Invest in a Better Future, With Anabasis Equity Partners
Ernest Jenkins Jr. is a licensed real estate agent and investment real estate professional who brings a high level of business discernment, professionalism and savvy investment knowledge to the management team. Ernest has extensive experience in residential investment real estate and project management, and is a go-to resource for Anabasis’s acquisitions, dispositions, project management strategies and financing.
Prior to joining Anabasis Equity Partners as Manager of Acquisitions and Project Management, Ernest worked for EquityPro Jacksonville, LLC where he brokered the sale of $5 million+ of investment real estate. Ernest cultivates strong professional relationships in the Jacksonville off-market real estate sector with his knowledge, transparency and value-driven mindset.
Tara Ocepek is an experienced marketing professional and brings organization, digital marketing and event planning to the management team. Tara has extensive experience in social media marketing and directs all marketing activities for the team, including promotional and networking events. She also assists in property renovation design, specializing in distressed historic properties. Her ability to organize, plan and design marketing materials and events as well as assist with renovation design have been instrumental in the success of Anabasis Equity.
Prior to her work with Anabasis Equity Partners, Tara worked for ShootGTR, Evlutionz Tactical and Buzzy Bee Media where she led successful marketing campaigns for these companies. Tara is a graduate of Cleveland State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources Management. Tara also takes great pride in her social work within her community; she owns a small boutique which benefits local nonprofits in Amelia Island, Florida. She also is actively involved in Amelia Women’s Collective where she mentors other women who are small business owners.
Eugene D. Lipscher, Esq., advises and provides legal services and representation to Anabasis Equity Partners with respect to deal structuring and execution. He has extensive experience in real estate transactions and in litigating cases in Florida and federal courts. A member of the Florida Bar since 1994, Gene is Board Certified in Business Litigation and formerly led the commercial litigation department at the Palm Beach law firm of Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A. Gene attended undergraduate school at Drew University and received his law degree with honors from the University of Miami School of Law.
Brylen Ericksen is a seasoned real estate agent and investment professional who brings strategic planning and vision to the project management team. His ability to seek out and acquire distressed property and bring them to their maximized potential has played a crucial role in the success of Anabasis Equity Partners.
Prior to joining Anabasis Equity Partners as the Director of Acquisitions Brylen worked for a traditional real estate team where he brokered the sale of a combined $3.5 million dollars. Brylen also is an experienced, astute investor and project manager and has continually provided exceptional returns on each and every investment on which he has partnered.
James Stuber is responsible for the administrative, financial, and legal aspects of Anabasis Equity Partners and its affiliates and funds. A longtime member of the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, he has extensive experience in business organization and operation, real estate transactions, and private equity fund administration, including the formation and operation of Riverside Venture Partners, L.P. and Shoot GTR. Prior to founding his own practice, Jim was an associate attorney at the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and served as legislative director for Florida Congressman Paul Rogers.
Jim has deep Florida roots, residing for many years in Palm Beach County, where he was active in business and community affairs. Jim also is dedicated to reinvigorating American families and communities by reversing the outflow of jobs to China and other countries, based on his 2017 book, What if Things Were Made in America Again. Jim holds his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University, and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Bryce Ocepek is an accomplished real estate investment professional and brings strategic planning, financial experience and vision to the management team. Bryce has extensive experience in commercial real estate and directs all investment activities for the Investment Manager, including the procurement of acquisitions and project financing. He also assists in property management, dispositions and risk management activities. His ability to seek out and acquire distressed multifamily, commercial, and various other investment properties combined with his expertise of the marketplace have been instrumental in the success of Anabasis Equity.
Prior to cofounding Anabasis Equity Partners, Bryce worked for Berkshire Hathaway, Pineywoods Realty, and EquityPro where he brokered the sale of a combined $15 million dollars of investment real estate including over 100+ units worth of multifamily specific real estate. Bryce also has extensive experience as an astute investor and project manager and has continually provided exceptional returns on each and every investment he has partnered on. Bryce is a graduate of The Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis on Real Estate. He is a licensed Florid Real Estate broker, and managing broker for Anabasis Realty, LLC.
As our President & Co-Founder, Mark Ocepek is the primary financial manager, strategist and advisor for Anabasis Equity Partners. Mark started his investment career in 1996 with Omni America Towers as a Tower Investment Analyst and Project Manager. After the company was sold to American Tower in 1999, Mark developed Riverside Investment Partners, L.P., a diversified investment fund with a special focus on land development, commercial real estate, industrial real estate, and single-family homes. Riverside’s flagship investment was the land development, design and implementation of the world-class shooting and training facility Shoot GTR in Gainesville, Florida. The sale of GTR was completed in late 2021.
Mark earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management and Finance from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida and also a Master’s Degree from Norwich Military College in Northfield, Vermont, where he currently teaches as an adjunct professor.