Principal, Managing Director
Alice C. Benner
Alice Benner is responsible for overseeing all new equity and real estate investments as well as strategic asset management of the existing portfolio of properties. Her more than 15 years of experience includes managing a commercial real estate portfolio of seventeen properties located across the St. Louis metro area, overseeing new acquisitions and presenting strategic development recommendations, and advising high net worth families in identifying investment opportunities. Alice graduated with honors from Mizzou, with a B.S. in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance, Banking, and Real Estate.
Dan Dokovic, SIOR
Dan Dokovic is a Founder and Managing Principal of Bamboo Equity Partners. Dan manages all aspects of Bamboo’s business and investment activities as well as implements Bamboo’s strategic objectives. Dan has over thirteen years of real estate investment, development, asset management and restructuring experience across all major property classes. His extensive involvement in managing institutional real estate investments has lead him to develop a contrarian approach for investing in real estate assets that are mostly ignored by institutions and large private equity investors. Dan received his executive education from Harvard University, an M.B.A from Webster University, and a B.A. in International Business from Westminster College.
Brady Gehring, CFA
Principal, Director | Capital Markets
Brady Gehring is responsible for investor relations, underwriting, and analysis of acquisitions and dispositions. He brings nearly 10 years of global corporate finance experience to the team, which included use of modeling/forecasting in conjunction with capital markets research and expectations to facilitate domestic/international cash operations, while developing and maintaining critical relationships with a large number financial institutions. A graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Brady earned his BSBA with an emphasis in Finance, Banking and Real Estate, and later attained his CFA charter.
Director | Asset Management
Christopher (Chris) Lee is responsible for overseeing the portfolio of assets and analysis of acquisitions and dispositions. Chris joins Bamboo with 13 years of experience overseeing and managing a multi-family and commercial real estate portfolio which included facilitating all acquisitions, dispositions, refinances, major capital improvement projects, as well as, steadily growing returns and cash flow for the multiple layers of partnerships and owners. A graduate from Berkeley College – New York, Chris earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration. Chris also earned his Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.
Gary Parker, SIOR
Gary Parker is a Founder and Principal of Bamboo Equity Partners. During his over 30 years in commercial real estate, Mr. Parker has accrued over $1.2 billion in lease and sale transactions for private investors as well as national and regional corporations. Mr.Parker brings a keen eye when selecting assets for private capital given his experience working with some of nation’s largest investor groups such as TA Realty, Principal Real Estate Investors, and Duke Realty. Mr. Parker received a B.S. in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.
Dan Merlo, CCIM
Dan Merlo is a Founder and Principal of Bamboo Equity Partners bringing with him over 25 years of commercial real estate and government incentives experience. Mr. Merlo uses his market knowledge to increase Bamboo’s asset pipeline and assist in project funding. He has spent his career representing industrial corporate users in leasing, sales, and project development with over $1 billion in transactions, totaling over 26 million square feet. Mr. Merlo received a B.S. in Political Science from St. Louis University.
Rob Sieckhaus is an analyst for Bamboo Equity Partners. Rob is responsible for underwriting and analysis of potential acquisitions and dispositions. He brings 3 years of commercial real estate to the team from our sister company Intelica CRE, where he worked as an analyst for the brokerage team and provided research, data and financial underwriting resources to create value for clients. A graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Rob earned his BSBA with an emphasis in Finance, Banking and Real Estate.
Casey Matthis is the Executive Assistant to Bamboo Equity Partners’ Principals Dan Dokovic and Alice C. Benner. Her primary role is to maximize productivity and responsiveness of the Bamboo team. Casey supports all client interactions and firm operations. Her key focus is to be prompt and responsive to the needs of our clients as well as our team. Casey has over 18 years of experience in the local real estate industry including sales, office management, and executive assistance in both the commercial and residential realms.