ICO Team Members
H. Joseph Soleiman, Director of Acquisitions
H. Joseph Soleiman serves as ICO’s Director of Acquisitions. In this capacity, Mr. Soleiman identifies, researches and underwrites ICO real estate investment and development opportunities. Once an investment or development is targeted, Mr. Soleiman is responsible for negotiating purchase and sale terms and perform due diligence on the target opportunity. Mr. Soleiman manages the entire acquisition process to close of escrow. In any given transaction, Mr. Soleiman is also responsible for coordinating with a variety of in-house and outside consultants, including environmental, geotechnical, civil engineering, architectural and if necessary, outside legal counsel.
As Director of Acquisitions, Mr. Soleiman is also responsible for sourcing and establishing capital sources. To this end, he cultivates, develops and maintains relationships such as high net worth individuals, private wealth managers, family offices and institutions.
Prior to this, Mr. Soleiman served as a senior executive and principal of Longshore Asset Management LLC, a fund manager focused on (i) self-originated commercial mortgage loans and other financing facilities; (ii) opportunistic real estate ownership, and (iii) the acquisition of under-performing commercial loans. Mr. Soleiman was charged with identifying opportunities to acquire and profit from the repositioning and rebranding of undervalued real estate assets.
Prior to joining Longshore, Mr. Soleiman founded two real estate ventures: (i) American Capital Properties LLC, a Beverly Hills, California based commercial real estate investment company with holdings throughout California, Nevada, Texas, Florida and the Midwest, and (ii) First Capital Properties Realty Corporation, a Malibu, California based real estate company providing asset management and consultancy services.
Prior to founding these real estate ventures, Mr. Soleiman was a corporate attorney in the Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices of Dewey Ballantine LLP (currently known as Dewey Le Boeuf LLP), an international law firm headquartered in New York, where Mr. Soleiman focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work. While at Dewey, Mr. Soleiman represented clients such as The Walt Disney Corporation, UBS, General Electric and Wells Fargo. In addition, Mr. Soleiman represented several multi-national corporations doing business in Hong Kong, China as well as Sydney, Australia.
Prior to joining Dewey, Mr. Soleiman served with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., where he investigated insider trading and other fraudulent activities on the national securities exchanges. Mr. Soleiman also previously served as judicial extern for then Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.