Nationally, Mr. Safran has belonged to such organizations as the Home Builders, the Urban Land Institute, the National Housing Coalition, NAHRO, and the National Leased Housing Association, of which he was a member of the Board of Directors. He has been active locally in Los Angeles nonprofit housing organizations as President of Alternative Living for the Aging and as Vice President of Menorah Housing Foundation, and as a member of the Corporate Fund for Housing. In addition, Mr. Safran has volunteered in his community serving on local boards: homeowner associations in Brentwood and Bel Air, 15 years on the San Vicente Design Review Board, Chair of the San Vicente Improvement Association, Treasurer of Brentwood Green, and Business Representative on the Brentwood Neighborhood Community Council. He is also a founder of both the Museum of Contemporary Art and on the Board of The Music Center of Los Angeles County.
Mr. Safran has a Bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (where he was on the Board of Fellows), and an MBA from UCLA where he is a Chancellor's Associate. Prior to establishing his own company in 1974, he held various positions over a five-year period with the Los Angeles Area, Chicago Regional, and Washington, D.C. Central offices of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Mr. Pynes is an active member of YPO (Young President’s Association), ULI (Urban Land Institute), Westside Urban Forum and volunteers for several charitable and political groups. He currently serves as a Regional Advisor for Syracuse University and served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Southwest chapter of the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) for over 12 years. He also served on the Board of Directors for The Westside Family YMCA for many years and is a mentor, speaker and advisor for many other local charities. Mr. Pynes received an MBA in Real Estate Finance from Fordham University and a B.S. from Syracuse University.
Tyler is an alumnus of the University of Southern California with graduate degrees in both Business Administration (MBA) and Real Estate Development (MRED). He has a Bachelor’s degree in both Architecture and Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Anthony Yannatta is Senior Vice President of Development & Finance for Thomas Safran & Associates. As a member of the Development and Finance teams, Anthony plays an important role in financing, structuring, negotiating, and managing acquisition and rehabilitation development projects, tax credit re-syndications, investor buyouts and project recapitalizations. In addition, Anthony performs a variety of other functions for Thomas Safran & Associates related to asset management, project compliance, software system development, and agency correspondence.
Prior to joining Thomas Safran & Associates, Anthony was the CEO of WestsideRentals.com, an Associate at Ares Management and a Financial Analyst at Pacific Capital Group. He has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and received his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. Anthony is an avid basketball player, having lettered for four years at UC Santa Cruz (Division III) and played professionally in Finland. Anthony has previously served on the City of Santa Monica Housing Commission.
Stacey holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources with a state-specific certification in California (PHR-CA). Stacey is an active member of Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).