Mukang Cho founded Morning Calm Management and is the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principal. He has been involved in all aspects of the firm’s development since inception and is responsible for strategic planning, operations and all acquisition, disposition and other capital markets activities. Prior to joining Morning Calm Management, Mr. Cho was Chief Executive Officer and Principal of a privately held real estate investment and management company, a Managing Principal in charge of real estate strategy at Crown Capital Management and its affiliates, and a partner in the real estate practice group of Kirkland & Ellis. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and then served as a principal of Trifecta, a distress focused middle market investment firm. In his capacities as principal and advisor, Mr. Cho has successfully completed hundreds of transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $100 billion.
Mr. Cho is a member of the President’s Council of The Real Estate Roundtable and the Cornell Real Estate Council. He is also a Vice Chairman of the Medical Peace Foundation, a non-profit organization started by his father, Ambassador Key-Sung Cho, which develops free medical centers around the world.
Mr. Cho graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. From Cornell University (with distinction).
Bryan Zenchyk, CCIM is a Senior Managing Director at Morning Calm Management, where he is primarily responsible for the leasing of the company’s portfolio, and is the Managing Broker for Morning Calm Advisors, Morning Calm Management’s in-house real estate brokerage arm. Additionally, he is active in sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, due diligence and other acquisition related activities. He previously was the Vice President of Leasing for a privately held real estate investment and management company for eight years. During his career, he has completed and supervised over 2,700 leasing transactions totaling over 13 million square feet with an excess of $1 billion in gross revenues.
Mr. Zenchyk received a B.B.A from Stetson University, where he competed on the collegiate baseball team. Mr. Zenchyk has earned the CCIM Designation and the Certified Leasing Specialist Designation and holds Real Estate Broker’s Licenses in multiple jurisdictions. He is the recipient of numerous Co-Star Power Brokers Award for leasing activity based on overall leasing transaction volume. Mr. Zenchyk is an active member of the CCIM Institute.
Douglas Brewer is a Senior Managing Director at Morning Calm Management with oversight responsibility of property and construction management across the firm’s industrial, multifamily and office portfolio. He previously was the Executive Vice President of Operations for a privately held real estate investment and management company, where he handled all aspects of property management and construction. Prior to that position, Mr. Brewer was associated with Colonial Properties Trust, where he directed a 60 person property management staff and was responsible for its 6 million square foot Florida office and retail portfolio. At IPC US REIT, he oversaw a 4 million square foot portfolio in numerous markets and led the successful repositioning of numerous office properties. In addition, Mr. Brewer directed the leasing efforts for his portfolio in Houston, Wichita, Baltimore and St Petersburg.
Mr. Brewer holds a B.S. in Business Management from the New York Institute of Technology. Mr. Brewer has served on the Board of Directors of BOMA – Tampa Bay for six years and was named Property Manager of the Year in 2000 and 2001. Mr. Brewer has received the CCIM, CPM and RPA designations.
Steve Filosa is a Senior Managing Director of Morning Calm Management where he currently oversees all accounting and finance functions. He previously was the Executive Vice President of Accounting for a privately held real estate investment and management company for eight years, where he handled all aspects of financial accounting, reporting and tax preparation. Prior to that position, Mr. Filosa was a Director of Development Accounting at The Cordish Companies, where he worked on the $700 million Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino development in Tampa and Hollywood. He was also a Project Controller at the Related Companies, a leading real estate investment and development firm, where he was involved in the development of City Place in downtown West Palm Beach, a $300 million mixed-used project.
Mr. Filosa graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Benjamin Mydlarz is a Managing Director at Morning Calm Management where he manages the accounting and finance team and has oversight of key treasury functions. Mr. Mydlarz is the primary point of contact for Morning Calm Management’s banking relationships. He previously was the Senior Property Accountant for a privately held real estate investment and management company, where he handled all aspects of financial accounting and reporting.
Mr. Mydlarz holds a BBA in real estate and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
Tim Patten serves as Managing Director of Capital Markets for Morning Calm Management. In this role, Mr. Patten handles all aspects of the transaction process for each of Morning Calm Management’s investments, including but not limited to sourcing, underwriting and due diligence, market research and capital formation. Prior to joining Morning Calm Management, Mr. Patten worked as an investment banker with the Raymond James Real Estate Investment Banking group. In that role, he was responsible for underwriting and strategic advisory for public and private real estate clients, covering a broad range of primary and niche commercial property sectors. During his tenure as an advisor, Mr. Patten was active in mergers and acquisitions, public securities issuance, private capital raising and joint venture structuring, assisting on dozens of successful transactions with an aggregate value of over $20 billion.
Mr. Patten received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where he majored in economics and double minored in financial economics and corporate strategy.
Eric Jeronimo, MRED is a Managing Director at Morning Calm Management where he manages the construction and development teams across the company’s industrial, multifamily and office portfolio. He previously worked for a non-profit development firm that specialized in affordable housing, public-private funding, community outreach and neighborhood revitalization. During his career, Mr. Jeronimo has managed over $250M in capital renovations, tenant improvements and development projects.
Mr. Jeronimo received a B.A in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Master’s of Real Estate Development from the Colvin Institute at the University of Maryland, where he was inducted into the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society.
Jose Flefil, CCIM is a Senior Director at Morning Calm Management where he is primarily responsible for the leasing of the company’s Mid-Atlantic portfolio. Prior to joining Morning Calm Management, Mr. Flefil leased a large retail and office portfolio in the southeastern United States for a privately held real estate investment and management company. During his career, he has completed and supervised over 900 leasing transactions totaling over 2.7 million square feet with an excess of $300 million in gross revenues.
Mr. Flefil received a B.S.B.A from the University of Central Florida (with distinction), where he double majored in Finance and Real Estate. Mr. Flefil has earned the CCIM Designation and holds Real Estate Licenses in multiple jurisdictions. He is the recipient of the Co-Star Power Brokers Award for leasing activity based on overall leasing transaction volume. Mr. Flefil is an active member of the CCIM Institute.