CGF founders and team members are qualified experts in the fields of real estate development, finance, economics, and law. With decades of experience in each of these fields, our team understands that collaboration is the key to successful job-creating development. We venture with public agencies, redevelopment agencies, and private sector entities to identify the best development solution and use a collective approach to generate projects that bridge the desires of the given region and our investors. Our team has maintained an exceptional track record of achieving sustainable development, which ultimately leads to permanent job creation.
Mr. Kosmont is a Principal of the California Golden Fund. He has an extensive track record as a public/private real estate advisor and developer, with expertise in creating and managing real estate transactions, government approvals, negotiations, financing, and project implementation for deals exceeding $10 billion. Mr. Kosmont has managed several projects ranging from large-scale economic development to site-specific real estate strategies. Mr. Kosmont also created the Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey, which is now recognized as the industry standard for comparing city taxes and economic incentives for businesses seeking to relocate or expand. Mr. Kosmont graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Masters in Public Administration and holds a B.A. in Political Science/Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. Mr. Kosmont is a Licensed Broker, State of California (#01770428). He is also a registered Municipal Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Mr. Curtis is a Principal of the California Golden Fund. Mr. Curtis’ professional experience includes 25 years of business and legal experience in the corporate, real estate and land use areas. He has represented owners, managers, investors, pension fund advisors, banks and other lenders, businesses and developers primarily in corporate and transactional and administrative real estate matters, including with respect to the ownership, management, financing and development of hotels, master planned communities, new and existing entertainment venues and commercial and industrial properties. Mr. Curtis was a Partner with Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP, where he was the Practice Group Leader for the Real Estate and Land Use Group; and he also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a large private real estate holding company. Mr. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also graduated Cum Laude from Loyola Law School.
Mr. Chris Parrinello is the Managing Director of California Golden Fund (CGF). He is responsible for managing all day-to-day activities and serves as the point of contact for CGF. He is skilled in communicating with EB-5 immigration attorneys, economists, securities attorneys, brokers and agents. Prior to CGF, Mr. Parrinello worked as a consultant in Nanning, Guangxi where he assisted a network of Chinese HNWIs consider and execute due diligence on potential overseas investment opportunities as well as planning reviews for Chinese based commercial developments. He worked closely with the head of the International Trade and Development for ASEAN forum and the Nanning Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Parrinello holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Languages and Literature focusing in Chinese from the University of Florida. In addition, he attended the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, Sichuan and Xiamen University in Xiamen, Fujian. Mr. Parrinello is a member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles and is in the process of becoming a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in California.
Ms. Macy Leung is an Executive Vice President at the California Golden Fund. Previously, she worked with private and public clients in asset valuation, conducted market feasibility studies, compiled economic reports, and conducted architectural project management. Ms. Leung has worked as an economist at a consulting firm at Economics Research Associates, focusing on government and public/partnership projects. Internationally, Ms. Leung served as a development associate at Shui On Land managing a $3.2 billion mixed-use development project in Chongqing, and worked as an analyst at a real estate asset management firm focusing on distressed assets in the US and Asia. Ms. Leung is a graduate of Harvard University with a Masters in Real Estate Finance and Development focusing on Urbanization and Housing. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters in Architecture from Iowa State University. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for ULI Young Leaders in Los Angeles and is an active board member of International Green Shield.
Mr. Joseph Dieguez is a Vice President with Kosmont Companies, serving clients primarily through market and financial analyses, project due diligence, government management services and marketing efforts. Mr. Dieguez has served as a senior analyst at a real estate investment, development and finance firm and as an analyst at a financial services management consulting firm, responsible for industry, market, portfolio and property-level research and analysis, negotiations and transaction execution support. He was previously an assistant project manager at a construction management firm, where he assisted with RFQ/P development and project implementation. Mr. Dieguez graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a Real Estate Salesperson licensed by the State of California Department of Real Estate.