Partners 2018-01-17T19:01:51+00:00

Team Forge

Don Oliphant

Mr. Oliphant has been in the large scale commercial development business since 1980. He has developed or entitled over $1 billion worth of commercial real estate projects. Mr. Oliphant is responsible for the vision, values, and overall strategy at Forge. Mr. Oliphant was formerly a General Partner in Knott’s Berry Farm, one of the largest amusement parks in the US. In this role, Mr. Oliphant was responsible for broadening the scope of the company and creating opportunities for diversification. Mr. Oliphant earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Tim Williams

Mr. Williams is responsible for analysis, due diligence, financing, entitlement, and construction management. Mr. Williams has experience handling sophisticated real estate transactions and has been instrumental in building a national portfolio of multifamily properties with current holdings in excess of 3,000 multi-family units. Mr. Williams was previously an airline pilot with American Eagle Airlines. Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University.

Matt Campbell

Mr. Campbell plays a key role in the business strategy and acquisitions for Forge Partners. He has over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has been instrumental in the creation and development of Forge Partners which has acquired over $250 million in multi-family properties which equates to over 3,000 multi-family units. He continues the pursuit of pushing Forge towards becoming a market leader in the acquisition and development of quality multi-family properties across the United States. Previously Mr. Campbell was a top producing commercial real estate broker at Cassidy Turley now Cushman & Wakefield in San Diego, California. Mr. Campbell graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration.

Mark Knepper

Mr. Knepper is responsible for feasibility and project analysis, budgeting, due diligence, market analysis, and arranging debt and equity. His 30 plus years of experience in the commercial real estate and finance industry provides Forge an institutional level of sophistication and complexity to accomplish any size transaction. He has completed over $1 Billion of volume in over 150 commercial transactions. Mr. Knepper was previously a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cassidy Turley San Diego. Before Cassidy Turley, Mr. Knepper spent 7 years as a Senior Analyst and Director at the largest mortgage brokerage firm in the country, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.