Each Secure Net Lease team member plays an integral role in every sale transaction, with dedicated responsibilities for research, marketing, due diligence coordination, escrow management, and client reporting. By eliminating internal competition, our interests remain aligned with our clients.
Joe Caputo is a founding partner of Secure Net Lease and brings 20 years of brokerage experience to the executive team. Joe has completed sale transactions in 47 states with an aggregate value of over $2 billion. Joe began his career as a commercial agent in San Francisco’s South of Market district during the .com boom. Soon after, he began his net leased brokerage career in Marcus & Millichap’s San Francisco office.
Joe has worked with several nationally recognized brokerage teams in San Francisco, New York, Dallas, and Austin, where he was fortunate enough to learn best practices and was a top-producing agent. Through this experience, Joe forged many key relationships within the net leased world and has amassed a large personal database of West and East Coast buyers and brokers.
Joe was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He developed the real estate bug early, often cold-calling for and attending Mike Ferry weekend workshops with his Mom, who was a residential agent for over 30 years. A graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord, California, Joe earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego in 1999, where he studied Business with an emphasis in Real Estate.
Bob Moorhead is a founding partner of Secure Net Lease and brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to the executive team. Prior to Secure Net Lease, Bob was the Managing Director of EXP Realty Advisors (formerly Kimco Exchange Place) Dallas, Texas office. While at EXP, Bob was a top producer and responsible for establishing the Dallas office, building the team and platform. Since 2011, Bob has been involved in over 600 transactions with a value exceeding $1.5 billion.
Prior to joining EXP, Bob was a Managing Director with Retail Resource Group, providing sale leaseback, bankruptcy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and real estate services for corporate clients including Blockbuster, Boston Market, Corner Bakery, Einstein Bros Bagels/Noah’s Bagels, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Mattress Firm, just to name a few. Bob led several of the assignments and has been responsible for more than $75,000,000 in savings to his clients.
Bob previously worked in the corporate real estate group for Starbucks Coffee Company, where he was a top performer responsible for more than 100 new sites. During his time with the company he was responsible for new store development and portfolio management of Texas markets. He was also responsible for developing and implementing retail market plans, which included site selection, lease renewals, relocations, expansion, and closures to optimize the value of the company assets.
Bob also held Asset and Development Manager positions for Blockbuster and RadioShack. He was personally responsible for the site selection, renewals, lease restructuring, and disposition of company-operated retail locations and managed combined portfolios of over 500 company-operated stores in assigned territories across the United States.
Bob received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of North Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Texas at Arlington. Bob is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Rich Lydon specializes as a broker advisor with acquisitions and dispositions of single-tenant NNN properties throughout the country. Rich has transacted and established relationships with institutional investors, private equity investors, developers, and high net worth principals. Rich’s expertise and proven track record in the net lease space, along with his tenacious work ethic, has enabled him to become a leading authority among his peers.
Rich’s accomplishments as a real estate professional, with a career spanning over a decade, total nearly half a billion dollars in value. Rich graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS Degree in Business Administration.
Matthew Scow is an Executive Vice President with Secure Net Lease with a focus on investment sales and tenant services. He brings over 25 years of working knowledge and a wide spectrum of commercial real estate experience in all 50 states, including sale leasebacks, acquisitions, leasing, operations, and dispositions.
Throughout his career, Matthew has utilized his team leadership and strategic planning skills to facilitate full market development and hundreds of millions of dollars in occupancy savings for some of the largest national brands in the industry, including Blockbuster, Harbor Freight Tools, and TGI Fridays. During his tenure as an investment sales professional, Matthew has facilitated over 100 transactions generating over $350 million in sales.
With over 13 years of commercial real estate experience and a diverse investment sales background, Ed Benton advises clients in the acquisition and disposition of multi-tenant and single tenant investment properties nationwide.
Ed started his career with Marcus & Millichap in 2006 and worked at a boutique retail development and brokerage company before joining Secure Net Lease in August of 2019. Ed’s wide breadth of experience working with developers and restaurant operators as well as private and institutional investors puts him in a unique position to provide valuable insight and maximize value for his clients.
While Ed’s brokerage practice has a primary focus on the disposition of properties, he also has an in-depth knowledge of sale-leaseback transactions. His client list includes some of the nation’s largest quick services restaurant operators, and he has successfully executed sale-leaseback programs for them in numerous states across the country.
Russell Smith works directly with developers as well as institutional and private investors on the disposition of net leased assets nationwide. Since joining Secure Net Lease, Russell has facilitated over $500 million in net leased transactions.
Before joining Secure Net Lease, Russell was a Senior Associate at MBI Commercial Realty in Dallas, Texas. At MBI, Russell worked with both landlords and tenants in office and retail lease transactions, as well as retail land development. Prior to MBI, Russell was an Associate at Marcus & Millichap and a Financial Analyst with Midas Financials.
