THE KOAR TEAM
KOAR is one of the rare commercial real estate companies with the ability and strength to bring a fully integrated approach to the development and management of investment properties. KOAR’s members possess extensive experience and market knowledge, combined with keen ability to identify under-valued assets which provide high-yield investment opportunities for the firm and its investors. KOAR provides thorough planning, extensive market research, exacting financial analysis, comprehensive due diligence and well-defined accountability to ensure that these properties are developed and managed in a cost effective and highly lucrative manner.
LAURENT OPMAN
Laurent Opman has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, development, repositioning and operations with a combined total transactional value well in excess of $350 Million. As a principal of KOAR, he has been involved with the acquisition, development, financing, operation and sale of real estate projects including office buildings, retail centers, medical office buildings, self storage, mixed-use, golf course and land development. Prior to KOAR, Laurent was a principal of the Trident Group, a Los Angeles based real estate development company specializing in retail development.
 
In addition to his real estate activities, Laurent is a founding partner in JP International, a China based holding company with activities in consulting, education, telecommunications and agriculture, Storage Etc., a self storage development and management company and CapHarbor, LLC, a real estate exchange solutions company.
BRUCE ROTHMAN
Formerly a practicing real estate attorney, Bruce Rothman is a principal of KOAR and has been involved in the real estate industry for nearly 35 years. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Bruce practiced corporate securities and real estate law in Los Angeles. During these 35 years, Bruce has participated as a principal or real estate investment banker in deals valued in excess of $2 Billion. He has extensive investment experience in nearly every real estate product type. Bruce is a founding member of Storage, Etc., a self-storage development and operating company based in Los Angeles, as well as a founder of CapHarbor, LLC, a real estate exchange solutions company.
 
As a Los Angeles native, Bruce received a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA and a J.D. degree from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the California State Bar, is admitted to practice law in all California courts and is a licensed real estate broker in California.
DANIEL MANDEL
As Chief Operating Officer of Creative Property Development LLC ("CPD"), an affiliate of KOAR, Daniel Mandel helps guide all aspects of CPD’s acquisitions, development, leasing, asset management, and business operations.  Prior to joining CPD, Daniel Mandel was an attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in San Francisco, where he practiced in the firm’s real estate transactions and land use and development departments.  At Gibson Dunn, Daniel represented investors, developers, lenders and joint ventures in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, commercial mortgage lending, joint venture formation and preferred equity financing, and commercial leasing. He also represented developers and investors in connection with entitlements and public agency approvals, zoning review, development agreements, ground leases, and CEQA matters.
 
Also at Gibson Dunn, Daniel was counsel to the local organizing "Host Committee" for Super Bowl 50, leading numerous commercial contract negotiations and advising on government relations, employment law and intellectual property matters, corporate and nonprofit governance, and the overall risk management strategy for one of the Bay Area's largest-ever public events.  Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, cum laude, and his J.D. from the UC-Berkeley School of Law, Order of the Coif.  He is a member of the California Bar.
   
KOAR AFFILIATES
 
KOAR's principals are the majority owners of Storage Etc., LLC, a company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of self-storage facilities. Storage, Etc. currently owns and manages over 2,000,000 square feet of self-storage facilities throughout the Western United States. To learn more about Storage, Etc. and its properties, click here.
 
 
KOAR is the managing member of Creative Property Development, LLC, a company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of high-end, unique creative-type properties located in the greater Los Angeles area, all branded under the "Artfield" name. Creative Property Development currently owns and manages 7 properties. To learn more, click here.