Team

Ben Hrouda

MANAGING PARTNER

Ben has over 15 years of real estate finance, capital markets and executive experience with over $1.2 billion in closed transactions.

A licensed CPA and graduate of the University of Denver, Ben is a fourth generation Colorado native and Vice Chair of the Colorado Society of CPAs.

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John Fefley

SENIOR DIRECTOR

John has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, inclusive of brokerage, asset management, acquisitions and dispositions.

He was most recently the head of the Denver office for Westcore Properties.

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Ian Nichols, CPA

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Ian oversees the day-to-day finance and accounting matters at Flywheel, in addition to assisting with investor relations, systems, and technology.

He serves on the Board of Directors of NAIOP Colorado, the commercial real estate development association, as well as the NAIOP National Tax and Finance Subcommittee that helps shape real estate legislation at the federal level.

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Sam Makings

DIRECTOR

Sam was previously at Essex Financial Group, responsible for underwriting, analyzing, packaging, and closing commercial real estate loan requests. Sam is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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George Meier

DIRECTOR

George previously worked with Fairbairn Commercial, gaining significant experience with landlord, tenant and sellers’ representation.

He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Business Administration, as well as a Certificate in Real Estate.

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Britni Heath

SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER

Britni has managed retail, industrial, and office assets across the US, and has experience with both residential and commercial real estate.

She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Flywheel portfolio and develops tenant and vendor relationships.

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Zach Broyles

HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

Zach has over twenty years of experience in development and strategic roles. Zach’s previous experience in finance and real estate includes: founding a tax credit brokerage, which he ran for nearly ten years; tenure at Bank of New York Mellon in their high net-worth wealth management group; and the development of several personal real estate projects.

A Colorado native, Zach graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in Business.

Jack Wafaie

PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR

Jack has ten years of experience working in accounting and finance and five years working as an office manager in a residential property management company, managing over 100 properties. He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BS in accounting and finance and has his real estate certification in Colorado. Jack also worked with United Nations as Senior Program Assistant in different humanitarian aid programs in Afghanistan and Turkey.

Becky Wignall

PROPERTY MANAGER

Becky Wignall is the Property Manager for the Gateway Centre portfolio which consist of 300K RSF across four (4) Class A office buildings located in Aurora and Denver, Colorado. Becky is responsible for the daily operations of one single story and three multi story buildings.

Becky has worked on the Gateway portfolio for over 22 years. First in a supportive role and working her way up to her current position as Property Manager.

Walt Horton

CHIEF ENGINEER

Walt worked for Stearns-Roger fabricators as a machinist metal tradesman 1981-1984, he then moved to Tolin mechanical systems from 1984 through 2005. He went through apprenticeship and obtained Refrigeration operator and Boiler operator licenses both Federal and state CFC certifications. He also has obtained city and county of Denver stationary Engineer license. Walt has been the Chief Engineer at the Gateway properties for 14 + years.

Ed Ramirez

LEAD OPERATING ENGINEER

Ed Ramirez has been the Lead Operating Engineer at the Gateway Centre Properties for 15+ years. Ed is responsible for the day to day operations including access control, preventive maintenance, assisting contractors, tenant work orders repairs, and assisting and schedule contractors for repairs. He has completed Leonardi Tech School and has his NATE Certification in Heating.

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