Todd Wohl – AM, BRE, NAAPartner, Senior Vice President
Mr. Wohl is a partner at Braun International, Braun MIMX and sister company Premiere Estates International Real Estate . He is a certified Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, a member of the National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA), and Braun’s chief auctioneer and a licensed real estate professional. Mr. Wohl’s 35+ years of expertise include residential, medical, office, retail, hotel, and industrial real estate and assets. Mr. Wohl and his work have been featured on FOX, ABC, and HGTV. He has appraised, auctioned, or liquidated business assets ranging from food service, hospitality, machinery, supermarket, bakery, rolling stock, computers-IT, aircraft-aviation, yellow iron, post production, and over 100+ other categories. Mr. Wohl travels extensively with the companies associates and partners.
Donald Braun WohlChairman Emeritus – Deceased
Mr. Wohl brings 50+ years of business experience to our clients. His in-depth financial expertise has given Braun the skills to serve Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Wohl’s industry specific experience ranges from a regional stock brokerage firm, a telecom company, and Board level experience of many other companies nationwide. He managed, advised and consulted with high net worth clients regarding their real estate and investment portfolio. As the Chairman of Braun, Mr. Wohl provides our team with leadership, financial expertise, and the necessary long-term relationships within the industry.
Anthony Fitzgerald – ASA, CGREA, FRICS, BrokerSenior Broker/Appraiser
Mr. Fitzgerald has 25+ years of banking experience, working with institutions such as Shawmut Bank, Barclays Bank, Bank Boston, and Fleet Boston. In addition, he has spent his career conducting appraisals, giving expert testimony and advisory services for Fortune 500 companies. Previously, Mr. Fitzgerald specialized in large syndicated loans and valued over $1 billion of assets annually. He has sold real estate ranging from $100 million office buildings to $2 million apartment complexes; from single family homes to large office buildings, regional shopping centers, distribution facilities, hotels, golf courses, and industrial buildings, plus many more. Mr. Fitzgerald has collaborated with institutions such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, US Bank, GE Capital, Citibank, and a myriad of other worldwide lending institutions.
Mr. Fitzgerald is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor, a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a certified appraiser from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). In addition, he is also a licensed real estate broker.
David JaffeSenior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Jaffe is Braun’s Vice President of Business Development. He provides solutions for lenders, trusts, estate, and accounting professionals worldwide. Mr. Jaffe graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Psychology.
Marc MischeReal Estate Investments
Mr. Mische has over 15 years of Real Estate experience. He provides clients with investment solutions for all types of real estate acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining the Braun team, he worked for a top Real Estate Private Equity firm and a REIT. Mr. Mische holds a B.A. from Princeton University.
Lori SteeleCorporate Business Development
Ms. Steele is dedicated to providing a breadth of solutions to today’s real estate challenges. Previously in her career, Ms. Steele was responsible for developing and executing highly successful management plans for real estate firms, accountants, lenders and legal counsel, including a focus on trust sales, lending, valuation, P & L, and more. Her varied experience brings a unique skill set, perfectly positioned to create success across all business needs and industries. A graduate of UCLA, she prides herself on expert negotiation skills, client-focused service, and an emphasis on ethics in both business and life. While Ms. Steele’s primary focus at Braun is on the purchase and sale of commercial assets, she also has an acute expertise in luxury assets. She is based out of Braun’s headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California.
George GrahamRegional Director, Seattle
Scott Schmidt brings over 15 years of experience as a Senior Sales & Marketing Executive to Braun. In 2007, Scott began a successful entrepreneurial career when he envisioned and founded Cover5, Inc., a gaming platform designed to meet the demands of both casual and diehard sports fans while providing businesses with an ecommerce platform to help them better engage and market to their customers. Scott has always had a passion for real estate, earning a BA in business and triple majoring in finance, marketing and real estate. In 2015 Scott received his commercial real estate license, and brings a wealth of business knowledge, know how and entrepreneurial spirit to the Braun team.
