Meet The Team

S.L. van der Zanden
 Managing Principal and CEO

S.L. van der Zanden brings over 30 years of commercial real estate experience helping institutional, corporate, and private clients overcome challenges and capitalize on over $2 billion in opportunities. In addition to duties as CEO, he ieads the acquisition process and investor relations

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Carlos Rivera
 Senior Property Accountant

Carlos is a seasoned accounting professional with over 17 years of extensive experience in both commercial & residential property management. Carlos is an expert with several industry-standard management programs, including Yardi, and handles all accounting duties at the firm.

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Thomas Lin
Acquisitions Associate
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Thomas (H.W.) Lin joined CapRock in 2022 as an Acquisition Associate focusing on retail and multi-family property acquisitions across the greater Midwest and South East. His work entails researching and valuing deals in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Prior to working in CapRock, he worked as an architectural designer for five years in Taiwan. He has an MBA – Real Estate degree from DePaul University.

Marques Gonzales
Associate Broker
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Marques Gonzales joined CapRock in 2022 as an Associate Broker specializing in Single Tenant Net Lease and Multi-family investments. He began his career in 2014 as a property manager. With extensive market knowledge and outside-the-box thinking, he fosters quality results and lasting relationships. He graduated from DePaul University (BA) with a focus area on Org. Development and Human Behavior

Brian Goldman
Principal and CFO

Brian Goldman has over 25
years of relevant commercial
real estate experience. He is responsible for the firm’s business development and leads the investment sales, originations and dispositions
teams.

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Mike Fenech
Senior Property Manager

Mike Fenech directs the day-to-day operations for all CapRock properties. His 10 years of experience include both commercial and residential management across multi-state portfolios, providing unparalleled customer service and fiscal responsibility for owners and tenants alike.

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Jake Gloor
Associate Broker
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Jake Gloor specializes in the investment sales of net lease and multi family properties. His passion for the commercial real estate industry helps our clients make better investment decisions. Jake started with CapRock in 2021 after graduating with a BA in history from Lake Forest College.

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Saar Schnitman
Managing Director

Saar Schnitman heads up the property management and leasing activities for the firm and oversees the day-to-day activity of the company’s entire portfolio of commercial properties. He has over 10 years of real estate management and leasing experience focused on improving operational efficiency and profitability.

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Tom Eilers
Senior Leasing Manager

Tom is responsible for the leasing activities on the entire CapRock portfolio.  His 19 years in the real estate industry have focused on leasing and asset management of retail shopping centers throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

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Kenneth Sanders
Associate Broker
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Kenneth joined CapRock in 2021 as an associate broker specializing in Single Tenant Net Lease and Multi-family investments. Coupled with extensive market knowledge and generating innovative solutions; he is able to foster results and lasting relationships. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020 where he majored in Communications and minored in Global Markets and Society.

Kristian Naoumov
Assistant Property Manager
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Kristian Naoumov is responsible for managing and overseeing CapRock's commercial assets in Illinois. He comes with an array of real estate experience spanning from commercial and multi-family management to leasing and sales. This allows him to provide specialized services regardless of property type. He graduated from Roosevelt University where he majored in Finance.