Meet The Team

Brett Daniels


Mr. Daniels, co-founder of Income Property Specialists, has over 30 years of real estate experience with several billions of dollars worth of negotiated transactions during his lucrative career. He is an expert negotiator and well-respected industry leader and has held over $200 million worth of real estate throughout the nation. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Daniels utilized innovative investment strategies to generate incredible returns making him truly one of the industry’s visionaries. He was one of the pioneers in the belief and implementation of sustainable (green) materials.

In his personal life, Brett enjoys culinary, horticulture, animals, biking, hiking and spending time with his family.
DRE Lic: 01230746

Matthew Mandel, MBA, CCIM

Senior Director

Mr. Mandel, as Senior Director of Atlas, has over 35 years of real estate experience. Since founding Income Property Specialists in 1994, Mr. Mandel has participated in the sale and financing of more than $6 billion in assets, growing his personal real estate holdings to in excess of $200 million. He was a member of the Board of Directors for REOMAC. Matthew has a plethora of in-depth knowledge in real estate brokerage, consulting, notes and debt restructuring. Mr. Mandel received his MBA from Pepperdine University, and has taught at USC Lusk Center of Real Estate. He was a former president of CCIM.

In his personal life, Matt enjoys collecting vintage cars, antiques collecting, and koi keeping.
DRE Lic: 00953183

Dan Newman

Executive Vice President

With over 30 years of experience in the multifamily brokerage and advisory industry, Mr. Newman brings a unique set of skills to his position as Executive Vice President. In this capacity, he provides leadership and oversight for various components within the firm which in combination provide a fully integrated platform of services to the multifamily industry. Dan has closed over $1 billion of commercial properties, $200 million of which are REO properties. In his lucrative career, Dan has amassed a personal portfolio valued over $70 million as CEO of N&N Joint Ventures.

In his personal life, Dan enjoys mixed-martial arts, cars, and spending time with his family.
DRE Lic: 01304677

Mario Hong

Vice President

Mr. Hong is an enthusiastic and meticulous professional dedicated to the best interest of his clients. Mr. Hong is highly analytical as well as creative in finding the best solutions for complex challenges.  Prior to his engagement at Atlas, Mr. Hong was an investment broker at HRI Development, who were preferred developers for Target, JCPenney, Starbucks, Jack in the Box, and more. Through his experience, he has expanded his knowledge regarding triple net assets, shopping centers, strip centers, and mixed-use projects. Mr. Hong played a key role in the development and brokering of The Gateway at Lassen and Mason, valued at over $45 million for the 7-acre project.

In his personal life, Mario is a pole vaulting champion, and enjoys cooking and opera singing.
DRE Lic: 02071897

Chung Gov

Vice President

Mr. Gov has an extensive background in multifamily acquisition and disposition, investment sales, development consulting and overall multifamily market analysis. His strong work ethic and attention to detail has led to the listing and closing of over $56 million of commercial properties in 2019. Mr. Gov also has a background in finance and a passion for commercial real estate. Prior to joining Atlas, Mr. Gov served on the top investment sales brokerage team at SVN in the North Los Angeles County area managing an active pipeline valued over $100 million. The team’s experience spanned over 30 years with $1.5 billion of investment assets sold.

In his personal life, Chung enjoys collecting timepieces, watching sports, and reading non-fiction books.
DRE Lic: 02073307

Who We Are

Atlas REO Property Specialists is a commercial real estate team with an emphasis in multifamily and retail REO brokerage. Geographically focused in Southern California, Atlas offers an integrated platform of services in valuation, marketing and sales of investment properties.

As multifamily & retail specialists, Atlas has over 100 cumulative years of experience spanning through multiple economic cycles. Atlas provides services that includes, but not limited to, property preservation, real estate disposition services with meticulous execution, and Broker’s Opinion of Value (BPO). The firm has successfully represented more than 60 financial institutions in the disposition of their multifamily and retail assets. While Atlas has embedded technology and speed in its operation, integrity and experience are the guiding forces behind every transaction.

Atlas takes pride in its selective approach to every opportunity it presents to its clients. Team-members maintain a high level of awareness to their select(ed) markets. As local market experts, each have a regimented approach to gathering and refreshing information about properties and active participants in their market. In the end, our consistency, reliability, information, experience, innovation and hard work create real value for our clients. 

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