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Rocco Cortese, CEO/Co-Founder of Intersection, formulates, guides and maintains the company’s strategic plan, which determines its overall direction and profitability.

Rocco has been an active California real estate broker since 1987. His 35 years of experience in the industry have enabled him to navigate through the ever-changing cycles of commercial real estate and establish strong relationships with private and institutional clients.

Rocco’s commitment to continuous improvement has led him to leadership roles in Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), serving in numerous board positions and culminating in his role as President of the San Diego Chapter in the 2021/2022 fiscal year. Today he continues his service sitting on the global leadership committee for EO.

An avid Bay Area sports fan, he’s waiting patiently for another 49er Super Bowl. He is a self-described learning junkie reading books and listening to numerous podcasts about leadership and business strategies. He spends the rest of the time keeping up with his 3 children and donating time as a mentor to young entrepreneurs and college students.

He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration.

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Natalie brings more than eight years of marketing experience, providing support to both brokerage and investment divisions through the creation of marketing materials, email campaigns, and social media strategy. She also plays an integral role in corporate marketing, leading strategic marketing initiatives to meet company business objectives. When she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.

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Eric brings more than 12 years of institutional commercial real estate experience to the Intersection platform, spanning acquisitions, development, capital raising, and investment banking. Throughout his career, he has completed over $1.4 billion of real estate transactions and he maintains broad expertise across asset classes, geographies, and risk/return profiles. As Senior Director, Eric oversees the day-to-day operations of the investment management team along with sourcing and structuring new investment opportunities for the company. Eric is an alumnus of both Ohio State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Outside of the office, Eric enjoys running, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

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As an Analyst, 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.

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As Senior Analyst, Anton advises the investment team and sources the most advantageous 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.

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As a current San Diego State University student, Ethan was selected for an internship with Intersection not only because of his academic performance but also his tenacious and ambitious career goals within the commercial real estate and investment sectors. Learning alongside our team of analysts, Ethan is posed to not only learn the acquisition process in its entirety but gain essential technical and soft tools he will be able to use in his future endeavors. Beyond school, Ethan enjoys skiing, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on the Padres.

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