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.
David Toupin, a Top Millennial real estate investor, speaker, and entrepreneur. David is the co-founder of Obsidian Capital, an Austin Texas based real estate investment firm. 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.
Alex is our Investor Relations Director and provides
operational oversight to our investor relations and capital raising process, outreach, and marketing processes. Alex has many years experience in operating a multiple location T-Mobile franchise business where he successfully brought the company from 1 to 5 locations ranked consistently in the top 100 in overall metrics out of over 5000 locations nationally.
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.
Our Director of Acquisitions 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 Senior Acquisitions Associate sources and underwrites properties that meet our investment criteria. David has over 14 years leading high-performing teams and managing execution of over $650M in military funding. David has experience underwriting over $200M in multifamily real estate transactions.