Andrew P. Jensen, JR. SIOR
Andrew specializes in tenant representation in the leasing and sale of office properties. His experience, having worked with both the landlord and tenant side of the business, gives added value to his clients along with his vast market knowledge.
Andrew graduated in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a B.S. degree in Construction Administration and participated in the nationally-renowned Graaskamp Real Estate Program.
David L. IsacksonDirector, Trust Assets & Real Estate
David L. Isackson has over 30 years of experience working with closely held entities & real estate; he specializes in valuing, monitoring (typically via board participation), and selling closely held corporations and real estate entities. He retired from Wells Fargo in 2015 as the Manager of the Business Advisory Services team, which provided business appraisal engagements, lower middle market M&A, business exit planning, and managed over $4 billion in fiduciary assets in 42 states for Wells Fargo Investment and Fiduciary Services.
David has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Minnesota State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota. He is a retired member of the Minnesota Bar Association, attended the National Bank-sponsored Annual Workshops on closely held business interests from 1984 to 2015, and has completed the American Society of Appraiser’s Business Valuation curriculum.
Adam McArthur – ASA, CFASenior Business Valuation Manager
Mr. McArthur is a Senior Business Valuation Manager. He has extensive experience in the valuation of closely held corporations, intangible assets, patents, receivables, partnerships, and professional practices. Mr. McArthur’s assignments include both litigated and non-litigated matters. He has valued a diverse array of business in size from publicly traded corporations to small privately owned business ranging in size from $5 million to $2 billion. Mr. McArthur received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from California State University at Northridge. He has earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in the discipline of business valuation from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Mr. McArthur is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), which defines his skills as an expert in asset valuation.
David Chan – CPAController
Mr. Chan is a Senior CPA who handles Braun’s accounting, procedures, and sales.He has extensive experience with business of many types and brings expertise to tracking and controlling of all auction proceeds.
Jim Coulter – CLPF, NCG
Mr. Coulter joins the BRAUN team after a career spanning over 30+ years over many industries and as a Trust, Fiduciary and Guardianship expert. Mr. Coulter serves our clients who are National Guardianship and California Licensed Professional Fiduciaries. His expertise as a Fiduciary and Guardian provide our clients with a high level of understanding of their business and how to assist and protect them when valuing and selling assets. Mr. Coulter’s unique background and specialties prove to be an excellent match for the BRAUN family of companies.
Warren DowStrategic Advisor
As Founder & CEO of Micro Market Media (m3), a disruptive media/marketing company based in Hermosa Beach California, Mr. Dow brings a wealth of “next gen” marketing/media knowledge to the table. With a critical understanding of today’s “connected economy,” he understands how to navigate the fragmented media landscape and deliver multi-channel marketing solutions to a target audience.
Sandra MartinezMember, Business Asset Group
Ms. Martinez brings 23+ years of experience providing business asset sale, auction, and liquidation expertise with a wide range of assets that include machinery, retail inventories, furniture inventory, supermarket, wholesale inventory, manufacturing, and rolling stock, among others. She has sold assets for Fortune 500 companies such as Valero, Hilton, McDonald’s, Piggly Wiggly, Amgen, and many others
John DzuibaPresident of Diversified Aero Aircraft, Airframe, Engine
Mr. Dzuiba is an expert in the commercial and corporate aviation industry, and President of our aviation division, DASI. He is a second-generation aircraft industry specialist. His database of buyers is worldwide and his skills range from inventory valuations, consignment management and market analysis. Mr. Dzuiba operates the aviation liquidation center in Miami, Florida. In addition, he also manages the liquidation center in Mojave, California, where aviation assets are sold and/or liquidated. Some of his specialties include McDonnell-Douglas aircraft types starting at DC-8 models through the MD-90 series, as well as Boeing models ranging from the 707 to current types such as the 757-200 and 767 model.
John EpersonVice President, Cost Segregation
Mr. Eperson manages and performs a variety of real estate and construction related services, with emphasis on cost segregation studies to maximize tax savings from accelerated depreciation. In his career, he has analyzed nearly every type of facility, ranging from high technology manufacturing to chemical processors, refineries, and cogeneration facilities. In addition, Mr. Effinger has developed proprietary software, which provides efficient costing and audit trail for property details.
