Since inception, the Firm has successfully assembled a portfolio of private equity and real estate investments diversified across car wash, manufactured housing, multifamily, self storage and salon suites.

Investment Philosophy & Process

Clear Sky emphasizes a team approach and looks for new investment opportunities where there is synergy with existing skills and disciplines.  The Firm’s investment philosophy is to generate positive risk-adjusted returns across all market environments with less volatility by exploiting market inefficiencies, executing value-add initiatives and unlocking overlooked areas for value.  Clear Sky targets to invest in properties that, upon stabilization, (i) will continue to appreciate in value and generate attractive yields and (ii) will be well positioned with exit options to institutional real estate investors.

The Firm utilizes a consistent and disciplined investment process that has proven to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns on behalf of its investors.  With an experienced team and extensive industry relationships, Clear Sky has access to and can see a wide range of deal flow from marketed, broken sales and off-market channels.  The Firm has a competitive advantage in the marketplace and benefits from its reputation and record of being able to close on transactions in a timely manner, certainty in closing and being a collaborative partner.

  • Allen Glidewell

    Vice President, Operations Multifamily

  • Andrew Schell

    Director, Acquisitions Car Wash

  • Brandon Hampton

    Director, Manufactured Housing

  • Bret Morse

    Managing Director, Salon Suites

  • Brett Kalina

    Director, Acquisitions Salon Suites

  • Brian LaRocco

    Director, Acquisitions Multifamily

  • Chris Book

    Director, Operations Car Wash

  • Daniel Fleming

    Fund Controller, Real Estate

  • Derek Parker

    Director, Corporate Controller

  • Derek Peterson

    Director & Head of Capital Markets

  • James Wyatt Smith

    Fund Controller, Car Wash

  • John Stevenson

    Managing Director, Self Storage

  • Josh Perrault

    Vice President, Project Management Car Wash

  • Kevin Kemper

    Director, Investor Relations

  • Kevin Wheeler

    Director of Capital Markets, Canada

  • Kim Lopez

    Operational Controller, Car Wash

  • Marcus Kurschat

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

  • Matt Mason

    General Counsel

  • Matthew Collins

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Michael Wong

    Associate Vice President, Real Estate

  • Seth Wells

    Director, Operations Salon Suites

  • Tim Barrett

    Managing Director, Car Wash

  • Wiran Korala

    Associate Vice President, Multifamily

Allen Glidewell

Vice President, Operations Multifamily

Allen Glidewell

Vice President, Operations Multifamily

Mr. Glidewell joined Clear Sky Capital in 2015 and is Vice President of Operations within the Firm’s multifamily platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for executing the value-add business plans of Clear Sky Capital’s portfolio of assets including site inspections, construction management, finance and operations, and supervision of third-party property management companies.  He is on the Multifamily Investment Committee and supports the acquisition and disposition of multifamily properties. 

Mr. Glidewell has over 25 years of multifamily real estate experience.  He is a seasoned professional well versed with best practice standards for achieving operational growth and excellence.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was Regional Vice President with ConAm Management Corporation, a full-service provider of multifamily management solutions.  During his 8-year tenure, Mr. Glidewell was responsible for the operations and business development of over 5,000+ multifamily units in Arizona and Texas.  Prior to ConAm, he was a Partner and Director of Property Management with Phoenix-based Sky West Properties Inc., a third-party property management company and oversaw the day-to-day operations of property management, personnel, budgets, capital improvement management and client relations.

Mr. Glidewell holds the Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation from the National Apartment Association and is a licensed real estate salesperson in Arizona. 

Andrew Schell

Director, Acquisitions Car Wash

Andrew Schell

Director, Acquisitions Car Wash

Mr. Schell joined Clear Sky Capital in 2014 and is Director of Acquisitions for the Firm’s car wash platform and a member of the car wash investment committee.  In this capacity, he is primarily responsible for sourcing, underwriting of investments.  He also supports operations, financial management and the growth objectives of the business. 

Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Schell was Director of Asset Management at Starwest Associates, an Arizona-based investment company that develops technologies and systems for the EMS, fire and private ambulance sectors.  During his tenure, he was responsible for the procurement and allocation of equipment, supplies and resources as well as contract negotiations and business development. 

