Firm

Josh Amoroso 

Download V-Card

Josh is the co-founder of LRG Investors, LLC and Senior Partner at Lockehouse. Josh has over 20 years of commercial real estate investment, development, and asset management experience. At the helm of LRG Investors, Josh has helped to shape the strategy and thesis for over 30 projects to date. His focus on value-add investments and ground-up development span a wide range of asset types including retail, office, industrial, multifamily, and storage.

Throughout his career, Josh has built and maintained a reputation of honesty and efficiency. As a senior partner at Lockehouse, Josh has a multitude of resources at his fingertips to help execute his business plan including property, asset, entitlement, and construction management services and superior tenant relationships that enable his projects to proceed with pinpoint accuracy.

Josh is a graduate of the University of Oregon and a proud Duck. He currently sits on the board of Hip Housing – a nonprofit organization providing creative affordable housing solutions for people in San Mateo County, and actively involved with the Okizu Foundation – an organization dedicated to supporting all members of families affected by childhood cancer through recreational programs. Josh’s passion for life extends from his business and charitable relationships to his devotion to family and sports. He coaches a variety of Bay Area youth teams and is an avid mountain biker and runner, recently qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Steve Cutter

Download V-Card

Steve, a graduate of the University of Oregon is co-founder of LRG Investors, LLC. and Principal owner/Founder of Lockehouse Retail Group, Inc. and Lockehouse Property Management Group, Inc. Lockehouse, launched in 2005 with Steve and one other person, has evolved to become a dominant retail brokerage company in the Bay Area representing companies such as Target, Trader Joes, Top Golf, along with millions of square feet of listings. Steve says “The culture of Lockehouse that we established from day 1 and the people within the organization is what makes us special. We value our clients above all else and relentlessly strive to see them succeed”.  Being nimble and entrepreneurial, the Lockehouse team has continued to broaden its services which include: Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Investment Sales, Property Management, Consultation, Entitlement and Construction management Services and Development Services.

Steve and the LRG team have been involved in several acquisitions and developments over his career, some noteworthy transactions include: the winning of an RFP from the University of California at Berkeley to ground lease, entitle, lease and develop University Village Shopping Center in Albany, CA (Sprouts anchored shopping center). The successful acquisition, entitlement, leasing and development of the Sprouts Farmers Market and Shops in Oakland, CA. The Oakland Sprouts was the first major retail project in Up Town and was a major catalyst for the explosion of growth in the area. The recent acquisition of the 60,000 SF Raley’s on Douglas Blvd. in Roseville, CA. The recent acquisition and successful entitlement of a 100,000 SF storage facility on I-80 in Vallejo, CA, the acquisition of the Trader Joe’s center in Lake Oswego, OR.  LRG Investors owns mixed use, office, and multifamily assets along with retail projects. 

Steve currently sits on the board of Chainlinks, the largest retail brokerage network in the country. Steve also sits on the board of The Okizu Foundation, which is a camp in the western US for children with cancer, their siblings and families. Steve resides in Bend, OR and Burlingame, CA with his wife and 2 daughters. Steve is an avid fly fisherman, mountain biker, skier/snowboarder, triathlete, Dad and Husband.

Ryan Nickelson

Download V-Card

Ryan joined LRG Investors, LLC as a partner in August 2015. With more than 20 years in the industry, Ryan has successfully developed or redeveloped numerous shopping centers throughout the western US, totaling more than 2.5 million square feet valued at over $1 billion, including Slatten Ranch in Antioch, East Washington Place in Petaluma, Gateway 101 in East Palo Alto and North Texas Junction in Fairfield. Additionally, Ryan serves as Managing Partner of Lockehouse Retail Group, one of Northern California’s premier commercial brokerage companies, overseeing operations in the East Bay. Before joining LRG Investors Ryan was Vice President of Investments at Regency Centers managing development and acquisitions in Northern California. Ryan has served on the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Northern California Programming Committee and is active with the Urban Land Institutes Urban Plan, a high school academic program that educates students in urban development. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Danville with his wife and two sons and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family backpacking, cycling, and coaching youth sports.

Kirk DeClark

Download V-Card

Kirk has over 20 years of real estate finance, acquisition, asset management, and investor relations experience. He started his real estate career and spent nearly a decade originating and underwriting residential and commercial loans. Prior to joining LRG, Kirk has also been the managing member of single-family and commercial office asset investments for limited partners and high-net-worth individuals. He joined LRG Investors as the Director of Acquisitions in May 2017. Most recently, Kirk worked for the strategic communications firm Joele Frank, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher where he assisted clients across industries and in a wide range of special situations including mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism and crises, as well as provided ongoing public and investor relations support.

Kirk is an active board member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School, UMC Nursery School, and Hillsborough AYSO. Kirk earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of California, Davis.

Kirk resides in San Mateo, California with his wife, Kristin, and children, Kolby, Kylie and Kellen. When not at the office, Kirk can be found coaching soccer, mountain biking, or skiing.

Spencer Blodgett

Download V-Card

Spencer is Vice President of Acquisitions for LRG Investors, LLC. He focuses on sourcing and evaluating value-add and opportunistic investments in the Pacific Northwest. 

Prior to joining LRG, Spencer worked for a regional general contractor where he advised developers on construction costs. Spencer has consulted on more than 4 million square feet totaling over $500m for developments across various product types. While pursuing his MBA, Spencer spent a summer at Prologis, the global leader in logistics real estate. While a Summer Associate at Prologis, Spencer had the opportunity to work in various capacities ranging from global finance to investor relations. 

Spencer received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from St. Mary’s College of California. 

When he’s not working, Spencer enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and enjoying all the amazing outdoor activities that the PNW has to offer.

Julia Shuman

As the Chief Financial Officer for the Lockehouse & LRG Investors family, Julia brings over 10 years of accounting expertise to the team. Originally with a degree in Communication Studies from Sonoma State University, Julia went back to school in 2007 to change career paths and earn her license as a CPA. She has held multiple roles in different industries ranging from Construction to Technology as well as worked with multiple clients as an independent Accounting Consultant. Focusing on streamlining protocols and organization.

Melody Teixeira

The Lockehouse Property Management Group (LPMG) is led by Melody Teixeira, Managing Partner of LPMG.  Melody is an industry veteran with over 27 years of commercial real estate experience with 16 of those years as a senior manager and director at Colliers International.  She has been managing premium properties in the Bay Area for both institutional and private equity clients. Her extensive experience includes managing large regional malls, community and neighborhood shopping centers, power centers and mixed-use projects as well as multi-tenant office buildings and industrial assets.