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

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.

Mitchell Kantarovich
Associate Broker

Mitch Kantarovich joined CapRock in 2022 as an Associate Broker specializing in Single Tenant Net Lease and Multi-family investments. 

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

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Alexia Gonzalez
Property Manager

Alexia Gonzalez joined CapRock Real Estate in 2022 as a Property Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CapRock’s commercial assets. She is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Illinois and comes with successful experience on over 3 milliion square feet of industrial and retail properties. Alexia graduated from Texas State University where she majored in Political Science and minored in International Studies. 

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Kristian Naoumov
Assistant Property Manager

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.

Jack Pavlis
Associate Broker
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

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.

Matt Bucklaew
Associate Broker
Frank Riegner