Mr. Schell received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration degrees from the Azusa Pacific University.  He is a member of the Camelback Society, a faith-based business collective that encourages and fosters leadership and entrepreneurism among young professionals.  Additionally, he actively volunteers and supports various nonprofit organizations including Young Life, Feed My Starving Children, Helping Hands and the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC®). 

Brandon Hampton

Director, Manufactured Housing

Brandon Hampton

Director, Manufactured Housing

Mr. Hampton joined Clear Sky Capital in 2014 and has supported several business platforms within the organization.  Currently, he is a Director and leads the Firm’s manufactured housing platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, operations, financial management and the growth objectives of the business.  Previously, he had oversight of Clear Sky Capital’s specialized multifamily portfolio consisting of 15+ mid-century, 1950-1960s vintage properties with total capitalization of approximately $30 million.  Mr. Hampton was instrumental in the acquisition, underwriting, execution of extensive capital improvement programs and disposition of the assets. 

Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Hampton was Founder of Protected Professionals Investments and worked with professional athletes and entertainers on various real estate investment opportunities.  Prior to his real estate career, he played professional football for 4 years.

Mr. Hampton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy (R.E.A.P), a giving circle established by the Arizona Community Foundation to support career exploration, educational enrichment and college preparation.  He also volunteers as an Outreach Coordinator for local church organizations and supports sports development for local youth. 

Bret Morse

Managing Director, Salon Suites

Bret Morse

Managing Director, Salon Suites

Mr. Morse joined Clear Sky Capital in 2014 and has held several senior operations roles within the organization.  Currently, he is a Managing Director and leads the Firm’s salon suites platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for strategic planning, financial management and the growth objectives of the business.  Previously, he was Director of Operations for Clear Sky Capital’s automotive repair franchise platform and oversaw the acquisition, turnaround, financial activities and successful monetization of the nine-location portfolio. 

Mr. Morse has over 25 years of leadership and management experience.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was Chief Operations Officer at a Scottsdale-based construction materials supply company where he was responsible for strategic development, production, sales, contract negotiations and client accounts.  Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer at MB Fine Homes, an Arizona-based premier home builder and led the firm’s financial operations.  Earlier in his career, he was a teacher and taught high school math, history and economics courses and coached football and golf. 

Mr. Morse received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College and has traveled and studied with the International Business Institute.  He is an active volunteer and supporter of various nonprofit organizations including New Hope Uganda, Young Life and Affordable Christmas.

Brett Kalina

Director, Acquisitions Salon Suites

Brett Kalina

Director, Acquisitions Salon Suites

Mr. Kalina joined Clear Sky Capital in 2017 and is Director of Acquisitions for the Firm’s salon suites platform, Palette Collective, a creative coworking space for entrepreneurs from a variety of industries such as hair, beauty, food, beverage, and retail to express and collaborate on brand and style.  He is responsible for the platform’s site selection, lease negotiations and manages the build-out process ranging from design, construction, location openings and operations.    

Mr. Kalina has over 15 years of investment and development experience in residential homes and was Founder and Partner of Two Hawks Design and Development, a Phoenix-based custom home remodeling and interior renovation company.  Since its inception in 2010, he was responsible for the firm’s strategy and had oversight of all aspects of development, interior design and execution.  Previously, he collaborated with numerous Arizona-based real estate investment companies and was responsible for acquisitions, construction and disposition of investment properties.

Mr. Kalina received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Marketing from Arizona State University.  He is an active supporter of faith-based nonprofit group Young Life. 

Brian LaRocco

Director, Acquisitions Multifamily

Brian LaRocco

Director, Acquisitions Multifamily

Mr. LaRocco joined Clear Sky Capital in 2015 and is Director of Acquisitions for the Firm’s multifamily platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, acquisition, capital markets and asset management functions.    

