Trion Properties, based in West Hollywood, California, is expanding into the Southeast with the establishment of an office in Miami Beach, Florida. The private equity real estate firm, which specializes in value-add multifamily, has historically focused its investments on the West Coast.

“Establishing this new office in Miami Beach allows Trion to expand our reach into a region that aligns well with our investment strategy and goals for our investors,” said managing partner Max Sharkansky. “The Southeast is enjoying outsized multifamily demand due to stellar growth and a mild climate, making it an ideal area of the country for our second office and expansion plans.”

Real estate veteran Marley Dominguez has been hired as director of acquisitions to run the new office. He will be responsible for sourcing deals throughout the Southeast, primarily focused on South and Central Florida, Atlanta, and the Carolinas.

Dominguez brings nearly 20 years of progressive core-plus and value-add multifamily investment experience to the role. According to Sharkansky, he has led the acquisition or development of over $4 billion in real transactions focusing on ground-up and existing products in the Southeast, Sun Belt, and West Coast.

Prior to joining Trion, Dominguez served as managing director of Sonder, leading acquisition, leasing, and investment activity of multifamily and hospitality operations. He also has held real estate investment and management roles with Apple Investments, Kuwait Pension Fund, Reem Investments, John Laing Homes, and Swirnow Capital Management.

“I am excited to be working with a firm that is as well respected and accomplished in the multifamily investment arena as Trion Properties,” said Dominguez. “I’m looking forward to applying my knowledge and experience toward expanding the company’s presence in the Southeastern region and establishing a solid footprint in that market.”