southern California Real Estate Magazine as one of the “Top 30 under 30.
BILL GOLTERMANN, Founder and Principal
Prior to founding REDA, Mr. Goltermann held management positions with public real estate development firms, Chelsea Property Group and McDonnell Douglas Realty Group, as well as private Southern California based real estate developers, Lowe Enterprises, The Irvine Company and Litchfield Advisors. Mr. Goltermann has completed several large build-to-suit office-campus projects for Fortune 100 firms. Throughout his career he has been responsible for over $2 billion in commercial, institutional and retail development. Mr. Goltermann earned a BS degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr. Goltermann is on the board of directors of a closely held manufacturing firm based in the Chicago area and the Southern California Children’s Chorus, based in Newport Beach.
JEFF JOHNSTON, Senior Vice President Development
Prior to joining REDA, Mr. Johnston served as the managing general partner for Johnston-Alexander & Associates, L. P., a design-build general contractor focused on industrial developments throughout Southern California. In that role, Mr. Johnston oversaw all aspects of site evaluations, entitlements acquisitions, design development, cost estimating, value engineering and construction management. During his tenure at JAA and its predecessor, Mr. Johnston was involved in the construction of over twelve million square feet of industrial and commercial buildings. Mr. Johnston earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Johnston is a licensed member of the State Bar of California, and a California licensed General Contractor.
CHAD MANISTA, Vice President
Chad Manista is project manager assisting with the acquisition, design, entitlement, financing and construction of projects. Mr. Manista holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California where he was selected to be a member of the NAIOP USC vs UCLA Real Estate Challenge team. Prior to REDA and USC, Mr. Manista worked for Holland Partner Group, a multi-family developer and national construction companies, Suffolk Construction and Poole Construction Limited (PCL). Mr. Manista received a B.S. in Building Construction Management from Purdue University.