The VisionWise Capital team is headed by company founder and CEO Sanford Coggins. Sanford’s unique background as a commercial real estate broker/principal and 25 years as a wealth advisor combines a history of real estate underwriting with the experience of a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). He is one of few professionals who have been able to successfully transition from being an RIA to becoming a sponsor of RIA-friendly commercial real estate alternatives.
Sanford Coggins, Founder/CEO
Sanford’s unique background as a Commercial Real Estate Broker/Principal, and 25 years as a Wealth Advisor combines a history of real estate underwriting with the experience of a Registered Investment Advisor (“RIA”). He is one of few professionals who have been able to successfully transition from being an RIA to a Sponsor of RIA-friendly commercial real estate Alternatives through his company, VisionWise Capital, which controls $51M of real estate assets.
Sanford began his professional career as a Commercial Loan Officer underwriting loans for real estate and energy related credits. He has served Investors as a Commercial Real Estate Broker and Principal of over $500 million in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions.
As Vice President, Wealth Management Advisory at Merrill Lynch for 16 years, Sanford managed over $100M in client assets, and co-developed a three-year $77M pilot project creating financial opportunities for the region’s ethnically diverse communities. Sanford earned ML’s Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership and excellence.
Sanford holds a post-graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California, and received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he played football on a four-year scholarship. Sanford has been a featured speaker for colleges, universities, and industry conferences including courses on Business Financial Strategies at UCLAs Price Anderson School of Business, and Alternative Investments at several IMN, iGlobal, and ADISA Conferences.
Sanford and his wife, Robin, live in Southern California and have three adult children.
Forrest Corral, Chief Investment Officer
Forrest Corral is committed to increasing the bottom line with a 20-year+ career in real estate, he has underwritten thousands of opportunities and successfully closed over 80 transactions ranging from $10 million to well over $2 billion in size.
As the Chief Investment Officer of VisionWise Capital LLC and a member of the Investment Committee, Mr. Corral is responsible for overall investment strategy, including acquisitions and dispositions for the company.
Prior to joining VisionWise Capital, Mr. Corral served as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private companies where he oversaw an upREIT transaction of 30 commercial real estate assets, successfully acquired, renovated & developed, and disposed of over 15,000 multi-family units. In addition, he oversaw the entitlement and conversion of 3,000+ multi-family units to condos for-sale valued at more than $750M and assembled $2 billion+ in structured financing for these endeavors. He has assisted in the financial reporting of 100+ LLC/Partnerships/Trusts, etc.
Mr. Corral holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy from California State University, Long Beach.
Paul Danchik, Chief Operating Officer
As the Chief Operating Officer for VisionWise Capital, Paul is responsible for the execution of the VWC Corporate strategy and the ongoing daily operations of the Company including Asset Management. Paul looks to maximize property values and investment returns by formulating Capex budgets, managing the property renovation process and reducing expenditures when possible.
Prior to joining VisionWise Capital, Mr. Danchik served as a Board Member for a commercial real estate firm specializing in Health Care properties and as a California licensed real estate agent. In addition, he was a Senior Vice President at Warner Media Services, a division of Time Warner, managing sales and operational activities.
Mr. Danchik earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of La Verne and is a graduate of The Masters Program.
Julie F Morin, Executive Assistant
Julie provides daily operational and administrative support to CEO Sanford Coggins and the staff at VisionWise Capital, LLC. In addition to her duties of appointment scheduling, meetings, and correspondence, Julie is responsible for Investor Services. She processes individual investments, and prepares investor updates and quarterly distributions.
Prior to joining VisionWise Capital in 2014, Julie worked for a local real estate investment company and was actively involved in Property Management & Leasing, Trade Show Events, Human Resources, and Investor Relations.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Laguna Beach and enjoys spending time with family and friends.