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Mountain Pacific Opportunity Partners (MPOP) and Mountain Pacific Holdings (MPH), along with their predecessor Mountain Capital Partners (MCP), have invested over $450 Million, capitalizing over $2 Billion of U.S. real estate over the past 6 years. 

Mountain Pacific Opportunity Partners was founded by Brian Shirken, Joan Kramer, and Josh Bloch to provide equity for real estate development with a focus on projects within Opportunity Zones. Mountain Pacific Holdings was subsequently formed with a focus on the capitalization of both value-add and ground up development in primary and secondary markets across the United States. Mountain Pacific's financial backing comes from its principals, individual investors, wealth management professionals, and semi-institutional investors. Along with a strong track record of investment returns, Mountain Pacific's value to investors and developers includes co-investment, transparency, clear reporting, rapid response, decisive and experienced management, and attractive risk-adjusted returns.




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Brian Shirken

Brian Shirken is the co-founder of MPOP, MPH, and the founder of it's precursor, MCP. Shirken, also co-founded Columbus Pacific over 25 years ago, has been involved in purchasing and redeveloping over five million square feet of retail, an 11,000 bed student housing portfolio, capitalizing the development of over 3,000 multifamily units, 4 assisted living projects and providing more than $700 million in mezzanine and equity capital, funding projects with an underlying value in excess of $3 billion.

Joan Kramer


Joan Kramer is the co-founder of MPOP.  She brings over three decades of real estate investment and structured finance experience across all asset types.  Her experience includes equity and debt origination, distressed loan and asset purchases, real estate restructures, value add asset management and development in the US as well as Europe and Japan. Joan has previously held positions at Kennedy Wilson (US/UK), Merrill Lynch, GE and Heller Financial.  She is currently the Chair of the Chrysalis Board, which is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and Support needed to find and retain employment.  Joan lives in Santa Monica Canyon with her husband and daughters.

Josh Bloch

Josh Bloch is the co-founder of MPOP and MPH. Prior to his current role, Bloch worked on the student housing and retail acquisitions team for Columbus Pacific. His former jobs include working as an Acquisitions Associate at DFS and Acquisitions Analyst at JRK Property Holdings. Bloch holds a bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance from Queens University of Charlotte, where he was recruited on a tennis scholarship from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a California Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.

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Danny Orland, CPA, CFA 

Danny Orland is a Partner in MPOP and MPH and has a variety of responsibilities including acquisitions, asset management, and accounting. Danny brings a breadth of experience through his diverse background. Prior to joining Mountain Pacific, he worked as the Director of Investments for Gelt Inc., a value-add multifamily owner, and prior to that he worked as a consultant at Deloitte in both its real estate audit and valuation practices. Danny holds a BS in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of California and is a CFA Charterholder


Alex Vien 

Alex Vien is an Associate and has a variety of responsibilities at MPOP and MPH including acquisitions, asset management, and accounting. Prior to joining, Alex worked as an acquisitions analyst at The Bascom Group, a value-add multifamily sponsor. While at Bascom, Alex underwrote over $4B of multifamily investments, managed due diligence, and performed extensive financial analysis. Prior to Bascom, Alex worked within the Real Estate & Hospitality Practice at Gallagher and as a staff accountant within the leasing and revenue division at Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Alex holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of La Verne and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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11726 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 414,

Los Angeles, CA  90049


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