Meet The Team
We’re a team of like-minded and passionate real estate investors and lenders. Our culture of respect has a greater mission to support communities and the clients we serve.
Meet the Team at TDA Investment Group
Garry Spanner, the visionary leader behind TDA Investment Group, has an unwavering dedication to making smart, impactful investments in institutional real estate. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Garry has cemented himself as an expert in navigating the complexities of pension funds, originating strategic loans, and managing properties to maximize returns.
At the helm of TDA Investment Group, a premier California-based real estate investment management firm, Garry has built a team of innovative professionals dedicated to forging meaningful and sustainable relationships with clients. Guided by astute foresight and unparalleled expertise, Garry has steered the company towards generating value at every step of the investment process.
Driven by a passion for real estate, Garry has continually challenged himself and his team, adopting bold strategies and exploring novel avenues to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving industry. Over the years, he has forged strong connections within the institutional real estate investment sector, making a difference in the lives of thousands of stakeholders.
Garry’s unwavering commitment to excellence and client satisfaction has earned him a reputation for delivering optimal performance and fostering enduring partnerships. With an ever-growing and impressive portfolio under his purview, Garry now focuses his efforts on expanding TDA Investment Group’s reach, all while maintaining the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
Under Garry’s astute guidance, TDA Investment Group continues its successful trajectory in the world of institutional real estate investments, empowering clients with well-informed decisions and the confidence to build their investments in a future of growth, security, and financial stability.
Rob leads TDA’s new investment activities, as well as being involved with TDA corporate and client activities. He has over 25 years of experience executing commercial, industrial, and residential real estate and corporate transactions, including origination, due diligence, structuring and execution of investment transactions across varied asset classes. Rob has worked for the largest privately held company in the U.S. (Koch Industries), executing real estate and corporate M&A investments, as well as smaller investment and private equity firms. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University.
Paula leads the administration of TDA’s assets under management. She has over 27 years of experience managing retail, commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural holdings. Paula attended Southern Oregon University, was the owner/manager of a property management firm that specialized in historic commercial buildings in Denver, director of property management at a Santa Barbara firm, and now leads the asset management team at TDA. Paula has been active in numerous charitable organizations.
Bob has more than 27 years of progressive financial management experience in the financial, retail, and real estate industries. He was Vice President of Development for W.L. Butler Investment Corporation in Redwood City, where he was responsible for the financial and project management of residential projects and commercial property developments. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with emphasis in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Victor has over 29 years of real estate accounting, tax, finance, and funds experience. He was the CFO at Rubicon Point Partners, a value-add office buildings investor and operator in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company managed capital from public pension funds, foundations, and high net-worth investors. Rubicon is a CALPERS Emerging Manager. Prior to Rubicon, Victor was the CFO and Chief Compliance Officer at Fremont Realty Capital in San Francisco. A Bechtel family owned investment firm and real estate funds sponsor. During his sixteen years at Fremont, the Company had invested over $3.5 billion on behalf of institutional, private and public pension funds, foundations, and endowments investors in real estate properties and real estate operating companies. Victor started his career in public accounting and was a senior manager with the international accounting firm of Laventhol and Horwath. Victor graduated from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and is a CPA (inactive) and CGMA.
Erik St. Charles
Erik oversees compliance, legal affairs and corporate governance of TDA, and ensures compliance with SEC and DOL rules and regulations. Additionally, he assists the investments team to complete transactions and due diligence new investments. He worked for a number of years as a paralegal at Kirkland and Ellis, LLP, executing private equity M&A and fund formation transactions. In the private funds group, he completed and participated in the formation of more than $6bn in private funds. Most recently, he was with Veritas Investments in San Francisco, CA, managing compliance for $1.3 billion of mixed-use multifamily assets. Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley.
Byron has 45 years of experience with real estate acquisition and development. Prior to joining TDA in 1999, he served as Executive Vice President for Acquisitions for BRE Properties, one of the largest multi-family REITs in the United States. During his tenure, he was responsible for the acquisition of over $800mm of new assets. Before moving to BRE in 1989, he was Vice President and General Manager for two Hawaii-based land holding and development companies, Dillingham Investment Corporation and The Magoon Estate Limited. Byron is a graduate of Colgate University and the Harvard Business School. Byron has served as a TDA Investment Committee member for 15 years.
Jane has 33 years of experience with multifamily real estate, having purchased over 15,000 apartment units totaling approximately $2bn. Most recently as a Director at Wood Partners, a national apartment investor and developer, she was the partner in charge of all western US apartment acquisitions. For almost 10 years prior to joining Wood, she was a Director with RREEF specializing in multifamily. Ms. Maushardt also held the positions of Senior Multifamily Acquisitions Manager for the Western United States for the Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, Acquisitions Director for SSR Realty Advisors, and Vice President of Acquisitions for BRE Properties, Inc. Ms. Maushardt has been a licensed broker in California since 1987. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Jane has served as a TDA Investment Committee member for over ten years.