Alexander GrossmanProject Manager
Mr. Grossman is responsible for working with medium-sized businesses and Fortune 1000 companies, lenders, law firms, and accounting firms to develop asset remarking programs, appraisal/valuation programs, and cost segregation programs. Previously, he served as a career diplomat for 7+ years as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. Mr. Grossman joined the Foreign Service as a Vice Consul and Commercial Attache in El Salvador. In that capacity, he was responsible for helping to promote U.S. business, trade and investment. He also served in Santiago, Chile as an Economic and Political Officer, Science Attache, and Vice Consul in which he was responsible for analyzing political developments and their potential impact on U.S. interests; promoting adoption by the host country of foreign policy decisions; and advising U.S. business executives on the local political investment climate and economic trends.
Mark Justmann – MAICommercial Real Estate Appraiser
Mr. Justmann is a Senior Real Estate Appraiser with Braun. His experience spans multi-state and international appraisals for all types of commercial, industrial, multi-family, vacant land, and special purpose facilities. Mr. Justmann provides expert testimony, as well as condemnation and eminent domain matters and expertise throughout the U.S.
Todd Lee – CFAVice President, Financial Analysis
Mr. Lee is a Chartered Financial Analyst and runs Braun’s Business Valuation Group. He provides our clients with senior quantitative and analytical skills, which assist in providing the most thorough analysis of business finance. Mr. Lee gained his expertise working with firms such as Drexel Burnham Lambert, Bear Stearns, and Omega Advisors. He assists our real estate appraisers with their analysis and provides a comprehensive examination of the completed report, testing theory, com parables, and conclusions.
Kieron McKayDirector of Videography
A video marketing specialist with over 400 productions under his belt, Mr. McKay is master at finding the story. With a degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, he is one of the premiere South Bay Los Angeles Architectural / Real Estate videographers and video editors.
Amanda NelsonCreative Director
Amanda sure knows how to mix it up. She consistently blends her traditional print sensibilities with some wild digital techniques to create incredibly original designs. A fresh-faced publisher by the age of 21, Amanda has run national magazines as well as started several of her own. Her quirky, humorous style often comes through in her design via little tongue-in-cheek touches that are uniquely hers. Amanda has created some rocking designs for major brands like Disney, Universal Studios, FOX Studios, Paramount, BCBG Max Azria, Honda, Wal*Mart, FIJI Water, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. A diehard design geek, she can (spookily) name fonts on sight.
Nicholas ProutyDirector of Braun Capital
Mr. Prouty is the Director of Braun Capital. He previously ran acquisitions and restructuring for a $1 billion hedge fund focused on asset based lending to middle market companies across the United States. During his tenure, Mr. Prouty was responsible for lending over $250 million. Based in Greenwich, CT, he was employed by the hedge fund for 5+ years and was responsible for lending over $1 billion during that time. Mr. Prouty is a graduate of The Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California.
Stacey Roman – IAIDirector, Personal Asset Appraisals
Mr. Roman is a second-generation Fine Arts dealer and appraiser with 25+ years of experience, including his position as Director at Butterfield & Butterfield. His broad experience has qualified him as an expert in American, Californian, and European fine arts, ranging from the Old Masters through the 20th Century. He buys and sells fine and decorative arts, and also provides private consultations and appraisals. Mr. Roman is also a professional auctioneer.
John R. JohnstonWestern State Office
John is located in our Western states office in Jackson Wyoming. John has extensive expertise in ranch and land properties. He has developed and built numerous properties. He has been a noted expert in water rights and land development. John has auctioned his own properties and understands the value of the Worldbid Auction Platform.
Rick Rosenbloom – JD, MBADirector, NE Region
Mr. Rosenbloom has 20+ years of distressed investment, restructuring, and operational experience including his position as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Hilco Trading Company, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Acquisitions for an international brand marketing and specialty advertising firm, Principal of Continental Plants – a special situations investment and distressed debt firm, and most recently as a Principal and Head of Restructuring for Gemini Partners – a boutique investment banking firm. Mr. Rosenbloom holds a JD/MBA degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction from the Honors College at the University of Michigan.
