Steve holds a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego. He also holds a M.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of San Diego. Steve was certified to practice law by the supreme court of California and the U.S. District Court. Steve first practiced law with an emphasis in real estate in San Diego. Subsequently, he served as general counsel for a large real estate development company and the managing partner of numerous commercial real estate projects in Southern California. From 1987 to 1998 Steve was a fifty percent partner in Triarc and Triarc Asset Management (TAM); a San Diego based commercial and residential development company. Triarc successfully developed retail, office, industrial, specialty car wash and residential properties despite the difficult real estate market conditions of the late eighties and early nineties in Southern California. TAM managed Triarc’s properties as well as a large number of 3rd party owned properties. In 1998 Steve formed The Focus Group specializing in the development of single tenant retail properties. The Focus Group has successfully completed over 100 projects, totaling over several million square Feet throughout the United States. In 2009, Mr. Grady began acquiring, rehabilitating, and managing multifamily and other distressed opportunities.
Mark obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business with majors in Finance and Economics in 1987. Mark joined Radnor Corporation, a wholly owned real estate investment subsidiary of a major oil company in 1988. As an executive member of Equity/Joint Venture team in charge of analysis and due diligence, he was directly involved in the acquisition, planning, development and asset management of more than 40 regional sized commercial buildings, retail centers and residential development projects totaling more $260MM in development costs. In the early nineties, Mark obtained his contracting license and became “responsible managing employee” for Radnor West Corporation completing over 300 remaining units at four properties. Not only completing the Vertical and Site development work, but also hiring and managing the sales and operational teams. In 1997 Mark designed, entitled and developed 7 land, 3 multifamily and 2 single family projects. With the Focus Group Mark has underwritten, purchased and sold off real estate backed notes as well as retail and multifamily acquisition, construction and sales. Currently successfully working through more than 3,000 units of multifamily construction, repositioning and divestment.
Kathy obtained her B.A. in accounting from the University of Colorado. Following graduation, she was employed by the Denver office of the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton where her areas of expertise included real estate and banking. After leaving Grant Thornton, Kathy co-founded a CPA firm where she managed a client base of over 200 clients. In 1996, she relocated to San Diego and is currently employed by The Focus Group as the Chief Financial Officer.
Justin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside School of Business. Following his graduation, he worked for 3 years as an analyst managing a portfolio of real estate investments for a wholly owned subsidiary of Chase bank. With The Focus Group Justin is involved in the acquisition, planning, development and asset management of The Focus Group’s portfolio. In addition, Justin serves as associate project manager for The Focus Group’s Multi-Family portfolio. In 2014 Justin passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Joel obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1993 from Mankato State University of Minnesota with majors in Marketing and Speech Communications. Joel has been in the financial industry since, starting his career as a Stock Broker with Hayne, Miller Financial in Minneapolis, MN. Joel joined Retirement & Estate Advisors (REA) in 1995, an independent investment firm in Minneapolis. He contributes a great deal of his success to the investment management disciplines he developed while working with REA. Joel was hired by Sikich Cozad Asset Management in 1998, a registered investment advisory firm in Aurora, IL. As Vice President, he provided traditional money management services to high net worth investors building a client base of more than two hundred investors with combined assets in excess of one hundred million dollars. Joel resigned from Sikich Cozad Asset Management in 2006 to pursue a career investing in real estate projects and private companies. Joel set up JB Resources, LLC with a main objective to provide capital for the development of high-growth, knowledge-based companies that will create quality jobs, stimulate the economy, and make the world a better place to live. Joel put together a team of professionals with the brightest minds in their respective industries who share this vision. Joel joined The Focus Group team to bring capital for the many build-to-suit and distressed real estate opportunities, scaling the business to meet its growth demands.
Darin Remsing earned a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Marketing at San Diego State University. Upon graduation, Darin became a top producer as a Regional Sales Executive at Callaway Golf Company for several years. After successfully investing in real estate, he discovered a passion for real estate and transitioned his career into the residential arena in 2001 and became the owner of his own Brokerage. His interest in Real Estate Development became a reality after he was introduced to Steve Grady. Darin joined The Focus Group to grow the single and multi-tenant build-to-suit retail portfolio. As Acquisition Manager, his main focus is to help franchisees and franchisors expand their business. Darin most enjoys cultivating relationships with brokers, tenant representatives and franchisees to generate successful ongoing projects.
Lauren began her career as Project Manager for New Century Mortgage in 2005. She then joined the Real Estate and Development Company, GDM, LLC as Project Manager, where she was responsible for all tenant and vendor relations as well as building maintenance. With a background in Computer Networking, Lauren has experience facilitating daily administrative needs, as well as having extensive knowledge of commercial real estate. She is a certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and has also obtained her NNA Notary public certification. Lauren became a member of The Focus Group team in 2015.