Executive
Team Members

Executive

  • Michael Green

    Michael Green

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Principal

    Michael Green co-founded Virtú Investments with Scott McWhorter in 1997. Together they have built Virtú into an integrated and successful firm that has acquired 108 properties since its inception with a total asset value of over $1.6 Billion, while offering its clients top tier investment returns. Mr. Green's primary responsibilities include investor relations, strategic partner development, asset acquisitions, asset management, and portfolio management. Previously, Mr. Green worked in an acquisitions role at Bay Apartment Communities (now AvalonBay NYSE: AVB), a prominent Bay Area REIT. Mr. Green currently serves on the Leadership Counsel at The California Nature Conservancy. Mr. Green graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Economics.
  • Scott McWhorter

    Scott McWhorter

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Principal

    Scott McWhorter co-founded Virtú Investments with Michael Green in 1997 when they acquired their first investment property in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. McWhorter has focused on the execution of complicated and unique transactions and the overall development of the firm. Mr. McWhorter's primary responsibilities include economic and market analysis, property acquisition and disposition strategy, investor and client relations, as well as transaction and financial oversight. Prior to founding Virtú, Mr. McWhorter gained extensive transactional and analytical real estate experience while personally overseeing the acquisition of 35 properties for a California based multi-family acquisition firm. Mr. McWhorter's diverse entrepreneurial background includes acting as COO and eventually selling Premier Sports Marketing (industry leader in athletic facility advertising) to Viacom in 1999, as well as playing and coaching professional basketball in Europe, and acting as a financial advisor and player agent. Mr. McWhorter graduated from the University of San Francisco with degrees in both Accounting and Finance, and an emphasis in real estate.
  • David Carroll

    David Carroll

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer

    David Carroll joined Virtú in July 2003 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carroll is responsible for all financial operations and partnership management, including the monthly and annual financial reporting and tax preparation for Virtú's entities. In addition, Mr. Carroll oversees all human resource-related needs, as well as property, liability, health, and worker's compensation insurance issues. Prior to joining Virtú, Mr. Carroll was a Director with the American Express Tax and Business Services. His main area of practice was real estate taxation and law, which he has been practicing since 1990. While at American Express, Virtú was a client of Mr. Carroll's. As such, he has been associated with the principles of Virtú for over ten years. Mr. Carroll is licensed in the state of California as a CPA and is a member of the AICPA. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy.
  • Blake Hayunga

    Blake Hayunga

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Chief Operating Officer

    Blake Hayunga joined Virtú Investments in September 2004 and is responsible for all property operations, as well as the development of systems to support Virtú's growth. This includes all personnel, asset management, due diligence and renovation oversight, and new technology adoption. Since joining Virtú, Mr. Hayunga has overseen a total of over 85 assets, including the implementation of 65 new property acquisitions representing $800 million in transaction volume. Prior to joining Virtú, Mr. Hayunga was Chief Executive Officer of TG Holdings, Inc., a privately held asset management company with a book value of over $600 million. While at TG Holdings, he provided oversight and direction for a diverse portfolio of investments, including large-scale master plan communities, land speculation projects, corporate office space, and early-stage venture investments. Mr. Hayunga also held the position of Chief Executive Officer for StreetFusion, Inc., a successful venture-backed Software Company. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Colorado College.
  • Ritesh Patel

    Ritesh Patel

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Chief Investment Officer

    Ritesh Patel joined Virtú in November 2002 and is responsible for investment strategy, as well as the successful acquisition and disposition of assets. This includes the thorough review of due diligence, the lending environment, real estate market dynamics, and the management of all related deadlines. He has headed the acquisition of 66 properties worth $900M, as well as the disposition of over 50 properties. Prior to joining Virtú, Mr. Patel conducted due diligence and market analysis for venture capital investments at Saffron Hill Ventures. This had followed a number of years as a strategy and operations consultant at CSC Consulting. He holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, as well as a BS in Industrial Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.