"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual." Vince Lombardi
Mr. Mitchell is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Crown Acquisitions, Inc., and is the person responsible for the firm’s vision, direction and global strategy. His experience includes over two decades of acquiring, developing, managing, operating and disposing of real property.
Mr. Mitchell has spearheaded projects in a number of asset classes, including the following: both value-add and core plus student housing projects, conventional apartment communities, multi-unit developments, commercial office buildings, and high-end single-family residences. He is integrally involved in every aspect of the lifecycles of Crown’s respective projects, from identifying desirable targets, to sourcing debt and equity funding, to acquisition and operation, and ultimately disposition.
Previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Orange County, Mr. Mitchell currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Global One and Pacific One Chapters. He is currently enrolled in the Columbia Business School Advanced Management Program.
Mr. Mitchell is also dedicated to community development and has volunteered hundreds of hours to various programs designed to improve the community and its youth. He is the co-founder of SoCal Divers, Inc., a (501c3) nonprofit youth sports organization focused on developing and fostering children’s leadership skills, goal setting and community involvement through sports.
In his free time, he is an active member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Search and Rescue Team.
Mr. Serad is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for all Investment matters within the firm. Mr. Serad oversees the lifecycle of all of CAI’s investments, with a specific concentration on financial analysis, evaluation and performance.
Prior to Crown Acquisitions, Inc., Mr. Serad was a Senior Acquisition Profitability Analyst on Hyundai Capital America's FP&A team. Responsible for supporting the acquisition team with profitability analysis for product, pricing, and policy decisions; Mr. Serad lead Consumer ROA management by developing targets, ensuring data consistency, highlighting relevant trends, and leading discussion with operations partners and leadership about long-term profitability goals.
Prior to his role on the FP&A team, Mr. Serad was a Capital Markets Analyst within the Treasury department. Mr. Serad assisted in the analytics function for all aspects of structured finance funding activities, such as monthly investor reporting, collateral performance analysis, and asset transfers. Mr. Serad also participated in the initiative of automating the Treasury team's processes by serving as the subject matter expert for database management, reporting improvements, and cross departmental projects.
Mr. Serad received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business at the University of California San Diego.
Outside of Crown, Mr. Serad enjoys playing golf and pursuing his passion in aviation. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Mr. Evans is Corporate Counsel at Crown Acquisitions. A real estate and business transactional lawyer with nearly 21 years of experience, Mr. Evans has handled and overseen all aspects of real estate transactions from acquisitions, development, dispositions, leasing and financing. Mr. Evans' experience includes real estate product types ranging from commercial and industrial, to multi-unit and single family residential.
Mr. Evans received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Mr. Evans enjoys spending his free time traveling with his wife and their teenage children. He also enjoys surfing and reading.
Mrs. Beckley is Chief Financial Officer at Crown Acquisitions, Inc. She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting and financial reporting functions – including technical accounting, internal controls, and financial systems implementation. She began her career at KPMG Peat Marwick in the audit department with an industry emphasis in distribution and manufacturing; clients included Ralphs Grocery Company and Harman International.
From there she transitioned to the accounting industry where responsibilities ranged from capital improvements, franchise business, international reporting, budgeting and various SEC reporting; including but not limited to Form 10Q and Form 10K. In addition, she was responsible for SOX404 compliance.
Mrs. Beckley received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering on the booster club of her kids sports teams.
Daniel Wesson is VP of Acquisitions with over 35 years of commercial real estate experience, Dan specializes in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily properties with a hyper focus in Tucson.
Wesson has been a managing member of The Waterfall Group, LLC, based in Tucson, AZ. He was previously with CBRE Capital Markets and he served as the first Vice President. Wesson was also the National Director of the Senior Housing Group at Berkadia, and the past President of the Southern Arizona CCIM Chapter.
Since beginning his career in 1985 with Grubb & Ellis Company, he has been involved in the sale of over 14,000 multifamily units. In addition, he has completed several million square feet of transactions, including office, industrial, retail, land and self-storage.
He has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate including brokerage, rezoning, development, and as a principal acquiring over $250MM of multifamily assets across the United States.
When not in the office, Mr. Wesson dedicates his time to family and travel, his favorite activity is attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He is also trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mr. Jolly is the firm’s VP of Construction. Mr. Jolly has developed over 3,500 units and has more than 25-years of construction and development experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jolly was with R.W. Selby, in its Multifamily and Student Housing departments. Mr. Jolly holds a degree in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Jolly's outside activities include, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and lifting weights.