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Equity Group

Nova has developed a reputation for national leadership in providing due diligence services. Acknowledging that there is no “one size fits all,” our group is committed to providing Nova clients with customized solutions at all points in the real estate cycle. This starts with understanding the scope of a project.

We advise in areas such as acquisition, disposition, pre/mid/post-lease, and capital planning. Our due diligence team shifts to meet a client’s specific needs and goals. By focusing on a client’s needs, Nova’s Equity Group can determine appropriate scope and thus deliver value and favorable cost/benefit solutions to solve many real estate problems.

Lia 141x212Justin Lia, P.E., LEED AP | VP, Equity Group Manager

Mr. Lia has 30 years of experience in the industry. With experience as a contractor, a construction inspector, a design engineer, a forensic engineer, and a due diligence advisor, he leverages a deep technical skill set to serve equity and corporate clients with demanding real estate needs. His experience with CRE transactions ranges from the smallest jobs to single buildings valued in excess of $1B, and portfolios valued in excess of $3.5B. Complex, transactional due diligence is what he does best.


Misha Goodman 141x212Michael (Misha) V. Goodman, P.E., LEED AP | Senior Project Manager

Mr. Goodman has more than 15 years of experience in construction, engineering design, project management, and real estate due diligence. He is a subject matter expert in civil engineering, infrastructure design, and construction administration. Misha is based in Boston, MA.



FavinoTom Favino, M.E.P. | Senior Project Manager/National Practice Leader

Mr. Favino has over 30 years of experience in the building and construction industry. He is a subject matter expert in the fields of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical (“M.E.P.”) systems, and building construction.



Rick_Grismer 141x212Rick Grismer, AIA | Account Manager

Mr. Grismer is a licensed architect with over 40 years of experience in architecture, construction, construction management, and due diligence reports. His arquitectual experience has spanned from the Midwest to the western states. He has lectured on CAD development in England, France, and Ireland. Rick is an Account Manager focused on supporting the Chicago market.



Dixon 141x212David Dixon, RRC, RRO, CCCA, CCPR | National Account Manager

Mr. Dixon is a Registered Roof Consultant and a Registered Roof Observer. He has over 20 years of experience in building envelope observation and investigation, including roofs, walls, and waterproofing. Mr. Dixon has inspected or served as a consultant on all types of commercial properties across North America. He is based out of Nova’s Kansas City office and assists the Equity and Construction Services Groups with the successful completion of each project.