Relevant Partners

Residential Real Estate

Development, Investment, Management

Relevant Partners, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a vertically integrated real estate company specializing in developing, investing, and managing highly branded, hospitality-centric residential properties.

Curating premium
real estate development & investment opportunities


We create iconic, innovative, and visually stunning real estate developments in prime locations, offering one-of-a-kind, highly sophisticated experiences for above-market returns.


Explore our tailored investment opportunities designed to align with market dynamics and your unique goals.


With our proven, end-to-end methodology for refined, predictable investment experiences, our expertise spans from ideation to asset management.


Our global experience and vast network of financial partners have raised over $3B for diverse real estate projects across various asset classes.


We integrate our core values of sustainability, affordability, wellness, and community to benefit our stakeholders and the broader community in every project.


We are prioritizing genuine connections and transparent communication to create enduring success for our investors, partners, and clients.

Iconic Projects

We are placemakers
creating WOW experiences

Real estate developments should be exciting, innovative, and visually stunning. We create highly branded, iconic projects with vibrant activation in prime locations. We have a deep track record of creating one-of-a-kind, highly sophisticated experiences that create opportunities for above-market returns.

Projects Stats

Hotel Projects
Restaurant &
Nightlife Projects
Total Multifamily Room

Executive Team

Years of Experience
Developing & Financing
0 +
Raised for U.S. Real Estate & Private Equity Raised Across 30+ Projects
$ 1 B+
Limited Partners Across
8 Projects
Entitlement Success on
the Last 12 Projects
1 %


Tailored to the times
Tailored to the market
Tailored to you

Discover unparalleled investment opportunities tailored to help you achieve your goals. We cultivate deep connections with our investors, enabling us to devise innovative strategies and pioneering business models that cater to your distinct needs.



We possess extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development, from ideation to investment and asset management. Using our battle-tested methodology, we create salable models to streamline projects for a refined and predictable investment experience.

Positive Impact

Doing well by doing good

Join us on a transformative journey where our projects not only thrive financially but also positively impact the lives of our tenants, stakeholders, and the larger community. Through our unwavering dedication to sustainability, affordability, wellness, and community-centric development, we create spaces that people are proud to be a part of and contribute to a better, brighter future. We aim to improve the lives of our tenants, stakeholders, and community by seamlessly weaving our core values into each project.






Cultivating success for our investors, partners, and clients

“At the heart of our approach lies a dedication to cultivating relationships that transcend mere transactions, treating our clients as an extension of our own family. We emphasize approachability and hyper-transparent communication to build trust and forge connections that last.”

Louie Sangalang

Director of Operations

Louie Sangalang brings over 15 years of dynamic leadership and management experience across multiple industries, including insurance, private and public procurement, business process outsourcing, hospitality, and microfinance. 

With a proven track record of driving corporate growth, achieving cost savings, and enhancing operational efficiencies, Louie has successfully led transformative projects such as the development of a distributor management platform, the creation of a digital bank referral app, the construction of sales offices, and the implementation of corporate strategic plans.

In addition to his work in these sectors, Louie revitalized operations for a food delivery startup by implementing innovative marketing, sales, HR, and technology strategies that significantly boosted productivity and efficiency. His strategic insights and hands-on management style have consistently resulted in enhanced operational capabilities and improved customer engagement.

At Relevant Partners, Louie ensures seamless operations and scalability as the Director of Operations. He holds an Executive MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and is completing a Level 4 Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Samantha Solarte

Marketing Associate & EA to Managing Director

With a solid background of 4 years in social media marketing, Samantha brings a unique perspective to the marketing field.

Samantha served as an Executive Assistant in a Government Office in the Philippines, honing organizational expertise and problem-solving abilities under pressure. This blend of experiences has cultivated her keen adaptability, allowing for seamless transitions and continuous growth. Samantha supports the company’s aspirations by implementing innovative strategies and solutions.

Felix Kirby

Business Development Executive

A seasoned professional with six years of experience in customer service, technical support, and real estate. , Felix supports Relevant by developing new client and partner relationships.

Known for his ability to find solutions, Felix is committed to supporting the needs of our partners and investors with personalized service and problem-solving. Along with his dedication to driving business growth and ensuring client satisfaction, Felix helps Relevant identify and implement critical technologies into its workflows to streamline processes, drive transparency, and enhance the overall customer experience.

Trisha Banzon

Operations Associate

Experienced in website development support and customer service, Trisha manages the organization’s daily operations, playing a vital role in optimizing processes and enhancing organizational performance.

Trisha brings a wealth of versatile experience that significantly contributes to the effectiveness of operations. Her background in customer service and technical support equips her with a unique problem-solving mindset and an innate ability to navigate complex challenges. This adaptable approach allows her to seamlessly tackle a wide range of operational issues, ensuring a smooth workflow and exceptional customer experiences.

