Leadership

 

Mark Zoller

Mark Zoller is a Camas resident and lifetime resident of Clark County Washington. Married 46 years. Wife Cheryl Zoller, 4 children. 18 grandchildren.

Education:
Years state education; Fort Vancouver High School graduate; Washington State University WSU Pullman, 2 yrs; Continuing real estate and appraisal education, 1000+ hours (credits) appraisal, Washington and Oregon real estate licensing.

Current Company Ownership and Subsidiaries:
M H Zoller Co. LLC; real estate brokerage, investment, & development
Hanes-Zoller, JV; multiple investment assets; Managing partner
Willow Farms, LLC; 4000 ac wind farm and agricultural production. Managing Member
ZMI Joint Venture: 7000 ac wheat farm and shooting preserve. Managing Member
IMZ LLC: 5000 acre wheat farm, Franklin County. Managing Member.
St Helens, Assets, LLC; Real estate investment company. Managing Member
West Linn Care Center Operating Company, LLC, member. Assisted Living facility.
West Linn Care Center Holding Company, LLC, member. Assisted Living facility.

Professional career.
General residential contractor and developer: 1971 to 2017
Licensed real estate agent/broker investment/exchange consultant since 1973
Licensed commercial real estate appraiser (1986-1998)
Residential developer since 1984 to present (over 1000 building lots Oregon & Washington)
Agricultural developer/manager/owner since 1998 (Over 15,000 acres as manager and owner)
Wind power development (48 wind turbines @ 75mw) 4000 acres as manager and owner

Licensed Real Estate Brokerage:
Licensed agent/broker from 1972-present
Agent with Tri-West Real Estate through 1973-1978
Partner with GMZ Investment Real Estate 1978-1982
Partner with Chess Realty 1982-1984
Owner M H Zoller Real Estate Company 1984-2017

Licensed Commercial Real Estate Appraisal:
Fee appraiser as M H Zoller Co. 1984-1998
CCRA “Certified Commercial and Residential Appraiser (1986)
Oregon Certified Commercial Appraiser “C-000269” (1993)
Washington Certified Commercial Appraiser “ZO-LL-EM-H495-QW” (first license introduced 1992)
MAI past candidate #M921204
Appraisals included single family and multifamily subdivisions, apartments, single use commercial buildings, churches, land, farm and ranches.
Partial list of Lenders include: Riverview Community Bank, Resolution Trust Corp., Far West Bank, Northwest Bank, West Coast Bank, Bank of Vancouver, and others.

Partial ownership list; development & investment projects:
Bold Estates ; 93 lot subdivision; (1998)
Andrews Court; 39 lot subdivision: (2001)
Village Hope Condominiums; 19 unit condo project (1998)
Bridge Creek Village; 62 lot subdivision (2001)
Parkview Village; 48 lot townhouse subdivision (2002)
Cottage Homes Estates; 60 lot subdivision (2005)
Townhouse Village Condominiums, Newberg; 32 unit rehab condos (2006-2013)
Cascade Pointe; 22 lot subdivision (2007)
Covington Manor; 66 lot development (2008)
IMZ Joint Venture; 5000 acre dry land wheat farm 50% owner/manager 1998-2011
ZMI Joint Venture: 6800 acre dry land farm & ranch 50% owner/manager 1998-2017
Cimmaron Terrace; 450 lot residential subdivision, Hermiston Oregon. (2013-2017)
Elk Ridge; 350 lot single family residential development, St Helens, Oregon. (2012- 2017)
Champion Village Townhomes; 65 new construction townhomes managing member.
Willow Creek Wind Farm, Ione, OR; 4000 acre irrigated farm and 48 wind turbines (2005-17)
172 bed Assisted living facility, West Linn, Oregon 25% owner/broker, (2012-2017)

Ross C. Miles

Ross C. Miles, Founder and President of American Equities, Inc.
Ross Miles began his career first as a licensed real estate agent in 1974, quickly moving into a broker position by 1977, managing a sales force of 25 for one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.

In 1979, Ross founded American Equities, Inc., as a construction company. Soon after, Ross founded his own real estate company with a 14-person team. He began to buy real estate receivables as a means to facilitate sales within the company. To further his overall understanding of investment practices, he became a licensed Series 7 stock broker and also obtained a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. In 1980, he formed a real estate receivable purchasing division of AEI, and by 1984 closed his real estate brokerage office to devote himself full-time to receivable purchasing and real estate development. His company is now involved in pooled investment vehicles, utilizing the private placement REG “D” offering exemptions. Ross has been the sponsor of over 23 “Regulation D”  exempted offerings and has concentrated in real estate development for the last 7, since 2012. They all have been very successful  projects and are all sold or rented, providing  double digit returns to his investors. In the last 5 years, including projects that are currently under construction, he has been involved in the development and construction of over 500 homes and lots totaling over $105,000,000.       

Throughout the course of his over 40 years in business, Ross has personally bought, built, owned and developed well in excess of $300 million worth of real estatemortgages and various types of projects  involving everything from single family home subdivisions, apartment buildings, mobile home parks, condo developments, townhomes, rock quarries, gold mines, a Mexican Marina, motels, restaurants, cattle ranches, wind farms, warehouses and mini-storages. We believe you would be hard-pressed to find a type of real estate in which Ross Miles has not been involved in  as an owner/developer. As an expert problem solver, Ross’ meticulous attention to detail and his ability to think outside the box gives him a keen eye for excellent investments.

Aaron Barr

Owner Barrcorp LLC Camas Washington

In 2013 Aaron formed Barrcorp LLC, a land acquisitions and real estate development company located in Camas, Washington. Over the last two decades he has built a strong network of equity, contractors and business relationships.

Aaron started as a construction laborer in 1984 and formed his first construction company in 1995. He has over 30 years of knowledge and hands on experience. His skills include excavation, concrete, civil, marine, framing, project management and Furniture making. He is also experienced in project feasibility, proformas, office management, Excel and job tracking. In his early twenties, he also spent time as a commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay Alaska. He did this mostly for the fun and adventure.

Current Local Projects:

  • Parklands at Camas Meadows, 42 / 15,000 SF lots on Camas Meadows Golf Course in Camas, WA.
  • The Archery at Camas Meadows, 100,000 sf of BP with Mixed Use 5 story commercial building 1Q 2018. Camas, WA
  • 2014

Mint Farm Longview Washington.– Purchased land from the City of Longview, entitled and re-sold.

  • 2013 to 2016 – Portland, Oregon

Build out warehouse and fully automated indoor greenhouse facility. Increased revenues from $30k per month to $120K per month.

  • USCG Captain Part-time captain for Portland Spirt in Portland, Oregon. He does this for fun and to keep his Coast Guard license current.

Future Projects:

  • HWY 99 commercial project Vancouver, Washington
  • 350 Acre Discovery Heights Master planned residential and hotel community located on the Washington Coast located between Astoria, Oregon and Long Beach, Washington.
  • 10,000 SF office building Camas, Washington

Past Projects:

  • 2008 – 2013 – Part-time consultant and construction worker for Steelhead Marine Portland Oregon, Built proformas for marine construction projects. $500K to $3M
  • Part-time estimator and proforma builder for Marine Industrial Construction Vancouver, Washington. $500K to $5M  
  • Build and construct new Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) manufacturing plant in US and delivered and installed in La Paz Mexico
  • 1997 – 2008 – A-Barr Construction Portland and Bend Oregon – Custom Home Builder $3 to $5M
  • Equestrian Centers (Hunter Creek Farms Wilsonville, Oregon) $7M
  • Marine construction and consulting $500K to $5M
  • Graham Street Lofts Portland, Oregon $3M

About:

In 2009 Aaron with his wife, Hoyun and daughter, Isabella moved to Camas, Washington. They instantly fell in love with the community and decided this was an ideal town to raise their family and invest in.

Besides spending time with his family, his hobbies include restoring old cars and jeeps and riding dirt bikes. You may also find him cruising the local garage sale circuit looking for old treasures like tools and paintings. He will hardly ever pass up a good estate sale. His wife still can’t believe some of the things he drags home. A mariner at heart, you may even see him captaining one of the boats for the Portland Spirt.

From a young age, Aaron was taught how to fix or build just about anything by both his father and grandfather. Growing up with a very strong work ethic, at age ten he held his own paper route. Then he took his first real job at age fourteen with a general contractor out of Martinez, California. It mainly involved general labor and digging ditches. Sick and tired of running a shovel he quickly worked his way up to become master framer and carpenter. There are very few carpenters left who can still hand cut a roof or build a free standing elliptical staircase. The time came when Aaron felt he had enough schooling and equity to pursue developing. His experience in project feasibility proformas, office management, Excel and job tracking allowed him to put on the developer’s hat.  

Kevin DeFord

Kevin C. DeFord

Nex Generation, LLC – Founder & President

Kevin DeFord is a corporate sales and business development professional. A 30 year corporate career with 3 different Fortune 500 companies, he has earned membership to the President’s Council Ring of Honor. Kevin demonstrates a transparent businessman’s philosophy in all he does in the workplace, community and home.

First as an investor, then as a developer he has been involved in the residential and commercial real estate development, management and acquisition industry for 18 years in the greater Portland/ Vancouver marketplace. Professional accomplishments include over 200 single family residential sites, 5 multifamily projects including construction and acquisitions and large mixed use master plan developments as well as several business enterprises. In addition to the aforementioned, Kevin is currently a founder and partner in Sweet Valley, Righteous and Founders Reserve wineries in Washington State, the 500th winery operation in Washington State.

He has served on the board of directors for non-profit organizations and has served with community related committees as well. Kevin’s primary focus remains his family and community. Kevin resides in Clark County, Washington and continues to engage himself with local faith based, professional and community organizations.

PAST PROJECT

Esther Street office building, 32,000 sq. ft. fully leased investment. $5.7M value.

FUTURE PROJECT

350 Acre Discovery Heights Master planned residential and hotel community located on the Washington Coast located between Astoria, Oregon and Long Beach, Washington.