GPI Companies

GPI is a full-service commercial real estate investment and operating platform which specializes in the acquisition, development, repositioning, and management of office, retail, multifamily, and mixed-use properties located in greater Los Angeles and the Western United States.

Real Estate Specialization
Multifamily
Office
Retail
Mixed-use
Investment Type
JV partnership
Acquisition/Fee Simple
Performing/Non-performing loans
Investment Style
Core+
Value-add
Opportunistic
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Founder and Managing Partner

Cliff Goldstein

Mr. Goldstein is a Founder of and Managing Partner at GPI. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading commercial and multifamily real estate developers in California. Mr. Goldstein has directed the strategic planning, project conceptualization, site acquisition, entitlement, strategic marketing, and leasing of four million square feet of award-winning office, retail and residential complexes throughout California. Beginning in 1992, Mr. Goldstein helped lead the retail division of the J.H. Snyder Company, spearheading the development of signature, destination retail projects. These projects included premier complexes such as The River in Rancho Mirage and West Hollywood Gateway as well as extensive renovation projects such as the 790,000 square foot Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, an urban entertainment and retail center. Mr. Goldstein also played an integral role in two of Southern California’s most successful commercial complexes: the one million square foot Wilshire Courtyard in Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile district and the 1.2 million square foot Water Garden office campus in Santa Monica. Mr. Goldstein is the immediate past Chairman of the Los Angeles region of the American Jewish Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Institute. He is a past president of the Sportsmen’s Club, the largest fundraising auxiliary for the City of Hope National Medical Center, served as a trustee of the Los Angeles based Alternative Living for the Aged, and is currently an advisory board member for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. Mr. Goldstein holds a B.S. and a M.P.A. from the University of Southern California. Before returning to Los Angeles to begin his career in real estate, he served as a United States Presidential Management Intern in the Reagan Administration.

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Founder and Managing Partner

Drew Planting

Mr. Planting is a Founder of and Managing Partner at GPI. Prior to establishing GPI, Mr. Planting was a Senior Partner at the J.H. Snyder Company, where he created and directed the company’s value-added acquisitions division, which provided a profitable element to the firm’s already robust development activities. While at the J.H. Snyder, Mr. Planting was responsible for identifying and acquiring over one million square feet of commercial office and retail. Under his management, these assets were rehabilitated and stabilized, and then either exited or refinanced for maximum equity returns. Prior to joining the J.H. Snyder Company in 2001, Mr. Planting was a partner at Maguire Partners where he headed the development, leasing, and management of the 3.6 million square foot commercial component of Playa Vista (part of the 1,000 acre master-planned mixed-use development of the former Howard Hughes aircraft plant). Prior to Maguire Partners, he was a Director at Cushman & Wakefield where he started his real estate career. During his 16 year tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, he headed institutional accounts for a number of Fortune 1000 companies including Chubb & Son, Dow Jones, Viacom, MTV, Pacific Bell, Texaco, and Interpublic Group. He was among the top one percent of brokers and negotiated some of the largest leasing deals in the country at the time including the AT&T Center (200,000 square feet), MTV’s western regional headquarters (100,000 square feet), and Dow Jones’s administration facility in Midtown Manhattan (300,000 square feet). Mr. Planting received his B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a guest lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Development.

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Partner

Lee Wagner

Mr. Wagman is a Partner at GPI. He is a long time leader in the real estate industry having served as President and CEO of The Hahn Company and its successor, TrizecHahn Centers. Both were a part of Trizec Properties, a $5B publicly traded REIT. In this capacity, Mr. Wagman headed one of the largest shopping center companies in the United States with 43 regional malls and 1,700 employees. During his tenure, the company developed several precedent-setting projects, including Park Meadows in Denver; Paseo Colorado in Pasadena; West End City Center in Budapest, Hungary; and expansions of Horton Plaza in San Diego and Prudential Center in Boston. In addition, Mr. Wagman served as Vice Chairman of CityView, a leading real estate investment firm focused on urban residential and mixed-use properties through multiple institutional funds; and was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Hycel Properties Company in St. Louis where he developed and owned the Saint Louis Galleria, one of the premier retail properties in the U.S. Mr. Wagman began his career as an attorney at the international law firm Bryan Cave, LLP. Mr. Wagman has been closely involved with ICSC for 25 years, serving as both a Trustee and Vice President, and with ULI. He is the founding Chair of ICSC’s Mixed-Use Committee and twice chaired its highly successful Mixed-Use Conference and served as Chair of ULI’s Place Making Conference, Chair of ULI’s Entertainment Retail Conference, Chair of the ICSC Spring Convention in Las Vegas, and Chair of ICSC’s Entertainment Conference. Mr. Wagman is a graduate of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO), and Past Chair of WPOLA. He has served on numerous civic, corporate, charitable, and university boards. Mr. Wagman holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Jamie Rodgers

Mr. Rodgers is a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer at GPI. Prior to joining GPI, Mr. Rodgers was an Executive Vice President at KBS Realty, where he served as national Head of Acquisitions for the KBS Strategic Opportunity REITs. In that capacity, he oversaw the REITs’ growth from infancy to a $3 billion portfolio. Mr. Rodgers was responsible for managing the investment team through all aspects of the deal process, including sourcing, underwriting, structuring, and closing transactions. Investments spanned all primary commercial property types, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hospitality, and land. Deals included both direct acquisitions and joint venture partnerships, as well as preferred equity and debt originations. Furthermore, as a senior member of KBS’s management team, Mr. Rodgers was closely involved in portfolio management and asset dispositions. Prior to joining KBS, Mr. Rodgers was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York. He began his career in the Asset-Backed Securities group, where he structured and originated public securities offerings for Merrill’s large corporate clients. He later transitioned into the Global Structured Finance and Investments division, where he focused on investing the group’s balance sheet in debt and equity assets, including portfolio investments, joint venture partnerships, and secured warehouse loans. Mr. Rodgers holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he focused on real estate and finance. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Associate Director Acquisitions & Development

Clay Friend

Mr. Friend is an Associate Director at GPI. He focuses on property acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining GPI in 2016, Mr. Friend was with the JBG Companies, where he worked in the Development group focusing primarily on the entitlement, design, and development of mixed-use projects in Washington, DC. Mr Friend graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Key Focus Areas
Asset Management Development Property Management
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