Who We Are

Over 30 years, our team has built a reputation for discipline and creativity.

Since 1990, Bridge Partners has executed unique, individualized business plans that create optimal outcomes for tenants and investors. After more than 140 acquisitions across 26 states, we haven’t stopped catalyzing possibility.

Who We Are

Over 30 years, our team has built a reputation for discipline and creativity.

Since 1990, Bridge Partners has executed unique, individualized business plans that create optimal outcomes for tenants and investors. After more than 250 transactions in over 50 domestic markets across 26 states, we haven’t stopped catalyzing possibility.

What matters to us:

Disciplined action

We hold ourselves to clear investment criteria and stay level-headed in decision-making. We carefully analyze every possible acquisition with a commitment to optimize potential value.

Customized solutions

We reject formulas, preferring to see every community through a lens uniquely fit to its specific context. We bring an open mind and creative spirit to finding value and crafting deals.

What matters to us:

Disciplined action

We hold ourselves to clear investment criteria and stay level-headed in decision-making. We carefully analyze every possible acquisition with a commitment to optimize potential value.

Professional integrity

We act with character and proudly stand by our values. We are committed to our fiduciary responsibilities and operate in ways that are transparent and respectful of all parties.

Uncommon effort

We go the extra mile—poring over the documents, visiting sites, and working directly with onsite management teams and contractors. We maintain this commitment through the lifespan of each investment.

Positive impact

We see our properties as homes, and we believe in taking care of them. We make thoughtful improvements to create the best possible resident experience, making sure each property is a place where people can thrive.

Customized solutions

We reject formulas, preferring to see every community through a lens uniquely fit to its specific context. We bring an open mind and creative spirit to finding value and crafting deals.

Professional integrity

We act with character and proudly stand by our values. We are committed to our fiduciary responsibilities and operate in ways that are transparent and respectful of all parties.

Uncommon effort

We go the extra mile—poring over the documents, visiting sites, and working directly with onsite management teams and contractors. We maintain this commitment through the lifespan of each investment.

Positive impact

We see our properties as homes, and we believe in taking care of them. We make thoughtful improvements to create the best possible resident experience, making sure each property is a place where people can thrive.

Our Team

Behind every Bridge Partners investment is a passionate and principled team of real estate professionals. The firm’s collaborative environment enables our team members to hone their expertise across every facet of an investment’s lifecycle. And with an average tenure of 15 years, our collective experience uniquely positions us to create value and transform communities.

Our Team

Behind every Bridge Partners investment is a passionate and principled team of real estate professionals. The firm’s collaborative environment enables our team members to hone their expertise across every facet of an investment’s lifecycle. And with an average tenure of 15 years, our collective experience uniquely positions us to create value and transform communities.

Leslie Ahlvin

Administrative Coordinator

Leslie Ahlvin

Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Ahlvin joined Bridge Partners in 2007. Her current responsibilities include asset management support and the coordination of office operations and procedures.

Velina A. Barnes

Asset Manager

Velina A. Barnes

Asset Manager

Ms. Barnes joined Bridge Partners in 2017. She has over a decade of multifamily asset management experience in the real estate investment industry. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, she was a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Lapham Company. She received a Bachelor of Science from Western Carolina University and holds a California Real Estate License.

Dennette M. Bjorklund

Controller

Dennette M. Bjorklund

Controller

Ms. Bjorklund joined Bridge Partners in 1993. She is responsible for property accounting, internal reporting, and cash management. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, she worked at Kemper Real Estate.

Carrie Dern

Asset Manager

Carrie Dern

Asset Manager

Ms. Dern joined Bridge Partners in 2016. She has more than 15 years of real-estate-investment management experience in the retail, office, hotel, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, she was the Senior Vice President of Retail Asset Management at Yarmouth. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, a CPA certification from Arthur Andersen and Company, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Julie Gutzwiller

CFO

Julie Gutzwiller

CFO

Ms. Gutzwiller joined Bridge Partners in 2001. She is responsible for partnership, tax reporting, investor relations, acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management. With specialized expertise in affordable and senior health care housing, she leads the company’s growth in these areas. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, she was a Senior Analyst for Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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Brad Harrington

Acquisitions

Brad Harrington

Acquisitions

Mr. Harrington joined Bridge Partners in 2007. His current responsibilities include acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, and oversight of the company’s insurance and property tax obligations. His acquisition expertise includes note purchases, and he leads the company’s growth in this area. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, he was a Product Marketing Manager and Engineering Manager at Oracle Corporation and Salesforce.com. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and an MBA from. UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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Karla Hill

Asset Manager

Karla Hill

Asset Manager

Ms. Hill joined Bridge Partners in 2007. She has 27 years of multifamily and commercial-property management experience. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, she was a Portfolio Manager for a regional builder and developer.

Steven Klein

CEO

Steven Klein

CEO

Mr. Klein formed Bridge Partners in 1990. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company and the firm’s debt and equity relationships. Prior to founding Bridge Partners, he was a Project Manager for the Trammell Crow Company. He received a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Davis and an MBA from UCLA, Anderson School of Management.

Cindy Lynds

Asset Manager

Cindy Lynds

Asset Manager

Ms. Lynds joined Bridge Partners in 2014. She has more than 20 years of commercial real estate, sales/acquisitions asset management, and loan originations experience. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, she was a Vice President at Prudential. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Luca Mangini

Acquisitions

Luca Mangini

Acquisitions

Mr. Mangini joined Bridge Partners in 2007. His current responsibilities include corporate and business strategy, acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management. He has specialized expertise in the acquisition and operations of student housing and leads the company’s growth in this area. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, he was the Vice President of Acquisitions for Jackson Square Properties. He received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of Business.

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Joey Weinstein-Carnes

Acquisitions

Joey Weinstein-Carnes

Acquisitions

Mr. Weinstein-Carnes joined Bridge Partners in 2021. His current responsibilities include underwriting, due diligence, and investor relations. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, he was the Director of Facilities at the California Charter Schools Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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Steven Yu

Acquisitions

Steven Yu

Acquisitions

Mr. Yu joined Bridge Partners in 2015. His current responsibilities include investment sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, and asset management. Prior to joining Bridge Partners, he was an Acquisitions Analyst at Trust Company of the West. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

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Leslie Ahlvin

Administrative Coordinator

Velina A. Barnes

Asset Manager

Dennette M. Bjorklund

Controller

Carrie Dern

Asset Manager

Julie Gutzwiller

CFO

Brad Harrington

Acquisitions

Karla Hill

Asset Manager

Steven Klein

CEO

Cindy Lynds

Asset Manager

Luca Mangini

Acquisitions

Joey Weinstein-Carnes

Acquisitions

Steven Yu

Acquisitions