Charles P. Toppino
Charles P. Toppino is the founder and President of Oak Pass Capital Management ("OPC") and has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry for over 25+ years. His experience includes acquisitions, asset management, sourcing equity and debt financing and serving as a prominent advisor to buyers and sellers of assets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. At OPC, Mr. Toppino's focus is on investing in high yielding commercial mortgage and real estate assets with institutional and private equity capital partners.
Prior to forming OPC, Mr. Toppino was a Senior Principal at Square Mile Capital Management from July 2008 to December 2010. Mr. Toppino focused on expanding the firm's investment platform on the West Coast and growing its national distressed/high yield acquisition activities. Mr. Toppino was successful in building a strong acquisition and management team and sourced, acquired and managed an attractive portfolio of high yield real estate equity, B-notes and distressed senior debt positions.
In 1990, Mr. Toppino was a principal and founding partner of Secured Capital Corp (SCC), a real estate investment bank and advisor formed with three other professionals from Drexel Burnham Lambert’s commercial mortgage trading group. In 2006, Secured Capital merged with Eastdil Realty, a real estate investment bank and brokerage firm wholly owned by Wells Fargo. Mr. Toppino served as a member of the Management Committee and head of mortgage sales until he retired in 2007. Mr. Toppino was also a founding partner of Secured Capital Investment Management Co., a private equity and real estate investment and management company located in Japan with over $10 billion under management. This company merged with PAG in 2010 to create one of Asia’s largest multi-asset alternative investment companies where Mr. Toppino remains a shareholder and board member. He is also a founding partner of STAM, a Paris based real estate investment and management company with over $1 billion in assets under management.
Mr. Toppino holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida, was a licensed Florida Certified Public Accountant and is a State of California licensed Real Estate Broker. In addition, he serves as a member of the Chairman's Circle for the Kelly Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida and the Executive Committee Member of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.