24 Years in Business
Founder, CEO, Dir. of the BoardRobert 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, COO, Dir. 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 five 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.
Executive Director of Asset Management
Paul is a seasoned asset manager, value-creating professional, and equity- and debt-placement consultant, with a sales career at Mexico’s top resort destinations and relationships with top development groups such as St Regis, Blackstone, and Cirque Du Soleil Amusement Park. Paul has also done sales and consulting for master-plan developer Cornerstone and for Brookfield Asset Management. Paul, a South-American native with ties to the Mexico-USA Real Estate Council, lives in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife.
Chief of StaffRobert 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.
Aron Hier, Esq.
In-House Legal CounselA magna cum laude graduate from Southwestern Law School and a Notes & Comments Editor of the Southwestern Law Review, Aron represents Pacifica in transactional real estate and business matters, including entity formation, financing, and the acquisition and disposition of multi-million dollar projects. Aron is 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, and has a degree in Economics from Yeshiva University in NY.
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Our team has worked together in the southwestern US real estate market for many decades and has hands-on experience in all asset classes.
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