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Mobile Home Park Home Owners Allegiance

Fri, Aug 5, 2016 – It appears that Abraham Arrigotti is no longer President of Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) as of Friday, July 29, 2016. He has been replaced by Richard K. Pinel who has been with SCM since 2007. We have confirmed this with three (3) unrelated sources.

Mr. Richard K. Pinel, the new President of Sierra Corporate Management, was present and spoke at the Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Corona City Council Meeting regarding Corona La Linda Mobile Home Park. Based on Mr. Pinel's presentation, we can surmise that it's business as usual. The MHPHOA witnessed the usual placating KSFG/SCM commentary from Mr. Pinel. Not a single person in the KSFG/SCM organization is to be trusted.

Mr. Pinel has been working with KSFG/SCM for nine (9) years, he is part of the business model that all of us have been, and continue to be, subjected to. Do not drop your defenses. Do not accept anything verbally. You must get everything Mr. Pinel, and all other KSFG/SCM staff agree to, in writing.

Rich Pinel serves as Vice President of Sierra Corporate Management. He joined the firm in 2007, bringing with him 15 years of Property Management experience complemented by another 10 years in Hotel Management. Mr. Pinel’s unique, customer service-oriented background and orientation are applied to day-to-day operations as he focuses on implementing and enhancing Sierra’s policies and procedures and overall marketing program.

Mr. Pinel came to Sierra from Sunrise Management Company in San Diego, California, where he served as Vice President and Director of Property management for Five years. He oversaw the day-to-day operations of this Fee Management Company of nearly 150 mobile home parks and apartment communities located throughout Southern California and into Arizona. Prior to that, Mr. Pinel served as Director of Property Management from the Los Angeles firm of E&S Ring Management Corporation, a private real estate trust. There, Mr. Pinel oversaw a portfolio of nearly 6,000 high-end apartments and associated retail and commercial spaces including boat slips. Prior to his four-year association with E&S Ring, Mr. Pinel managed large residential portfolios with Legacy Partners (Lincoln Property Company) in several Southern California markets and in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Pinel has also worked extensively in the corporate housing environment with R&B Realty Group.

Mr. Pinel attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he majored in business. He holds a California Real Estate License and is a candidate for the designation of CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. He also holds IREM’s ACCREDITED RESIDENT MANAGER® (ARM®) designation. Mr. Pinel was awarded the ARM of the Year in 2005 and the CPM Candidate of the Year in 2006 from IREM’s distinguished San Diego Chapter. Mr. Pinel served as an Executive Member and on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Apartment Association. He also served as an Executive Member of the Multi-Housing Council of San Diego. He is always an active participant and continues to serves on several trade association committees.

Rich Pinel is vice president and director of property management for Sunrise. He joined the firm in 2002, bringing with him more than 10 years of property management experience complemented by an additional 10 years in hotel management. Mr. Pinel's unique customer service background is applied to day-to-day operations as he focuses on implementing and enhancing Sunrise's Signature Service Program.

Since 2004, Mr. Pinel and his management team have overseen the successful conversion of 21 properties as they are converted from apartment to condo communities.

Mr. Pinel came to Sunrise from the Los Angeles firm of E&S Ring Management Corp., where he was head of the property management department for a private real estate trust. There, Mr. Pinel managed a portfolio of nearly 6,000 high-end apartments and associated retail and commercial spaces including boat slips. Prior to his four-year association with E&S Ring, Mr. Pinel managed large residential portfolios for Legacy Partners (Lincoln Property Co.) in several Southern California markets and Las Vegas. Mr. Pinel has also worked extensively in the corporate housing environment with R&B Realty Group.

Mr. Pinel attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. where he studied business. He holds a California Department of Real Estate license and is a candidate for the designation of CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. He also holds IREM's ACCREDITED RESIDENT MANAGER® (ARM®) designation. Mr. Pinel serves on the board of directors of the San Diego County Apartment Association and is active in other area associations as well as local IREM chapters. He has graduated from two leadership seminars. Mr. Pinel has been active in many local organizations, including local planning boards, recreation committees and homeowners associations.

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  1. Kort & Scott Financial Group, LLC (Founded 2007)
    Partner: Lee Michael Kort – BRE License: 00921593
    Partner: Michael Hume Scott

    Rio Vista Mobile Estates (Corporate Offices)
    320 North Park Vista Street
    Anaheim, California 92806-3722
    Phone: 714-575-5130
    Fax: 714-575-5139
    Web: KortandScott.com

  2. Sierra Corporate Management, Inc. (Founded 2002)
    President: Richard K. Pinel – BRE License: 01271959
    320 North Park Vista Street
    Anaheim, California 92806-3722
    Phone: 714-575-5130
    Fax: 714-575-5139
    Web: SierraCorporateManagement.com

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