Acquisitions, finance, management, legal, planning and design, engineering, construction, advisory, marketing, sales, customer relations.
Management, administration, construction, operations and hospitality, residential and commercial management.
22 Years in Business
Pacifica was established by Robert Colucci and Dario De Luca in 1995 with a focus on the Southwestern U.S. real estate market.
Founder, CEO, Director of the Board
Robert started his career in real estate in 1987, supervising the construction of single-family homes in San Diego. In 1990 he became CFO of CBC Investments and co-founded PEI in 1995. Since 2008 he’s led Pacifica’s investments in REOs, restructured debt, and the hospitality and leisure sector. Robert is also involved in building Pequeño Eden, a self-sustainable orphanage in Baja California. He holds a degree in Business Administration from USD and lives in Rancho Santa Fe with wife and six children.
Dario De Luca
Founder, President, Director of the Board
Dario started his career in 1987, supervising the new construction of apartment buildings in San Diego, and later building high-end custom homes. In 1992 he became the vice-president of operations for CBC Investments and co-founded PEI in 1995. More recently, Dario has developed strategic relationships with international property developers and has been chosen by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC as president of Emaar America Corporation. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe with wife and three daughters.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Pino is responsible for financial reporting, investments analysis, income and estate tax planning, human resources and payroll, risk management and insurance, investor relations, strategic planning, and capital markets analysis; Pino is backed by 15 years of hands-on experience in management, business relations with financial institutions, attorneys, and CPAs. He received his degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and is married with four children.
Chief Investment Officer
Nicolas joined Pacifica Enterprises in 2008 as Director of Acquisitions. He has transacted $1 billion in commercial real estate. Prior to his undertakings in real estate, Nicolas was a brand manager at Danone in Canada. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montréal and an M.S. in Real Estate from USD. He’s an adjunct professor of finance at USD, and a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Lincoln Club of San Diego, and the Burnham-Moores Real Estate Club.
Peter Bower, Esq.
Chief Operations Officer
Peter Bower currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer of Pacifica Enterprises, a dynamic real estate investment firm in Rancho Santa Fe. At Pacifica, Peter is responsible for executing the Company’s vision, driving operational efficiencies, and developing the Company’s most valuable assets, its people. Peter, former President of the USD business Law Society, earned a B.A. in Business Administration and is a law graduate from the University of San Diego.
Director of Finance and Legal Affairs
A summa cum laude graduate from the University of San Diego, with a degree in Accounting and Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate, Wileen worked for Ernst & Young to gain her Big Four public accounting experience and to become a CPA. She joined Pacifica in 2010 and is responsible for investor relations, asset resources, litigation risk management, and all contractual obligations, whether transactional or operational. Wileen is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Aron Hier, Esq.
In-House Legal Counsel
A magna cum laude graduate from Southwestern Law School, Aron was a Notes & Comments Editor of the Southwestern Law Review. A former corporal in the tank corps, Aron received his Juris Doctor and was admitted to the State Bar in 2017. He was the recipient of six CALI Awards, a Witkin Award, and the Judge Barry Russell Federal Bar Association Award for Excellence in the Field of Federal Practice. Aron received his degree in Economics from Yeshiva University in NY. He has four children.
Director of Business Development
A ten-year veteran in the start-up industry, Jason discovers innovative ways to grow Pacifica’s portfolio. Before Pacifica, he was Director of Operations at Underground Elephant, building out the new office renovation and user experience. After founding HiveHaus in 2008 as San Diego’s first co-working space, he played a key role in 2012 as Business Operations Manager for Heavybit Industries, the first post-incubator space focused on developer-facing products and services.
Teresa has been working with Pacifica Enterprises since 1997, serving as controller, treasurer, accounting department supervisor, and director of human resources. Teresa assists the CFO in working with CPAs, government auditors, subcontractors, and attorneys. Teresa has over 21 years of experience in property management and construction accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
Director of Planning and Design
A graduate of Whittier College, Eric joined the ranks of Pacifica in early 1998. He oversees the development programs for acquired assets, and works with other company disciplines to create uses where asset values can be maximized. Eric is responsible for creating the team of consultants, engineers, and architects who comprise the design and development team for Pacifica’s projects; he also works with local municipalities and regulatory agencies to bring project ideas to fruition in a timely manner.
Director of Engineering
Daniel Hayden, P.E. provides engineering and development expertise to evaluate, improve, and maintain Pacifica’s new and existing real estate acquisitions and assets. A California-licensed civil engineer, Daniel before joining Pacifica was a project engineer at Tait & Associates and later the principal and owner of a consulting firm. Hayden graduated Cum Laude from the University of California Irvine in Civil Engineering with a specialization in structural engineering and is a member of ASCE and SEAOC.