Mr. Janda has over 50 years of banking experience of which 40 years have been involved in commercial real estate construction lending. Although Mr. Janda is retired from banking, he is currently the manager of Construction Services with the Kraemer Land Company which is located in Southern California.
Mr. Janda received a BS degree in Marketing from California State University of Los Angeles and his MBA in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is a past board member of the Baldy View Chapter of the Building Industrial Association and a founding member of Home Aid, a nonprofit corporation that help different communities in building low-income housing. Steve has served as a TDA Investment Committee member for over 10 years.
Ken is responsible for portfolio management of TDA’s assets including industrial, office, and retail properties. With 15 years in commercial real estate and finance, Ken brings a broad range of experience in portfolio management, acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management. Prior to joining TDA in 2019, Ken held positions with BRIDGE Infill Land Development, 643 Capital Management, and RealtyShares. He earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Amy is responsible for the management of several of TDA’s assets including industrial, office and retail properties. With nearly 22 years in commercial real estate, Amy brings a broad range of experience in valuation, acquisitions, dispositions and asset management. Prior to joining TDA in 2013, Amy held positions with Sares Regis Group of Northern California, Bristol Group in San Francisco and Lend Lease (formally Boston Financial Group). Amy currently serves on the Planning Commission for the City of Belmont and holds a California real estate license. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Vermont.
Alex believes that technology plays an increasingly important role in the development and success of modern businesses. With over 10 years of IT experience in the real estate industry, he provides expert insight to ensure that TDA’s business and technology strategies are in sync. Alex views his colleagues as his customers, and he supports them with a wide range of services from one-on-one training to bespoke software solutions. His responsibilities also include ensuring compliance with real estate industry regulations.
Alan joined TDA’s accounting group in March 2014. He works primarily on internal and external reporting, analyses on real estate debt and equity investments, time-weighted returns and IRR calculations, and oversees day-to-day accounting operations. He has 13 years of real estate accounting and financial reporting experience in commercial, hotel, and mixed-use development projects, including 7 years at Stockbridge Capital Group performing Fund Accounting for two opportunistic funds totaled $1.5 billion. Alan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.
Jay joined TDA in August 2019. He has over 20 years of progressive accounting experience with private equity funds including REIT, LLCs and limited partnerships dealing with multi-family, commercial and mixed-use real estate. Jay brings a broad range of experience in fund accounting, property acquisition, development, operations and dispositions. Prior to joining TDA, Jay held positions with Carmel Partners Inc., Stockbridge and Citi Private Equity Services (now SS&C). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Francisco State University and earned an MBA with concentration in Accounting from Golden Gate University.
Meg joined TDA in 2021. Prior to joining TDA, Meg worked at MidPen Housing Corporation for 12 years as an Accounts Payable Specialist and then Associate Corporate Accountant. Early on in her career, she was a Guidance Counselor, Executive Assistant to the VP of Treasurer, and a Recruitment Coordinator. Meg has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an MBA, graduating Cum Laude in both degrees from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Al has represented TDA as a client liaison for over 10 years. Prior to joining TDA, Al worked with the Bank of Hawaii in their residential and commercial lending division until his retirement in 2005. He attended San Jose State University in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was a card carrying Carpenters Union member in Northern California.
Mr. Lewis is responsible for client relations at TDA since August 2013. Formerly he was a Senior Vice President with Union Bank, as the national manager of the TaftHartley Group, and was with Union Bank for 21 years prior to his retirement. Trevor has been in the Labor and Trust Industry for over 30 years; a former member of the American Bankers Association and Board member of ABA’s Certified Retirement Services Professionals Committee. Trevor attended Long Island University in New York where he majored in Accounting. TDA had a long-standing professional relationship with Trevor due to our respective dealings, prior to his formally joining TDA in 2013.
Agnese V. Serra
Aggie is the Executive Assistant supporting the President and CEO at TDA in a broad range of executive administrative duties, and additionally, is the Office Manager. She manages the internal procedures and building operations to ensure the office runs smoothly, coordinates TDA’s participation in clients’ annual fundraising and scholarship program events and is company ambassador to promote staff well-being. Prior to joining TDA in 2018, Aggie held EA/OM positions for over 15 years supporting CEOs and Board of Directors in the life science industry, at Silicon Valley biotech companies Maxygen, Codexis, Calysta and Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals. She has a background in corporate event planning, project management and customer service, managing worldwide training and education at Harris and Oracle. Aggie is a member of the IAAP, International Association of Administrative Professionals and AEAP, Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals. She attended College of San Mateo, majoring in Business Administration.