Meet the RBE Team
Norman J. Kravetz – Principal
Norman & Glenda Kravetz
Norman J. Kravetz is the managing member and principal owner of Realty Bancorp Equities, LLC. He is also the owner of Realty Bancorp, Warner World, The Kravetz Company, Kravetz Capital Funding, Norman J. Kravetz Enterprises, Topanga Warner Financial Center and Colorado Capital Calabasas. He is the current co-owner of Budget Rent a Truck, Beverly Hills Polo Club, and RBE Capital Partners and the prior co owner of Oakmont Mortgage. The RBE family of companies owns and operates over $200 million of real estate located in Southern California. RBE Capital Partners and Kravetz Capital Funding provide financing and consulting services for JH Capital Group in the acquisition of consumer debt portfolios.
In 1971, Norman J. Kravetz Enterprises began its development process through design construction and syndication of multi-tenant and residential development. In the mid 70's, the emphasis of the company switched to commercial and recreational multi-use development.
In 1976, Realty Bancorp (RBC) was acquired. RBC, which specialized in the service aspects of the development business, including leasing, property management and financing of commercial developments, was an approved contractor/property manager for the Resolution Trust Corporation and Calpers.
In 1985, the Trillium partnership was an outgrowth of the successful development and brokerage operations. By 1989, this partnership completed a one million square foot mixed-use commercial landmark, The Trillium, in the San Fernando Valley. The Trillium became the home of Transamerica Insurance Group, Care America, Blue Shield, Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company, Merrill Lynch, Dassault Systems, and American Express. This was such a successful development in Warner Center that it has become the standard by which quality is measured.
In recognition of his valuable contributions to his community, Mr. Kravetz was appointed by the City, through former Councilwomen Joy Picus and Laura Chick, to be on the Citizens Advisory Committee to create the Warner Center Specific Plan and the Warner Center Transportation Specific Plan. He was also appointed by Ms. Chick to be president of the "Local Development Corporation" for Warner Center.
He is past president of the Warner Center Association. The Warner Center Association represents 19 of the largest employers and landowners in Warner Center, together employing and providing work space for more than 35,000 people in Woodland Hills, California.Mr. Kravetz was previously on the Advisory Council for the Pacific Lodge Youth Services and is currently involved in many other non-profit organizations, including the Melissa Kravetz Memorial Foundation, the Jane Goodall Foundation and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
Jeff Rega – Asset Manager
Jeff Rega is the Asset Manager for Realty Bancorp Equities (“RBE”). He is responsible for directing and managing the day to day operations of nine shopping centers consisting of 400,000 square feet, nine office buildings consisting of 600,000 square feet and two industrial properties consisting of 350,000 square feet.
He has over twenty-four years of experience in the management of commercial properties, with special expertise in the management of office buildings and shopping center properties.
Prior to joining RBE in 2002, he served as Director of Property Management for seven years for KMI Real Estate Group, Woodland Hills, California. He was responsible for the day to day operations of a commercial portfolio totaling over 1.2 million square feet.
Prior to KMI, he served as Property Manager for two years for Pacific Property Development, Beverly Hills, California. He managed a portfolio totaling over 700,000 square feet of retail space.
Prior to PDP, he was the Property Manager for five years for Crossroads Development Corporation, Beverly Hills, California. He managed a portfolio totaling over one million square feet of retail space and 200,000 square feet of Class A office space.
Mr. Rega holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, as well as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Shira Titen – Property Manager
Shira Titen is the Property Manager for Realty Bancorp Equities (“RBE”). She is responsible for all aspects of lease administration including abstracting leases and tracking lease changes such as expiration dates, rent changes, options terms, preparing CAM reconciliations, preparing annual budgets and preparing monthly owner reports. She is also responsible in assisting in the day to day operations of nine shopping centers consisting of 400,000 square feet, nine office buildings consisting of 600,000 square feet and two industrial properties consisting of 350,000 square feet.
She has over twenty-three years of experience in the management of commercial properties.
Prior to joining RBE in 2005, she served as Director of Property Management for five years for G & K Management, Culver City, California. She was responsible for the day to day operations of a commercial portfolio of 32 properties totaling over 3.2 million square feet.
Prior to G & K, she served as Lease Administrator for six years for Watson Land Company, Carson, California. She was responsible for all aspects of lease administration and property management accounting for a portfolio consisting of more than 175 leases.
Prior to Watson, she served as Assistant Property Manager for three years for Ruby Management/Ken Ruby Construction Company, Los Angeles, California. She assisted in the day to day management of a portfolio totaling over 1.3 million square feet of commercial space.
Ms. Titen holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, Northridge.
Brenda Heitkemper – Financial Controller
Brenda Heitkemper is the Financial Controller for Realty Bancorp Equities ("RBE"). She has been involved in the real estate accounting field for over 30 years.
Brenda has been in charge of the company’s Banking/Investor Relations, Special Projects, Property Tax Appeals, Loan Administration, due diligence for Acquisitions/Dispositions and the day-to-day management of the office for over 25 years.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
Greg Bedrossian – Controller
Greg Bedrossian, the Controller for Realty Bancorp Equities (“RBE”), has been in charge of accounting and taxes for various real estate companies for the last twenty-five plus years.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of California.
Greg has been the controller for RBE for over 11 years. Before working for RBE, he worked for several high net worth individuals developing various projects, ranging from hotels, to shopping centers, to multi-family residential buildings, as well as tracts of new construction of single family housing.
Greg graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting; followed by a Masters in Tax from the same university.
Kristine Almaraz – Property Accountant
Grace Na – Property Accountant
Matt Kravetz – Office Services
Adam Juhl – Special Projects
Larry Ruffato – Building Engineer
Mike Ruffato – Building Engineer