G Companies is a successful Southern California based single and multi-family real estate development and property management company.
James C. Gianulias was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA degree in 1962. While attending Cal he played baseball and football.
He is married to Janet and has two children, David and Mindy. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, skiing and golfing.
Jim's core business is as the Chairman of the Board of Cameo Homes, Gianulias Companies Construction, Inc., Mesa Management, Inc., and Levendi Winery, for which he received a gold and silver medal at the Los Angeles County Fair in 2006. He has been involved in the development and management of properties in California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New York for over 31 years. He is currently involved with growing grapes in Napa Valley, California, as well as coffee in Kona, Hawaii.
Jim currently resides in Newport Coast, California. He is involved with the Chancellor's Club and Thesaurus Linguae Graecae at University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the Paul Merage Graduate School Center of Real Estate and TLG at the University of California, Irvine.
A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Gianulias began his career with his sights set on law and real estate development. Inspired by a lifetime of summers working on construction sites in customer service and sales, Mr. Gianulias returned to his roots of Newport Beach eager to contribute to the family business of real estate development. In 1995, Gianulias created Cal Star Development.
Cal Star was created in order to capitalize on the abundance of foreclosures on the market from the early 1990's recession. Working with HUD and a non-profit church group, Cal Star Development was able to obtain properties at $.20 - $.25 on the dollar in order to create affordable housing called "The American Dream" program. Focused mainly on duplexes/four-plexes, approximately 70% of the time, they were able to select a responsible tenant currently in the property, clean up their credit and keep them in the home. The company created opportunities for first-time buyers from South Central LA to Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
A third generation homebuilder, in 1996 Mr. Gianulias joined G Companies homebuilding division, Silver Oaks Communities adding to the more than 60,000 homes built and sold by his grandfather, Charley Hester. From 1998 to present, Mr. Gianulias' insight into market branding, development project planning and residential sales have put Silver Oaks Communities on the map of the Southern California's Inland Empire. Under Mr. Gianulias' guidance, Silver Oaks Communities successfully purchased, entitled, constructed and sold thousands of homes. With a focus on product positioning and market niche, Mr. Gianulias and team, annually captured an increasing share of the home-buying consumer segmentation.
Steve Mensinger is an experienced leader in the private, public and nonprofit sector endeavors. Steve is currently the President of Mesa Management; a diversified, privately-held Real Estate Management and Development Company with assets throughout the State. Mesa Management’s portfolio includes apartments, offices, retail and senior living communities. Mesa Management has been a leader in real estate management, redevelopment and entitlement for over 40 years.
Steve Mensinger served on Costa Mesa City Council from January of 2011 to December of 2016. In 2014 he was elected to Mayor of the City of Costa Mesa, California. As a long time private sector executive Steve has applied private sector disciplines to public sector problems. Steve balanced the city budget 6 straight years. During his tenure as Mayor, the City had the largest surplus in the City's history. Steve’s transparency and fiscal discipline led him to author a state-wide ordinance recognized as an innovation in municipal government. The first innovation was (COIN) which stands for “Civic Openness In Negotiations” the second (CAN) which stands for “City Asset Needs”. With both these ordinances Steve helped to redefine the expectation of City transparency and expectations with the taxpayers of his City. In addition, Steve authored several other ordinances and policies that have helped reshape the City as a whole. These include; Orange County’s first "Small Lot" ordinance and weekly “Meet the Mayor” listening events.
Steve’s professional career spans more than 32 years as a business leader in the real estate industry. Steve worked in executive positions with Arnel Management Company, The Bethany Group, and SunCal Companies.
Beyond his current public service, Steve is deeply committed to many public and community organizations including: the South Coast Apartment Association, Costa Mesa United, OC Vector Control, The South Coast Metro Alliance, Girls Inc., Boy Scouts of America, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, The Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council, Costa Mesa Pop Warner, Estancia Sports Boosters Club, and Costa Mesa United. Steve is a USC Alumni and member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and is even part of his County’s local draft board.
Steve is married with two sons and is a 32 year Costa Mesa resident. When he is not working in real estate, he enjoys youth sports, hunting, fishing and wood working.
John McFadden brings over 30 years of experience in real estate construction, development, and property management. Before accepting the position of CFO for G Companies and Mesa Management, Mr. McFadden served for 4 years as an independent consultant for a variety of property management and development companies, providing accounting and finance services, as well as accounting system implementations. Prior to that, Mr. McFadden was the Corporate Controller for G Companies for 9 years, and also provided primary oversight of the bankruptcy proceedings that were initiated against the owner (and Cameo Homes) in 2008. Mr. McFadden has extensive knowledge of accounting, financing, and analysis, with detailed experience in company start-ups, new accounting systems development and implementation, new project analysis and pro formas, construction and permanent financing, affordable tax credit and bond financing.
