Michael co-founded Zetabid in 2008 with the Tribune Company and Go-Dove. Prior to Zetabid, Mr. Davin co-founded Catalist Homes in 2000, a California based alternative real estate brokerage firm with Hal Ellis, Bain and Company, and The Charles Schwab Company. Michael worked at Grubb & Ellis in the commercial real estate space from 1987 to 2000 in the Los Angeles market. Michael also worked for major institutions in the REO Rental space leading acquisitions for Beazer Homes (Beazer Pre-Owned Homes sold to American Homes 4 Rent) and Tallstone Capital Advisors which sourced for Invitation Homes, Progress Residential, Starwood Waypoint and others.
Heritage Business Alliances
Kenny Fischer has been in the real estate, auction and metals recycling businesses for decades. Kenny manages key alliance partners for Heritage Global including Zetabid’s major real estate partners. Mr. Fischer created the Grubb and Ellis and Ross-Dove Company auction alliance in 1992 to conduct over $1B in real estate auctions for FDIC and others during the 1990s and the largest consumer debt auction ($750,000,000 non performing mortgage event) ever done at the time for Paine Weber and others.
Managing Director- Distressed Asset Group
Michelle Ross is a seasoned executive having advised businesses in growth, transformational and crisis situations for several decades. She is a Managing Director focusing on Zetabid’s efforts to source distressed commercial properties. She began her career as a lawyer advising clients in large restructuring, litigation and transactional matters and later served as a Managing Director at a global consulting firm helping businesses navigate out of bankruptcy and/or critical crisis scenarios. Michelle is a licensed real estate agent. She serves the LA County Board of Supervisors on the Assessment Appeals Board rendering decisions in disputes between the Assessor and taxpayers. She regularly speaks to audiences both large and small on topics related to bankruptcy, debt counseling, consumer law, technology, career development and networking.
Heritage Global CEO
Ross Dove and Heritage Global Partners operate with Zetabid in a strategic alliance. All commercial real estate auctions are held by Heritage Zetabid Realty & Auction Services using the Zetabid platform. HGP also serves as our lead on-site auctioneer. Ross is simply the most trusted and effective auctioneer in the world.
Ross also co-founded Zetabid and completed the worlds largest real estate auctions in the 1990s for the FDIC. Ross was the founder of Dovebid.com and has led the largest bankruptcy assets in the world from Enron’s liquidation to Solyndra Solar. Ross has auctioned stadiums like Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 2015, to the Super Bowl 50 committee events. When you need energy to spark a bidding war, Ross is the man we want on the stand.
Director of Operations
Eric Koesterer joined the Zetabid team in 2008 where he managed the ballroom auction operations staff. Starting his career in residential mortgage as an underwriter, Eric has had the pleasure of working for large institutions such as Morgan Stanley, UBS and Countrywide along with smaller regional firms like City National Bank, Allstate Property Group and Pacifica Mortgage. This broad financial background provides Zetabid and its clients with valuable experience in financial markets, residential real estate & mortgage and in the finer arts of running successful events.
Director of Residential Sales
A California licensed real estate broker since 2007, Thomas “TJ” Culbertson was the founder and Broker/Owner of SHORTsense, a Santa Monica-based real estate firm specializing in luxury foreclosure properties. Prior to SHORTsense, Mr. Culbertson was the Broker/Owner of Zara Capital, a mortgage brokerage based in Beverly Hills. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and has been featured on CNBC. TJ volunteers and contributes to charitable organizations, such as Martha’s Village & Kitchen, The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, and others.