About Us

The value of commercial real estate can’t be measured in dollars and cents alone. Beyond its investment potential, it has the power to shape communities in profoundly positive ways. Getting the most out of commercial real estate, however, requires vision and guidance you can trust. At Intersection, that’s what we provide.

We’re driven by the knowledge that the value of our services ultimately boils down to trust. We’re driven to enrich the lives of those we serve and enhance the communities where we live and work. And on every front—from investments to brokerage to property management—we’re driven to do what is right (even when no one is looking). At Intersection, we are Driven by Integrity.

Core Values

Equality

We believe that everyone deserves to compete on a level playing field.

Ingenuity

We are smart enough to know that the best solution isn’t always the most obvious one.

Determination

We are passionately committed to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of our goals.

Collaboration

We inspire our fellow team members and work collectively in the pursuit of excellence.

Wisdom

We are keepers of valuable industry knowledge and purveyors of practical insight.

Stewardship

We are steadfast in our commitment to protect the financial security of those we serve.

Team

FILTER RESULTS

Mark Hoekstra
Managing Director
Rocco Cortese
Managing Director
Rounak Mofty
Director of Operations
Dan Leon
Director of Acquisitions
Orquidia Schon
Senior Accountant
Nadir Elfarra
Director of Construction Management
Willie Blocker
Director
Emily Bane
Marketing Coordinator
Bryan Calhoun
Property Accountant
Nick Cardoso
Sr. Field Technician
Kyle Clark
Senior Director
Brittnee Davey
Property Administrator
Alma Espejel
Property Administrator
Dan Gagon
Real Estate Manager
Steve Gildred
Associate
Cody Holt
Chief Engineer
Robert Kerr
Senior Director
Natalie Korn
Associate
Dan McCarthy
Senior Director
Tara Moore
Acquisitions & Asset Management Intern
Dave Mortimer
Engineer
Anton Myskiw
Acquisitions Analyst
Braden Peters
Real Estate Manager
Eric Scaff
Senior Director
Debra Sebastian
Real Estate Manager
Lisa Smith
Senior Real Estate Manager
Nora Townsend
Property Administrator
Chuck Wagner
Director — Capital Markets
Elaine Wolgast
Transaction Coordinator
Doug Zabriskie
Engineer
Henry Zahner
Senior Director

Mark Hoekstra

Managing Director

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mark’s passion for the industry runs deep. As Intersection’s co-leader alongside Rocco Cortese, he inspires values-driven performance in his team, ensuring the highest quality client service in the brokerage and real estate services division. A life-long Padres fan, Mark can’t wait for the day San Diego brings home a championship. When he isn’t home tending to the horses and cows that reside on his boarding ranch, Mark is an avid jeep enthusiast and enjoys camping in the desert.

DRE Lic. #00950923
University of San Diego
P 619-819-6114
M 858-254-0690

Rocco Cortese

Managing Director

A real estate investment manager since 1987, Rocco has navigated multiple commercial real estate cycles, and built many strong relationships along the way. Alongside Mark Hoekstra, Rocco leads the Intersection team with integrity and wisdom, overseeing marketing, business development, and the investment advisory business. Rocco is a current board member for the San Diego Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization and the SISU Academy. An avid Bay Area sports fan, he’s waiting patiently for another 49er Super Bowl. He spends the rest of his free time playing guitar, skiing and keeping track of his three teenage children.

DRE Lic. #00969957
San Diego State University
P 415-981-1031
M 415-310-1450

Rounak Mofty

Director of Operations

With responsibilities including marketing, human resources, and office management, Rounak is integral to ensuring the transparency and responsiveness for which Intersection is renowned. With over 10 years’ experience in commercial and residential real estate, she also provides indispensable assistance to the firm’s managing partners. Rounak speaks both Kurdish and Farsi. When she’s not hard at work, she enjoys cooking, traveling abroad, and painting.

DRE Lic. #01932190
San Diego State University
P 619-308-6326
M 619-990-0462

Dan Leon

Director of Acquisitions

In addition to their sourcing and acquisition, Dan manages the performance of the funds and investments sponsored by Intersection. Previously, he worked for BioMed Realty, where he oversaw the execution of investment strategies for over 3.5 million square feet of assets in the San Francisco and U.K. portfolios. In his spare time, Dan enjoys brewing beer, playing music, trading stocks, and cheering for the Padres.

