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

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Drew W. Webb

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Daniel E. Garcia

    Vice President of Asset Management

Raul Socarras

CEO & Founder

Mr. Socarras is the CEO and Founder of Upshot®. 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 an Executive of a global manufacturing and technology company serving customers in 32 countries. Prior to this, Mr. Socarras was a practicing attorney in Florida, representing developers, 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 $2 billion of real estate and corporate transactions throughout his career.

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 and the Orange Bowl Championship). Mr. Socarras is also a licensed Private Pilot with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) rating.

Mr. Socarras is the CEO and Founder of Upshot®. 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

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Juan Carlos Gomez is the Chief Operating Officer for Upshot®, overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations for the firm and the various funds it advises. Mr. Gomez is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has over fourteen years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate, commercial transactions and local government law.

Before joining Upshot®, Mr. Gomez served as the managing shareholder of a 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 volunteers as a mentor with Take Stock in Children of Orange County. He has also served as past President of the Citrus Civitan Club of Orlando, President and Chairman of the United Safety Council and Chairman of the Technical Assistance Committee for Prospera (f/k/a the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund).

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 Chief Operating Officer for Upshot®, overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations for the firm and the various funds it advises. Mr. Gomez is board certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and has over…

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Drew W. Webb

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Drew Webb serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Upshot®. In this capacity, Mr. Webb oversees all finance and accounting functions for the company, including all accounting controls, audits, fund administration requirements, portfolio tracking and financial reporting. Mr. Webb graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Finance degree with honors. Mr. Webb also received his MBA from the University of Central Florida.

Before joining the Upshot®, Mr. Webb held various accounting and finance roles at a global manufacturing firm. Mr. Webb is passionate about accounting and finance, the financial markets and understanding the analytics behind these markets.

Drew Webb serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Upshot®. In this capacity, Mr. Webb oversees all finance and accounting functions for the company, including…

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Daniel E. Garcia

VICE PRESIDENT OF ASSET MANAGEMENT

Mr. Garcia serves as the Vice President of Asset Management for Upshot®. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia oversees and maximizes the potential of all real estate assets owned by the firm. He has over 14 years of experience as an asset manager and commercial construction administration.

Mr. Garcia serves as the Vice President of Asset Management for Upshot®. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia oversees and maximizes the potential of all real estate assets owned by the firm. He has over…

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