Giancarlo Pagani

Strategic Advisor, F&B and Nightlife

A second-generation restaurateur with over 20 years of experience in luxury hospitality, Giancarlo has worked with known brands like Michael Mina Restaurant Group, SBE, SLS Hotels, Jose Andres & Think Food Group, and the Related Companies.

Giancarlo Pagani, a seasoned figure in the hospitality industry, has more than two decades of experience in the lifestyle and luxury sectors, notably in Southern California and Miami. With a family background in restaurants, he developed a keen appreciation for the service, design, and ambiance of hospitality brands. Giancarlo’s career journey includes strategic partnership roles with prominent companies such as Michael Mina Restaurant Group, SBE, SLS Hotels, Jose Andres & Think Food Group, and the Related Companies.

In 2015, he established Pagani Projects, a brand development and management firm that streamlines business growth within the hospitality sector. This enables companies to focus on their core strengths while minimizing time and capital investment. In 2018, Giancarlo partnered with the Relevant Group and Ten Five Hospitality to create and operate several chef-driven lifestyle restaurants and nightlife concepts in Hollywood, including Mother Wolf, Ka’teen, Mes Amis, Bar Lis at the Thompson Hotel, and Desert Five Spot at the Tommie Hotel’s rooftop.

Kat Araneta

Director of Operations

An experienced leader with 18 years in business process outsourcing, focusing on corporate strategy, service delivery, and business development.

Seasoned leader with over 18 years of management experience across multiple industries and lines of business in the business process outsourcing industry, specializing in corporate strategy, end to end service delivery and business development. Her expertise spans multi-site operations, business continuity, risk management, people management, client services, implementing Six Sigma and project management methodologies.

Dustin Smith

Director of Development

Offering over 15 years of expertise in Southern California real estate development, Dustin has a background in multifamily and senior housing property asset acquisition, planning, entitlements, and construction.

Dustin is the founder of DL Smith Company, a real estate consulting, investment, and development firm specializing in residential, multifamily, senior, and mixed-use projects that enhance neighborhood communities. The company operates in three main areas: managing its projects, collaborating on developments with private and institutional partners, and providing third-party development management and consulting services.

Dustin has successfully overseen the acquisition, investment, and development of high-quality urban infill properties with a combined value exceeding $3.5 billion. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Boise State University, a Master of Real Estate from the University of Denver, and he has also pursued graduate-level coursework at Cornell University. Additionally, Dustin is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.

Isabel Ronda

Director of Construction

An experienced project management leader, Isabel’s passion lies in the management of complex projects. She is known for delivering substantial cost savings and revenue growth through strategic planning and stakeholder management in high-pressure environments.

Isabel loves intellectual challenges, debugging problems under pressure, and taking action to make effective decisions with a strong emphasis on teamwork. She is a project management thought leader with over seven years of experience, specializing in complex billion-dollar projects. Isabel excels in delivering value and innovation in areas such as cost control, planning and engineering, stakeholder management strategies, and global client relationships.

Scott Barrack

Managing Partner

An accomplished real estate investment and development professional with over 20 years of real estate entrepreneurial experience in Asia and the US. Scott is the co-founder and managing partner for Relevant Partners and Leads Fundraising, Strategy, and Operations for the group.

Other notable Asia Experience:

Grant King

Managing Partner

Bringing over 20 years of international real estate development, finance, and investment experience, Grant has led the strategy and development behind some of Hollywood’s most iconic hospitality assets, including the Thompson Hotel, Tommie Hotel, Dream Hotel, and renowned restaurants like Mother Wolf, Tao LA, Beauty and Essex, Bar Lis, and more.

Grant King brings an impressive track record of over two decades of international real estate, finance, development, and investment to the table. His wealth of experience is a driving force behind the success of various iconic hospitality assets in Hollywood. Grant’s visionary leadership has left an indelible mark on the industry, having played a pivotal role in the development and strategic direction of renowned establishments such as Thompson, Tommie, and Dream hotels.

His contributions extend beyond hotel projects, encompassing an array of celebrated ventures, including Mother Wolf, Tao LA, Beauty & Essex, Desert 5 Spot, Bar Lis, Ka’teen, and many more. Grant’s expertise and strategic insights continue to shape the landscape of the hospitality and real estate sectors, making him a driving force behind some of Hollywood’s most iconic destinations.


Reimagining Residential Real Estate Development, Investment, Management Relevant Partners, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a vertically integrated real estate company specializing in developing, investing, and managing highly branded, hospitality-centric residential properties. Contact us Curating premium real estate development & investment opportunities Iconic Projects We create iconic, innovative, and visually stunning real estate developments in prime […]