of Combined Experience
The company is led by national legacy leaders with experience transacting billions in related disciplines and possessing a cross section of expertise and skills. These combined capabilities establish the RedHill competitive edge and ultimately provide superior execution to its clients.
RedHill is guided by a small set of timeless principles—hard work, productivity, and integrity. It believes in innovation driven by a balance of entrepreneurial and institutional thinking. It is team oriented and collaborative, seeking excellence in all aspects of its business. Most importantly, it values above all else its investors, its customers, and its many relationships.
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The key to our success lies in our culture and our passion for the business— serving our Investors, our Partners, and our Residents.
Russell Dixon is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RedHill Realty Investment Management and its related companies. Dixon has held key positions in national and global companies within the investment and institutional real estate arena. He is one of the foremost leaders nationally in the multifamily business. Mr. Dixon served as Executive Managing Director, Capital Markets of Insignia/ESG, a New York based (NYSE) global real estate investment and services firm. Before that Dixon was Global Co-Head of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Institutional Account Group, where he founded and directed the CBRE National Multi Housing team platform executing in excess of $20 billion annually in major property and portfolio transactions. Dixon served as an Investment Committee member of CBRE Investors, its global advisory services arm. Dixon is member of numerous boards and associations including Executive Director, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), is a sitting member of the Board of Governors—Institute of Real Estate Operating Companies, a member of Urban Land Institute, and former member of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies commissioned to help leaders in government and civic sectors make decisions that effectively address the housing needs of cities and communities. Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Business from Brigham Young University, with Graduate studies at Stanford University.
Chief Investment Officer
We utilize extensive and varied research and data sources, our team’s diverse knowledge of and experience in property operations, finance, and capital markets, along with comprehensive and proprietary financial models to identify investment opportunities with the potential to produce the most attractive risk-adjusted returns.
William Ballard acts in the executive capacity of Chief Investment Officer. He is the senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of the company with additional responsibility for the investment arm of the company. Prior to his association with RedHill, Ballard helped to establish and manage the financial and accounting divisions of IndCor—Blackstone’s Industrial platform which during his tenure acquired 120MM SF of industrial properties internationally, subsequently selling in excess of $8B. Ballard started his career as a member of the Price Waterhouse Coopers organization and has held executive positions with several prominent full-service real estate firms including CB Richard Ellis Financial Services Group and The Burnham Company, a Cushman & Wakefield predecessor company. Over his 30+ year career, he has been involved in more than $10B in related equity and debt transactions. Ballard graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and holds professional designations including CPA, CFP, and RPA in property administration.
Vice President & Director, Account Management & Human Resources
An important part of our ongoing corporate conversation revolves around diversity and impact. We want to continue to evolve our culture to reflect the nature of the renters we serve.
Leticia Astorga is Vice President, Account Management and Director of RedHill’s Human Resources (HR). She is a career veteran at RedHill and member of its founding team. Ms. Astorga oversees all account management activity most specifically related to operations, Asset and Property Management functions including full cycle corporate accounting, reconciliation, and forecasting. Ms. Astorga also leads the firm in Human Resource management which includes systems, staffing and in providing proactive leadership on HR initiatives. She is a member of the firms Operations Committees.
Senior Vice President & Director, Asset Management
Optimization of revenues, thoughtful expense management, and maximization of net operating income is key to the successful execution of our strategic asset plan.
Shauna Carson is the Senior Vice President & Director of Asset Management. She collaborates with the property management teams to successfully implement each community’s strategic business plan. Prior to joining the Redhill team, Ms. Carson supervised all facets of rental operations for private and institutional owners. She has operated a portfolio as large as 9,000 multifamily units. Earlier in her career, Ms. Carson managed the mass conversion, renovation and sale of single-family attached homes. She has also overseen financial operations; procured financial and hedging devices for all types of commercial real estate; and coordinated strategic alliances with individual investors, public corporations and private companies. Ms. Carson received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from San Diego State University and her Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of San Diego.
Vice President of Portfolio Operations
Results driven success is accomplished through systematic and return-focused oversight of our portfolio along with prioritization of investor relations and reporting.
Thomas Peterson is the Vice President of Portfolio Operations and is a key member of RedHill’s Asset Group. He is pivotal in the strategic planning and general oversight of the portfolio and asset level business plans, transaction execution, and investor reporting. Mr. Peterson is an accomplished commercial and multi-family real estate leader with a performance track record of 15 years in asset and portfolio management, specifically in client relationships, project management, and capital development. Prior to joining the Redhill team, he led a portfolio of more than 200 office and industrial assets, totaling over 40 million SF, and also held multiple portfolio management roles in the multi-family sector. Mr. Peterson received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Arizona. He holds his Real Estate Salesperson License in California as well as CPM and CAM designations from leading industry organizations.
Vice President & Director, Construction Management
Creating an innovative value-add strategy requires significant planning at numerous levels--then pulling all the resources together to execute the plan requires extraordinary leadership from team members.
Dominic Cardenas is the Vice President & Director of Construction Management and a key member of RedHill’s Asset Group. He is responsible for overseeing all capital management projects, budgets, contract negotiations, and onsite construction execution for RedHill’s investment properties. Prior to joining the firm, he was a City Planner in North County-San Diego, California, responsible for building and construction related affairs and management from conceptual design through to final inspection. Cardenas is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of California, Irvine in Urban Studies with an emphasis on Urban and Regional Planning.
