A Real Estate Veteran, Gelena has a keen eye for design, identifying undervalued assets, and being able to foresee desirable areas before they reach other people’s radar.
Her past involvement with single family spec home development has given her critical knowledge and perception of the city’s many varied planning components.
Gelena currently oversees company operations and acquisitions. Since the company’s inception, Skya Ventures Inc, has secured over 100,000 square feet of development with private equity sources.
Prior to founding Skya Ventures, Gelena worked as a top leasing and sales office broker working her way to Associate Vice President at one of the top brokerage houses. While in this role Gelena excelled in lease analysis, lease negotiations, underwriting office properties for sale, dispositions, space planning, acquisitions and marketing.
Gelena is a lay leader in her community and is passionate about giving back. She currently sits on the board of Jewish Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and is involved with the Jewish Federation where she was a graduate of the Community Leadership Initiative Project. Gelena is also a member of Belle Capital, and focuses on identifying Women tech start-up’s to invest in. She is a graduate of University of California, San Diego where she graduated with honors with a double major in Urban Planning, Communications, and a minor in Economics.
Shayna Bordy is an Interior Designer with a background in the entertainment industry. She received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and has since worked in creative development with top executives at Walt Disney Studios and William Morris Endeavor. She is currently completing the Interior Architecture program at UCLA while managing the design and construction of the Skya Ventures projects.
Deanna Farnell is a Financial Executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, human resources, organizational systems, budgeting and forecasting, audit, IPO, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and financial management. She has direct experience in Real Estate, local government, non-profits, Fortune 500 public accounting, manufacturing, and private industry. She received her undergrad from Cal State University Northridge with extended courses in Accounting and Finance at UCLA. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Deanna brings a unique combination of accounting/finance background and information technology savoy. Instrumental in the successful implementation of several ERP systems and integration of information in any capacity that makes the process more efficient and effective.