Meet the Team
Glenn C. Gonzales, CPM is CEO, partner, and co-founder of Obsidian Capital Co. Glenn is an entrepreneurial individual with over 30 years of real estate experience. Since 1994, Glenn has been an instructor for multiple apartment associations including: Utah, Washington and San Antonio. Glenn served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association, and was elected as President of the Association in 2006. He also served a two-year term as the chairman of the Public Relations Committee and a one year term as the Secretary Treasurer for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Glenn also owned and grew Place 10 Residential, a Dallas based Property Management firm with 6,500 units under management, which he has since sold as of late 2018. Prior to owning Place 10, Glenn spent many years working in multi-family and commercial property management with companies such as Equity Residential, Evergreen Management Group, Glacier Management, and gained a great deal of experience at Pacific Property Company, a value-add investment firm. He is also a licensed real estate broker in multiple states and received the CPM (certified property manager) designation from IREM. Glenn’s many years of industry experience coupled with his ability to motivate and lead has enabled him to build an effective management operation and assemble a strong team of professionals.
Over Glenn's time in the business, he has acquired and sold many multifamily properties on the ownership side, primarily in Texas and is continuing to aggressively and profitably expand Obsidian Capital's portfolio. Glenn has owned over 4,500 apartments throughout his investment career.
Mike Woodfield, CPM Candidate, is COO, partner, and co-founder of Obsidian Capital Co.
Mike got his multifamily experience from working for a small firm located in Austin Texas. Over the course of 5 years Mike oversaw the operations, asset management and construction management of nearly 5,000 apartment units totaling $300,000,000 in total assets under ownership. During that time Mike oversaw the renovation of 2,500 multifamily units totaling $30,000,000 in improvements which created millions in value-add.
Since co-founding Obsidian Capital. Mike has participated in the acquisition, asset management and renovations of 1000 apartment units.
Mike has a BA in Public Relations from Utah State University, experience in executing turnarounds for under performing assets and over seven years of operation and marketing experience across multiple industries.
Nico Porter, an entrepreneur and co-founder of Platinum Investing Firm. Nico is an Industry Partner of Obsidian Capital. Nico collaborates with investors to create access to a risk averse generation of passive income and wealth through investing in creative multi family/land /development opportunities. Nico has experience in the acquisition and transaction process for existing multi family assets, underwriting over $800M in value while actively growing his firm.
Nico has built up a multi-family portfolio of approximately $7,000,000 in value by age 21.
Nico has a background working in finance operations with the second-largest privately held biologics distributor in the country. Nico has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Brandon Gordon, co-founder of Platinum Investing Firm. Brandon is an Industry Partner and assists in Asset Management for Obsidian Capital. Brandon is an expert at sourcing multi-family deals direct from other owners. Brandon targets owners through various skip tracing methods for the most exclusive deal type by eliminating the broker as a middle man, allowing for hundreds of thousands saved in commissions.
Brandon has built up a multi family portfolio of approximately $7,000,000 in value.
Brandon has a background working in operations management, acting as the head of operations for the second largest privately held biologics distributor in the country.
David Toupin, a Top Millennial real estate investor, speaker, and entrepreneur. David is the founder of Real Estate Lab, and Industry Partner of Obsidian Capital. David started investing at the age of 19 in Michigan where he bought his first property in college, a 12 unit apartment complex. Prior to graduating with a Finance degree at the University of Detroit Mercy, David had acquired $7M in multifamily real estate holdings. By the age of 24 years old, David has acted as a key principal with over $50M in real estate holdings and has raised north of $10M in capital. Utilizing David's best selling multifamily deal analyzer, he has ventured into the tech industry through the founding of his new software company, Real Estate Lab.
David has a background working in corporate auditing and investment banking, and has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 13. David is a member of a high level real estate group – The Multifamily Boardroom – composed of over 30 high level multifamily owners and operators.
Our Acquisitions Analyst oversees the underwriting and acquisitions process from start to final review from our ownership and board. Jason has over 10 years experience in operations, sales and business development in corporate healthcare where he successfully managed high performing teams and built high end strategic partner relationships. Jason has experience in underwriting over $200M in multifamily real estate transactions.
Our Transaction Manager has over 30 years of experience in real estate. She was an on-site property manager and progressed to a Regional Manager, all the while working as a licensed real estate agent. In 2000, she decided to make a change, and went to the flip side of the apartment industry to work for “For Rent Magazine”. She was the founding Executive Director for the Washington Multifamily Housing Association (WMFHA). She also obtained her Real Estate Brokers license, and operated her own real estate brokerage company.