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Work experience

Mar 2007Present

Director, Investments

WCI Inc.


Masters Degree – Real Estate, University of Southern California

More than 20 years experience in providing Executive level and Department Head operational leadership and portfolio management within the commercial real estate industry with Board of Directors interface.Ability to handle every aspect of distressed portfolio restructuring including: REO interface, financial planning, creditor & contract negotiation, redevelopment, property management and sales of identified assets throughout most markets within the U.S.

Meeting aggressive financial objectives and project timelines has been at the core of my attention.Primary to each organizations success was an evaluation of the asset base, producing a viable long-term business strategy and, with a strong team effort, improving our existing portfolio of properties and securing new worthwhile investments.

Operations & Portfolio Restructuring * Strategic Planning * Property Redevelopment * Asset Management * Operations Management * Creditor Coordination * Financial Analysis * Business Acquisitions & Mergers * Major Project Oversight * Board Participation *

Mr. Wess is the owner and founder of Wess Commercial Investments [WCI] specializing in Commercial Real Estate and Business Investments for Private Equity and Owner-User operations.He has been a leader in the real estate industry including project development, asset management and business acquisitions and disposition throughout much of the United States for over 20 years in well-recognized public and private companies.  His development and asset management experience for Regional and International companies include over 3 million square feet to his credit along with acquisition and disposition experience in mid-size business operations valued at over $170 million.

Most recently, Mr. Wess was Cheif of Operations for Union Development Company, and Union Development Financial, Inc. (the parent company for UDC), a 110 year-old privately-held real estate company headquartered in Cerritos, California. His leadership and operational acumen provided the catalyst needed for a significant financial turnaround of this company valued at over $100 million dollars.His prior experience also included a position as Corporate Vice President of Real Estate for Smart & Final Stores Corp. (an International billion dollar publicly traded company) where he led his department in all property development and asset management functions for a portfolio of 230 commercial properties within the U.S. and Mexico as well as the Merger & Acquisition of mid-size companies. 

Mr. Wess has also gained significant experience in commercial lending, corporate liaison to government clients, energy & conservation management and legal processing.



National University of San Diego

Masters Degree

Univ. of Southern California


Certified Property Manager candidate


Dept of Real Estate