Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
of Combined Experience
The company is led by national legacy leaders with experience transacting billions in related disciplines and possessing a cross section of expertise and skills. These combined capabilities establish the RedHill competitive edge and ultimately provide superior execution to its clients.
RedHill’s team of key leaders has distinguished themselves by focusing on the satisfaction of our investors and growing our industry relationships to deliver favorable results to all our investment partners.
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Russell Dixon is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RedHill Realty Investment Management and its related companies. Dixon has held key positions in national and global companies within the investment and institutional real estate arena. He is one of the foremost leaders nationally in the multifamily business. Mr. Dixon served as Executive Managing Director, Capital Markets of Insignia/ESG, a New York based (NYSE) global real estate investment and services firm. Before that Dixon was Global Co-Head of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Institutional Account Group, where he founded and directed the CBRE National Multi Housing team platform executing in excess of $20 billion annually in major property and portfolio transactions. Dixon served as an Investment Committee member of CBRE Investors, its global advisory services arm. Dixon is member of numerous boards and associations including Executive Director, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), is a sitting member of the Board of Governors—Institute of Real Estate Operating Companies, a member of Urban Land Institute, and former member of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies commissioned to help leaders in government and civic sectors make decisions that effectively address the housing needs of cities and communities. Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Business from Brigham Young University, with Graduate studies at Stanford University.
Chief Investment Officer
William Ballard acts in the executive capacity of Chief Investment Officer. He is the senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of the company with additional responsibility for the investment arm of the company. Prior to his association with RedHill, Ballard helped to establish and manage the financial and accounting divisions of IndCor—Blackstone’s Industrial platform which during his tenure acquired 120MM SF of industrial properties internationally, subsequently selling in excess of $8B. Ballard started his career as a member of the Price Waterhouse Coopers organization and has held executive positions with several prominent full-service real estate firms including CB Richard Ellis Financial Services Group and The Burnham Company, a Cushman & Wakefield predecessor company. Over his 30+ year career, he has been involved in more than $10B in related equity and debt transactions. Ballard graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and holds professional designations including CPA, CFP, and RPA in property administration.
CFO & Executive Managing Director, Portfolio Management
Coleman Cox is Chief Financial Officer & Executive Managing Director of RedHill’s Finance and Portfolio Management Group. He is key in the oversight of all properties within the investment management scope of the organization, including client and partner investor relations and in working with the firms CIO on capital events material property issues. Cox also is intricately involved in joint venture formations and leads debt execution and transaction execution for the Company. Prior to joining RedHill, Mr. Cox spent six and a half years in the San Francisco Bay Area with Ernst & Young where he was a Manager in the M&A Financial Diligence advisory group working directly with large private equity and corporate clients on transactions ranging from $20m to $9b in deal value. Coleman is a licensed CPA and CFA Charter holder. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with an emphasis in Accounting from Menlo College in Atherton, CA.
Managing Director, Investment Group
Alex Pascale is head of RedHill’s Acquisition Group, including deal sourcing, underwriting, and executing on institutional-grade multifamily communities throughout the Western US. Prior to joining RedHill, Alex co-founded a boutique Multifamily syndication firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was actively engaged in acquisitions and private capital raising. Furthermore, Pascale played a critical role in scaling two technology start-ups, both of which are now publicly listed on the NASDAQ. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University. Alex is active in industry trade organizations including the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and NAIOP a national commercial real estate development association.
Vice President & Director, Account Management & HR
Leticia Astorga is Vice President, Account Management and Director of RedHill’s Human Resources (HR). She is a career veteran at RedHill and member of its founding team. Ms. Astorga oversees all account management activity most specifically related to operations, Asset and Property Management functions including full cycle corporate accounting, reconciliation, and forecasting. Ms. Astorga also leads the firm in Human Resource management which includes systems, staffing and in providing proactive leadership on HR initiatives. She is a member of the firms Operations Committees.
Senior Vice President & Director, Asset Management
Shauna Carson is the Senior Vice President & Director of Asset Management. She collaborates with the property management teams to successfully implement each community’s strategic business plan. Prior to joining the Redhill team, Ms. Carson supervised all facets of rental operations for private and institutional owners. She has operated a portfolio as large as 9,000 multifamily units. Earlier in her career, Ms. Carson managed the mass conversion, renovation and sale of single-family attached homes. She has also overseen financial operations; procured financial and hedging devices for all types of commercial real estate; and coordinated strategic alliances with individual investors, public corporations and private companies. Ms. Carson received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from San Diego State University and her Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of San Diego.