Mr. LaRocco has 15+ years of dedicated multifamily experience and is also well versed in real estate finance and accounting matters.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was Chief Financial Officer with New Orleans-based Key Real Estate Company where he had financial oversight of the firm’s multifamily portfolio with assets under management in excess of $500 million.  Prior to Key Real Estate, he spent 8 years with Alliance Residential Company and was responsible for asset management, debt and equity sourcing and all financial operations.  Over his career, Mr. LaRocco has been involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of over 120 multifamily projects with approximately $5 billion in transaction size, in excess of 32,000 aggregate units and portfolio transactions ranging in size from $100 to $500 million.  Prior to his real estate positions, Mr. LaRocco spent 5 years in public accounting and held Senior Auditor roles with KPMG and Arthur Andersen. 

Mr. LaRocco received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary College and his Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Finance from Quinnipiac University. 

Chris Book

Director, Operations Car Wash

Chris Book

Director, Operations Car Wash

Mr. Book joined Clear Sky Capital in 2019 and is Director of Operations for the Firm’s car wash platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for strategic planning, operations and the growth objectives of the business.  In addition, he has oversight of marketing and financial management functions. 

Mr. Book has over 15 years of leadership and management experience and has held executive positions with notable Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was Head of E-Commerce at Sears Holdings Corporation and led the turnaround of the multibillion dollar e-commerce business unit to profitability and executed related growth initiatives.  He also served as Head of Strategy, Analytics & Expense Management and oversaw corporate strategy, the company’s $10b+ expense budget, strategic restructuring, financial performance and operations.  Prior to joining Sears, Mr. Book was Co-Founder and CEO of ChatterPlug Inc., a venture capital-backed customer engagement platform where he was responsible for strategic partnerships, product development, marketing and branding.  Previously, he held Strategy, Marketing and E-Commerce roles with J. Walter Thompson (JWT), The Walt Disney Company and Off Madison Ave.  Additionally, he is a frequent speaker on leadership, retail, e-commerce and restructuring at events and conferences across a wide variety of industries. 

Mr. Book received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School where he currently lectures in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs.  He earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Daniel Fleming

Fund Controller, Real Estate

Daniel Fleming

Fund Controller, Real Estate

Mr. Fleming joined Clear Sky Capital in 2018 and is Fund Controller of Real Estate responsible for the financial reporting, compliance and technical accounting matters of the Firm’s multifamily and self storage investment platforms.  He is actively involved with the creation of financial statements, review of property management accounting records, cash management and reconciliation of capital activities.  Additionally, he works with Clear Sky’s Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer on various corporate, business development and investor initiatives.

Mr. Fleming is experienced with financial reporting, internal controls and financial statement preparation.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was a Senior Accountant with Insight Enterprises, Inc., an Arizona-based publicly traded global technology company that focuses on business-to-business and information technology capabilities for enterprises.  During his tenure, he worked in the firm’s technical accounting and SEC reporting groups and performed quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley key-controls, drafted position papers and coordinated with external auditors to ensure adoption of new accounting standards.  Prior to Insight, he was an Audit Associate with Ernst & Young where he supervised a team to ensure effective utilization of budgeted resources and worked on complex accounting transactions including Initial Public Offerings, Shelf Registration and Debt Offerings.

Mr. Fleming received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degrees from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.  He is an Arizona Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of the Arizona Society of CPAs and Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club.

Derek Parker

Director, Corporate Controller

Derek Parker

Director, Corporate Controller

Mr. Parker joined Clear Sky Capital in 2019 and is the Firm’s Corporate Controller.  In this capacity, he has oversight of corporate level accounting and finance activities and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer.  He also has management responsibilities of Clear Sky’s team of Accounting personnel.    

Mr. Parker is an experienced professional well versed with GAAP and IFRS accounting rules and standards for financial reporting.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was Assistant Controller with Ancestry.com, the Utah-based online genealogy company where he was responsible for the accounting, audit and reporting functions.  Additionally, he led and managed a team of accountants executing the day-to-day general ledger and accounting requirements involving complex international legal structures.  Prior to joining Ancestry.com, he was Manager of Technical Accounting and IPO Services with Connor Group.  During his tenure, he consulted with public and private clients on technical accounting matters, performed complex data analyses and drafted SEC filings, financial statements and disclosures.  Previously, he was a Senior Associate within Ernst & Young’s Assurance Services practice and worked on IPOs, mergers & acquisitions and audits of public and private companies across real estate, retail, mining and Software as a Service (SaaS) industries. 

