Team

Sam Nathwani

Sam Nathwani

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT/LEASING ADVISORY CONSULTANT

Sam Nathwani is Management Consultant/Leasing Advisory Consultant at Cypress Office Properties where he leads the company’s overall leasing efforts. Sam has over 12 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining Cypress, Sam handled all aspects of leasing a portfolio of two million square feet of office properties for the Strategic Group, an owner of office, retail, and apartment assets across Canada. Sam received his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University.
Samantha Long

Samantha Long

ASSOCIATE, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Samantha Long is an Associate in Asset Management at Cypress Office Properties where she supports the corporate, construction, and leasing teams. Samantha is a graduate of the University of San Diego, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Real Estate. During her undergraduate studies, Samantha was a member of the Real Estate Society where she was able to further grow her network with other professionals in the industry. Prior to joining Cypress, Samantha worked for an electrical contractor as a Project Coordinator.
Sheree Metzer

SHEREE METZNER

VICE PRESIDENT, CONTROLLER

Sheree Metzner is Vice President, Controller at Cypress Office Properties where she oversees all aspects of financial and tax reporting, including financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, financial reporting and presentations, tax return preparation, and other financial and compliance functions. Prior to joining Cypress, Sheree spent 17 years in the real estate investment and construction industries, primarily with WCB Properties, where she handled all financial and tax reporting and analysis, loan compliance, budgeting, and cash flow analysis. Sheree is a CPA (inactive) who practiced public accounting for 15 years, primarily with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Newport Beach. Sheree received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy from Western Michigan University.
Matt Panebianco

Matt Panebianco

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Matt Panebianco is Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Cypress Office Properties. Matt has over 25 years of experience in asset management that has included the oversight of office, industrial and retail product. Prior to joining Cypress, Matt was Vice President of Asset Management for Locale Advisors, a value-add real estate firm specializing in the creative repositioning of office assets in San Diego. Prior to that, Matt led teams of real estate professionals with a few firms, including Colliers International, RREEF (a Deutsche Bank company), Transwestern and Qualcomm Incorporated. Matt received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with emphasis in Finance, from San Diego State University.
Mike Rijstenbil

Mike Rijstenbil

Vice President, Construction

Mike Rijstenbil is Vice President of Construction at Cypress Office Properties where he leads the company’s construction efforts for tenant improvements, redevelopments and renovations. Prior to joining Cypress, Mike spent seven years at The Irvine Company where he performed construction management services for the firm’s San Diego office assets. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University.
Ashley Ivy

Ashley Ivy

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Ashley Ivy is a Senior Associate in Asset Management at Cypress Office Properties where she supports the asset management team. Ashley is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate. During her undergraduate studies, Ashley worked at Keller Williams within their commercial real estate division.
Bob Brittingham

Bob Brittingham

Vice President, Acquisitions

Bob Brittingham is Vice President of Acquisitions at Cypress Office Properties where he focuses his efforts on the sourcing, underwriting, capitalization, due diligence and closing of the company’s investments. Bob has over 15 years of professional real estate experience which includes: investment/asset management of office, industrial, and retail, acquisition and development of multifamily assets, and brokerage and lending. Bob received his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of San Diego.
Athina Singer

Athina Singer

Vice President, Property Operations

Athina Singer is Vice President of Property Operations at Cypress Office Properties where she oversees all aspects of property operations including property management, financial reporting, loan administration, dispositions and other functions. Athina has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining Cypress, Athina handled acquisitions, land development, leasing, and property management for a Southern California-based real estate development firm. Athina received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Mark Wayne

Mark Wayne

Principal

Mark Wayne is a Co-Founder and Principal of Cypress Office Properties. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the advising, marketing, leasing, sale, and repositioning of over six million square feet of office properties. Prior to forming Cypress, Mark spent 20 years with San Diego based Burnham Real Estate where he guided local and institutional owners on existing product as well as ground-up development. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with emphases in Real Estate Finance and Entrepreneurship, from the University of Southern California. Mark is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP Mentorship Program.
Ron Lack

Ron Lack

Principal

Ron Lack is a Co-Founder and Principal of Cypress Office Properties. Ron has over 30 years of experience in institutional real estate acquisitions, asset management, development, and dispositions of office, R&D, flex, and retail properties. Prior to forming Cypress, Ron spent 20 years with several real estate investment companies, primarily with Newport Beach-based WCB Properties, overseeing investment portfolios ranging in size from one million to five million square feet in most major markets in the West and Southwest. Ron received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with emphases in Finance and Real Estate, from California State University, Fullerton. Ron is a LEED AP, and an active member of the Urban Land Institute.