Vice President & Director, Property Management Services
Karen Luster oversees Property and Asset Management at RedHill, and related property operating functions. Ms. Luster has diverse experience within the multifamily industry with a history of increasing operational efficiencies and repositioning communities. Prior to joining RedHill, Karen held key roles in Asset Management and Operations for several legacy firms including Essex, BRE, The Irvine Company and AvalonBay. She has managed and operated significant scale in thousands of residential units in the Western US. She has served as a Director of the California Apartment Association San Diego, Chair of the Rental Advisory Board and Board Member of the San Diego Apartment Association. Ms. Luster holds a CPM designation.
Vice President of Portfolio Operations
Thomas Peterson is the Vice President of Portfolio Operations and is a key member of RedHill’s Asset Group. He is pivotal in the strategic planning and general oversight of the portfolio and asset level business plans, transaction execution, and investor reporting. Mr. Peterson is an accomplished commercial and multi-family real estate leader with a performance track record of 15 years in asset and portfolio management, specifically in client relationships, project management, and capital development. Prior to joining the Redhill team, he led a portfolio of more than 200 office and industrial assets, totaling over 40 million SF, and also held multiple portfolio management roles in the multi-family sector. Mr. Peterson received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Arizona. He holds his Real Estate Salesperson License in California as well as CPM and CAM designations from leading industry organizations.
Vice President & Director, Construction Management
Dominic Cardenas is the Vice President & Director of Construction Management and a key member of RedHill’s Asset Group. He is responsible for overseeing all capital management projects, budgets, contract negotiations, and onsite construction execution for RedHill’s investment properties. Prior to joining the firm, he was a City Planner in North County-San Diego, California, responsible for building and construction related affairs and management from conceptual design through to final inspection. Cardenas is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of California, Irvine in Urban Studies with an emphasis on Urban and Regional Planning.
Vice President, Investment Group
Robin Elihu is a member of RedHill’s Investment and underwriting desk. He plays an active role in the underwriting and screening in excess of $1B in assets weekly. Prior to joining RedHill, Elihu was an Analyst for a top preforming Multifamily investment sales group within CBRE & lead underwriting for a private syndication firm purchasing institutional grade assets in the Dallas, Texas market. Elihu is an active member of the San Diego ULI Young Leaders Group and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President & Director, Capital Markets Group
Zach Markell is a member of RedHill’s investment and underwriting desk where he helps source and underwrite multifamily investment opportunities in Western U.S. markets. Prior to joining RedHill, Markell spent seven years working for various Major League Baseball teams where he expanded and redefined brand partnerships and strategy. He also spent two years leading sports marketing and development teams around the United States. Markell has a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business: where he focused on real estate and business analytics.
Vice President & Associate Director, Capital Group, Asia Pacific
Chris Dixon is a member of RedHill’s Capital Markets team with specific responsibilities for its Asia Pacific capital raising activities. He was previously a member of the RedHill Acquisition Group with primary involvement in Western U.S. markets. Chris started his career as an entrepreneur in the Wellness sector where he was internationally published and recognized. He was introduced to Asia via the U.S. Peace Corp where he served in 2005, then transitioning to a decade of living in Melbourne, Australia, where he now resides. Dixon is a Graduate of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah with Graduate studies at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT. Amongst other trade organizations, Chris is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) International.
Marie Laule manages strategic development and implementation of RedHill's marketing operations. She plays an active role in brand management, social media management, and digital content creation. Prior to joining the team, she served roles as Digital Marketing Strategist and Social Media Manager. Marie brings expertise from several years of working in Marketing across multiple industries. She is also completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing at University of San Diego.
Analyst, Investments Group
Baylor Brimmer is a member of the Investments Group. As analyst, he is responsible for performing financial analysis through proprietary investment models, utilizing market data to construct rent/sale comparables & draw objective conclusions in an effort to identify tangible upside in multifamily communities throughout the Western United States. Prior to RedHill, Baylor worked at a local San Diego industrial brokerage as an intern/analyst. He holds a BBA from The University of San Diego where he graduated Magna Cum laude double majoring in Finance & Real Estate. Additionally, Baylor is an active member of NAIOP’s San Diego chapter, during his senior year at USD he had the privilege to participate in the 2023 NAIOP university challenge.
As a dynamic real estate investment company headed by experienced national leadership, RedHill is seeking prime candidates with senior decision making abilities and with the aptitude to take on important responsibilities.