Director of Land Planning
At Pacifica, Andrea is responsible for coordinating new development projects and assisting with land acquisitions, primarily dealing with entitlements, permits, and feasibility studies. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and spent four years practicing Architecture and Urban Design in Texas. Prior to relocating to San Diego, Andrea received her Master’s in Real Estate Development from Harvard University. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Director of Architecture and Design
Rick is Pacifica’s project construction manager, designer, and planner. For the last 19 years, he’s mainly focused on high-end residential project design and development in Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, and Palm Desert. Before joining Pacifica, Rick ran his own design and construction company for 31 years, with over 70 employees, designing and building over 1,000 projects in all asset classes, including land development. Rick is a graduate of UC Irvine and a licensed general contractor since 1984.
Director of Construction
A California-licensed general contractor, Brian has worked with Pacifica for over ten years, overseeing the renovation of over 3,000 condos. He has managed over 120 in-house employees and oversees dozens of subcontractors. Before joining Pacifica, Brian was a San Diego City fireman and independent builder of single-family residences. Brian is a licensed class-B general contractor, a certified water damage restoration technician, and a certified mold remediation technician.
Director of Sales and Marketing (PRES)
Karen has been working with Pacifica since 1997, beginning in the property management division, then moving to residential real estate transactions. A licensed real estate agent, Karen has the uncanny ability to find the most remunerative residential opportunities in the niche of apartment rentals, condominium units, and single-family residences, and has managed all of Pacifica’s residential sales in Southern California since 2006 for a total consideration in excess of $20 million.
Senior Financial Analyst
Matthew joined Pacifica’s ranks in 2010, working in dispositions and loan compliance, quickly advancing to his current position as a senior financial analyst. Matthew is responsible for investor reporting, financial reporting, and operational and investment analysis. He also assists with debt placement and property valuation. Matthew is a graduate of the University of San Diego, with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate. He is a California licensed real estate agent.
Senior Financial Analyst
Samuel has over six years of experience in residential and hotel management, financial analysis, and construction budget management. During his tenure supervising operations for over 1,200 residential units, Samuel has directed financial and operational oversight over-stabilized, brand-new, and value-add residential communities, orchestrating lease-ups and capital improvement projects while interfacing with owners and investors. He holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of San Diego.
Director of Information Technology
With an experience in multi-platform Information Technology that dates back to the mid-1990s, Francesco has worked with Pacifica for over fifteen years, managing and overseeing all aspects of the IT infrastructure; he’s also a skilled web designer and digital media expert, overseeing the company’s creative projects. Francesco also assists Pacifica in translating management strategies into tactical department objectives and leveraging their implementation through the latest technology.
Michelle has been with Pacifica since 1997, first in accounting, then in property management and administration. Her cheerful personality, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail have gained her the position of executive assistant to the CEO and to the COO, a position she’s held for the past 10 years, coordinating their business schedules, organizing and maintaining their business records and managing their relations with high-profile investors.
HR and Financial Accounting Specialist
Ed joined Pacifica in 2003 and aids the Controller in HR and accounting, where he’s responsible for managing and reviewing the corporate cash flow. Prior to joining Pacifica, Ed was in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, where he worked as Manpower Analyst for the Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet. He previously worked in various personnel offices in two aircraft squadrons, an amphibious ship and various shore installations throughout San Diego. He’s a business administration major from the Lyceum of the Philippines.
Director of Public Relations
Robert has over 18 years of experience consulting with multinational companies, individuals, and charitable foundations in various countries on highly challenging projects. He presently sits on a variety of boards of both nonprofit and for-profit companies. At Pacifica, his role in Public Relations involves community outreach, arbitration, and conflict management. His years of working with diverse business sectors help him successfully build relationships of trust.
Senior Construction Manager
A two-year veteran in the US Army and a 38-year veteran in the construction business, Brian established his own construction company in 1985 and incorporated it in 2004. in 2011 he joined Pacifica’ team as senior construction manager, reviewing plans and blueprints, project timetables, determining material and labor costs, gathering permits, and working with subcontractors and workers. He’s been married 32 years, and has five adult children and six grandchildren.
Director of Corporate Maintenance
A native of Michigan and a graduate of Kalamazoo College, James started a business in construction as a general contractor in 1980. He was a general contractor until 1992, when he joined CBC and then Pacifica in 1995 as a building maintenance technician. He is skilled in several disciplines related to maintaining commercial and residential buildings. Currently, his main focus is on residential properties with hands-on supervision of vendors and contractors.
We service the entire real estate spectrum, from acquisitions to design, engineering, development, asset management, and financial reporting.
Our intimate knowledge of the real estate market gives us an edge in predicting local trends and quickly adapting to the highest-yielding investment opportunities.
Our team has worked together in the southwestern US real estate market for many decades and has hands-on experience in all asset classes.
Our partners and investors love working and investing with us because they know we pride in giving them clear and timely financial reporting.