DRE Lic. #01950589
University of San Diego
P 619-541-6070
M 619-857-0178

Orquidia Schon

Senior Accountant

Orquidia excels at handling day-to-day financial duties for Intersection. Previously, she was the senior accountant at Davlyn Investments, Inc., where she managed a portfolio of nine operating properties and 14 sub-entities. Over the past 10-plus years, Orquidia has run financials for investors, processed year-end financial packets for auditors, and performed technical accounting work. She likes running, hot yoga, and spending time with her family.

Cal State San Marcos
P 619-239-1734
M 619-886-0774

Nadir Elfarra

Director of Construction Management

Nadir oversees all construction and development activity including both ground-up and adaptive reuse projects for Intersection. His construction management experience includes over 3 million square feet of new ground-up construction, over half a million square feet of tenant improvements, and full redevelopment of both office and hotel properties, primarily in California. His acquisition due-diligence and entitlement experience spans most property types including industrial, commercial, office, multifamily, and hospitality. Nadir’s development experience includes obtaining entitlements at all levels, up to and including full environmental impact reports and parcel map creation.

University of Southern California

Willie Blocker

Director

With more than 32 years of experience in the real estate industry, Willie first worked on the residential side of the business, switching to commercial in 1986. He has been directly involved in the acquisition, management, operation and leasing of residential, industrial, retail and Class A office properties across the country. Now, Willie brings his expertise to the Intersection Utah team as the Director, managing the overall operations of the office. In his free-time, Willie sits on the board of directors for a non-profit orphanage in Africa. He has a passion for travel and loves to encourage others to explore the world.

DRE Lic. #5452141-PB00
Brigham Young University
P 801-932-6122
M 801-301-7780

Emily Bane

Marketing Coordinator

Emily brings more than five years of marketing experience to Intersection, providing support to the brokerage team through creation of marketing materials, email campaigns and social media strategy.  She also plays an integral role in corporate marketing and client relationship management. Before coming to Intersection, Emily worked as a Senior Designer and Project Manager in the building industry. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, working out, and audiobooks.

Radford University, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
P 619-819-8725

Bryan Calhoun

Property Accountant

Bryan handles the day-to-day financial duties across the portfolio at Intersection. Previously, he was an associate at Kidder Mathews specializing in multifamily investments. Over his seven-year career in commercial real estate, Bryan began as an accountant at CBRE’s Minneapolis office and after successive promotions was managing a portfolio of eight properties throughout San Diego and Riverside County. Outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball and going on backpacking trips.

Metropolitian State University, B.S. Finance
P 619-541-8288
M 619-481-0378

Nick Cardoso

Sr. Field Technician

An Electrician by trade with over fifteen years of commercial experience, Nick holds a current California Electrical Certification and C10 Contractors License. In addition, Nick’s construction experience has encompassed everything from roofing to foundation repairs. He has held roles as both a superintendent and project manager handling multiple construction projects simultaneously. Living an active and healthy lifestyle Nick is an avid gym goer, enjoys outside activities especially kayaking with his daughter and visiting North County’s local wineries with his wife.

P 619-636-9166
M 619-239-1788

Kyle Clark

Senior Director

During his 30-plus-year career, Kyle has completed more than $500 million in real estate sales. He continues to list an extensive portfolio of San Diego commercial properties at Intersection. Kyle engages in all aspects of commercial brokerage at the firm, representing landlords and tenants alike. A prolific sailor, he has participated in yacht races to Mexico, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Great Lakes, and more.

DRE Lic. #00867784
San Diego State University
P 619-577-4558
M 619-997-.9537

Brittnee Davey

Property Administrator

Brittnee works with Intersection’s Utah team assisting in the day-to-day management of properties, as well as completes administrative work. Before coming to Intersection, she worked for a private law firm in Southern Utah as a legal secretary whilst studying at Southern Utah University. In her free time, she enjoys bow fishing, camping, and snowboarding with her daughter.

