RRA is the leading boutique provider of commercial real estate bridge lending in the US.  With decades of experience as operators, owners and investors, we bring a level of experience that less than 1% of other lenders can match.

Our talent comes from the most highly respected companies in the industry including Credit Suisse, KPMG, Vereit, GE Capital, Trammell Crow, Wolff, E&Y, Barclays, Lincoln Property Management, and Berkadia.

Who Works with RRA

Social Responsibility

At RRA Companies, we are committed to contributing positively to the community that supports us. RRA is involved with and helps support the following charities and non-profits:

Management Team

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Boots Dunlap

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

John “Boots” Dunlap, has over a decade experience in commercial real estate lending, having consulted and worked for numerous banks, insurance companies, and private equity firms to include Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Genworth, VärdePartners, and Fortress. During this time, he originated and managed over $600 million in middle-market commercial real estate bridge loans and consulted on $2.4 billion of distressed commercial real estate across the U.S. In addition, Mr. Dunlap developed RRA’s state-of-the-art commercial real estate risk management and predictive valuation software platform (MQi®). He is a member of Urban Land Institute, Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, the National Association of Office & Industrial Properties, and various other industry organizations. Prior to founding RRA, Mr. Dunlap was an Infantry Officer in the US Army where he served in multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan earning him the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, and numerous other distinguished leadership decorations. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

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Marc Grayson

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

With more than 20 years of commercial real estate development, management, and investment experience, Marc Grayson has been involved in projects totaling more than five million square feet with a total market value in excess of $2.5 billion.  Currently, he serves as COO/President at RRA Capital where he oversees all operational aspects of the firm including asset management, investment, finance, advisory services, and originations in addition to helping chart the strategic direction of the company.  Prior to joining RRA in 2009, Mr. Grayson worked for a number of well-respected real estate developers across the country, including Neenan Company, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and Vestar Development Company.  He formerly served as President of the City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority board.  Mr. Grayson holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and an MBA from Arizona State University.  He earned a CCIM designation and has been involved in a leadership capacity in many commercial real estate industry groups including Urban Land Institute, CoreNet, NAIOP, and TMA.

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Charlie Dunlap

Chairman & Co-Founder

Charlie Dunlap, a former partner of Trammell Crow, is the Founder and Chairman of RRA Companies. His more than 40 years of experience in the industry has involved the development, construction, rehabilitation, and management of assets valued at $2.4 billion. He has developed, built, or rehabilitated more than 10,000 housing units, managed over 11,000 apartment units, and managed or developed industrial, office, and retail properties in excess of half a million square feet. Mr. Dunlap has been named the Arizona Certified Property Manager of the Year and was presented with the Phi Epsilon Professional Award from Arizona State University. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law (the Netherlands), and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics. He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct while serving as an Army Officer in Vietnam.

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Ted Van Brunt

Chief Investment Officer

For over 10 years, Mr. Van Brunt has served both equity and debt investors by underwriting, developing, and managing commercial real estate nationwide. He has underwritten nearly $7 billion in opportunities in all major commercial real estate classes in all major U.S. markets. Prior to his tenure at RRA, Mr. Van Brunt underwrote over $1 billion in retail, office and industrial acquisition opportunities at VEREIT, a publicly traded REIT with a national portfolio of over 4,000 properties. Before this, he worked at Seattle-based Unico Properties, developing and managing mixed-use projects in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Van Brunt attended Gonzaga University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. He also received a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

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Bill Stasiulatis

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Prior to joining RRA Companies, Bill Stasiulatis spent 20 years at Torchlight Investors, where he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, Operating Committee, and Investment Committee.  In these roles, he was responsible for managing portfolios of over $4 billion in commercial real estate debt investments such as mezzanine loans, preferred equity, CMBS, and other real estate-related securities.  Throughout his tenure at Torchlight, he was involved in all aspects of the investment management platform including originations, underwriting, servicing, operations, and marketing.  Mr. Stasiulatis holds a B.A. in Economics and Operations Research from Columbia University, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Columbia University School of Engineering.  He is also a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Circle.

100% of the investments sourced, underwritten and originated by RRA, on behalf of CopperPoint, have performed without default or deterioration.
Chad WelbornChief Investment Officer, CopperPoint Insurance

Team

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Alex Dimitroff

Financial Analyst
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Britton Ratliff

Managing Director
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Charles Lucking

Chief Legal Officer
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Curtis Coughlin

Director of Consulting & Advisory Services
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Jami Giovannini

Vice President of Marketing
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Kara Palmer

Servicing Manager
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Leighann Swofford

Office Manager
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Marcus Goodwin

Senior Vice President of Originations
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Robert Conley

Associate
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Tom Oles

Director of Asset Management
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Ty Vilhauer

Associate
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Timari Veloz

Director of Accounting

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