CA Ventures Leadership

Our team is filled with industry leaders possessing more than 200 years of collective experience running and managing top real estate companies and business practices, as well as in succeeding as individual entrepreneurs.

CA has a dedicated and skilled management team with significant experience in acquiring, financing, developing, and managing real estate investments.

  • Tom Scott

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Thomas Scott is the founder and CEO of CA Ventures, an investment company focused on student housing, residential, retail and hospitality, office, and senior living real estate assets. Tom’s wealth of industry experience has helped CA expand into a multi-dimensional real estate company.

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  • JJ Smith

    President of CA Student Living & Principal of CA Ventures

    As President of CA Student Living, JJ is responsible for assisting the CEO, Tom Scott, with the management and operations of all CA Student Living departments (Development, Property Management and Accounting) and acts as an integral link between these departments to execute CA’s overall corporate strategies.

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  • Nishant Bakaya

    Chief Investment Officer

    As Chief Investment Officer of CA Ventures, Nishant Bakaya leads CA Ventures investment management team to help manage the firm’s strategy across multiple asset classes, including student housing, senior housing, residential, and hospitality.

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  • Michael Hales

    Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

    Michael Hales serves as the CFO and COO for CA Ventures. In his role as CFO, Michael focuses on driving the long-term strategic plan for each vertical, identifying opportunities for improvement to enhance investor returns, and delivering best-in-class financial reporting.

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  • Bob Flannery

    President – CA Residential

    Bob Flannery serves as the President of CA Residential with a focus on CA’s national multifamily development platform, including strategic planning, acquisitions, capital markets, joint ventures and asset management activities. Bob is also active in decisions regarding the holding, selling, repositioning and refinancing of CA assets.

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  • Tony DiBiase

    Principal – CA International

    As Principal of CA International, Tony focuses on international investment and development opportunities. In real estate for over 25 years, Tony has spent 15 years growing operating companies and working with large-scale real estate projects in international markets.

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  • Sean Spellman

    Chief Development Officer

    As Chief Development Officer of CA Ventures, Sean is responsible for leading all development and construction activities across CA’s Student Living, Senior Housing and Multifamily verticals.

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  • Ben Burke

    President – Senior Living

    Ben Burke, President of Senior Living, oversees the implementation and execution of the senior living investment process. In this capacity, Ben focuses on project sourcing by identifying underserved markets/submarkets, site acquisition, contract negotiation, proforma and budget creation, operator selection and oversight, and strategic vision of the platform to maximize investor return.

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  • John Dempsey

    Principal – CA Senior Living & CA Office

    John Dempsey serves as the Chief Operating Officer of CA Senior Living and Principal of CA Office. Mr. Dempsey is responsible for overseeing Senior Living’s daily operations, resource management, driving performance measurements, and ensuring maximum investor returns.

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  • Teri Carone

    Chief Financial Officer – CA Senior Living & CA International

    Teri Carone serves as Chief Financial Officer of CA Senior Living and CA International, with oversight for all corporate and property level accounting, financial reporting, investor reporting and budgeting/forecasting.

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  • Brian Morrissey

    Chief Accounting Officer

    Brian Morrissey serves as Chief Financial Officer for CA Ventures and oversees CA operations focusing on all financial reporting, financial analysis, and operating reporting. He also works with CA’s property and development teams to maximize each project’s operating and financial returns.

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  • Sean Zasche

    Executive VP - Investor Relations

    Sean Zasche serves as Executive VP of Investor Relations. In this role, Sean is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment and disposition activities and structuring and managing joint venture relationships with institutional investors.

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  • Beth Pinder

    Executive VP - Property Management

    Beth Pinder serves as the Executive Vice President of Property Management for CA Student Living. She has more than 25 years’ experience in property management and real estate. Beth’s primary role is to develop and guide her department, providing support, evaluating sales and assessing training needs.

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  • John Druffel

    Executive VP – Student Living

    John Druffel serves as Executive Vice President with CA Ventures, providing operational and building systems design leadership in pre-development and ongoing operations, and is responsible for ensuring best practices in building systems and technology are continually integrated into all CA Student and Residential development projects.

