THE KOAR TEAM
KOAR is one of the rare commercial real estate companies with the ability and strength to bring a fully integrated approach to the development and management of investment properties. KOAR’s members possess extensive experience and market knowledge, combined with keen ability to identify under-valued assets which provide high-yield investment opportunities for the firm and its investors. KOAR provides thorough planning, extensive market research, exacting financial analysis, comprehensive due diligence and well-defined accountability to ensure that these properties are developed and managed in a cost effective and highly lucrative manner.
Laurent Opman
Laurent Opman has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, development, repositioning and operations with a combined total transactional value well in excess of $350 Million. As a principal of KOAR, he has been involved with the acquisition, development, financing, operation and sale of real estate projects including office buildings, retail centers, medical office buildings, self storage, mixed-use, golf course and land development. Prior to KOAR, Laurent was a principal of the Trident Group, a Los Angeles based real estate development company specializing in retail development.
 
In addition to his real estate activities, Laurent is a founding partner in JP International, a China based holding company with activities in consulting, education, telecommunications and agriculture, Storage Etc., a self storage development and management company and CapHarbor, LLC, a real estate exchange solutions company.
Bruce Rothman
Formerly a practicing real estate attorney, Bruce Rothman is a principal of KOAR and has been involved in the real estate industry for nearly 35 years. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Bruce practiced corporate securities and real estate law in Los Angeles. During these 35 years, Bruce has participated as a principal or real estate investment banker in deals valued in excess of $2 Billion. He has extensive investment experience in nearly every real estate product type. Bruce is a founding member of Storage, Etc., a self-storage development and operating company based in Los Angeles, as well as a founder of CapHarbor, LLC, a real estate exchange solutions company.
 
As a Los Angeles native, Bruce received a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA and a J.D. degree from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the California State Bar, is admitted to practice law in all California courts and is a licensed real estate broker in California.
Jay Roth
Jay Roth has over 10 years of experience in private equity and as an enterpreneur. At KOAR, he helps lead the firm's acquisition, development, and management of commercial real estate investments.  Prior to his work at KOAR, Jay was Vice President at Weston Growth Capital, a Los-Angeles based growth equity firm focused on consumer product investments, as well as Interim CFO of XXIV Karat Wines, where he lead the transaction for the sale of the business. Jay's previous entrepreneurial endeavors include creating an online equity crowdfunding platform, founding a jewelry company that achieved over $10 million in lifetime sales, and aiding in the formation of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water.

Other previous work experience includes analyst positions at UBS Private Wealth Management in the Fullmer Hawkins Group, which managed over $4.5 Billion in assets, and at Polsinelli Shugart, working in the Bankruptcy and Asset Protection divisions. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Finance.
KOAR SUBSIDIARIES
 
The KOAR team is a majority owner of  Storage Etc. LLC , a company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of self-storage facilities in the USA. Storage, Etc. currently owns and manages over 2,000,000 square feet of self-storage facilities throughout the Western US. To learn more about Storage, Etc. please click on the logo icon below: