Tom K. Wilson
CEO / Founder
Tom K. Wilson began building his personal real estate portfolio in the 70's. He first invested as a part-time activity, and then after thirty years managing manufacturing and engineering in some of Silicon Valley's pioneering technology companies, he put his business and management experience toward full-time real estate investing. Mr. Wilson has bought and sold more than 4,000 units and over $500 million of real estate, including three condo conversion projects, nine syndications, and eight multifamily properties. He founded and owns Wilson Investment Properties, Inc., a company that has provided over 650 high cash flow, high-quality, rehabbed and leased residential properties and 20 commercial syndications to investors. Active in real estate associations, Mr. Wilson is a frequent speaker on real estate investing where his candor and competency makes him an audience favorite. As part of his outreach, Tom provides mentoring to new investors. His weekly radio show Real Estate Radio Power Investing provides extensive education on real estate investing. Wilson Investment Properties is the proud sponsor of the Bay Area Commercial & Multifamily investment club (BACOMM), an educational forum that gives investors of all experience levels the tools and knowledge to advance to the big leagues of investing.
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President and Chief Operating Officer
Neil Wahlgren joined Wilson Investment Properties in 2016, serving as Chief Operations Officer. Neil performs acquisitions, underwriting, and strategic partnerships to manage new deal flow to form investments. Since joining, Neil has helped WIP launch over $150M in investments.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Neil was selected to flight school and flew the C-130 in the Air Force for over 12 years. That time included over 2500 flight hours, 2 combat tours including Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and numerous medals of distinction. Following active duty, Neil served in the Navy Reserve flying the C-130 and achieving a final rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Neil earned an MBA from Texas A&M and a Master’s in international relations from Troy University, and then led business development for a renewable fuels and biocarbon startup in Southern California for 4 years, bringing new products to market and securing joint ventures with research and business.
Neil enjoys recreational flying and sailing and resides in San Francisco, CA.
Company Advisor and Member of Board of Directors
Peter is the former Managing Partner of Dalton Partners, a national corporate turnaround firm that provided investment capital and human capital to companies in need of remediation. He has acted as Chairman and CEO, in many of these companies, and has served on 40 plus boards of directors of both public and private companies. He has had a leadership role in the following companies:
- CEO Allied Western Corp
- CEO Telephone Express Network
- CEO KLM Electronics, Inc.
- CEO US Textile Corp
- CEO EPRO Corp
- CEO Morpheus Lights
- CEO Globalstar Corp
- CEO Sonavation, Inc.
- CEO Waters Fund Management (Entitlement and land developmet)
Peter is experienced in strategic partnering and has structured and executed mergers, acquisitions, and sales of many companies. He has successfully executed roll-up strategies in a variety of industries, from the candle industry to communications. As CEO he grew KLM more than 20 times its size in four years with no outside financing, and tripled the size of Allied Western in three years. He has performed turnarounds for Special Asset Departments of banks, restructured credit and debt, and repositioned troubled companies into new markets and next generation technology. Peter has arranged significant financing for new, restart and growing companies and has raised large amounts of capital on Wall Street for public and private companies.
Peter won the design achievement award at the Consumer Electronics Show 3 different times and was identified by CNN as “leading edge” with his technology initiatives. He has lectured at Stanford University, La Salle University, and Santa Clara University where he was an Executive Fellow, and been published a number of times. He currently serves on the Board of La Salle University in Philadelphia, and is on the President’s Advisory Committee.
He recently started a real estate financing company in Jupiter, Fl with two other partners, and continues to serve on company boards in California and Florida.
Director of Investor Relations
Joining Wilson Investment Properties in mid 2018, Rita is responsible for communicating investment opportunities to current and future investors. With over 17 years of commercial real estate experience, Rita assists investors with identifying which Wilson Investment Properties opportunities best suits their objectives. Previously, Rita worked with private and institutional investors such as Tishman Speyer, DivcoWest, American Realty Advisors and Prudential Real Estate Investors in the sale of commercial properties with total transaction value over $3B. Rita has been recognized as a top producer from both SVN Commercial Advisors, Cornish & Carey Commercial (now Newmark), CoStar, and the San Francisco Business Times while holding leadership roles with Commercial Real Estate Women, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Urban Land Institute and Peninsula Investment Forum.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Stephen Brennan joined Wilson Investment Properties in 2019, serving as Director of Marketing. Stephen has over two decades of experience in the investment industry. He was worked in marketing and operations capacities at Franklin Templeton and acted as the Director of Fund Operations at Fisher Investments. He cofounded Financia Capital, a money management firm operating a global macro hedge fund, which was later acquired, and also provided marketing counsel to Alhambra Investments around its muti-asset portfolios. As a board member, trustee and chair of the investment committee for the City of San Jose Police and Fire Pension Fund he had fiduciary responsibly for a $3.5 billion investment portfolio that included over $446 million in real estate and other real asset positions. He has also provided marketing consulting services to financial service, technology and nonprofit organizations.
Stephen earned a degree in the Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California at Berkeley and also holds a Series 65 Investment Advisors License.
Director of FinanceCimmer joined Wilson Investment Properties in June 2019 to manage our finances including financial reporting, process improvement and tax. She is a licensed California CPA and got her training at the elite accounting firm, at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Cimmer is a Silicon Valley native and graduated from the University of California at Davis. She has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions at public companies such as Business Objects, Cisco, E*Trade and TIBCO and has also worked with numerous start-ups. Cimmer is an avid equestrian and proud mother of twin teenagers who attend Redwood Middle School in Saratoga.
Jennifer leads, sources and drives all Strategic Marketing activities to support the growth and success of Wilson Investment Properties. Jennifer is the Organizer of BACOMM (Bay Area Commercial & Multifamily investment club) and manages all events at Wilson Investment Properties. Jennifer managed a product roadshows business for two years, where she developed herself in speaking to crowds and engaging with people. Since her first real estate investing seminar in early 2016, Jennifer went from working for residential wholesalers & flippers to investing in commercial syndications, and is always looking to give to those who want to learn. Jennifer is a #1 Amazon bestselling author. Jennifer received her BA from UCLA and her background is in fine art, art auctions, direct sales, and sales management.
Investor Relations ManagerTricia brings 20+ years’ experience in Customer Service and Business Development to Wilson Investment Properties. Her focus is centered around quality customer care and building longstanding relationships. Her goal is to provide exemplary service and she takes pride in exceeding the expectations of every person she supports. Tricia has lived in the San Lorenzo Valley for most of her life and is excited to be able to connect our community with an experienced team that values integrity.
Deepak assists the team with managing property information, social media marketing, lead generation and CRM. He earned his Master’s Degree in Mobile & Satellite Communication Engineering with distinction from University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK in 2011. With an industry experience of more than 7 years, he possesses tremendous knowledge of different international real estate markets. Prior to joining Wilson Investment Properties, he has served several real estate clients from all across the globe. His persistent student mentality and “Never Say No” attitude make him a huge asset to our team.
Shardul Bhatt manages and oversees a development team for the Wilson Investment Properties website and SEO. He is BoTree’s founder and CEO, has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, both in terms of unique IP driven product development as well as professional services.
Shardul has worked in domains like mobile transactions, travel and leisure, social media marketing and advertising, education, e-commerce, real estate and health insurance.
Shardul has held several technical and managerial positions, and, has also helped startup several software services companies in areas ranging from web development to business intelligence.