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  • Jim Reiland

    Executive VP & General Counsel

    Jim Reiland serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CA Ventures.  Jim manages the legal, risk management, and compliance functions of CA and its operating platforms, providing advice and support to CA’s senior executives and working closely with CA’s investment, finance, development, and operations teams. Prior to joining CA Ventures, Jim practiced law […]

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  • Steve Hussey

    Principal & Executive Managing Director

    Steve Hussey is a Principal and Executive Managing Director of CA Asset Services, overseeing the firms’ practices in asset and facilities management, property marketing and leasing, property investment services and dispositions, construction advisory and general contracting.

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  • Arshad Khan

    Chief Technology & Administrative Officer

    Arshad serves as Chief Technology & Administrative Officer of CA Ventures, with more than 29 years of information technology experience across both the commercial real estate, development and financial industries. His strengths help establish CA’s technical vision and strategic direction for development and future growth.

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  • Matt Booma

    Executive VP – CA Senior Living & CA Residential

    Matt Booma serves as Executive Vice President of CA Senior Living and CA Residential, overseeing current and future senior developments. Matt focuses on all aspects of development including site feasibility, financial feasibility, site acquisition, building programming, entitlement, due diligence, contract negotiation, design oversight, technology implementation, construction management, budget oversight and civic coordination.

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  • Brian Thompson

    Executive VP - Investments

    Brian serves as Executive Vice President of Investments and leads the firms student housing investment strategy consisting of both acquisitions and development.

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  • John Diedrich

    Senior VP – Investments

    John Diedrich serves as the Senior Vice President of Investments for CA Ventures and is in charge of investment oversight as well as the analyst and research groups.

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  • Katie Kazas

    Executive VP – Capital Markets

    Katie Kazas serves as EVP of Capital Markets for CA Ventures. Katie acts as the single point of contact for all of CA’s lending relationships from sourcing term sheets to negotiating loan documents for closings as well as explaining market strategy and reporting performance of assets.

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  • Bob Gillespie

    Principal – CA Office

    Bob Gillespie is Principal of CA Ventures and Managing Principal of CA Office, the firm’s office investment arm. He leads the firm’s efforts to maximize the value of and returns on investment properties for CA Office and its equity partners.

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  • Michael Weiss

    Senior VP - Asset Management

    Michael Weiss serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management, overseeing the CA Student Living’s domestic and international vertical. Michael is focused on setting and executing on asset strategy, portfolio initiatives, evaluating investment performance, and investor relations.

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  • Matt Katsaros

    Senior VP - Acquisitions

    Matt Katsaros serves as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for CA Residential (CAR) and manages the firm’s conventional residential housing pipeline consisting of both acquisitions and development. Matt is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, programming, deal structuring, and closing of future deals for CAR’s multiple disciplines.

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  • Brad Moeller

    Senior VP – Construction Management

    Brad Moeller serves as Senior Vice President of Construction Management for CA Ventures and oversees general project management on developments from initial conception through the completion of construction.

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  • Lawrence Work

    Senior VP – CA Senior Living

    As Senior Vice President of CA Senior Living, Lawrence Work develops and implements the company’s competitive strategy in the senior living segment. Mr. Work’s strategic focus includes growth initiatives in markets with strong senior demographics and growth characteristics.

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  • Scott McLamore

    Senior VP – Construction Management

    Scott McLamore serves as SVP of Construction Management, overseeing and managing the construction team and all project managers. He is also responsible for direct operations from planning through development for multiple new CA projects.

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  • Bethany Crispin

    Senior VP – Construction Management

    Bethany Crispin serves as the Senior Vice President of Construction Management and is responsible for construction procurement and administration in the Senior Living Group. In addition, she works closely with CA’s consultants on planning and design to ensure the projects are on budget from conception to closeout.

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  • Joe Duffy

    Senior VP Asset Management

    Joe Duffy serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management, overseeing the CA Residential and CA Senior Living verticals. Joe is focused on setting and executing on asset strategy, portfolio initiatives, evaluating investment performance, and investor relations.

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  • Carmen Smith

    VP of Human Resources

    As the Vice President of Human Resources, Carmen Smith leads CA Ventures people strategies. Carmen drives the long-term strategic plan and infrastructure across many disciplines of Human Resources such as talent management, employee engagement, coaching, learning and development, leadership development, employee relations, culture and progressive talent acquisition strategies.

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