Team

Our Team

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

Robert S. Smart

Chief Financial Office, Chief Investment Officer

Paul Danchik

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Jeeves

Executive Assistant

Julie F. Morin

Construction Project Manager

Sanford Coggins

Founder/CEO

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 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.

Robert S. Smart

Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Robert Smart is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer for VisionWise Capital. He has extensive experience in all facets of real estate investment, development and operations. Bob’s career started in the construction and property management business while a college student, then, after graduate school, he was recruited into public accounting with Ernst & Young’s Kenneth Leventhal & Company’s real estate consulting practice. Following seven years in public accounting, Bob moved over to the client side as a CFO in real estate land and vertical development, financing, project management, international investment management for the Hon Development group of companies, and private equity for real the estate investment firms Rancon Financial and Hanover Financial. Most recently Bob was a partner with the Newport Beach financial services firm of Hardesty, LLC, with an emphasis on real estate and manufacturing services for clients.

Bob’s flexibility in applying sound business practices and financing solutions to a variety of industries allows him to bring creative ideas to growth companies headed toward new goals and successes. He is equally adept at corporate strategic planning and roll up your sleeves, hands-on financial management. With VisionWise, Bob has the responsibilities for underwriting, strategic planning, finance and accounting, information technology, and financial reporting. Bob has a BS in economics, and an MBA, with an emphasis in finance and investments, from Arizona State University.

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.

Andrew Jeeves

Construction Project Manager

As the Construction Project Manager for VisionWise Capital, Andrew is responsible for managing all interior and exterior renovations for each acquisition. Andrew’s role includes developing the project scope of work, creating CAPEX budgets, obtaining bids, scheduling, and overseeing all contractors while achieving high-quality control standards and adhering to strict cost containment goals.

Andrew has been a licensed General Contractor in California for 22 years specializing in Residential and Commercial Renovations. Andrew earned a degree in Construction Technology and completed an apprenticeship in cabinet making that equipped him with the skills, attention to detail & quality that were instrumental in him growing a successful cabinetry business working for large Southern California home builders.

In recent years, Andrew has focused on multifamily renovations and assembling a strong group of specialty subcontractors who help create and maintain the “VisionWise” brand of desirable properties.

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.