Our Principals

DOUGLAS EISNER

Mr. Eisner is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Calida Group and is responsible for finance, legal, and corporate operations for The Calida Group and its affiliated entities. Prior to forming The Calida Group in 2007, Mr. Eisner was with the Las Vegas City Partner for Alliance Residential Company, which he joined in 2003. With Alliance he was responsible for all aspects of the division’s operations from sourcing and entitling development opportunities to overseeing construction and property management of the firm’s projects in Las Vegas. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Eisner was with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments in their Capital Transactions department where he was focused on the acquisition of multifamily and commercial investments through direct investments and joint ventures throughout the western United States. Mr. Eisner graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Engineering. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization. Additionally, he is a founding board member of Housing on Merit, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit focused on transitional housing for injured veterans.

ERIC COHEN

Mr. Cohen is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Calida Group where he leads the Multifamily Development Platform, including sourcing investment opportunities, entitlements, design, and project operations. He has over 18 years of real estate experience specializing in multiple types of multifamily products including affordable housing, garden-style, mid-rise, and high-rise. Before forming The Calida Group in 2007, Mr. Cohen opened the Las Vegas office for Trammell Crow Residential to oversee development. Prior to TCR, Mr. Cohen spent over 7 years in South Florida with The Altman Companies and JPI. While with TCR, Altman and JPI, Mr. Cohen was responsible for the successful development and entitlement of more than 7,900 multifamily residential units valued at $1,500,000,000. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate from Florida Atlantic University. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization.

Senior Management

JARED WEINSTOCK

Mr. Weinstock is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of The Calida Group and is responsible for legal and financial operations of The Calida Group and its affiliated entities. Prior to joining The Calida Group in 2015, Mr. Weinstock was General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Development for Metropolitan Pacific Real Estate Group, a real estate developer based in Santa Monica, CA. At Metropolitan, Mr. Weinstock was responsible for the legal and financial operations of the company and project entitlements and development. Mr. Weinstock began his career as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers. After graduate school, he practiced law in the real estate group at Paul Hastings, LLP, where he specialized in representing developers and financial institutions in the hospitality industry, and subsequently, spent several years managing investment portfolios for ultra high net worth families and 501(c) 3 foundations. Mr. Weinstock is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, in Russian and in Economics), UCLA School of Law (J.D.) and UCLA Anderson School of Management (M.B.A.). Mr. Weinstock lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica, their son and two adopted terriers.

THOMAS JURBALA

Mr. Jurbala is Director of Senior Housing of The Calida Group’s new Senior Living initiative. He has been one of the leading developers of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities in Las Vegas and nearby states; having developed, built, owned and operated over 25 facilities for the last 20 years. Mr. Jurbala has deep expertise in construction, having run his own company in building senior facilities, along with numerous townhome and condominium projects, single family homes, hotels, hospice and medical surgery recovery centers. Mr. Jurbala has a wealth of financial expertise learned during his tenures with Household Finance, Household Bank, PriMerit Bank, and other private lenders in Nevada. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and then later received his Master’s in Business degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, as well as an Executive Business degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Mr. Jurbala lives in Henderson, NV with his wife Mali, his stepson Julian and his two lacrosse-playing daughters, Haley and Emily. Mr. Jurbala is also a hockey enthusiast who’s been known to score a goal or two.

JULI HUNT

Ms. Hunt is Vice President of Construction. She is responsible for leading the construction team’s efforts in document development and project oversight of wrap, podium and other high density multi-family endeavors. Ms. Hunt joined The Calida Group in 2016. She brings over 25 years of multi-family construction and development experience to the team.  She has worked for several leaders in the multi-family industry including Trammell Crow and Gables. She has been responsible for the successful completion of more than 4,500 multi-family units in nine states including garden walk-up, podium and wrap products.  In addition, she has completed Senior Housing product in the Las Vegas market including the first income based assisted living facility in Nevada.  Ms. Hunt’s responsibilities have included construction drawing development, permitting, budgeting, estimating and on-site project management. Most recently, she oversaw the construction of two adjacent wrap projects in Southern California which were comprised of 785 multi-family units and two parking structures valued at $120,000,000.  Ms. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.  An animal lover, Ms. Hunt works with two rescue organizations in her adopted home town of Cabo San Lucas, MX.

LAURI SAMPSON

Ms. Sampson is the Controller for The Calida Group and its affiliated companies, and her team handles all aspects of project and corporate accounting. On the project accounting side, the team’s responsibilities include: job-cost accounting during entitlements and construction, partnership level accounting once in operations (the property managers handle the day-today property operations accounting), lender and investor reporting, and insurance/risk management. On the corporate accounting side, Ms. Sampson oversees all corporate accounting and payroll functions. She has over 20 years of accounting and financial experience in the real estate industry including development, construction, and property management. Prior to joining The Calida Group, Ms. Sampson worked with Turnberry Associates in their residential division in Las Vegas focusing on project forecasts and financials and managing the cost accounting on their high-rise hotel/condo projects. Prior to Turnberry, Ms. Sampson assisted in opening the residential division in Las Vegas for The Related Companies where she was responsible for the accounting on the pre-development of two high-rise projects with budgets of $400 million and $3 billion respectively. Prior to moving to Las Vegas Ms. Sampson spent several years in Raleigh, North Carolina as the Controller for real estate developers that constructed and managed several luxury apartment complexes. Ms. Sampson received her Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting at Wayne State College in Nebraska. She has been active in various community organizations as an officer, mentor and volunteer.

DR. KATE ZHONG

Dr. Kate Zhong is the Medical Director of Senior Living for The Calida Group (“Calida”). Dr. Zhong is also a founding member of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s and since July 27, 2016, has served as Chief Strategy Officer for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP), a foundation devoted to improving and accelerating clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease.

Prior to joining Calida, Dr. Zhong was the Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health from 2010 to 2017. Here, she led the development of the research program and established the center as one of the largest and most active clinical trial facilities for memory disorders in the country.

Dr. Zhong has been a scientific consultant for multiple pharmaceutical, biotech, and patient recruitment companies. She has provided consultation regarding clinical trials, drug development, and patient recruitment to industry, academic centers, and health care institutions in the United States, Canada, and Asia. While working as the Medical Director and Seroquel Brand Global Physician for AstraZeneca, Dr. Zhong led multiple global clinical trials in CNS therapeutic areas including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and mood disorders.

Dr. Zhong received her MD degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in Sichuan, China. She earned her Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a Geriatric Psychiatrist, Dr. Zhong has extensive experience in providing treatment and care for patients with neurocognitive disorders.