Mr. Parker received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and his Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree from the Marriott School of Business at BYU.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Derek Peterson

Director & Head of Capital Markets

Derek Peterson

Director & Head of Capital Markets

Mr. Peterson joined Clear Sky Capital in 2019 as Director and Head of Capital Markets.  In this capacity, he is responsible for leading capital formation initiatives for the Firm’s real estate investment platforms, developing strategic plans and creating long-term relationships with investors and partners.

Mr. Peterson has over 30 years of financial services and investment management experience.  He is a seasoned capital markets executive and has led various capital raising initiatives across asset classes with high net worth individuals, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), family offices and institutional investors.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Peterson founded Genesis Capital Advisors, a consulting firm that provided capital markets and real estate-related advisory services.  Prior to Genesis, he was a Senior Vice President with New York-based private real estate lender Terra Capital Partners and raised capital for the firm’s mezzanine lending portfolio through relationships with broker dealers, RIAs and family offices.  Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Walton International group where he led the firm’s distribution channel and oversaw strategic accounts.  Early in his career, he was among the initial staff and department heads with San Francisco-based Charles Schwab & Co.      

Mr. Peterson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from San Jose State University.  He is a member of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA) and the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA).  Mr. Peterson speaks regularly at national and global RIA and family office investment forums and is a supporter of faith-based nonprofit groups.

James Wyatt Smith

Fund Controller, Car Wash

James Wyatt Smith

Fund Controller, Car Wash

Mr. Smith joined Clear Sky Capital in 2015 and is Fund Controller for the Firm’s car wash platform responsible for the financial reporting, compliance and technical accounting matters.  He is actively involved with the creation of financial statements, compliance with debt covenants, audit and tax coordination, and reconciliation of investor accounts.  Additionally, he works with Clear Sky’s Chief Financial Officer on various corporate, business development and investor initiatives.

Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Smith was an Operations and Project Manager with Southwest Sod Inc., an Arizona-based family owned agribusiness.  He was responsible for developing and improving systems used to manage product inventory.  Additionally, he coordinated the design and implementation of change management practices to improve key performance indicators. 

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.  He is an Arizona Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Smith is also an active supporter of local faith-based groups. 

John Stevenson

Managing Director, Self Storage

John Stevenson

Managing Director, Self Storage

Mr. Stevenson joined Clear Sky Capital in 2015 and is a Managing Director and leads the Firm’s self storage platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, operations, financial management and the growth objectives of the business. 

Mr. Stevenson has nearly 20 years of executive experience identifying, acquiring, developing and operating commercial assets in the U.S. and abroad.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was Founder of Wok on Water, LLC, a commercial real estate development company and responsible for building the firm’s real estate portfolio through acquisitions and developments across the U.S.  Previously, he was a Partner with LRI, LLC that owned and operated a portfolio of U.S. and international franchised concepts.  During his 7-year tenure, Mr. Stevenson was responsible for brand development, site selection, operations and training.  He was instrumental in growing a casual dining franchise concept from an initial location to over 100 locations with in excess of $300 million in annual sales. 

Mr. Stevenson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Cum Laude, from Georgia Southern University.  He is a member of the Self Storage Association (SSA), Inside Self-Storage (ISS) and Self Storage Association UK.  He also actively volunteers and supports various nonprofit organizations including Hustle Phoenix, Feed My Starving Children and the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC®). 

Josh Perrault

Vice President, Project Management Car Wash

Josh Perrault

Vice President, Project Management Car Wash

Mr. Perrault joined Clear Sky Capital in 2015 and is Vice President of Project Management for the Firm’s car wash platform.  He is primarily responsible for strategic planning, equipment operations and maintenance of car wash assets.  Additionally, he works closely with Clear Sky’s leadership team to supports operations, financial management and business growth objectives.

