» EDUARD DE GUARDIOLA : CEO» EDUARD DE GUARDIOLA
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.
Vista and de Guardiola have built or acquired 60 properties totaling almost 14,000 units and $1.6 billion in total value. Many of these projects and transactions were successfully completed with joint venture institutional financial partners, which included:
Teachers Insurance & Annuity Co.
Merrill Lynch Capital
Wachovia Financial Services
J.P. Morgan Chase
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 of Operations» GABRIELLE HOWARD
Executive Vice President of 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. During her career 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 : Managing Director - Regional Partner» MICHAEL NEYHART
Managing Director - Regional Partner
Michael Neyhart joined Vista Realty Partners in 2013 and currently serves as Managing Director - Regional Partner. During his time with Vista he has been involved with all aspects of the developments and investments of the firm. He specializes in the deal sourcing, acquisition and development underwriting, and asset management throughout the life of an investment. He works closely with lenders, investors, and property management to ensure that all goals and objectives are met or exceeded for all parties involved. During his time with Vista he has been involved with the acquisition and development of over 3,000 units with a total capitalization exceeding $400 million.
Previously, Michael served as 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.
» BRETT GELSOMINO : Managing Director - Regional Partner» BRETT GELSOMINO
Managing Director - Regional Partner
Brett joined Vista Realty Partners in 2021, as Partner, responsible for overseeing all aspects of development throughout the state of Florida, with a bias towards suburban in-fill multifamily residential development. Prior to joining Vista, Brett was with ZOM Development for 14 years, serving in a variety of offices, most recently, Vice President of Senior Living, where he was responsible for forming and growing a new company within ZOM, developing luxury rental senior living communities. Under Brett's leadership, ZOM Senior Living originated, capitalized and commenced construction on $400 million worth of new senior living projects in its first three years.
Brett specializes in originating and underwriting development opportunities, and managing same throughout the life of the investment. Since 2007, Brett has developed over 2,500 multifamily and senior living units across multiple markets, at a cost value of over $1 billion. He is experienced in a wide variety of residential and mixed-use product types, ranging from wood-frame low-rise to 50-story podium high-rise, and everything in between.
Brett attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction and a Master of Science in Real Estate. He is a licensed real estate broker, a certified general contractor, and a graduate of the ULI leadership institute.
» DAVE SKELTON : Senior Vice President – Construction Development» DAVE SKELTON
Senior Vice President – Construction Development
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.
» NATALIE DE GUARDIOLA : Director of Asset Management» NATALIE DE GUARDIOLA
Director of Asset Management
Natalie de Guardiola joined Vista Realty Partners in 2020 as the Director of Asset Management. She is responsible for monitoring property performance and maximizing property revenue of the existing portfolio, and assisting with the development and onboarding of property management on new construction projects. Natalie ensures that all leasing activity is consistent with Vista standards and prevailing market conditions. She also oversees the reporting process along with market research, data analysis, and revenue forecasting with respect to each property.
Prior to joining Vista, Natalie began her career in CRE at First Communities Management. She worked closely with new property developments across the southeastern region of the U.S., managing and coordinating traditional and digital marketing strategies to meet various objectives such as occupancy, budget, lead/traffic generation, social media engagement, and online reputation. She also provided strategic direction, guidance and support across Development, Operations, Training, and Marketing Departments. Natalie then joined Colliers International as a part of the Retail Services Group. As a part of the leasing team, she dedicated her time servicing clients on both the Landlord and Tenant Representation.
Natalie attended The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
» JOHN BUSH : Vice President of Finance and Accounting» JOHN BUSH
Vice President of Finance and Accounting
John Bush joined Vista Realty Partners in 2020 as their Vice President of Finance and Accounting. His responsibilities include overseeing accounting, financial reporting, and treasury management functions of the Company and its entities.
Previously, John served as the Assistant Controller for a boutique multifamily investment firm, where he was responsible for investment accounting and financial reporting. Prior to that, John was an Audit Manager with a large regional public accounting firm where he oversaw financial statement audits, compilations and reviews for a variety of clients including several real estate and private equity clients.
John received a BBA with a focus in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is also licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant.