Monte Lee-Wen is the President and CEO of The PPA Group, LLC. Since 2002, Monte has executed over $600 million in transactions, acquiring, managing, and repositioning commercial property across the
Through founding The PPA Group, Monte has been able to combine his investment experience and philosophy with the creative talent required to renovate and reposition properties. Monte brings an extensive knowledge in property assessment and transaction due diligence. He has created a standardized internal analysis system to effectively evaluate investment properties which has enabled The PPA Group to streamline the process of acquiring profitable real estate investments.
In 2008, Monte formed a subsidiary company called PPA Real Estate Management (REM) to serve as the property management company for The PPA Group's real estate holdings and to conduct third-party fee management business. PPA REM currently manages a diverse portfolio of multifamily properties. Monte takes pride in investing not only in properties, but also in the communities and families that reside at the company’s properties.
Monte is a seasoned entrepreneur having started and run several companies since the mid-1990s. His networking and speaking skills have propelled the company forward very quickly. He is actively involved in board positions and guidance committees of many private and public initiatives nationwide.
"When I founded The PPA Group, I wanted to create investment opportunities normally reserved for the very wealthy and large institutions but make them available to discerning individual investors. Our principles, people, and properties have made that dream possible."
Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Nalie Lee-Wen heads The PPA Group's internal Department of Finance and Commercial Specialists. She works diligently developing relationships with capital partners and coordinating transaction closings during the funding and closing phase of The PPA Group's acquisitions. Nalie oversees the team of accounting professionals for The PPA Group and its family of companies, including PPA Real Estate Management. Her experience in commercial financing and lender relationships brings significant value to the company's operational management. She plays a pivotal role in the asset management and property management departments. Prior to joining The PPA Group, Nalie was the Chief Executive Officer of a commercial real estate funding group. Nalie has worked directly on the successful financing and closure of over $200 million in real estate transactions. With her strong background in real estate and finance, she brings a high level of expertise in solving title issues, working with state and local governments, surveyors, vendors, lenders, and legal professionals. Nalie shows a great ability to anticipate potential problems and creates solutions prior to issues arising during asset acquisitions and management.
Glenn Gonzales brings to The PPA Group over 18 years of experience in management, development, operations and leasing of commercial real estate of all property types. 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. From 1994 to 1998, Glenn was a board member for the Utah Apartment Association. 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. Since 1994, he has also been an instructor for the several Apartment Associations.
Prior to joining The PPA Group as President of PPA Real Estate Management, Glenn spent many years working in multi-family and commercial property management with companies such as Equity Residential, Evergreen Management Group, Glacier Management, and Pacific Property Company. Glenn has managed more than 12,000 units in portfolios spanning multiple states including Utah, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, and California. He is a licensed real estate broker in several states and a Certified Property Manager. Glenn's many years of industry experience coupled with his acute ability to motivate and lead has enabled him to build an effective operation and assemble a strong team of professionals at PPA REM.
John A. Latham
As a key member of the senior management team, John A. Latham is responsible for sourcing and managing new investment opportunities for The PPA Group. He focuses on both acquisitions and new development opportunities. He is responsible for managing the company’s investment portfolio. John is also very involved in the company’s equity and debt capital raising activities.
Prior to joining The PPA Group, John worked with several real estate acquisition and development companies, including as a Principal with Steelwood Property Company, a multi-family acquisition and development company, where he led acquisition and development activities. John also worked as an investment banker with Banc of America Securities where he executed over $3.4 billion in equity and debt financing for the firm’s clients. John holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.