Mark Fischer joined Grupe in 1989 and has served in a variety of management positions. Mark currently serves as the President and Chief Financial Officer of The Grupe Company, Grupe Home Star, MarchbrookBuilding Company & Grupe Custom Homes.
In 2006 Grupe launched Carsten Crossings, Grupe’s first “Zero Energy” community, located in Rocklin California. Mark led both the design and implementation of this project. The project featured BIPV and energy efficiency features standard in all homes. This project won several awards including an EVHA Gold Award from the National Association of Home Builders.
Building on the Carsten Crossings project, Mr. Fischer started Grupe Home Star (GHS). GHS is a company that specializes in energy efficiency and solar retrofits on existing homes. GHS is accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and iscurrently doing retrofits in Stockton and Sacramento. Mark is on the board of the California Building Contractors Association (CBPCA).
Prior to joining Grupe, Mark was a senior consultant for Kenneth Leventhal & Company. Mark received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Sacramento State University, and a Masters Degree in Real Estate from the Lusk School of Real Estate at the University of Southern California. Mark is a CPA and an associate member of the Urban Land Institute. Mark is also Certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, and a “Build it Green”, “New & Existing Home Green Point Rater”.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeremy White joined The Grupe Company in 1994. In 1996, he graduated from University of the Pacific with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management and joined Kjeldsen, Sinnock and Neudeck, Inc., a civil engineering firm. He returned to Grupe in 1998. In 1999, he obtained his Professional Engineering license in Civil Engineering from the State of California. He is responsible for Grupe’s residential development including acquisitions, forward planning, development and construction. As Chief Operating Officer, he’s an integral part of Grupe’s strategic planning and company operations.
He is a past President of the Building Industry Association of the Delta, is actively involved with the California Building Industry Association and is currently a member of its Government Affairs Committee. Jeremy was appointed by the City Council and served two five-year terms as a commissioner on the City of Stockton’s Development Oversight Commission. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and sits on the silver flight of its Community Development Council. Jeremy has also served on the Board of Directors of the local YMCA and been involved with several youth organizations.
Executive Vice President/Secretary
Nelson E. Bahler joined The Grupe Company in 1980 and is the General Counsel, Secretary and Executive Vice President. In his capacity as General Counsel, Mr. Bahler is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the company’s family of operating units. Mr. Bahler graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, a Masters in Business Administration from Western New England College, and a Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law. He moved to Stockton in 1977 when employed by the law firm of Neumiller & Beardslee.
In addition to his professional duties, Nelson also has served the community through several nonprofit organizations, including past President of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, Stockton Symphony Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Central United Methodist Church, and member of the North Stockton Rotary Club.
Executive Vice President
Yan joined The Grupe Company in 2015 as the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets. She is responsible for sourcing and procuring debt and equity for the Company’s real estate projects. Yan has over twenty years of experience in commercial, retail, multifamily and residential real estate focusing on acquisition, finance, due diligence and cash flow modeling. Since 2015 Yan has raised over $500 Million of capital. Yan graduated with a Political Science degree from UCLA.
Lani Vinas-Bioc joined The Grupe Company in March 2019 as an Assistant Controller and now serves as Controller for the Company. After graduating from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Lani has continued to expand her accounting knowledge and now has over 15 years of experience in the manufacturing and construction industries.
At Grupe, Lani is responsible for the management of overall project accounting, preparing quarterly financials, and analyzing activities in capital expenditure accounts. With deep market knowledge, coupled with an analytical, detail-oriented approach, Lani is equipped to understand the needs of the most discerning processes, delivering an experience rooted in customer service, integrity, and expertise. Her strong finance and management skills make her a keen advocate for the Company, proactively seeking out new opportunities to enhance her services and continually attain excellence, with organizational success the ultimate objective.
Vice President Southern California
Chad Van Alstine joined The Grupe Company in 2010 and currently serves as Vice President of Grupe’s Southern California Value Add Program.
In 2004 Chad joined a private equity firm as a market analyst focusing on the secondary real estate market. Over the next 6 years he was responsible for the acquisition, management and disposition of the firm’s sub-performing and nonperforming assets. During his tenure Chad established a reputation for consistently delivering annual returns in excess of 25%. In 2010 Chad formed a small team of accomplished individuals to expand The Grupe Company’s reach into the Southern California real estate market.
The Long Beach-based office focuses on identifying and acquiring distressed, underperforming apartment and single-family properties. To date he has managed over 1,000 successful real estate transactions that have returned substantial profits to investors. This experience has helped Chad become a leader in the Value-Add sector where he continues to exceed investor expectations, while staying true to his passion of improving and preserving our existing housing infrastructure throughout Southern California.
Chad received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Marcos. Chad is a Southern California native and enjoys surfing, motorcycles, and coaching his sons’ baseball, FNL, and basketball teams. He currently resides in Seal Beach with his wife and two sons.
Vice President Property Management
Vice President Acquisition
Matt Skelton joined The Grupe Company in 2020 as Vice President of Acquisitions to pursue affordable housing and market-rate multifamily opportunities.
Matt started his real estate career in 2006 at St. Anton Partners as an Analyst and eventually became Regional Property Supervisor. In 2013 Matt joined USA Properties Fund as an Acquisition Manager where he pursued multifamily opportunities, both affordable housing and market-rate, and both existing assets and new construction projects.
Matt earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Real Estate and Land Use. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and is a United States Air Force veteran.
Matt and his wife, Marina, live in Rocklin, California with their children.