ZACH HAPTONSTALL, MBA
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Zach Haptonstall is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rise48 Equity. Zach's main responsibilities as CEO include overseeing all acquisitions, sourcing capital, and building strategic partnerships. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Grace .
He is the Founder and President of ZH Multifamily and the Founder and President of The Phoenix Multifamily Association, a Phoenix-based organization that holds monthly speaking and networking events focused on apartment investing. Zach is also an official member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, and is a #1 Best Selling Co-Author of "Success Habits of Super Achievers."
Zach has been a licensed Real Estate Agent in Arizona since 2016. He is a former live television news anchor and sports reporter for Arizona PBS and co-hosted a show on Fox Sports Network Arizona.
Zach holds a Master of Business Administration from the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
BIKRAN SANDHU, CPA
COO, CFO & CO-FOUNDER
Bikran Sandhu is the COO, CFO and Co-Founder of Rise48 Equity. Bikran's main responsibilities as COO includes overseeing underwriting, transaction management, asset management, and investor relations and distributions for all assets acquired by Rise48 Equity. Bikran's main responsibilities as CFO include overseeing accounting. treasury, and financial planning and analysis for Rise48 Equity. He currently resides in Irvine, California with his fiancée Alice.
Bikran has a professional background in audit and assurance services where he worked at PwC LLP and audited Fortune 100 companies as well as pre-IPO companies. Bikran also worked at CNM, LLP and has a professional background in management consulting services related to SOX compliance, risk advisory, and transactional accounting advisory services for Fortune 500 companies.
Bikran holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with an emphasis in Accounting and graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine.
ROBERT SZEWCZYK, DESIGNATED BROKER
CCO & CO-FOUNDER
Robert Szewczyk is the Chief Construction Officer and Co-Founder of Rise48 Equity. Robert's main responsibilities as CCO include overseeing all renovations on our assets by maintaining a heightened focus on quality and resident satisfaction. He currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona with his wife Anita and their three children.
He is the Founder and Owner of R&A Real Estate Holdings and is an experienced Multifamily Apartment investor. He has been investing in real estate for over 16 years and has equitable ownership in apartments, mobile home parks and hotels within the US and internationally.
Robert has been a licensed Real Estate Broker in Arizona since 2009.
Robert holds a Master of Science in Architecture from Polytechnic University of Cracow, Poland. His degree in architecture allows him to work closely with developers while bringing extra knowledge to the construction process.
VP OF MARKETING
Grace Haptonstall (née: Kriske) is the VP of Marketing for Rise48 Equity. Grace's main responsibilities include public relations, branding, graphic production, routine property visits, and Asset Management. She currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Zach. Together they Founded, ZH Multifamily, an education and networking company for investors in Arizona.
Grace's professional background is business development. In her former role, she sold and managed a multi-million dollar portfolio for a Commercial Real Estate Vendor. From there she went on to join Fetch Package, a fast growing startup in the Multifamily Industry. She held a position as the original Account Executive for the Phoenix Market and retired her role in November 2020.
Grace holds an Associates of Applied Science in Business and Marketing from Scottsdale Community College. She is currently completing the final testing to obtain an Arizona Real Estate Licence.
VP OF INVESTOR RELATIONS AND OPERATIONS
Alice Pan is the VP of Investor Relations for Rise48 Equity. Alice's main responsibilities include managing weekly calls with property managers, performing daily general ledger reviews, and providing monthly investor updates and distributions. She currently resides in Irvine, California with her fiancé Bikran.
Alice has a professional background in Human Resources, mainly in Recruiting, Operations, and Immigration. As a full time real estate professional, she continues to support Rise48 Equity with high confidentiality.
Alice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Honors and minored in Management.