Deryl Deese is a performance driven executive with over 20 years professional experience of management and leadership in the development and execution of corporate strategy and commercial real estate investment strategy. Deese’s career has spanned the finance, gaming and commercial real estate investment industries. In these capacities, Deese has successfully integrated the key critical soft and hard skill sets to bring value to his employers, clients and business partners. Deese has negotiated, transacted, financed and analyzed over $500MM in commercial real estate assets for private and institutional investors encompassing retail, office, industrial and multifamily assets. As Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for both public and private entities, Deese implemented key financial, technological, business development and operational strategies and tactics leading to improved key performance metrics and increased shareholder value. Additionally, he played an instrumental role in gaining citywide approval by working with city leaders and politicians, to build and operate the Hollywood Park Casino which added over 2,000 new jobs, tax revenues and over $165MM in market capitalization to the company. Currently, he is co-founder and managing member of Shadow Equity Group, LLC, , (SEG) a private equity real estate investment company,. SEG's mission is to provide risk adjusted returns for private investors and family offices through the acquisition, repositioning and management of value add commercial real estate assets in the Southeastern, Southwestern and Western markets. Deese specializes in Strategy Development and Execution | Contract Negotiation and Deal Structure | Human Capital Development /Leadership | Acquisition and Disposition Negotiation | Asset and Portfolio Management | Debt and Equity Capital Structure | Lease Negotiations, NNN, FSG and Gross | Commercial Real Estate Investment Sourcing | Investor Relations. Deese holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Finance and Real Estate Development and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration, Management and Operations from the University of Southern California. Deese has a working proficiency in Spanish and Amharic.