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Relevant Group, LLC

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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.

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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.

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