Mr. McFadden is a graduate of Pomona College with a degree in Economics.
Jim Davis joined Mesa with a little over 20 years of combined public and private real estate accounting experience. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, he began his career at a large local firm specializing in real estate taxation. From there he went into private industry and has served in various roles developing commercial property from strip malls to industrial warehouses. He has also spent time in speculative investment funds with portfolios ranging from multi-family to industrial portfolios through both private vehicles and REITs.
Cort Ensign has been involved in the multifamily and commercial property management industry since 1989. Having built a highly successful property management software and consulting business around the AMSI line of accounting products. Working with many of the largest market leading property management companies in the West, Cort has been actively involved in helping them become innovators and market leaders. Cort brings his unique insights to Mesa to help it achieve market leadership.
Donna Radack joined Mesa Management in July of 2013. Ms. Radack has over 20 years of experience in the areas of payroll management, benefit administration, employee life-cycle processing and human resources management. Ms. Radack has worked in a Director position in a variety of Orange County based businesses and industries including Steelcase (Seal Furniture franchisee), OptionEase/ Solium Capital, Hometown National Bank and Taco Bell.
Ms. Radack has a proven ability to identify problems, determine cause and create effective resolutions. She has a solid background as an established employee/employer advocate for problem resolution and strives to maintain a positive, productive and legally compliant work environment free of harassment and discrimination. Ms. Radack attended California State University Fullerton and is currently working towards obtaining her PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification. Ms. Radack is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Professionals in Human Resource Association and National Human Resource Association.
Michelle Gutierrez joined Mesa Management in 2010, holding her Real Estate Appraisers license prior to pursuing her passion for Property Management. Michelle offers extensive knowledge of the Real Estate industry and a decade of experience in multi-family management. Ms. Gutierrez has held multiple on-site management roles, with experience in 55+ communities and student based housing. Ms. Gutierrez is a 2008 Cum Laude graduate of Cypress College and received her Accredited Resident Manager (ARM) designation in 2019. Michelle is a licensed Real Estate Agent, and currently working towards her broker’s license.
Eddie joined Mesa Management’s residential division in 2016. During his tenure Eddie has worked all on-site positions including Leasing Agent, Assistant Manager and Business Manager before being promoted to District Manager in 2022.
Eddie earned his IREM Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) accreditation, and is currently studying for his California Real Estate Exam. In his free time, Eddie enjoys hiking with his dogs, spending quality time with his family and exploring new locations with his friends.
Rob joined G Companies in 2021. He currently holds the title of Vice-President overseeing all field operations. Rob has thirty-seven (37) years of in depth construction experience, working from field to office. In addition to being an experienced Project Executive, and Vice President, Rob has excelled in operations. Rob has successfully managed projects in both the public and private sectors - Multi-family, Senior Housing, Senior Care Facilities, Class A Office Buildings, Retail Development, Single Family Homes and Capital Improvements.
Over the course of Rob’s career he has worked for a wide variety of companies - Beazer Homes, KPRS Construction Services, Lucas General Contracting Corporation, Centex Homes, and Homestead Land Development Corporation. Through his commitment to excellence and dedication to professionalism, Rob has continued to exceed industry standards by forming strong professional partnerships based on integrity, ingenuity and reliability. These characteristics, along with a deep rooted tie to California, has enabled Rob to propel his career to the next level.
Rob and his wife are South County residents. In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time at their home in the desert with family and friends, traveling to new destinations, and whenever he can, he enjoys getting together with bandmates and creating music.
Hunter provides day-to-day support to the Executive Team at Balsa Construction, and works hand in hand with our vendors, architects, city officials, engineers, project managers, and construction personnel on various job sites throughout California. His primary focus is to oversee job costing, budget management and vendor relations.
Prior to joining Balsa Construction, Hunter worked at Code Four, where he worked closely with the management team setting up events at the Pacific Airshow, Chargers Stadium, and Staples Center.
Hunter is a 2023 graduate of Oklahoma State University. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, and a minor in Entrepreneurship. In his free time, Hunter enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, football, and exploring new places with friends and family.
In his free time, Hunter enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, football, and exploring new places with friends and family.
