Meet The Team

Philip A. Barach

CEO, Co-Managing Partner

Philip A. Barach, CEO and Managing Member, is the FORMER President of DoubleLine Capital LP, an LA-based money management company with over $150 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

Senior 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

Chief Strategy Officer

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

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Nati Soffer is Vice President 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.

Beth Kubasak

Vice President of Asset Management

Beth Kubasak, Vice President of Asset Management, joined the team in 2018. In her role, she brings experience with large, mixed-use projects in major urban markets with the goal of increasing value in Vista's portfolio. Prior to joining Vista, Beth worked for The Ratkovich Company, where she was responsible for the development and management of over 3 million square feet of mixed-use projects.

Michael Callahan

Senior Associate

Michael Callahan, Senior Associate, joined Vista in 2019; he focuses primarily on multifamily, office acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining Vista, Michael was the Acquisitions Manager at Columbus Pacific Properties where he was responsible for retail and student housing acquisitions. Michael began his career at Eastdil Secured in Los Angeles where he helped consummate $4.5 billion of institutional office investment sales. Michael graduated from the University of Southern California and is the President of Building Hope, a real estate fundraising group that supports the City of Hope.

Saydi T. Molina

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Saydi joined Vista in April 2019, as the company’s Office Manager and the team’s Executive Assistant. Saydi is responsible for the everyday management of the office and assisting the Vista team with special projects, accounting, managing calendars, meetings and travel. Prior to joining Vista, Saydi worked for Watt Companies from December 2010, a real estate firm located in Santa Monica, where she was the Office Manager and assistant to several of the Executives in the company. Saydi has over 15 years of experience working with professionals in the Real Estate industry.