Alex Blagoi ( Principal)

Alex Blagoi is the founder and principal of Malachite Capital. He is responsible for overseeing all functions within Malachite with a particular emphasis on transaction sourcing, acquisitions, and capital markets activities. He is also responsible for identifying and securing joint venture partners for Malachite. Prior to joining Malachite, Alex served as a real estate associate at Cannabis Advising Partners, a Long Beach, California-based cannabis licensing consulting firm. In this role, he worked extensively with investors, brokers, commercial real estate operators, and local government officials to ascertain ideal sites to secure for our investors prior to licensing. Subsequently, Alex took a position with a top-producing commercial broker being the lead underwriter of multi-family assets prior to acquisition. There he learned the art of due diligence and how to minimize an investor’s exposure to risk. Thereafter, Alex joined one of the country’s largest property management companies, in FPI Management. There he was able to leverage his position on the management team to learn the inner-workings of a $100MM+ Class-A asset in Oakland, CA.

Garrison Gilbert ( Senior Advisor )

Garrison has been a real estate professional since 2001 having purchased 600+ properties while controlling another 500 and been involved in just about every real estate scenario you can imagine. Surviving several real estate cycles including the 2007 crash and having his best years in 2008 & 2009. He has been involved in Multi-Family apartments, low priced government-subsidized, single-family rentals, multimillion-dollar renovation projects, new construction, commercial projects along with land development. He has extensive experience in both residential & commercial real estate along with project and property management.

Rod Khlief ( Senior Advisor)

Rod Khleif is a real estate investor who is passionate about business, life, success, and giving back. Rod has personally owned and managed over 2,000 properties, authored the book How to Create Lifetime Cash Flow Through Real Estate Investing, and is the host of the top-ranked podcast Lifetime Cash Flow Through Real Estate.