Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Mike Ayala has been active in construction and management since he was 15 years old. He graduated from the Associated Builders and Contractors 4-year project management program at age 22 and then became a licensed instructor. Shortly thereafter, his first project was the management and oversight of a multi-million-dollar casino remodel.
By age 24, Mike founded his first construction company and has been involved with over 2,000 projects totaling over $1 billion, including hospitals, courthouses, federal buildings, casinos, mills, gold-processing facilities, civil projects, multi-family homes, and shopping centers.
Of the companies he started, most notable is the construction company that scaled quickly to more than 100 employees and sold at a $12 million valuation, making it onto the Inc. 2009 “2500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list. Additionally, Mike currently owns 160 Mobile Home lots, has renovated over 500 units, and manages over $1M a year in rents under management.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is an expert at building teams and connecting people with opportunities. Formerly a Talent Agent at William Morris for 16 years representing some of the world’s biggest celebrities, including Tim Allen, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin and Tom Petty, to name a few. In 2009, Andrew began investing in single-family residences and acquired well over 100 properties in under 4 years. During this timeframe, he discovered the massive demand for affordable housing in America and chose to leave the agency and focus full-time on real estate investing.
After a few initial investments in manufactured housing and Mobile Home Parks, Andrew realized the opportunity for a powerful and positive disruption in the market by providing the dignity of a free-standing home with the affordability of manufactured housing—and hence the creation of Park Place Communities. In less than 5 years, Andrew and team have closed on over 26 manufactured housing communities in 12 states, with close to 1,800 lots, quickly making Park Place Communities a Top 100 Owner / Operator in the U.S. With his sights set firmly on becoming a national Top 10 owner and operator, Andrew will continue to lead the vision and execution strategies on a daily basis.
Andrew will focus on growth through strategic partnerships, scaling the companies, and investor relations. In addition, he will be launching a foundation in late 2018 to assist families and individuals going through financial hardship.
Director of Integration
With over 16 years’ professional experience in both residential and commercial real estate sales, leasing, and management, Alissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization. Intuitive, diligent, and results-driven, Alissa’s focus is on the day-to-day operations of the management company, overseeing various departments, including: Operations, Leasing, and HR. She leverages the latest innovative, cloud-based technologies to efficiently manage the properties and her team.
Director of Investor Relations
After spending four years working with a non-profit based in Milan, Italy, Brendan transitioned to the private sector starting his career in sales and marketing for a multi-channel retailer based in Charlotte, NC. Soon after meeting his wife, he moved to Knoxville, TN where he went to work for Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance.
Prior to joining Four Peaks Capital Partners, Brendan spent five years working in the Clayton organization, the largest builder of manufactured homes in the country. While there he learned finance, manufacturing, and operations aspects of the business. The last two years with Clayton, Brendan focused on working with large national community operators via 40 manufacturing facilities across the US.
He had incredible success in his role taking a unique consultative approach, focusing on various ways add value to his clients’ and partners’ businesses. He took sales in his territory from $54 million to $74 million in just 1 year, an increase of 37% YOY.