Mr. Perrault has over 15 years of experience in project and personnel management, business development, customer relations, distribution and sales and marketing.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was responsible for Business Development and Project Management with Southwest Sod Inc., an Arizona-based family owned agribusiness.  During his tenure, Mr. Perrault supervised all phases of commercial projects, managed subcontractor relationships, expanded the firm’s customer base and increased top-line growth through the application of innovation solutions.  Prior to Southwest Sod, he was a professional baseball player and played as a right-handed pitcher with Major League Baseball teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.

Mr. Perrault received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Corporate Communications from Arizona State University.  He is an active supporter of local faith-based groups. 

Kevin Kemper

Director, Investor Relations

Kevin Kemper

Director, Investor Relations

Mr. Kemper joined Clear Sky Capital in 2016 and is Director of Investor Relations.  In this capacity, he is responsible for investor communications and relationship management of the Firm’s U.S. and Canadian-based retail and institutional investors.  Additionally, he collaborates with Clear Sky’s Accounting team on the distribution of financial reports to investors and works closely with senior leadership on corporate and business development initiatives.

Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Kemper was Founder and Owner of Mathnasium of North Central Phoenix, a neighborhood math learning center that teaches students using its proprietary curriculum system.  He was responsible for the management of a team of instructors, curriculum design and parental communication for 80+ students.  Additionally, he oversaw the center’s accounting, marketing and other business management functions.  Concurrent with his role at Mathnasium, Mr. Kemper was a teacher at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory where he taught seventh and eighth grade Algebra classes.

Mr. Kemper received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Boston College and his Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Finance from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School.  He is a Governing Board member of charter school Phoenix Modern and an Advisory Board member of education nonprofit New Learning Ventures.  Mr. Kemper actively supports faith-based organizations including the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Youth With a Mission and Neighborhood Ministries. 

 

Kevin Wheeler

Director of Capital Markets, Canada

Kevin Wheeler

Director of Capital Markets, Canada

Mr. Wheeler joined Clear Sky Capital in 2013 and is Director of Capital Markets (Canada).  In this capacity, he is responsible for leading capital raising efforts for the Firm’s real estate investment platforms and developing strategic, long-term relationships with Canadian-based investors and partners.  Additionally, he collaborates with Clear Sky’s senior leadership on corporate and business development initiatives.

Mr. Wheeler has nearly 18 years of financial advisory, sales and consulting experience and has established extensive relationships with investment advisors, family offices and other partners throughout Canada.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was a Regional Sales Director with Olympia Benefits Inc., a Calgary-based company that provides benefit plans to small businesses.  Mr. Wheeler was responsible for business development, sales and consulting services and rebuilt and expanded the firm’s advisor distribution channels.  Prior to Olympia, Mr. Wheeler was a Managing Partner with Living Benefit Solutions Inc., a specialty insurance company.  During his tenure, he implemented sales strategies for insurance product offerings, tailored benefits that best fit his clients’ needs and hired and trained sales team members.  Previously, he was a Senior Account Executive with RBC Life Insurance Company with relationship management responsibilities and he began his career as an Independent Financial Advisor. 

Mr. Wheeler holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and the Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations from the Canadian Securities Institute.  He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through FP Canada.  Mr. Wheeler is a supporter of various charitable organizations including Hope and Healing International and World Vision Canada.

Kim Lopez

Operational Controller, Car Wash

Kim Lopez

Operational Controller, Car Wash

Ms. Lopez joined Clear Sky Capital in 2018 and is Operational Controller responsible for accounting and cash management activities of the Firm’s car wash operations.  She is actively involved with the review of operating and accounting records, cash management, payroll and reconciliation of capital expenditures.  Additionally, she works with the car wash leadership team and Clear Sky’s Chief Financial Officer on various process improvement and cost saving initiatives.

Ms. Lopez has over 20 years of experience as an owner and operator of car wash facilities with expertise in leadership development, accounting and financial reporting, operational efficiency and relationship management.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, she worked at Cobblestone Auto Spa and was responsible for daily reconciliations, payroll, accounts payables, monthly reconciliations and financial reporting.  Prior to Cobblestone, Ms. Lopez was an Owner and General Manager of several family-owned car wash facilities located in Arizona including a Chevron gasoline & market station with a full-service car wash.  She led the overall operational and financial management of these facilities over an 18-year tenure where she developed processes to maximize productivity and efficiency, implemented various operating and account software, significantly improved revenue and managed relationships with staff, vendors and other partners. 

