Maier Siebel Baber is a San Francisco-based real estate investment firm focused on the needs of affluent private investors. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit and our dedication to providing our clients with the highest level of integrity, service and performance. Our real estate professionals are highly experienced and our diverse backgrounds provide a unique level of sophistication creating a distinct perspective in the real estate industry.
Mr. Baber has primary management and investment authority for the firm. Mr. Baber focuses his efforts on establishing the firm's strategic objectives and assuring their successful implementation. Mr. Baber's unique approach to transforming existing properties into performing investments is a fundamental element of his investment success over the past 25 years. He works individually with each Client, Family Office, and Fund Board to assure that there is a proper alignment of strategy and investment objectives.
Mr. Baber consistently lead the firm's investment division and served as its President and CEO since it was acquired by U.S. Trust Company, in 1997. Up until taking the firm private in 2008 he also served as Chairman of the Fund's Boards while the firm was owned by the Charles Schwab and Bank of America. Prior to joining the Maier & Siebel, Inc. in 1993, Mr. Baber was a Development Director at Homart Development Co., where he managed the turnaround group for its challenged mixed use development portfolio, and managed western region acquisitions for five years. He also served as Marketing Director of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes - Urban Development Group where he developed high-rise office towers and medical office buildings. Mr. Baber has extensive experience providing advisory, underwriting and consulting services to major financial institutions and developers on real estate equity and debt portfolio acquisitions and securitization. Mr. Baber graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of San Diego. He is a licensed securities broker and carries the firm's corporate real estate broker license. Mr. Baber is an active member of the California Academy of Sciences and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha.
Jack has worked with Maier Siebel Baber, a commercial real estate adviser catering to the direct ownership needs of high net worth individuals, since 2009. Prior to 2009, Mr. Reynolds was the Director of Westridge Capital Management Enhancement Funds, Inc., a British Virgin Islands company, and was responsible for the sales and administration of various funds which incorporated the management of Westridge Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, and WG Trading Company LP, a registered broker-dealer. Mr. Reynolds was also responsible for all sales and marketing for Westridge Capital Management, through an exclusive contractual relationship with that firm. Mr. Reynolds' career in the securities industry began in 1982 in the Institutional Fund Consulting practice of A.G.Becker.
He was later a partner at Payden and Rygel and held various institutional sales positions with Sanford Bernstein and Pacific Financial Research. Early in his career, he worked for Carnation Company and several other well known food and nutritional companies. He has a BA and MBA from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Clark oversees the firm's financial operations. In his role as Chief Financial Officer he oversees the firm's financial analysis and client reporting functions of the firm's assets under management. He has extensive experience working with third party providers in enhancing management controls and improving the efficiency of operations and has performed forensic accounting analysis for distressed asset portfolios. Mr. Clark is also responsible for coordinating tax reporting, investment reporting and independent certified public accountants' annual reports and opinions. Mr. Clark was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Firm from 2004 to 2008 and served as the primary reporting conduit to the Bank of America and management. Prior to joining Maier Siebel Baber, Mr. Clark was a financial officer at Robertson Stephens Funds where he was responsible for partnership management and financial reporting. Previously he was with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Clark received a B.S. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco and is a California Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Speirs is responsible for overseeing the construction and renovation aspects of the buildings in the Maier Siebel Baber portfolio. Serving as a full time contractor to the firm and concentrating his efforts in the southwest states, Mr. Speirs has renovated major high-rise office towers, community shopping centers and ultra high net worth family compounds. In the years prior to his affiliation with Maier Siebel Baber, Mr. Speirs served in vice president, director and project manager roles with office, apartment and planned community construction and development companies including Fru-Con Development Inc. and Laing Properties, Inc. (USA). Mr. Speirs holds a B.S. from the University of California San Diego, an MBA from the renowned Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is a licensed general contractor. He serves as President of SSG, a Nevada based construction management and physical forensic analysis advisory firm