Craig Blanchard is a Managing Partner and the Head of Investment Management at The Wolff Company, Parse’s parent company. Craig is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees all joint venture and preferred equity investment activity. He joined The Wolff Company in 2022 after partnering with Wolff for more than ten years. Prior to formally joining Wolff, he was a Managing Director at Makena Capital Management where he was responsible for Makena’s real assets portfolio. Before Makena, Craig was a Managing Director at the Stanford Management Company where he oversaw the real estate portfolio. Craig was also a Principal and Head of Special Situations at the Townsend Group. He holds a BA from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Jesse Wolff is a Managing Partner and the Chief Investment Officer at The Wolff Company, Parse’s parent company. He heads the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees the implementation of the company’s investment strategy for all residential investment activity. Jesse is responsible for market selection, transactional risk management, and all asset-level investment decisions for the company’s residential rental portfolio. He joined The Wolff Company in 1999 and has more than two decades of specialized multifamily investment and asset management experience. Jesse attended Eastern Washington University.
Charles Laing is the Executive VP, Structured Investments at The Wolff Company, Parse’s parent company. He has more than 20 years of principal investment experience. Prior to joining Wolff, he was a Director at Trefethen Capital Partners, a private investment firm, where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing credit investments. Previously, he was a Principal at Stairway Capital and Eos Partners, and an Associate at Rosecliff & Weiss and Peck & Greer. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College, and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he currently serves as a volunteer in its Ambassador Program for MBA applicants.
Tom Smith is an SVP and the head of execution at Parse Capital. Tom is responsible for negotiating and closing joint venture and preferred equity investments with sponsors across the Parse national platform. He joined the company in 2022 and brings over 20 years of real estate industry investment and finance experience. Before joining Parse, Tom was an SVP and originator at Alliance Bank. His prior experience also includes positions at Alliance Residential Company, a large national residential developer, MCA Financial, a Phoenix based restructuring & advisory firm and JPMorgan Chase. He holds a BS in finance from Arizona State University.
Brad Mitchell is a Vice President and Head of Originations at Parse Capital. Mr. Mitchell is responsible for identifying, negotiating, and closing Joint Venture & Preferred Equity residential investments across the United States. Prior to joining Parse in 2020, Brad worked on the real estate investment teams at Makena Capital Management and Partners Group. He holds a BS in Managerial Economics with Honors from The University of California at Davis, and also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dominic Leonard is a Senior Associate on the Execution Team at Parse Capital. He joined the company in 2018. Prior to joining Parse Capital, Dominic was a Senior Consultant at Factset Research Systems in San Francisco, CA. He holds a dual degree in Finance and Business Economics with a minor in Spanish Language from the University of Arizona where he graduated Cum Laude with Honors. He is currently pursuing his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Level III candidate.
Steven Cook is a Senior Associate on the Investment Team at Parse Capital. He joined the company in 2015 and holds a BBA from Gonzaga University.
Brett Balda is an Associate on the Originations team at Parse Capital and is responsible for investment activity within Texas. He joined the company in 2021. Prior to joining Parse Capital, Brett was an analyst at Eastdil Secured in Dallas, TX. He holds an engineering degree and a Master’s in Real Estate Finance from Texas A&M University.
Jared Friedman is an Associate on the Asset Management Team at Parse Capital. Prior to joining Parse in 2020, Mr. Friedman held internships with Goldman Sachs and Freeport-McMoRan. He holds a BS in both Accounting and Business Data Analytics from Arizona State University.
Brock Neuhaus is a Senior Analyst on the Originations Team at Parse Capital. He joined the company in September 2020 as an intern, and transitioned to full-time in June 2021. Prior to joining Parse Capital, Brock held internships with CBRE and Matthews REIS. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from University of Arizona.
Nicolas Schlichting is an Analyst on the Asset Management Team at Parse Capital. He joined the company in 2021. Prior to joining Parse Capital, Nicolas was a Solution Analyst at Deloitte. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematical Sciences from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, and also holds a Master of Science in Finance from Arizona State University.
John Murphy is an Analyst on the Originations Team at Parse Capital. He joined the company in June 2022. Prior to joining Parse Capital, John Murphy was a Multifamily Investment Sales Intern at Berkadia and Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.