Leadership

Meet your Team of Trusted Partners

The strength and depth of Upshot’s management team allows the company to pursue investments with great flexibility, to move aggressively into attractive opportunities and to capitalize on changes in the real estate and economic landscape.

  • Raul Socarras

    CEO & Founder
  • Juan Carlos Gomez

    VP of Legal Affairs
  • Dan Garcia

    Property & Construction Manager
  • Drew W. Webb

    Hedge Fund Services

Raul Socarras

CEO & Founder

Mr. Socarras is the CEO and Founder of Upshot Capital Advisors, LLC. He has over 20 years of combined experience in the areas of commercial real estate, investment management and advisory services, and in the operations and management of global operating businesses.

Before Upshot™, Mr. Socarras served as the operating partner of many commercial real estate development and construction projects within the United States, while simultaneously serving as the Executive Vice President of I-CON Systems Holdings, LLC, a global manufacturing and technology company serving customers in 32 countries. Prior to this, Mr. Socarras was a practicing attorney in Florida, representing governmental entities and corporate clients on various, complex real estate, land-use, corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Socarras remains an active member of the Florida Bar. Mr. Socarras has participated in the acquisition, development, construction or representation of over $1 billion of real estate and corporate transactions throughout his career. Mr. Socarras also has various investments and stakes in other operating companies and start-ups throughout the United States.

Mr. Socarras has had the pleasure of serving on various local and national community and corporate boards and has participated in many other civic activities throughout his career.

He was also a NCAA collegiate athlete in multiple sports, including playing and being a member of the Florida State University Football Team in the 95'/96' football season (during these years FSU won the ACC Championship twice and the Orange Bowl Championship). Mr. Socarras is also a licensed Private Pilot with over 500 hours of flying experience and holds an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) rating.

Mr. Socarras is the CEO and Founder of Upshot Capital Advisors, LLC. He has over 20 years of combined experience in the areas of commercial real estate, investment management and advisory services, and in the operations and management of global operating businesses. Before Upshot™, Mr. Socarras served as the operating…

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Juan Carlos Gomez

VP of Legal Affairs

Juan Carlos Gomez is Vice President of Legal Affairs for Upshot Capital Advisors, LLC, overseeing and managing all legal and compliance matters for the company and the various funds it advises. Mr. Gomez is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has over ten years of experience practicing in the areas of real estate, commercial transactions and local government law.

Before joining the company, Mr. Gomez served from 2013-2016 as managing shareholder of a boutique, real estate focused law firm in Winter Park, Florida, where he first began representing Upshot on various matters. Prior to that, Mr. Gomez spent nearly seven years with a full-service, commercial law firm in Orlando, Florida, counseling governmental entities and corporate clients on various, complex real estate and commercial transactions.

Mr. Gomez serves as the current President and Chairman of the United Safety Council and as the current Chairman of the Technical Assistance Committee for Prospera (f/k/a the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund). He has also served as a mentor for Take Stock in Children of Orange County for several years and as past President of the Citrus Civitan Club of Orlando.

 

Mr. Gomez received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Florida International University. He is a native of Orlando, Florida, where he resides with his wife and their two daughters.

Juan Carlos Gomez is Vice President of Legal Affairs for Upshot Capital Advisors, LLC, overseeing and managing all legal and compliance matters for the company and the various funds it advises. Mr. Gomez is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has over ten…

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Dan Garcia

Property & Construction Manager

Dan Garcia serves as Property and Construction Manager for Upshot Capital Advisors, LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia oversees the property management and maintenance of all real estate assets and administers all construction projects owned by the Upshot family of funds. He has over 12 years of experience as a real property and commercial construction administrator, and Mr. Garcia has been a Florida licensed Real Estate Associate since 2007.

Mr. Garcia began his career as a real estate and land-use professional in 2006, focusing in the areas of retail, professional and medical office space. Over the course of his career, Mr. Garcia has managed over several hundred thousand square feet of retail and office space and has administered the construction of more than 100,000 square feet of commercial real estate projects.

Prior to beginning his career in real estate, Mr. Garcia spent over 12 years working in the aviation industry, where he learned valuable skills which he applies on a daily basis to his construction and property management responsibilities at Upshot™.

Dan Garcia Property & Construction Manager Dan Garcia serves as Property and Construction Manager for Upshot Capital Advisors, LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia oversees the property management and maintenance of all real estate assets and administers all construction projects owned by the Upshot family of funds. He has over 12 years of experience as…

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Drew W. Webb

Hedge Fund Services

Drew grew up in Anderson, Indiana, a small town in the Midwest region of the United States. After high school, Drew graduated from the University of Central Florida (“UCF”) with a Finance degree with honors. After receiving his undergraduate degree from UCF, Drew worked in the finance and accounting department for a global manufacturing firm based in Central Florida, while completing his MBA at UCF.

Since his high school years, Drew was passionate about learning the financial markets and understanding the analytics behind these markets. After college that passion grew into creating strategies for driving returns for his personal portfolio and, ultimately, for driving returns to Upshot’s investors today. Currently, Drew serves as the Fund Manager for Upshot Capital Management, LLC, an incubator hedge fund utilizing an option and long/short strategy for driving risk-adjusted returns to its investors.

Drew grew up in Anderson, Indiana, a small town in the Midwest region of the United States. After high school, Drew graduated from the University of Central Florida (“UCF”) with a Finance degree with honors. After receiving his undergraduate degree from UCF, Drew worked in the finance and accounting department for a…

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