Robert Guilford is a Partner and Co‐Founder of Danbe Partners, LLC. As a seasoned investment management professional with over 25 years of experience in real estate operations and private equity investing, Robert’s primary responsibilities are the identification and assessment of new opportunities. In addition to acquisitions, Robert leads an internal team of professionals in the development and execution of each asset level strategic plan, while maintaining institutional level reporting standards on behalf of Danbe’s investor clients.
Prior to the formation of Danbe Partners, Robert was the Chief Financial Officer of New Faze Development, a leading institutional manager of commercial and residential developments within the greater Northern California region. Robert was directly responsible for developing and implementing standards for underwriting, managing and reporting for real estate investments that were consistent with institutional investor requirements. Upon the completion of a firm wide organizational transformation, Robert was successful in marketing, negotiating and closing an institutional equity investment fund with a commitment of $100 million from CalPERS. Prior to New Faze, Robert held a senior level asset management and finance position with Strand Capital, a leading private equity investment firm within the real estate construction industry. In addition to providing financial underwriting on all new acquisitions, Robert was responsible for the asset management of a $100 million equity fund with a market value in excess of $1 billion. Prior to his tenure with Strand, Robert spent a number of years in the real estate private equity industry working within the acquisition and asset management departments for firms such as Colony Capital, Green Park Group / Warburg Pincus & MetLife Real Estate.
In addition to being an active member in various philanthropic organizations within his community, Robert is a weekly participant in both the Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach and the Bob Hope LAX‐ USO. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Anderson School at
Mark Bachli is a Partner and Co‐Founder of Danbe Partners, LLC. With over 1 5 years of experience in program and project management, corporate operations and real estate development and management, Mark’s efforts are focused on sourcing opportunistic repositioning and development projects across the Western U.S. and executing their on‐site business plans.
Prior to Danbe, Mark was the Senior Vice President of Bond Companies, a leading national real estate development firm focused on the development and repositioning of high‐performance mixed‐use buildings in urban markets across the US. While at Bond Companies, Mark’s responsibilities ranged from development management to fund‐raising to corporate operations and process development. During his tenure, Mark played a significant role in the development, lease‐ up and sale of Sunset & Vine, the firm’s $160 million West Coast flagship mixed‐use residential and retail development along with the underwriting and marketing of three funds totaling over $100 million in equity investment.
Prior to joining Bond Companies, Mark held senior engineering and management roles at W.R. Grace & Company’s Construction Products Division. While at Grace, Mark received the prestigious Corporate Vision Award for his work in manufacturing productivity and process automation. Additionally, he provided engineering consulting services to building owners and operators on projects including Disney Concert Hall and the renovation of Los Angeles City Hall.
As an active member of the real estate community, Mark has been a speaker at UCLA Real Estate along with California Redevelopment Association events. Additionally, he is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Anderson School at UCLA.
Wayne Bush is a Principal of Danbe Real Estate Advisors LLC where he is responsible for internal and external regulatory, financial, and tax reporting; managing capital calls and distributions; and sourcing acquisition opportunities.
Wayne is accomplished at addressing complex needs and expectations by maximizing finance and tax operating models through process/controls redesign, providing technical guidance, utilization of finance technology, improved data flows, and organizational design enhancement. Prior to joining Danbe Real Estate Advisors, Wayne was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP focused on the Real Estate and Private Equity industries specializing in process, controls, and strategy design; regulatory and tax reporting; and risk management. He led the Customer Tax Operations and Reporting Service on the West Coast and managed service delivery teams across the US. Wayne drove the development of technology tools for enhanced investor onboarding/tracking and relationship management, legal entity management, and internal/external finance and tax reporting efficiencies. Prior to Ernst & Young, Wayne was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte LLP in the Global Information Reporting and Banking & Capital Markets practices.
Wayne previously worked as an attorney, focusing primarily on corporate litigation cases involving Asset Backed and Mortgage Backed Securities, Bankruptcy, and SEC related matters. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University law School, and a Masters of Taxation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business.