Founder & Managing Principal
Paul is responsible for providing strategic direction for the company, focusing on investment identification, operations oversight, and further developing the company’s geographic footprint. Before Pagewood, Paul served as a Partner in Stream's Houston office and was one of the original five team members when the Houston office opened in 2006. Over the next 14 years, he was instrumental in leading the firm's growth to a team of 185 professionals that operated a service and investment portfolio of over 45 million square feet of office and industrial properties. This portfolio placed Stream as one of the largest commercial real estate operators in Houston.
Paul led the office division's operations and investment activities. He provided the strategic direction and initiatives for their office investments and oversaw the service business's execution. During his tenure at Stream, Paul executed $600 million of acquisitions and developments totaling 2.2 million square feet. Additionally, he also completed 7.5 million square feet of lease transactions valued at $2.6 billion.
Before Stream, he was a fixed income broker for Cantor Fitzgerald in Hong Kong, trading high-yield bonds. Mr. Coonrod holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas with a major in Management Information Systems. He is married to Grace, has three children, and loves spending time with his family.
As Managing Principal, Mat is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Pagewood’s business with a focus on real estate investments and further integration of its data platform. Mat’s priorities will be leveraging Pagewood’s data platform to source new real estate investments and overseeing the execution of all active investments.
Prior to joining Pagewood, Mat served as a Vice President at Stream Realty Partners where he spent eight years. During his tenure at Stream, Mat was instrumental in sourcing and overseeing 4.5 million square feet in Houston on behalf of the firm and its institutional clients. Mat’s most recent client and partner list represents many of the top institutions in the country, including MetLife, Principal Financial Group, Goldman Sachs, UBS Realty Investors, and AEW Capital Management. Over the previous five years, Mat was a consistent top producer in Stream’s Houston office having executed $300 million in transactions totaling 2.8 million square feet, including multiple joint-venture investments.
Prior to joining Stream, Mat worked at a boutique development firm located in The Woodlands where he asset managed the firm’s owned assets and spearheaded the underwriting and execution of new acquisition and development opportunities.
Senior Property Manager
Debrah joined Pagewood as a Senior Property Manager and has over 20 years of experience in Houston’s commercial property management industry. She has successfully managed institutional assets across multiple product types, including industrial, office, retail, and mixed-use.
Before joining Pagewood, Debrah was a Vice President of Property Services for NAI Partners, where she oversaw all day-to-day activities for the Property Services team in Houston and Central Texas, and managed properties for the firm’s Investment Fund and select clients. Prior to her time at NAI Partners, Debrah was a Property Manager at Stream Realty Partners in Houston for nine years. During her tenure, she expanded her institutional experience by managing properties city-wide for seventeen diverse clients. In addition to property management services, Debrah gained extensive experience overseeing offensive and defensive interior renovations, tenant improvement projects and major exterior building renovations. Prior to Stream, she gained nine years of experience with Tanglewood Property Management, managing one million square feet of office space in the Galleria area.
Debrah received her CPM credentials in 2013 and the RPA Designation in 2009. Debrah was also active in the Houston BOMA organization serving as a member of the BOMA Expo committee for three years.
Director of Operations
Kenna Sims joined Pagewood in 2022 as the Director of Operations and is responsible for all aspects of Operations and Human Resources at Pagewood with over 15 years of experience spanning offices across North America. In her role, Kenna is responsible for implementing corporate policies and procedures, leading the company’s hiring and employee engagement efforts, and steering the marketing strategies for several initiatives. She is an innovative, seasoned, and vision-driven Operations Manager with extensive experience providing operational and HR excellence in change management, office administration, and people management in a high-paced environment.
Before joining Pagewood, Kenna worked for McKinsey & Co., where she managed the daily operations functions and a diverse group of over 25 employees in the Houston and Charlotte offices. She was the lead Business Continuity contact and managed multiple emergencies during her tenure, including the COVID pandemic assisting over 100+ colleagues. Kenna was also responsible for managing numerous budgets and charge codes and working closely with over 70 Partners to understand their needs and preferences. She also acted as the local HR point of contact and managed fundamental employee relations, including new hires, transfers, personnel change requests, and terminations.
Kenna is a creative and forward thinker with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communications from the University of Houston and her master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. She and her husband Rob have been married for 20 years, share two children and two beautiful granddaughters.
Senior Construction Manager
Preston Luster joined Pagewood in 2022 as a Senior Construction Manager with over 23 years of experience in the construction and development industry. He is responsible for all of Pagewood’s construction operations including managing budgets, tenant projects, overseeing the construction of current and future buildings, and working with architects and engineers to manage all Pagewood products.
Preston has extensive experience across multiple product types, specifically for industrial, adaptive reuse, office, and multifamily product types. He has overseen the construction of $300,000,000 in projects totaling over 20 million square feet. Preston has worked with some of the largest institutions and occupiers in the world, including JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Property Trust, Prologis, Amazon, Home Depot, and Chicago Bridge & Iron. During his career, he has owned a company and worked with multiple general contractors and developers across greater Houston, where he served as a project and construction manager, as well as a superintendent in the commercial real estate market. He has built ground-up tilt wall industrial, office buildings and managed hundreds of tenant improvement projects across his career.
In his free time, Preston enjoys hunting and fishing with his daughter Caroline.