Russell attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a BBA in Finance. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Council. In his spare time, Russell enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his family.
Kevin Barrett is the Director of Capital Markets with Secure Net Lease. He has extensive experience in a broad range of investments including real estate, private equity, and alternative investments. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President of Investor Relations with Strategic Holdings, where Mr. Barrett started and grew a very successful fund worth over $250 million, which raised over $95 million in Investor equity, and purchased over 20 multi-family properties. To date, this fund continues to perform well, and has consistently made payments to its investors.
Mr. Barrett is concurrently a Private Wealth Advisor with Emerson Equity and has a proven track record building wealth management and trust strategies through fee-based services (including both discretionary and non-discretionary investment management). Kevin has an extensive background in building, articulating, executing, and managing multi-generational financial plans to solve complex investment and tax needs. He has deep experience in effectively executing the key elements of the wealth planning process including Investment Strategy, Portfolio Management theory, Retirement Planning, Income Protection, Asset Protection, Accounting and financial principles.
Kevin earned a Master of Science in Finance from the University of San Francisco and holds FINRA series 7, 66, and 79 licenses. He’s also holds a Real Estate Sales Agent License with the California Bureau of Real Estate.
John Packwood is a Senior Associate with Secure Net Lease. Since 2008, John has worked on all sides of the commercial real estate industry, including brokerage, acquisitions, leasing, sale-leasebacks, 1031 exchanges, operations, marketing, and underwriting. In his role at Secure Net Lease he represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of Single-Tenant NNN assets.
Alex Tower works directly with developers as well as institutional and private investors on the disposition of net leased assets nationwide. Since joining Secure Net Lease, Alex has facilitated over $400 million in net leased transactions. Previously, he served as a main source for internal and client-facing ad-hoc reporting and analysis in his roles as an Analyst and Marketing Coordinator on over $300 million in net leased transactions for EXP Realty Advisors.
Alex has worked directly with the Managing Partners of Secure Net Lease since 2013. Alex attended Baylor University and Brigham Young University, focusing on Professional Sales and Entrepreneurship at the Hankamer School of Business and Marriott School of Business, respectively. Alex has been a licensed Texas Real Estate Sales Agent since May 2014. In his spare time, Alex enjoys competing in triathlons and raising money for charitable causes as part of a local cycling team.
Ryan Vandergriff is responsible for developing client relationships, analyzing market trends, and managing a database of 50,000+ single-tenant properties. He specializes in single-tenant net leased asset disposition. Ryan received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Texas State University.
Greg May is a Broker Associate with Secure Net Lease. Greg works directly with developers as well as institutional and private investors on the disposition of net leased assets nationwide. Prior to joining Secure Net Lease, Greg worked in petroleum land management, where he spent time developing extensive client relationships with property owners. Greg graduated from Texas Christian University in 2017, where he was a cross country and track student-athlete.
Jameson Singer is a Broker Associate at Secure Net Lease. He specializes in net leased investments, specifically convenience stores and gas stations. What excites him the most about the real estate industry are the people. An avid traveler and a New York transplant living in Los Angeles, Jameson enjoys meeting people from all walks of life. Developing strong, meaningful relationships is the foundation of everything he does, both professionally and personally.
Caleb Turner is a Broker Associate at Secure Net Lease. In this role, he handles business development and completes the sale of commercial properties. He came to the firm in the fall of 2018 after relocating to Los Angeles.
Caleb is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He started his professional career working in finance as a financial advisor in Atlanta, Georgia. After seeing the potential in triple net sales while setting up financial plans for individuals in commercial real estate, Caleb knew that he wanted to get into the industry.
As an analyst for Secure Net Lease, Eric Alderman is responsible for landlord and prospective client cataloging. He has been with the company since September of 2018 and is currently pursuing his real estate license. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. During his free time he enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.
As an analyst for Secure Net Lease, Preston Schlagel is responsible for providing comprehensive financial analysis in support of the acquisition, financing, marketing, and leasing of subject properties across the country. He is currently pursuing his real estate license, to eventually become a broker. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and a minor in Business administration. During his spare time, he enjoys surfing, diving, golfing and spending time with family.
Rafael Nuñez graduated from the University of North Texas with a BBA in Real Estate. Right after graduation, Rafael began his commercial real estate career with Secure Net Lease. Rafael is an integral part of Secure Net Lease’s sales team, with a wide range of responsibilities, including creating/managing marketing campaigns, maintaining market comps, and managing investment buyer databases.
Tomás (TJ) Guardia is the Business Development Director for Secure Net Lease. TJ is responsible for the management of digital media, CRM and its platforms, SEO, new media content including social media platforms, destination portals, application platforms, other emerging digital partners, developing new business opportunities, and expanding the presence of the company.
TJ is originally from Costa Rica and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He attended Texas Christian University where he received a BS in Digital Media and Business. In his spare time he enjoys going to the shooting range, playing golf, and spending time with his family.