Senior Vice President & Director, Capital Markets Group
We actively monitor the forces that impact the valuation and performance of existing properties and potential acquisitions by constantly interfacing with multifamily brokers, property managers, principals, and equity and debt providers.
Zach Markell is a member of RedHill’s investment and underwriting desk where he helps source and underwrite multifamily investment opportunities in Western U.S. markets. Prior to joining RedHill, Markell spent seven years working for various Major League Baseball teams where he expanded and redefined brand partnerships and strategy. He also spent two years leading sports marketing and development teams around the United States. Markell has a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business: where he focused on real estate and business analytics.
Vice President & Associate Director, Capital Group, Asia Pacific
Since multifamily has evolved as a favored class by institutional investors, RedHill actively seeks quality capital relationships both domestically and abroad.
Chris Dixon is a member of RedHill’s Capital Markets team with specific responsibilities for its Asia Pacific capital raising activities. He was previously a member of the RedHill Acquisition Group with primary involvement in Western U.S. markets. Chris started his career as an entrepreneur in the Wellness sector where he was internationally published and recognized. He was introduced to Asia via the U.S. Peace Corp where he served in 2005, then transitioning to a decade of living in Melbourne, Australia, where he now resides. Dixon is a Graduate of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah with Graduate studies at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT. Amongst other trade organizations, Chris is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) International.
It is critical that we highlight what makes working with RedHill unique: our diligent investment process, dedicated asset management capabilities, best-in-class team, and proven track record of success.
Marie Laule manages strategic development and implementation of RedHill's marketing operations. She plays an active role in brand management, social media management, and digital content creation. Prior to joining the team, she served roles as Digital Marketing Strategist and Social Media Manager. Marie brings expertise from several years of working in Marketing across multiple industries. She is also completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing at University of San Diego.
Analyst, Investments Group
RedHill is unparalleled in our ability to thoughtfully analyze every element in our target markets--identifying, acquiring, and ultimately creating value by utilizing our comprehensive underwriting model and market expertise.
Baylor Brimmer is a member of the Investments Group. As analyst, he is responsible for performing financial analysis through proprietary investment models, utilizing market data to construct rent/sale comparables & draw objective conclusions in an effort to identify tangible upside in multifamily communities throughout the Western United States. Prior to RedHill, Baylor worked at a local San Diego industrial brokerage as an intern/analyst. He holds a BBA from The University of San Diego where he graduated Magna Cum laude double majoring in Finance & Real Estate. Additionally, Baylor is an active member of NAIOP’s San Diego chapter, during his senior year at USD he had the privilege to participate in the 2023 NAIOP university challenge.
Russell Dixon is President & Chief Executive Officer of RedHill Realty Investment Management and its related companies. Dixon has held key positions in national and global companies within the investment and institutional real estate arena. He is one of the foremost leaders nationally in the multifamily business. Mr. Dixon served as the Head of Insignia/ESG, a New York based (NYSE) global real estate investment and services firm, and previously the Global Co-Head of CBRE's Institutional Account Group, where he founded and directed the CBRE National Multi Housing team platform executing in excess of $10-20 billion annually in major property and portfolio transactions. Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Business from Brigham Young University with graduate studies in finance at Stanford University. Dixon is actively involved on industry boards including ULI, NMHC as a director, NAA, and Harvard Joint Housing, and a member of the Real Estate Counsel. He is also involved in varied philanthropy and community organizations.
Nate Diviney, serves as RedHill’s Vice President of Construction Management and leads the company’s efforts in planning, managing and it’s execution of capital improvements, portfolio wide. Diviney also plays a key role in working closely with RedHill’s acquisition team in comprehensive value-add underwriting and strategy development Prior to joining RedHill, Mr. Diviney spent 8 years with Exxcel Construction Management Co., responsible for construction consulting and management services covering Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. In this role he was responsible for all construction operations, including budget and purchasing and supervision of all field operations. Diviney holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Southern Virginia University and holds a MBA from Marshall Graduate Program USC -- University of Southern California.
Mr. Brady, is Director and Principal of RedHill’s Development Business and oversees its’ Construction Management capability as an adjunct of Asset Management. Brian has significant leadership and management experience in the real estate industry. During his 15+ year career he has worked across multiple commercial asset classes including multifamily. Brian Previously held key roles with Locale Advisors, Kilroy Realty Corporation, McCarthy Building Companies, Bocina Homes Corp, and Bocina Development and directly responsible for the entitlement, development, and redevelopment of over 4 million square feet of assets, valued at over $2B. Brian holds a BS from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, with a concentration in business. At Cornell, he was also a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team. Brian is a LEED AP, and active in the San Diego chapter of both the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP.
Alex Pascale is head of RedHill’s Acquisition Group, including deal sourcing, underwriting, and executing on institutional-grade multifamily communities throughout the Western US. Prior to joining RedHill, Alex co-founded a boutique Multifamily syndication firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was actively engaged in acquisitions and private capital raising. Furthermore, Pascale played a critical role in scaling two technology start-ups, both of which are now publicly listed on the NASDAQ. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University where he played Division 1 Rugby for 4 years.
As a dynamic real estate investment company headed by experienced national leadership, RedHill is seeking prime candidates with senior decision making abilities and with the aptitude to take on important responsibilities.