Senior Vice President - Multifamily
Jake Roland joined Pagewood in 2022 as a Senior Vice President focusing on sourcing and executing multifamily and residential real estate development. Before Pagewood, Jake was a Senior Director of Finance at Greystar Real Estate Partners in Houston. During his tenure, he capitalized $1.9 billion in ground-up development across 39 properties that totaled over 4,750 units. As a team leader, Jake sourced and executed over $1.4 billion in loans and sourced, negotiated, and executed over $350 million in joint venture equity for ground up development projects for Greystar. He has tremendous experience with all variations of multifamily developments, from garden style to mid-rise podium projects and to high-rise towers.
Jake holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Real Estate from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He is married and enjoys coaching his daughter’s youth basketball team.
Nick Spearman joined Pagewood in 2022 as a Vice President focusing on sourcing and executing industrial acquisitions & development and adaptive reuse projects. Before Pagewood, Nick was a Vice President at Belvoir Real Estate Group in Houston. During his tenure, Nick’s focus was multi-faceted focusing on the 3rd party acquisition and disposition of investment grade opportunities as well as leading the capitalization of Belvoir’s principally owned assets.
Over the last three years, Nick was the top producer at Belvoir, completing over $140 million in transactions across multiple product types and deal profiles. Nick has been a consistent winner of CoStar’s “Power Broker Quarterly Deals” awards and was a 2021 RED News finalist for Houston Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year.
Prior to Belvoir, Nick worked in asset management focused on generational wealth transfer for high-net worth families, and on the acquisitions team for the most active storage developer in New York City. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Christian University with a minor emphasis in Leadership.
Kevin Huang joined Pagewood in 2022 as an Investment Analyst focusing on market research and investment analysis, specifically in acquisitions and development across all product types. In his role, he will provide analytical support that will contribute to underwriting new investment opportunities, forecasting critical market trends, and advancing Pagewood’s proprietary data science platform.
Prior to joining Pagewood, Kevin was an analyst with CBRE’s Capital Markets division in Houston. During his tenure, he was responsible for capitalizing the fastest-growing asset management portfolio while delivering multifamily debt products and solutions to clients in the major metro areas around the country. With previous experience in corporate finance and customer service, he will support investment management activities within Pagewood’s portfolio.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. In his free time, he enjoys playing Chopin to his teacup Malteses and Yorkies, Beaux, Percy, Lola, and Loui.
Chief Technology Advisor
Venkat Kandru joined Pagewood in 2022 as its Chief Technology Advisor. In this role, Venkat is responsible for building and leading the teams to bring successful technology-driven solutions throughout Pagewood’s business processes. Venkat’s initial core focus is developing, executing, and integrating The Lighthouse, Pagewood’s proprietary and unique machine-learning, time-series predictive algorithm-based Market Research platform.
Before his advisory role at Pagewood, Mr. Kandru headed the technological strategy and digital transformation for Stream Realty Partners as their Chief Information and Digital Officer. He led the firm’s technology and digital transformation agenda across multiple business functions and geographies nationally.
Before his role at Stream Realty Partners, Venkat was the Executive Vice President of Technology at The Howard Hughes Company for eight years. In his role, he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology strategy for using and creating technological resources and solutions. As technology employee #1, he built the IT function from the ground up and evolved the IT organization to 50+ professionals which enabled the company’s growth from a $2 billion valuation in 2011 to a $5 billion valuation when he left in 2019.
Venkat Kandru holds a Master of Arts in Computer Science from Temple University.
Creative Marketing Director
Becky Dubner joined Pagewood in 2023 as the Creative Marketing Director and has worked in design for over six years. She has experience in graphic design, creative direction, account management, brand strategy, and campaign development where she uses a big-picture approach to deliver maximum impact on her projects.
Prior to joining Pagewood, Becky worked at Versa Creative where she led campaign strategies for multiple companies including the City of Houston, Harris County Department of Education, YES Prep and The Mom Project.
She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's in advertising and considers herself the consummate Houstonian, and a connector of people. Go Sooners!
Tod Eason supports the strategic direction of Pagewood. He drives significant results through dynamic foresight, strategy, and leadership. An accomplished and results-driven business development leader with broad-based expertise leading effective strategy, relationship management, and revenue growth across multiple industries. Tod's focus for supporting Pagewood's growth and expansion of the companies geographical footprint involves capital formation, deal structure, and the advancement of Pagewood's proprietary technology. With a command of today's developing technologies, Tod is also leading Pagewood's visibility on the growing online crowdfunding platforms for direct investments and creating tokenization opportunities on the blockchain.
Before Pagewood Tod has started, co-founded, and consulted on many successful transactions and business exits across various industries. Tod holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Managing Director - Data Science
Dr. Sunil Patil is an expert in demand forecasting and predictive modeling by creating automated machine learning algorithms. Utilizing the most advanced technological tools, including Python, Spark, MATLAB and SQL, Dr. Patil has been advising a number of multi-national companies as a Data Science Consultant. He has successfully introduced machine learning algorithms in production using Agile framework. Sunil specializes in demand forecasting with a deep understanding of price sensitivity, cross-price elasticity and time series modeling.
Dr. Sunil Patil holds a PhD from Texas A&M University.
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