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TEAM

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 resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Grace . 

He is the Founder and President of ZH Multifamily's, 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.

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BIKRAN SANDHU, CPA

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, and investor relations for all assets acquired by Rise48 Equity. Bikran's main responsibilities as CFO include overseeing accounting, treasury, distributions, financial planning and analysis for Rise48 Equity. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona 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.

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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 the entire asset management team, asset projects, and property inspections. He resides in Arcadia, Arizona with his wife Anita Szewczyk, MD and their three children.


Robert has been investing in real estate for over 17 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, where he specialized in Luxury Home Sales.

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.  

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GRACE HAPTONSTALL

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, media management, events, and philanthropy.  She 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 recently graduated from an Arizona Real Estate School, completing 90 credit hours.

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ALICE PAN

VP OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

Alice Pan is the VP of Investor Relations for Rise48 Equity. Alice's main responsibilities include providing investor updates, investor distributions, and investor appreciation. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona 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. 

KAYLIE CRISS

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ASSET MANAGEMENT

Kaylie Criss is the Associate Director of Asset Management for Rise48 Equity. Kaylie's main responsibilities include analyzing market trends, managing property managers and vendors, and maintaining portfolios according to business plans. Kaylie resides locally in Phoenix, Arizona with her fiancé Mitch.

 

Kaylie has a professional background in property management where she has 10+ years of experience managing assets for clients. In her former role, she was a Regional Manager for Chamberlin + Associates, a Multifamily Management Company where she helped apartment owners achieve their business plans. 

 

Kaylie holds an Associates of Business Administration and Management from Pima Community College. 

BRADY BALOUN

TRANSACTIONS & OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Brady Baloun is the Transactions and Operations Manager for Rise48 Equity. Brady's main responsibilities include management of the acquisition process to ensure a smooth and timely close of escrow. Brady resides locally in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Brady has a professional background in acquisitions and portfolio management where he has 3+ years of experience acquiring assets and managing traditional investment portfolios on behalf of institutional clients.

In his former role, he was an Acquisitions Analyst for Progress Residential, a single-family rental real estate investment firm where he was personally responsible for the acquisition of 500 SFR assets totaling over $200MM in deployed capital on behalf of various institutional investors.

 

Brady holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

JOHN SILVA

CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR

 

John Silva is the Construction Coordinator for Rise48 Equity. John's main responsibilities include daily oversight of construction crews to ensure that all renovations are running smoothly and deadlines are being met. John resides locally in Phoenix, Arizona.

John has a professional background in multifamily construction where he has 8+ years of experience managing teams, projects, and vendors.

In his former role, he was a Foreman for Aspen Square Management, a Multifamily Management Company. John has a strong background and  skill-set that translates to his role at Rise48 Equity.

John graduated from Youthbuild program where he studied construction. He holds a certificate in EPA HVAC Type I & II.
 

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