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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 delivering value and favorable cost/benefit solutions to solve many real estate problems.

Lia - smallJustin Lia, PE, LEED AP | VP, Equity Group Manager

Mr. Lia has been around buildings and construction his entire life.  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.  Complex, transactional due diligence is what he does best.


Jim McLeod - smallJames McLeod | Senior Project Manager

Mr. McLeod has more than 20 years of experience in construction, architectural design, project management and real estate due diligence. He has performed over 1,000 projects and serves as a subject matter expert in accessibility. Jim is based in Phoenix, AZ.


Ariz Master - smallAriz Master, RA, NCARB| Senior Project Manager/Client Manager

Mr. Master, a 20 year veteran, is a licensed architect in Illinois and in India. Over the years, he has developed a strong passion for a career in real estate involving design, construction, project management, due diligence and their varied disciplines. He has a wealth of experience working throughout the United States as well as India. Ariz is based in Chicago, IL.


Ken San Felippo smallKen San Felippo Jr., AIA | National Account Manager, New York, NY

Mr. San Felippo has more than 30 years of design and construction experience and is responsible for client development and management as well as technical reviews of Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) for various property types. He is a registered architect in the state of New York.


PiscoranPaul, Piscoran, CCPR, CDT| Waterproofing and Roofing Leader

Mr. Piscoran has 30 years of experience in the waterproofing and roofingindustry. As a subject matter expert in these fields, he brings extensive experience in the design, construction, and technical oversight building envelope projects. His work as an expert witness, and running forensic investigations of enclosures, adds depth to our team. Paul is based in Sacramento, CA.