Executives

EDUARD DE GUARDIOLA - Chief Executive Officer »

Eduard de Guardiola formed the real estate investment company, Vista Realty Partners, in 2000 with a view toward creating a uniquely efficient and profitable organization for the ownership, management and development of multifamily assets throughout the Southeast. Prior to 2000, he served as President and a Director of the Focus Group companies, a company that had a similar initiative. In 1998 Mr. de Guardiola negotiated, directed and engineered a large disposition of assets having a value of $187 Million Dollars, to two major REIT’s.

Since 2000, Vista and de Guardiola entities have orchestrated the acquisition, development and financing of over 60 new and existing apartment communities and condominiums consisting of over 12,386 units valued in excess of $1.4 Billion Dollars. Many of these projects and transactions were successfully completed with joint venture institutional financial partners, which included:

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Co.
Lubert Adler
Merrill Lynch Capital
Wachovia Financial Services
J.P. Morgan Chase
BRT
RECAP
Westplan Investors
Transwestern Realty Co.

Mr. de Guardiola has over 30 years of experience in all facets of real estate management and development, including residential, and retail. His responsibilities have included acquisitions, dispositions, lease negotiations, joint venture documentation, financial analysis, and management. Mr. de Guardiola holds BA and JD degrees from Florida State University.

GABRIELLE HOWARD - Executive Vice President - Operations »

Gabrielle Howard joined Vista in 2001 and is now Executive Vice President of Operations.

Prior to joining Vista, Ms. Howard was a Senior Commission Analyst with IBM. In her twelve years with Vista Realty Partners, Ms. Howard has been involved in all aspects of the due diligence process for new developments, acquisitions and dispositions of properties in the portfolio.

Ms. Howard received her education at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.


MICHAEL NEYHART - Executive Vice President – Finance »

Michael B. Neyhart joined Vista Realty Partners in 2013 as the Executive Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for researching and underwriting potential acquisitions, conducting market studies, and providing investors with deal analysis.

Michael joins Vista after being a Senior Auditor with a large regional public accounting firm where he was focused on the firms multi-family and office commercial real estate clients.

Michael attended the University of Georgia where he obtained a BBA degree in Real Estate and he holds an MBA from Georgia State University. Michael is also a Certified Public Accountant.

DAVE SKELTON - Director of Construction Management »

Dave Skelton joined Vista in May 2018. He began his multifaceted career with Holder Construction Co., and J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co. Following that, he worked with Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) which later became, Gables Residential. During his 26 year tenure with TCR / Gables he held the roles of Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager, Development Associate, and VP of Investment Operations. In September 2015, Dave left Gables to start his own consulting business, Omega CM Services, LLC.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from Georgia Institute of Technology.

KEVIN WOOD - Vice President - Development »

Kevin J Wood joined Vista Realty Partners in 2018 as the Vice President of Development. He is responsible for sourcing new land acquisition opportunities, managing the development process, and  preparation, maintenance, and organization of project documents, budgets, financial models, schedules, and reports.

Kevin joins Vista after being a Project Manager with Gables Residential, a large national multi-family residential owner, operator, and developer where he was focused on the execution of high-profile residential multi-family developments. Prior to that, Kevin worked as a Project Manager for the Paxis Group, a Property Manager for Greystar, and as a financial analyst for multi-family investments at CBRE.

Kevin attended Auburn University where he obtained a BA in Economics and he holds an MBA with a Real Estate focus from the University of North Carolina. 
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