Executive Team

Carlos D. Michan

Founder and CHAIRMAN

The visionary behind the company’s growth, Carlos has overseen more than $3 billion worth of land investments and commercial real estate projects since 1976. Today, Carlos focuses on perfecting the company’s global strategy and developing strategic alliances.

Education/Credentials: * Over four decades of real estate industry experience. * Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico). * Member of the Urban Land Institute. * Licensed as a real estate broker in California since 1982. BRE#:839786.

David C. Michan


As member of the Strata Equity team since 2003, David is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s acquisition, financing, operations, entitlement, and disposition strategy. Actively engaged in the real estate industry since 1999, David has overseen over $2 billion in transaction volume.

Education/Credentials: * Masters of Science in Real Estate from the University of San Diego. * Bachelor of Arts in International Economics, with a specialization in Latin America and a Minor in Accounting, from the University of California, Los Angeles. * Member of Young Presidents Organization * Member of the Urban Land Institute and Burnham-Moores Commercial Real Estate Committee. * Real estate broker in California since 2006. BRE#:1749190.

Elias Mizrahi

Chief Strategy Officer

Elias joined Strata Equity in 2011 and brings over 10 years of experience in the financial arena and 25 years in investor relations. Responsible for sourcing private capital, implementing a global sales strategy, and managing new and current investors, Elias is also in charge of recruiting, training and providing support to the promoters that represent Strata in the U.S. and abroad.

Education/Credentials: * Master’s Degree in Business Administration and International Finance from the University of San Diego. * Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo de Mexico.

Alejandro Krongold

Director of Investor Relations

As a member of the Strata Equity team since 2009, Alejandro is responsible for sourcing private capital, providing boutique quality service, managing new and current investors, and maintaining constant communication with foreign and domestic investors, providing them with periodic operational and financial reports. He is also in charge of structuring all legal and tax aspects of the investor’s group.

Education/Credentials: * Masters in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. * Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Anahuac del Norte in Mexico City. * Over 20 years of management, sales, manufacturing, systems, and customer service.

Andrew Gordon

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew joined Strata Equity in 2014 and is responsible for the strategic and functional oversight of Strata’s portfolio and operations. With a focus on maximizing portfolio value and performance, he implements strategic initiatives through the direction of Strata’s Asset Management, FP&A, Risk Management, and ERP platforms, in addition to managing financing and disposition activity. Andrew has been involved in the acquisition, development, management, financing, and brokerage of commercial real estate since 2005.

Education/Credentials: * Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University * Licensed real estate broker in California. * Active member of the National Multi Housing Council, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, and the Cornell Real Estate Council.

Scott Wittman

Chief Investment Officer

Scott has led the firm’s acquisition and investment activities since 2014. In this role, Scott drives all strategic initiatives and external alliances aimed to facilitate the company’s growth. His team is responsible for the sourcing, structuring and closing of all transactions and real estate related ventures across the country. Scott brings more than 20 years of extensive industry experience and an investment track record that exceeds $3 billion in commercial real estate, distressed debt and land development.

Education/Credentials: * MBA from the University of San Diego with a dual emphasis in real estate and finance. * Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California. * Licensed real estate broker in California since 2004. BRE#: 01296809

Eric Flodine

Director of Community Development

Having joined Strata Equity in 2006, Eric currently oversees the visioning, land planning, entitlement processing, community outreach and government approval aspects of the company’s master planned communities and mixed use projects. Actively involved in the community planning and development industry since 1997, Eric’s hands-on experience includes over 100 projects ranging from residential to commercial, recreational, solar energy, open space land uses and transactions throughout California.

Education/Credentials: * Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona * Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo * Member of the Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association and Sierra Club.

Rezlyn Palma

Chief Accounting OFficer

Rezlyn joined Strata Equity in 2015 and is responsible for accounting, tax and treasury management matters affecting Strata. She has 15 years of real estate and corporate experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining Strata, Rezlyn worked as a fund reporting manager for a private multifamily owner, developer and manager where she was responsible for financial reporting to the investors and lenders of several funds with combined total equity commitment of $2 billion. She also brings finance and accounting knowledge from time spent at publicly traded real estate companies, as well as valuable audit experience with public accounting firm, KPMG.

Education/Credentials: * BA in business administration with emphasis in Accounting from California State University Hayward *