Peter Slaugh is the Founder and Managing Member of OpenPath Investments, formerly Su Casa Investments, LLC.
After his initial career in residential real estate starting back in 1991, Peter moved into commercial real estate in the capital markets arena with GMAC CM in 1997 funding in excess of $1billion in debt & equity products for his clients. Quickly, Peter recognized the value of investing in multifamily investments alongside his clients starting in 1999.
Peter formed Su Casa Investments in 2005 to acquire value-add apartment communities in the Western States. Peter has owned either as a GP or a limited partner over 4,100 units (dating back to 1999) in various markets ranging from San Antonio, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Richland, WA, to Santa Rosa, CA, and now owns and operates a portfolio of assets in AZ, CO, NV, OR, TX, UT & WY comprised of over 3,500 units and growing.
Recognizing the value in a “whole property stewardship” approach to the business, Peter evolved his platform to include “community building” and “greening” of resident lifestyles through the Urban Village program. The OpenPath platform is the latest evolution of this approach and really embraces the notion that “doing good” is also “good for business” and now measures success not only economically, but also socially & environmentally.
Gino Dante Borges, Ph.D.
Partner & Director of Impact
Gino’s path has led him from a California dairy farm to earning a Ph. D. in Communications from Purdue University, from Nevada desert quests to family ranch stewardship. And now from old school real estate investing to impact investing.
Gino speaks and teaches about impact investing, multi-family real estate, community, wealth and stewardship. He has given talks at the Impact Hub SF, executive MBA programs, art salons, and recently, TEDx University of Nevada.
When Gino is not impact investing, you can find him barefoot in his garden.
David Scacco has 20+ years of experience as an operator, investor and advisor. Scacco started his career in the field of advertising and marketing in his hometown of Chicago. Shortly after moving to the California Bay Area Scacco joined Google in early 2000 and holds the distinction as the company’s first advertising sales executive. During his 7 years at Google, Scacco established and led a strategic sales/business development team and contributed to the overall growth of the company. More recently Scacco has held sales leadership positions for a number of tech startups and serves as an angel investor and advisor.
Scacco strongly shares OpenPath’s belief that the best businesses create significant benefits for all parties involved (in this case investors, residents, and the environment). Scacco has personally invested with OpenPath since 2008.
Urban Village Program Director
Sara’s first home was a small, indigenous village in the South Pacific where she learned to live in strong kinship with her community and the surrounding ecology.
Sara’s start in life naturally led her to a career in horticulture and ecological design, focusing on environmental sustainability. Over the past 15–years, she has educated audiences ranging from multi–national corporations to school children on the importance of adopting an eco–friendly lifestyle and she has created regenerative environments for individuals and businesses interested in maximizing potential and minimizing environmental impact.
As Program Director of the Urban Village program, Sara provides aesthetic and lifestyle design concepts that support OpenPath’s triple bottom line investment strategy. On a daily basis, she thrives on getting to know apartment residents and supporting them with tools, inspiration and ideas to enrich their community life—from community gardens, to skill–sharing and leadership development.
Jay St. Claire
Vice President of Property Development
Jay has extensive experience in property development, construction management, sustainability best practices and direct sourcing. Jay’s vision and creativity supports the OpenPath philosophy, he has been a career property developer and product innovator for over 20 years. His diverse skills and experience include: quality control, developing and managing budgets, luxury brand retail store design and development, product design and direct sourcing for high end retailers, residential property development and design, and managing all aspects of large construction development programs.
Chief Financial Officer
Desiree has long held a personal commitment to creating a world where people live together in dignity, respect, understanding and trust. Her vision aligns well with OpenPath’s philosophy, and she has almost three decades of administrative, operations and accounting experience from a broad range of industries including: construction and engineering, real estate, property management, financial services, banking and non-profits. As Director of Operations, Desiree is tasked with overseeing all internal accounting, project management, investor interface and maintaining best practices business systems for the firm.