Meet The Team

Brett Daniels, CPM


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

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 Vice President of Atlas Real Estate Corporation where he works with clients to create elegant solutions for commercial notes and OREO’s. Mr. Hong has established relationships with over 50 banks and REIT's.

Over the years Mr. Hong acquired experience in principal and investment brokerage, specializing in retail and multifamily development, repositioning, and stabilized investments. He has expanded his knowledge through working on over $500M of commercial real estate subject to foreclosures, bankruptcy, loan workouts, distress, etc.

Notably, 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. He has also managed the construction of an 118-unit high-rise in Hollywood, CA.

In his personal life, Mario is an opera singer, enjoys cooking, and is a pole vault champion.
DRE Lic: 02071897

Chung Gov

Vice President

Chung is a seasoned expert in the real estate industry with nearly 200 years of combined institutional and private asset experience behind them. He has been referred to as "student of the game" by his mentor, Pat Donahue, who has played a crucial role in shaping his professional journey.

As a proud protégé from industry leaders such as Brett Daniels, Pat Donahue, Larry Casey, and Jim Naify. Chung has honed his expertise in: Neighborhood & Powercenter Development, Office, Mixed Use and Multifamily Ownership and Operations; Asset & Property Management for Commercial Real Estate Funds worth over $6 billion; OREO & NPL Advisory & Consulting for more than 100 Lending Institutions and Management of Numerous Banking Departments. He has the backing of a prestigious lineup of executives and Chairman from Donahue Casey Realty Advisors (formerly Donahue Schriber), CNA Enterprise, Cal Fed, Community Bank, Wilshire Bank, WAMU, Deloitte, Atlas Real Estate Corporation & REO Property Specialists, National Advisors and RVM Associates, Chung is known for his strong work ethic, empathy, and intelligence. He is passionate about delivering exceptional results for his clients, partners and friends, and believes that building long-lasting relationships based on trust and transparency is key to achieving success in the real estate industry and their personal lives.

In his personal life, Chung enjoys collecting timepieces, volunteering (wags and walks/ CA showcase), being a foodie 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, office 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, office and 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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