President, Chief Executive Officer
Robert graduated from California State Polytechnic University with Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Finance and Law in 1984. He was employed at First Interstate Bank until 1985 when he started his career in the real estate investment industry as a broker for Cambio Investments, Inc. He was involved in brokerage activities and won an award for the most successful new agent in 1985 and 1986. Robert joined a startup investment firm, CapitalVest Realty, Inc., in 1986 and was involved in many facets of that company’s growth and development. Those areas of involvement include structure, asset management, property management, property acquisition and disposition, general brokerage and capital funding for new projects. Robert formed Clippinger Investment Properties, Inc. in 1994 and has owned and operated the company ever since. His activities include brokerage activities, asset and property management including renovation and lease up management for newly acquired assets and capital formation for new real estate investments and asset management for over 150 investors. In addition, Robert is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Gateway Business Bank where he also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and served as President of the Trulis Business Park Association and the Laguna Niguel Business Center Owner’s Association. The latter are both non-profit associations formed to operate communities of primarily office properties in San Clemente and Laguna Niguel. Robert has developed real estate portfolios for clients and partnerships in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Sacramento markets. Robert developed award winning mixed use property in Sacramento and managed the renovation and sale of luxury condominiums in Downtown Sacramento. Robert has managed the renovation of historic national monument residential properties in Los Angeles. Robert Clippinger has maintained a strong commercial brokerage presence in Orange, Los Angeles and Sacramento markets.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael graduated from Biola University with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 2004. Upon graduation, He began his public accounting career with CohnReznick. His responsibilities included planning and audit program development of all assigned engagements, the direct supervision of all audit field work, workpaper review, review for compliance with laws and contracts and the preparation of financial statements and tax returns. His primary focus was commercial real estate, including but not limited too, private equity and pension funds, commercial and residential property owner and operators, hotels and resorts, real estate developers, homebuilders and land developers. In 2013, he began his own consulting practice and has served as CFO to private equity, real estate and manufacturing companies.
As the CFO for Clippinger Investment Properties, Inc., he is responsible for strategic financial planning, operational oversight, reporting, risk management, investor relations, funding and maintaining third-party relationships.
Vice President, Operations
Froukje Zieleman, Vice President Operations, has more that eighteen years of experience in commercial real estate. This experience includes roles as executive administrative assistant Capital Finance Department and later to CFO as well as manager of commercial real estate.
Regional Manager, Northern & Southern California
Alex Fong serves as the Assistant Property Manager for Clippinger Investment Properties specializing in the leasing and management of office, retail, and industrial property in Orange County. Prior to joining Clippinger Investment Properties, Alex worked for Sperry Commercial, formerly Sperry Van Ness, in Irvine, California. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Business Economics and Music from the University of California, Irvine. He is also a licensed Salesperson with the California Bureau of Real Estate since 2011.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Sam has over 15 years of management experience with an emphasis on marketing, sales, business development and client/corporate communications. Prior to joining Clippinger Investment Properties in 2012, Sam was Vice President of Sales for Merrill, Business Development Manger for Serpico P.C., & Director of Communications for Diversified Private Equity Corporation. Sam graduated Cum Laude and holds a Bachelor of Arts Finance degree from Seton Hall University. He is also a licensed Salesperson with the California Bureau of Real Estate since 2013. Sam also teaches cycling and enjoys weekend hikes with his silver labradors.
Acquisitions & Dispositions
Jack Romero handles acquisitions & dispositions for Clippinger Investment Properties, working closely with the executive team to close transactions and originate new deals. Prior to working for Clippinger Investment Properties, Jack worked with the LA Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, where he gained insight into the public sector. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
Director of Property Management, Northern & Southern California
Savada has over 10 years of real estate management experience with an emphasis on leasing, budgets, repair/maintenance, and tenant relations. Prior to joining Clippinger Investment Properties in 2017, Savada was a General Manager for a Private Real Estate Trust, Asset Manager for JADE Enterprises, LLC, and a Property Manager for Centrium Properties. Savada holds a double Bachelor of Arts in History and Middle East North African Studies degree from UCLA. He completed his MBA in Spring of 2016 from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is also a licensed Salesperson with the California Bureau of Real Estate since 2011.