Meet The Team

Philip A. Barach

CEO & Managing Member

Philip A. Barach, CEO and Managing Member, is also the co-founder and President of Doubleline Capital LP, an LA-based money management company with over $100 billion of assets under management. Prior to founding Doubleline, Philip was a Group Managing Director at TCW Group, where he managed investment portfolios in excess of $40 billion. Previously, he served as the Principal Fixed Income Officer at CalPERS.

The principals directly oversee all investment functions, including acquisition, due diligence, financing, asset management and disposition, and commit their own capital to every deal.

Jonathan J. Barach

President

Jonathan J. Barach, President of Vista, oversees all investment activities of the firm and is responsible for its growth. Prior to founding Vista, Jonathan was a Manager at Barclays Capital Real Estate in Los Angeles where he originated debt financing for institutional private equity funds and local operators including CMBS, mezzanine, bridge, and JV equity structures. Previously, he was an Associate at FTI Consulting in their downtown LA office, a publicly-traded turnaround, valuation, and distressed advisory firm. Jonathan is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

The principals directly oversee all investment functions, including acquisition, due diligence, financing, asset management and disposition, and commit their own capital to every deal.

Nick Clement

Vice President

Nick Clement, Vice President, is in charge of managing the firm's multifamily portfolio and assists in new acquisitions. Prior to joining Vista, Nick was the Acquisitions Manager at Starpoint Properties, a real estate investment and operating company based in Los Angeles. While at Starpoint, Nick completed over $325 million in transactions.

Sunny Chen Barach

Vice President

Sunny Chen Barach was previously an Acquisitions Associate at The Carlyle Group in their Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Carlyle, Sunny worked for BlackRock Real Estate in their Newport Beach office. Sunny has been responsible for the acquisition of more than $250 million of real estate assets.

Nati Soffer

Director, Portfolio Management

Nati Soffer is Director in charge of Portfolio Management and Commercial Asset Management. Previously, Nati held an Asset Management role at CIM Group, a commercial real estate investment and operating company based in Los Angeles, where Nati oversaw the performance of the company’s diversified $16 Billion portfolio. He began his career in real estate as a Senior Analyst at Macerich, one of the nation’s largest regional mall owners.

Michael L. Panich

Director of Investments

Michael is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and capital partners, and is part of the asset management team responsible for both multifamily and commercial properties in Vista’s portfolio. Michael's prior acquisition and asset management experience ranges from roles with institutional investment companies such as The Carlyle Group and Broadway Partners to smaller firms such as Wilshire Capital Investments and Pepper and Flint, both of which he co-founded. Collectively, Michael has executed over $5 billion of real estate transactions.

Kimi Heath

Controller

Kimi Heath is the Controller in charge of all aspects of finance and administration including financial reporting and review, financial planning and analysis, accounting, and benefits administration. Prior to joining Vista, Kimi was an Assistant Controller at Kennedy Wilson, a publicly traded global real estate investment company. Kimi started her career as an auditor with KPMG LLP and was an Accounting Manager at Watt Companies, an LA-based real estate company. Kimi received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a California Certified Public Accountant.

Allison Ryan

Office Manager

Allison Ryan is the Office Manager in charge of daily intra-company operations. Prior to joining Vista, Allison was a Realtor and listing manager at Keller Williams in charge of residential marketing. She began her career in real estate at Epstein & Associates in Santa Monica, CA.