About Us

Don Tepman – President and Managing Partner

Don Tepman oversees all aspects of the Company’s operations and investment decisions,  and has been involved in Bay Area commercial real estate since 2002. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Santa Clara University, and grew up in Cupertino.

Maria Talpas – Senior Acquisitions Associate

Maria Talpas spearheads the Company’s property acquisition efforts, and has been involved in the Bay Area commercial real estate industry for the last five years. Maria grew up in Los Gatos, and graduated from CSU Chico, where she majored in both Finance and Economics, and graduated with Honors.

James Martin – Project Manager

An Indiana native and a graduate of Purdue University, James is involved with many aspects of University Avenue Partners’ day-to-day operations, including construction management, leasing activities, property management, and tenant outreach.

Steven Lucido – Acquisitions Associate

Steven is a Bay Area native and a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science and Pre-Law. As a member of the Acquisitions team, Steven focuses on maintaining relationships with Bay Area property owners and brokers and analyzing property for possible investment.