Wayne Cheng, Owner / CEO
Since 1992, Mr. Cheng has been the founder, principal shareholder, director and an executive officer of various affiliates of Pacific Castle, which have acquired numerous properties with a market value in excess of $500 million. Affiliates of Pacific Castle currently own and/or manage a portfolio of premier shopping centers in the western United States. The total portfolio is comprised of nearly 2 million square feet. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Cheng was a professional accountant at Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young, CPA’s) in Los Angeles, California and prior to that worked in the tax department of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Rod Astarabadi, President
Rod Astarabadi is the President of Pacific Castle. He has over 28 years of real estate investment and management experience with over $1 billion of transaction and financing track record. Mr. Astarabadi joined the Pacific Castle management team in 2002 with responsibilities including the company’s plans, strategies and operations including direct oversight of all asset and property management, leasing and acquisitions/capital markets. Prior to joining Pacific Castle Management, inc., he served as Director of Due Diligence of Passco Real Estate Enterprises from 1999 to 2002, as Portfolio manager for Wilshire Financial Services Group from 1995 to 1998 and handled acquisitions, property and asset management for Investment Real estate Services for 10 years prior to joining Wilshire Financial Services Group. Mr. Astarabadi is a 1985 graduate of California State University at Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and is licensed by the California Real Estate Department.
Steve Ko, Controller
Mr. Ko jointed the Pacific Castle management team in 1998. Prior to joining Pacific Castle Management, Inc., Mr. Ko served as an accountant with various companies. Mr. Ko is a 1991 graduate of California State University at Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Judi Harris, Director of Property Management
More than 15 years of Property Management experience including:
Four Years as Senior Property Manager for INCO Property Management Company
Six Years as Property Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
Four Years in Property Management and Leasing for Meyer Properties.
Ryan Schnell, Director of Leasing
Mr. Schnell joined the Pacific Castle management team in 2008 with responsibilities including all aspects of leasing. He has over 19 years of real estate leasing experience. Prior to joining Pacific Castle Management, he served as Director of Leasing at The Abbey Company 2001 to 2009 and over saw all aspects of leasing. Mr. Schnell was at Colliers from 1995-2001 and was in the Circle of Excellence years 2006, 2007, 2009, 2000. Mr. Schnell is a 1996 graduate of University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and History and is licensed by the California Real Estate Department.