Charles (Chad) DonohueReal Estate Consulting Manager
Charles Donohue specializes in Construction Management, Real Estate Acquisitions and Development, Owner’s Representation, Facilities Management, Asset Management, Comprehensive Property Inspections, and Project Management. As such, we act on behalf of our clients as Construction Managers, and Owner’s Representative. We can lead and direct the due diligence, planning, design, construction, delivery, and maintenance of diverse real estate projects. These include residential, mixed-use, multifamily, hotels, TI, Commercial, Manufacturing and Production facilities and retail projects.
With over three decades of construction experience in key markets including the Washington D.C., New York City and San Francisco Bay metropolitan areas, Mr. Donohue has been involved in extensive ground-up and large structure rehabilitation projects. He has also led property improvements and repositioning in the development and construction of affordable housing. In addition, he has been instrumental in delivering a range of mid-rise, high-rise, podium, medical/food lab, TI and trading floor projects.
Rocco P. PirrottaLender Specialist – Workouts, Assets Sales
Over forty years of Commercial Real Estate Banking experience covering loan origination, loan restructuring, note sales and workouts including working with attorneys on foreclosures, receiverships, OREO and other asset sales.
Rocco has worked for large money center banks including Citibank and Bank of America (Seattle) as well as local Los Angeles regional banks including Cal Fed, Redwood Bank (SF), Community Bank, Wilshire Bank and Pacific Premier Bank.
Rocco has managed loan workout departments and loan origination departments including as a team leader restructuring nationally syndicated loans ranging from $50MM to $400MM. As a result, I am familiar with loan origination and foreclosure/liquidation rules and procedures in various states including California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New York, Texas and Florida.
Rocco’s expertise included shutting down and liquidating the bank’s Los Angeles Mortgage and Construction Loan operations.
Rocco has sold bulk note sales to institutional buyers as well as single and small package note sales to individuals. Rocco has managed and sold various commercial real estate projects including a sod farm in Florida, Hotel in Toledo, anchored shopping center in Alaska and various multi-family and retail centers throughout the United States.
Rocco has assisted banks with complicated workouts, note sales including packaging performing and non-performing portfolios for bulk sale and placement of otherwise unbankable loans. Rocco has testified as an expert witness representing banks who were sued by their borrowers for various alleged irregularities in the banks’ lending and asset management practices.
Brian SmithState Licensed Appraiser, National Services Group
Brian Smith has been a certified appraiser for over a decade. He has extensive experience appraising residential, multi-unit, high end and distressed properties as well as vacant land. Prior to joining Braun International Brian was an equity trader with a money management firm in La Jolla, CA. Brian provided his financial expertise on a popular radio show which covered economic and investment related topics. Brian also has experience managing residential and multifamily properties. Brian has Bachelors of Science degree.
Jackie BertramMedia Buyer
Access to Media Marketing Team
Kelsey BugdenhDigital Marketing Specialist
Access to Media Marketing Team
Connor WohlVice President Of Marketing & Real Estate Services
Connor became a valued member of the Braun team in 2021 when he joined as a Marketing Associate after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Organization from Indiana University. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Connor collaborated closely with Braun’s Sales and Marketing team throughout his tenure to formulate innovative marketing strategies and campaigns to enhance customer engagement.
In January 2023, Connor was promoted to Braun’s Director of Marketing and Real Estate Services. In this elevated position, his primary responsibilities encompass spearheading critical corporate initiatives while simultaneously overseeing the growth of Braun’s cutting-edge WorldBid Auction platform.
Beyond his professional achievements, Connor is President and Co-Founder of Manhattan Beach Cars and Coffee.
Michael DavidDirector of Marketing and Design
Graphics and Designs Plus Team
Victoria GarzaDigital Marketing Specialist/Graphic Designer