Who We Are


CDREP is one of the newest additions to The Compass Group family of companies. Focused on opportunistic real estate investments, CDREP’s strategy is to achieve above-market yields through their experience base, vertical integration, submarket knowledge and direct access to capital. CDREP has the experience and team required to successfully invest in a broad spectrum of commercial real estate transaction types ranging from value-add property repositioning to ground-up development. The partners have direct principal experience ranging from single-family home tract development to urban vertical mixed-use centers to developing warehousing and distribution facilities. Currently the company is seeking new real estate investments with a focus in Southern California.


Founded in 2005, Danbe Partners, LLC is a dynamic real estate development and management advisor to public and private investment firms. From the underwriting, acquisition, and special servicing of large distressed debt portfolios on behalf of institutional private equity firms and banks to strategic planning and implementation of long-term investment strategies for high net worth individuals and family office clients, Danbe has developed an extensive track record of success.


“The Compass Group”, as we refer to it, is comprised of two separate, independent business entities that work closely together: Compass Group Management LLC and Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI). Compass Group Management LLC is the external manager of CODI. Compass Group Management LLC manages the day-to-day business and operations of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI), a publicly traded holding company.

Since its founding in 1998, The Compass Group has focused exclusively on the middle market space. Its strategy and philosophy remains the same today as it was on the day of its founding — the Compass Group looks to acquire companies that it could own forever and that exhibit a clear “reason to exist”.


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