Southern Utah University
P 801-932-6120
M 801-224-1855

Alma Espejel

Property Administrator

Alma assists Intersection’s real estate managers with the day-to-day management of client real estate portfolios. She is integral to projects that help ensure the firm’s operations are running smoothly. Fluent in English and Spanish, Alma enjoys the outdoors and is passionate about serving in her community. She also likes traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family.

Mesa College San Diego
P 619-503-3989

Dan Gagon

Real Estate Manager

Dan is the property manager for Intersection Utah, managing the day-to-day operations of several office buildings consisting of 17+ tenants at any given time. Prior to working at Intersection, Dan has worked in various assistant property manager roles, holds experience in carpentry, and has supervised a variety of building construction projects. Outside of work, Dan explores his love for the culinary arts, enjoys biking, and spending time at the theater with his family.

DRE Lic. #5487634-AB00
P 801-822-2741
M 801-932-6126

Steve Gildred

Associate

Steve graduated with a B.S. in International Relations from Stanford University and is currently attending Burnham-Moores School of Real Estate at USD. In addition to sourcing potential investment opportunities and creating investment memorandums, Steve assists the Brokerage team with various special projects. When he’s not at work or school, Steve enjoys golfing, hiking and cheering on his alma mater’s football team.

Stanford University
P 619-541-8355
M 858-395-2121

Cody Holt

Chief Engineer

Cody graduated college with an emphasis in HVAC. With 12 years of experience ranging from assistant engineer to chief engineer and many certifications in between, Cody brings well rounded experience to the team and is always encouraging others to go above and beyond expectation. Cody grew up a farmer and holds true to that lifestyle today. He participates in local stock shows and helps his children show their sheep.

P 801-932-6124

Robert Kerr

Senior Director

Robert has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, both in brokerage and appraisal capacities. His broad expertise offers valuable insight on both property acquisition and disposition as well as investment sales, including NNN, retail, industrial, and multi-family. Robert and his wife Collette have three college-graduated and active children and enjoy their family time watching and participating in sports and hiking.

DRE Lic. #01402162
University of Alberta
P 619-369-2400
M 858-354-5722

Natalie Korn

Associate

Natalie specializes in leasing of commercial space, representing both landlords and tenants, with an emphasis on retail. Prior to joining the brokerage team, she was responsible for a variety of marketing, administrative, research, and analytic initiatives. Serving in the industry for over seven years, Natalie’s well rounded experience make her a valuable asset to the brokerage team. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and being outdoors.

DRE Lic. #02048243
Art Institute of California – San Diego
P 619-785-3503
M 805-440-2432

Dan McCarthy

Senior Director

With over 32 years of commercial real estate experience in San Diego, Dan has completed more than $800 million in leasing and sales, and built many long-standing relationships along the way. He has held listings in all sectors, with expertise in office, healthcare, and R&D. In his spare time, Dan leads the local San Diego band “Phil N The Blanks.” Keep an eye out for him at your next SDSU tailgate.

DRE Lic. #00928868
University of California Irvine
P 619-577-4557
M 619-261-3687

Tara Moore

Acquisitions & Asset Management Intern

As an Acquisitions and Asset Management Intern, Tara assists with the preparation of the monthly asset reports, engages in investor relations, and conducts market level research for potential investment opportunities. In her spare time, Tara enjoys hiking, indoor cycling, and playing tennis.

California State University San Marcos
P 678-206-6858

Dave Mortimer

Engineer

Dave brings vast knowledge to the Intersection Utah team as a facilities technician. Prior to joining Intersection, Dave has worked as a carpenter which led to a career in construction, specializing in plumbing and HVAC. He takes pride in his work, is very responsive and driven by integrity. In his spare time, Dave rides motorcycle and enjoys going wherever the road takes him.

Anton Myskiw

Acquisitions Analyst

As an Acquisitions Analyst, Anton sources potential investment opportunities, supports underwriting potential acquisitions and dispositions and creates investment memorandums for review and approval by the Investment Committee. While he is not at work, Anton enjoys playing baseball, watching soccer, and trading stocks.