Ms. Lopez received her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Phoenix.  She volunteers and supports animal rescue organizations. 

Marcus Kurschat

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Kurschat

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kurschat founded Clear Sky Capital in 2009 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer.  He has ultimate responsibility for the Firm’s investment strategy, growth initiatives, capital formation, risk management and operations. 

Mr. Kurschat has over two decades of principal real estate investing experience with expertise in sourcing, acquisitions, structuring, development, redevelopment and repositioning.  Under his leadership, Clear Sky Capital is a leading investor and operator with value-add platforms focused on multifamily, self storage, car wash, manufactured housing and co-working salon suites.  He has established extensive relationships with U.S. and Canadian-based retail and institutional investors and has formed investment vehicles that support their investing needs.  Prior to founding Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Kurschat was founder of a boutique real estate investment management firm focused on multifamily transactions primarily located in Canada.  He began his career as an entrepreneur and syndicated various multifamily transactions with joint venture partners and investors.    

Mr. Kurschat received his Structural Engineering diploma from British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, British Columbia.  He actively supports various nonprofit conservation organizations including Trout Unlimited, Wild Salmon Center and Pheasant Forever. 

Matt Mason

General Counsel

Matt Mason

General Counsel

Mr. Mason joined Clear Sky Capital in 2017 and serves as General Counsel and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Management team.  In this capacity, he has oversight of the Firm’s corporate governance and legal matters, risk management and financial structuring activities.

Mr. Mason has nearly 15 years of legal and management experience.  He is well versed with real estate and corporate law and adheres to regulatory, compliance and other relevant standards that impact investors.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was a partner with Gallagher & Kennedy, an Arizona-based full service law firm.  During his tenure, Mr. Mason was responsible for complex transactions including the $900 million bond finance for a publicly-traded company, the corporate restructure of a large nonprofit organization in Arizona and various real estate acquisition, financing and disposition transactions.  Prior to Gallagher & Kennedy, he held Associate Attorney positions with Ridenour Heinton PLLC and Carson Messinger PLLC and practiced real estate and corporate law.  He began his career as a Legislative Assistant with the Committee on Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mr. Mason received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and his Master of Dispute Resolution and Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University.  He is a Board Member of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and Teleos Preparatory Academy that focus on increasing educational opportunities for students in the State of Arizona.

Matthew Collins

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Collins

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Collins joined Clear Sky Capital in 2014 and serves as Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Management team.  In this capacity, he oversees the Firm’s accounting, tax, financial reporting and treasury functions.  Mr. Collins is also actively involved with Clear Sky’s capital markets efforts, investment structuring, review of financial models, distribution schedules and investor communications.

Mr. Collins is a seasoned professional experienced with GAAP and IFRS accounting rules and standards for financial reporting.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young (EY).  During his 9-year tenure within EY’s Assurance Services practice, Mr. Collins primarily worked with a portfolio of public and private growth companies on a variety of strategic initiatives, gaining experience in technical accounting, international operations, SEC reporting and internal controls.  Previously, he served as a Board Member and Treasurer of New Global Citizens, an Arizona-based nonprofit that offers educational programs for students and teachers to make a positive impact, and was involved with key decisions, business strategy and financial operations.

Mr. Collins received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Accounting and his Master of Accounting degree from the University of Arizona.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Arizona Society of CPAs.

Michael Wong

Associate Vice President, Real Estate

Michael Wong

Associate Vice President, Real Estate

Mr. Wong joined Clear Sky Capital in 2014 and is an Associate Vice President.  In this capacity, he is primarily responsible for acquisition underwriting and due diligence, financial modeling, asset management and disposition of investments across the Firm’s various business platforms.  In addition, he works closely with Clear Sky’s senior management team on debt structuring for its portfolio of real estate assets, various corporate initiatives as well as investor relations efforts.    

Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Wong was a Senior Registered Representative within Charles Schwab’s brokerage division responsible for relationship management and financial reporting.  Prior to Charles Schwab, he was a Market Research Analyst with Cambridge Properties, a Phoenix-based residential and commercial real estate company.  During his 3-year tenure, Mr. Wong was responsible for in-depth research and market analysis, performed financial analysis, due diligence and valuation of real estate investments.  He also supported the firm’s business development and managed client relationships. 

Mr. Wong received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Cum Laude, and his International Business Certificate from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School.  He is a licensed real estate salesperson in Arizona and actively volunteers and supports various nonprofit organizations including Feed My Starving Children, Young Life and Habitat for Humanity.

Seth Wells

Director, Operations Salon Suites

Seth Wells

Director, Operations  Salon Suites

Mr. Wells joined Clear Sky Capital in 2017 and is Director of Operations for the Firm’s salon suites platform, Palette Collective, a company he founded in 2014 as a creative coworking space for entrepreneurs from a variety of industries such as hair, beauty, food, beverage, and retail to express and collaborate on brand and style.  In his current capacity, he has oversight of the platform’s digital marketing strategies, creative design, brand development and management including public relations, internal and external communications.  Additionally, he leads and manages on-site operations, leasing and team development. 

Mr. Wells has over 10 years of investment and development experience in residential homes and was Founder of Elusion Homes, LLC, an Arizona-based real estate investment company.  Since its inception in 2009, he was responsible for the acquisition, construction and disposition of the company’s investment properties and originated loans to real estate investment groups through its debt vehicle.  Prior to Elusion Homes, he worked in the Creative Department of Cornerstone Christian Church where he led and managed volunteer teams in large scale music/audio/video productions and events.

Mr. Wells received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Aviation from San Diego Christian College.  He is active with various nonprofit organizations and has helped with the development of multiple start-up businesses in Phoenix. 

Tim Barrett

Managing Director, Car Wash

Tim Barrett

Managing Director, Car Wash

Mr. Barrett joined Clear Sky Capital in 2013 and is a Managing Director and leads the Firm’s car wash platform.  In this capacity, he is responsible for strategic planning, sourcing, acquisitions, business development and the growth objectives of the business.  He also oversees operations and financial management. 

Mr. Barrett has over 15 years of commercial real estate and leadership experience.  Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, he was a Real Estate Banking Underwriter with JPMorgan Chase & Co.  During his 5-year tenure, he was responsible for the underwriting, structuring and on-going management of a portfolio of commercial real estate loans, risk management and funding oversight of a construction loan portfolio and grading loan facilities based on quantitative and qualitative analyses.  Prior to JPMorgan Chase, he was a Project Engineer with Arizona-based Remar Construction and managed construction budgets and schedules for several multimillion dollar projects.  Previously, Mr. Barrett was a Consultant/Research Specialist for various Arizona commercial real estate services where he researched and focused on site selections for a national base of clients.

Mr. Barrett received his Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business with concentration in Finance from Arizona State University.  He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and actively supports various nonprofit organizations including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Youth With A Mission and Young Life. 

Wiran Korala

Associate Vice President, Multifamily

Wiran Korala

Associate Vice President, Multifamily

Mr. Korala joined Clear Sky Capital in 2015 and has supported several functional groups within the organization.  Currently, he is an Associate Vice President focused on the Firm’s multifamily platform and works closely with the Director of Acquisitions on underwriting, financial modeling, asset management and disposition of investments.  Previously, he was an Accounting Manager and supervised Clear Sky’s staff accountants on the preparation of financial statements and worked on proforma financial models that supported the sale of multifamily assets. 

Prior to joining Clear Sky Capital, Mr. Korala was a Corporate Finance and Restructuring Consultant with global management consulting firm FTI Consulting, Inc.  His client engagements primarily focused on corporate restructure, budgeting and cashflow analysis, liability evaluation and contract negotiations.  Prior to FTI Consulting, he was a Senior Associate within Ernst & Young’s Assurance Services practice.  During his 4-year tenure, Mr. Korala served on various audit teams and worked with public and private companies across hospitality and healthcare industries.  He tested procedures related to valuation models, managed client relationships across staffing levels and mentored junior team members. 

Mr. Korala received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Magna Cum Laude, and his Master of Accounting degree with concentration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants. 

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