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Our Management Team

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A Team Built on Experience

Armed with a highly experienced and knowledgeable team 

of the Florida market, Sunshine Capital is positioned with a competitive edge.

Gar Thompson


Gar is a company owner. He is presently CEO of Safeguard Funding LLC Florida, which is set up for real estate lending on 2nd TDs and property management, as well as Real Estate Property Management. Prior to Safeguard Solutions, Mr. Thompson was COO of a real estate lending company called GM Funding which specialized in hard-money 2nd TDs, and real estate acquisition and management. The projects he acquired and managed included apartment complexes and single-family homes for rental in southern California. Mr. Thompson also served as COO for Liberty Capital Funding, which was a firm that specialized in Factoring; using business assets as collateral for lending to small companies nationally, but Liberty Capital mostly served California and Colorado.

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Steve Holler


Mr. Holler is the Principal of Holler Commercial Real Estate, LLC. (HCRE) in Orlando, Florida. HCRE provides Real Estate consulting services that specialize in property valuations, opportunity monetization and suitability for development.  Mr. Holler has been in the Real Estate business since 2002, with Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams Commercial Real Estate, and is currently with Greater Orlando Realty. Mr. Holler’s focus is in Vacant Land, Industrial, and Commercial Buildings and Environmentally Distressed properties, as well as property entitlements. He is currently involved in redevelopment projects involving Brownfield properties utilizing solar power generation (PV) in Central Florida. Steve will be feeding us attractive deals and helping us to close them.

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Board of Advisors


Roger Herman

Roger Herman has been full-time in the real estate business since 1989 and has operated as an agent, manager, and owner for the last 30 years. Herman built 3 of the largest real estate brokerage companies in the United States operating in Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada, and California.

In addition to building and operating Real Estate Brokerages, Herman has built and developed hundreds of single Family and Multifamily homes, working as a developer and an investor

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Yuri Vanetik

Mr. Vanetik is a private investor, business strategist, political coalition builder, and philanthropist. He is the managing partner of Vanetik International, LLC, a private investment and business management firm based in Newport Beach, CA. Mr. Vanetik is also a principal at Dominion Partners LLP and Dominion Asset Management, LLC (and related entities), a real estate investment
fund based in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, CA. 

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Peter Lutes

Peter Lutes is a business development and real estate consultant that helps new ventures and established companies pursue novel directions.  His experience ranges from startups to global companies in tech, life sciences, and some retail.  Accomplishments include business analysis and planning, raising funds, building teams, and forming relationships with partners and clients.  Peter has owned and managed various multi-family residential rental properties. 

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Ridaa Murad

Ridaa Murad is a private and corporate equity investor with decade long and proven expertise in successfully investing in alternative investments including Real Estate, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital. He is the founder of  Breakform Realty Ventures, LLC and Habitat Homes, LLC. He is also the co-founder of Bedrock| Group, LLC.

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Whether you would like to learn more about Sunshine Capital, Join the Team or Become an Investor, we are ready to hear from you! We look forward to connecting with you!

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