Villanova University
P 619-340-0977

Braden Peters

Real Estate Manager

Braden manages day-to-day operations of properties within the Intersection portfolio, helping to ensure the responsiveness that’s central to our philosophy. He’s responsible for both fiscal and property management in connection with each property. He also maintains good client/tenant/owner relations and conducts regular on-site inspections. Outside of the office, Braden enjoys volunteering as a youth baseball instructor and playing slow-pitch softball.

DRE Lic. #02012504
San Diego State University
P 619-245-4948
M 619-251-1403

Eric Scaff

Senior Director

Eric has 25 years of broad business-management experience in commercial real estate and holds both Series 7 and 63 licenses. A San Francisco market leader, Eric has firmly planted Intersection’s flag in Northern California. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, hiking, skiing, and watching his children play youth sports. Eric offers securities through Concorde Investment Services, Inc. (CIS), member FINRA/SIPC. Intersection is independent of CIS.

DRE Lic. #01137882
University of California at Berkeley
P 415-834-1031
M 415-378-3797

Debra Sebastian

Real Estate Manager

Debra’s robust real estate knowledge comes from over 20 years in the industry. Her previous experience includes working as a property administrator where she assisted with the day-to-day management of a 1.5-million-square-foot portfolio of office, retail, and industrial properties, before becoming the director of compliance and assuming total responsibility for compliance of policies, procedures, and systems.

DRE Lic. #01298716
P 213-318-2033
M 213-294-0340

Lisa Smith

Senior Real Estate Manager

Lisa oversees strategic property management for the Bay Area region, where her local expertise is an indispensable asset for Intersection’s clients. She has over 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate management, including a wide range of institutional, corporate and entrepreneurial entities. Specializing in historic “brick and timber” office buildings, Lisa delivers impeccable client service and quality results with a hands-on approach. A fifth-generation California native, she enjoys hiking coastal trails, swimming in the Bay, riding horses on the beach and skiing at Lake Tahoe.

00799666
Colorado State University, B.S. Psychology & Social Welfare
P 415-652-7288
M 415-652-7388

Nora Townsend

Property Administrator

Nora works with Intersection’s real estate managers to ensure the seamless day-to-day management of client portfolios. An ABA-Approved Paralegal, she is also integral to special projects that support operations. Before coming to Intersection, Nora worked as a property administrator for the Barry Real Estate Group in Boston. She is a proud member of the San Diego Chapter of Women in e-Discovery.

University of San Diego
P 619-452-3494
M 619-577-3833

Chuck Wagner

Director — Capital Markets

Chuck is focused on executing transactional activity with 1031 Exchange Investors in the San Diego region. With more than 17 years of experience, he holds Series 7 and 63 licenses and has worked with REITs, TICs and DSTs. Chuck is an avid sailor, enjoys international travel, and cooking. He offers securities through Concorde Investment Services, Inc. (CIS), member FINRA/SIPC. Intersection is independent of CIS.

University of Colorado Boulder
P 415-941-6363
M 415-867-6100

Elaine Wolgast

Transaction Coordinator

Elaine brings more than six years of Transaction Coordinator experience to the Intersection Brokerage team. Her attention to detail and organizational nature were utilized for many years as an administrative assistant for Scripps Institution of Oceanography. After raising her family, she rejoined the workforce as a legal assistant for a local law practice. In her free time Elaine enjoys spending time with her kids and dog, hiking and traveling.

P 619-314-7200

Doug Zabriskie

Engineer

Doug is very knowledgeable in the construction industry, with over 20 years of experience as a B100 general contractor. In addition to his independent projects, he worked maintenance for the Low-Income Housing Authority. Doug has earned his title of “Jack-of-all-trades” managing numerous tasks as a facilities technician. Outside of work, he’s an outdoorsman who enjoys everything Utah’s landscape has to offer, especially if he gets to ride in his side-by-side.

Henry Zahner

Senior Director

Henry has over 30 years’ experience, specializing in Industrial properties in North County, San Diego. Henry has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate brokerage, representing clients in sale, lease, sale-leaseback, and investment transactions. Henry has completed over 650 transactions in his core market area, successfully finding solutions to his clients’ Industrial Real Estate needs.

DRE Lic. #00887367
University of San Diego
M 760-889-7943

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