Max’s daily responsibilities encompass a multifaceted range of tasks, from providing support to the Executive Team to fostering strong relationships with tenants, vendors, architects, city officials, engineers, and construction personnel.
At the heart of Max’s responsibilities lies the Grass Valley project, McKnight Crossing, where he oversees critical aspects such as site inspections, job costing, budget management and vendor relations.
Max is a 2023 graduate of the University of California Irvine. Max earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, specializing in Organization and Management. In his free time, Max enjoys camping and fishing with friends and family. He also maintains active lifestyle by engaging volleyball, golfing, surfing and exploring new destinations.
Scott Yerington is the Director of Operations for Levendi Winery. Within the company, Scott oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations and the management of full & part-time staff members. As part of senior management he will help guide strategic direction, sales programs, and supply chain fulfillment aimed at four (4) key revenue streams; Wine Club, Tasting Room, Wholesale Distribution, and Special Events. He is also responsible for maximizing financial performance, guest satisfaction at distribution venues, and staff development in accordance with Levendi’s mission and exceedingly high standards.
Scott brings over 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector in Southern California (South of Nick’s, Canyon Fireside Grille, Claim Jumper). During his time in the field, Scott has trained and has onboarded over 500 team members, all the while ensuring an understanding of the company policies, goals, and mission. Scott excelled in increasing sales by 3% year after year and received many accolades.
Scott and his family are longtime residents of Huntington Beach. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending quality time with his family ( biking, hiking, and spending time at the beach).
Josh joined the Levendi team as the Assistant Operations Managerin 2021. Josh is responsible for operational policies to ensure the maximum productivity and efficiency for all wines produced. He also trains and develops cellar staff in the tasting room operations, including production planning and continual process improvement. His care and consideration for the suppliers, customersand business is admired by all.
Josh is a graduate of Arizona State University. In his free time, Josh enjoys researching California wineries to broaden his knowledge of wines, the foodscene and travelling abroad.
Kyle joined the Levendi team as the Southern California Sales Manager in 2022. Kyle has a passion for wine, his sales team, and our customers. He brings over 10 years of hospitality experience and brand development to the company. Kyle’s attention to detail is pivotal to ensure all of our clients receive the highest level of attention.
Kyle is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Psychology and Journalism. Kyle and his wife Tanya reside in Orange County with their three children. In their free time, you can often find them at the beach or attending community events.
Lillian joined the Gianulias Family and Levendi in 2004. Over the span of nineteen years her job duties have evolved. Lillian’s current responsibilities include filing all taxes, registration and assorted licenses that ensure that Levendi wine can be shipped to all possible markets.
In addition to these very important compliance details, Lillian also expands brand awareness through planning and executing a variety of events in California for the winery. These events may include, but are not limited to, wine tastings, wine dinners, and charity golf tournaments.
Lillian became a Sommelier ten years ago and holds a level 3 with Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and continues to enhance her wine knowledge with additional studies and experiences.
Lillian enjoys gardening, food pairings and travel abroad.
As the Compliance and Fulfillment Specialist for Levendi, Jack makes sure that the regulatory requirements are met for production, distribution and sale of wine. Jack works closely with both the production team and sales team to manage the fulfillment process and ensure all shipments are compliant with state and federal regulations. Jack played a crucial role in the successful onboarding of the Avalara (Compliance Software) which has greatly improved our ability to manage the compliance process.
Jack is also passionate about providing excellent customer support and ensuring that all wine shipments are delivered on time and in perfect condition. He is always seeking ways to improve the process and increase efficiency, while still maintaining the highest standard of service. As time permits, Jack also fills in as our in-house IT support – you might say he is a Jack of all trades.
In his free time, Jack enjoys sporting events, concerts, traveling and cooking. His upbeat personality and genuine passion for life is a welcome addition to the Levendi team.
As the Marketing Coordinator for Levendi, Justin is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies for Levendi Wines and our tasting room in Napa, California. Justin has a deep understanding of the marketplace and our customers. He is passionate about creating engaging content and events that showcase our unique wines and offerings. He is constantly exploring new and innovative ways to market our wines, including social media, email campaigns and influencer partnerships. With his attention to detail, creativity and passion for Levendi, Justin is an essential member of the team.
Just is a native Hawaiian and came to Irvine, California, to pursue his education at the University of California Irvine where he graduated with a degree in Business Economics, with a minor in Global Sustainability. When Justin isn’t working at Levendi, he ejoys catching waves, snowboarding or seeking his next big adventure.