Our Team

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in all primary and secondary markets in the Southeast. Our relationships with tenants, brokers, and municipalities help create an environment that benefits all stakeholders involved in an asset. We handled some of the most high profile projects in the Southeast.

Blake Berg

Blake Berg

Co-Founder, Principal

Blake R. Berg is a co-founder of WPCM and primarily responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, portfolio management and fundraising. Prior to WPCM, Blake spent approximately thirteen years working in U.S. real estate acquisitions for J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets. In his most recent role, Blake was a Managing Director responsible for the…

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Mark Ibanez

Mark Ibanez

Co-Founder, Principal

Mark Ibanez is a co-founder of WPCM and primarily responsible for asset management, investor relations and company operations. Prior to WPCM, Mark spent approximately ten years working for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In his most recent role, Mark was a Vice President of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets group where he…

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Sam Heide

Sam Heide

Principal

Sam Heide joined Wicker Park Capital Management, LLC in 2017 to focus on the acquisition, asset management and leasing of retail and mixed-use assets. He is a Principal at Wicker Park, and also serves as the President of Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors. Crawford Square, an affiliate of Wicker Park, presently manages and leases an…

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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Director

Andy Johnson started with WPCM in June 2014. As Director of Investments Andy leads the acquisition team and processes, including but not limited to, identifying new opportunities, managing due diligence and developing business plans for each investment. Additionally, Andy supports the Asset Management teams with implementing business plans, developing operating budgets and managing capital improvement…

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Tara Moore

Tara Moore

Chief Financial Officer

Tara Moore is a CPA licensed in the state of South Carolina. She has worked in multiple areas of accounting including restaurant management, real estate, development and construction. Tara started her career in Charleston, SC, after graduating from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She worked as a Staff Accountant for a restaurant management…

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Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin

Director - Acquisitions

Thomas Griffin spent four years with CBRE’s Valuation and Advisory Services group in Birmingham, AL before joining Wicker Park. In his most recent role as staff appraiser, he assisted a client base consisting of institutional lenders, regional/local banks, and property owners on valuation and consulting assignments for real estate assets across all property types in…

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Andrew Tanner

Andrew Tanner

Director - Asset Management

Andrew Tanner spent two and a half years with Altus Group’s Advisory Services division in Atlanta, Georgia before joining Wicker Park Capital Management. In his role as a Real Estate Valuation Consultant, he assisted institutional real estate investors in all facets of the valuation management engagement. He also spent time with a specialty finance firm…

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Daniel DiPlotti

Daniel DiPlotti

Analyst - Acquisitions

Daniel DiPlotti joined Wicker Park Capital Management in July 2018 after graduating from the University of Georgia where he earned a B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate.

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Rachel Early

Rachel Early

Staff Accountant

Rachel Early graduated cum laude from Armstrong State University, earning a B.S. in Business Economics. After graduating, she worked as an Accounting Assistant for Coggins Promotional Advertising, before joining Wicker Park Capital Management in July 2019. She is also enrolled at Georgia Southwestern University, working towards earning her CPA license.

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Armando Codina

Board Member, Principal

Armando Codina is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. Armando formed Codina Partners in 2009 and through this entity and its affiliates is engaged in multiple real estate development and investment activities. The firm’s portfolio includes multifamily residential, mixed-used projects,…

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K. Lawrence Gragg

K. Lawrence Gragg

Board Member, Principal

Larry Gragg is the COO of Codina Partners, LLC. Codina Partners, LLC, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, is the operating company for various real estate assets owned by Armando Codina and various institutional partners, including JP Morgan Chase and Baupost. Codina Partners acts as the developer and asset manager for such assets. Larry joined Codina…

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James Carr

James Carr

Board Member, Principal

Jim Carr founded Westbrooke Communities, Inc. in 1976 as a land development and residential home building company which quickly joined the ranks of the state’s largest and most respected builders, with more than 15,000 homes constructed throughout South Florida over the last thirty years. In 1998 Jim sold Westbrooke Communities, Inc. to Pacific USA Holdings…

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