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William McBride


Manager, Investment Portfolio
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Mr. McBride has over 27 years of lending experience and is a veteran of the banking and brokerage industries. He started his career as a residential loan officer with California Federal Bank (“Cal Fed”). In his first full year at Cal Fed, Mr. McBride demonstrated an aptitude for generating business and emerged as one of the top producing loan officers. He was a member of the bank’s President’s Club for four straight years and was Cal Fed’s number one loan officer nationwide twice during his career.  In 1993, Mr. McBride left Cal Fed and took a position as a loan officer with Sycamore Financial Group where he became the company’s top producing loan officer. He was later promoted to manager, and along with his colleague, Ed Marek, managed the Santa Monica office which became the most successful branch office in the company.

In 1994, Messrs. McBride and Marek formed Capital Lending  Resources (“CLR”), a full-service mortgage brokerage and banking company, and Capital Real Estate Advisors (“CRA”), a full-service commercial real estate company.  Mr. McBride runs the day-to-day operations of CLR and is responsible  for overseeing and managing all loan officers and staff.  In 2010, Messrs. McBride and Marek formed West Bay Capital, LLC.  Mr. McBride is primarily responsible for raising capital for Westbay, managing personnel, and making loan decisions along with Mr. Marek.  Today, Mr. McBride is a top producing loan originator and represents some of Southern California’s most prominent leaders in the entertainment, legal, sports, and professional fields. He is a long time supporter of the Lunada Bay Little League as a past board member, coach, and fundraiser.   He is actively involved in charitable efforts for his alma mater, Crespi High School, as well as, Palos Verdes High School (Lacrosse and Basketball), Maryvale, and the Cager AAU  Basketball program.  Mr. McBride is married with two children.  He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge.


Edward Marek


Manager, Investment Portfolio
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Since starting in the real estate business in 1979, Mr. Marek has built a track record of success as an investor, developer, broker, lender, and manager of commercial real estate. After working at the Charles Dunn Company for seven years and a brief stint with Sycamore Financial Group, Mr. Marek, along with Mr.  McBride formed Capital Lending Resources (“CLR”) and  Capital Real Estate Advisors (“CRA”) in 1994. Since the formation of these two companies, Mr. Marek has participated in over $1 billion dollars worth of real estate and finance transactions.  Additionally, Mr. Marek has been actively involved in numerous real estate investment and development projects as  an owner and managing partner. Mr. Marek’s broad range of  experiences in both the investment and financing arenas provide him with a unique and balanced perspective when analyzing and structuring loans. Mr. Marek’s clients include such national firms as Rite Aid Drug Stores (as a preferred developer), Chicago Title, American Golf, Regency Centers, and Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Bank).

Mr. Marek is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), California Mortgage Association (CMA), and Rainmaker U. His charitable affiliations include the California Heart Center Foundation, Maryvale, Catholic Big Brothers, and his alma mater Crespi High School, where he previously served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Marek resides in Westlake Village with his two children. Mr. Marek has an undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, and a graduate degree from the University of Virginia.



Michael Poyer


Manager, Originations
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Mr. Poyer brings over 30 years of commercial real estate knowledge and experience in a wide variety of disciplines to the West Bay team. He began his career with Charles Dunn Company in 1981 with a focus on retail sales and leasing.  Later on he developed a niché specializing in institutional property sales, and represented  numerous religious and educational entities in the acquisition and disposition of various real estate properties throughout the Western U.S.  While at Dunn, Mr. Poyer received numerous sales honors including the Salesman of the Year Award for the entire company and eventually was named a Partner in 1986.  His leadership and sales abilities were evident early on and he was given the responsibility of training new sales associates throughout his 18 year career with the firm. In 1998, Mr. Poyer joined Daum Commercial Real Estate Services, where he added office leasing services to his repertoire.  Working with an ever expanding client base his success continued at Daum.  In 2001, he left Daum and joined Capital Real Estate Advisors and Capital Lending Resources where he continued his commercial real  estate specialties and expanded his services to include commercial  and residential financing.  Mr. Poyer holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and is an alumnus of Rainmaker U.  He has remained active in his church – St. Maximillian Kolbe in Oak Park and his alma mater – Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, and has served on an auxiliary board at Mt. Saint Mary’s College in West Los Angeles for over 10 years. Mr. Poyer is married with two adult children, one grandchild and is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (CSUN).


Kevin Prince


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Mr. Prince began his career in the commercial real estate  industry in 2013 with Faris Lee Investments, where he assisted  in the marketing of over 70 retail properties for sale.   Following his time at Faris Lee Investments, Mr. Prince  joined Clippinger Investment Properties where he worked primarily in acquisitions and served in many other areas alongside the President, including roles in dispositions, leasing, and property management.

As Director of Originations for West Bay Capital, Mr. Prince is responsible for generating new loans for the mortgage fund and leading all marketing efforts. Mr. Prince has a California Real Estate License and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and remains actively involved with his alma mater, Crespi High School. Mr. Prince received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was the starting quarterback on the football team for three years.  Mr. Prince is married with one child and resides in Costa Mesa.



Darren Hill


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Darren Hill is a Managing Director at Capital Real Estate Advisors (“CRA”).   Mr. Hill is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, documenting, and closing West Bay transactions.  Mr. Hill reviews all due diligence materials and works closely with West Bay’s attorneys, title and escrow officers, and other consultants to ensure all of the appropriate documentation is received and satisfactory prior to any loan fundings.

Prior to CRA, Darren was a Director at CBRE Investors – Strategic Partners for 7 years.  Darren was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and closing value-add and opportunistic investments,
including direct equity and joint ventures, for a series of closed-end commingled funds with assets in excess of $10 billion. Darren’s achievements included 30 acquisitions totaling $2.1 billion and
dispositions in excess of $1.3 billion.  Prior to CBRE Investors,  Darren was an Assistant Investment Manager at American Realty Advisors in Glendale, CA.  At American, Darren closed complex structured investments on behalf of a value added fund focused on retail repositioning and development. Investment structures included subordinate debt and joint venture equity.  Darren  closed over $75,000,000 in investments to kick off a new fund and  investment program.  Darren also managed a portfolio of debt and equity investments totaling nearly $100 million.  Darren received his Bachelor of Science degree in real estate from Arizona State  University in 1996 and his Master of Business Administration  from the University of Phoenix in 1999.


Adam Deragisch


Investor Relations and Loan Servicing
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Adam brings 5 years of lending experience and knowledge in a variety of areas to the West Bay Capital team.  Adam is responsible for interacting directly with fund investors, assisting in the loan origination process, and managing the servicing of the loans in the portfolio.  In addition to these duties, Adam manages the financial, compliance, and audit reporting to all of West Bay’s regulatory entities.

Prior to joining West Bay in 2010, Adam was the primary commercial and residential insurance adjuster for the greater Los Angeles area for Travelers Insurance Company.  While at Travelers, Adam was in charge of managing 10 other adjusters throughout California and the Southeastern United States.  Adam has worked directly with contractors and policy holders in the valuation and rebuilding of commercial and residential properties damaged by casualties.  Adam also served as the training director for incoming personnel to the commercial claims division for Southern California.

Adam holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Business Management and Administration and holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License.  Adam has remained active in the development departments at his alma mater’s – Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California. Adam currently volunteers as a deck hand with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, teaching inner city teenagers the art of tall ship sailing.