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TEAM

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – ANDREW CARNEGIE

Rafik Moore

Rafik Moore

PRINCIPAL
Rafik Moore

Rafik Moore

PRINCIPAL

As the founding partner of Caspian Group, Rafik believes in building a business which empowers people to reach their highest potential. Having come from humble beginnings, he regularly reminds his team to be respectful and considerate to all, regardless of their financial position or social status. Rafik is a prolific reader who always tries to share the ideas and philosophies he learned to improve the lives of people around him.

Rafik has obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from University of Minnesota in 2001. His experience in financial risk management has started from his first job as a mortgage loan underwriter. He has 16 years of experience in real estate investing and has been involved in over $500 million of commercial real estate transactions.

Rafik’s true strength comes from the depth of experience of his mentors. Rafik credits most of his accomplishments to people who have guided and mentored him, he often quotes Isaac Newton by saying “If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”.

Rafik lives with his wife and three children in Tonka Bay, MN. His hobbies are: fishing, chess and physical exercise. He is a triathlete, who strives to stay in good physical shape.

Marshall Nguyen

Marshall Nguyen

VICE PRESIDENT
Marshall Nguyen

Marshall Nguyen

VICE PRESIDENT

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PATRICK CORBETT

PATRICK CORBETT

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
PATRICK CORBETT

PATRICK CORBETT

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

With an engineering background in the semiconductor industry, Patrick has an impressive resume. Right after graduating with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, he went to work as an epitaxy engineer building LASERs at ALFALight. He started as a process-engineer for Cypress Semiconductor but was soon promoted to operations manager. For Bergquist (now Henkel) Touchscreen, Patrick was an account manager and application engineer, and then moved on to be the chief operating officer of Lightwave Photonics.

Always up for new challenges, in 2016, he started his own brokerage, Strata Real Estate Resources, and has recently become a partner, broker, analyst, and director of operations at Caspian. Patrick values the principles of honesty and transparency above all, so he does not speculate but uses data to substantiate his position. Patrick’s advice for those who ask him is, “Do not be afraid to live the life you want today.” He lives by that credo himself.

In addition to his various roles in business, Patrick enjoys playing a few musical instruments as well as managing his kids’ soccer teams. He also serves on the Mendota Heights city planning commission and loves the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.

BRIAN SCHOLTEN

BRIAN SCHOLTEN

DIRECTOR
BRIAN SCHOLTEN

BRIAN SCHOLTEN

DIRECTOR

Brian Scholten joined Caspian Group in January of 2016.  Prior to joining Caspian Group, he was an Air Force officer for 5 years separating in 2014 as a Captain.  He then joined a multi-family brokerage firm before realizing that the industrial world was where he could help Rafik grow the Caspian brand, team, and portfolio.

He has 6 years of commercial investment and investment brokerage experience serving some of the largest industrial property holders in Minnesota.  By adhering to the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do, Brian serves his clients and community in a manner that builds trust, cohesion, and confidence from the very meeting.

Brian works to ensure that every deal done is done in accordance with his Christian values (and the Golden Rule in particular).  Treating others with respect, staying humble even in success, and relentlessly working to grow himself personally keep him grounded, focused, and joyful.

When not working, his wife and three children keep him busy. Though he does enjoy golfing and reading in the few minutes of personal time he happens to find.
Rustam Muharamov

Rustam Muharamov

ASSOCIATE
Rustam Muharamov

Rustam Muharamov

ASSOCIATE

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Tammy Kortava

Tammy Kortava

ACCOUNTANT
Tammy Kortava

Tammy Kortava

ACCOUNTANT

Tammy grew up in the Eastern European country of Georgia, where she attended University. She studied at Vekua Technical University, where she majored in Information Technology in Economics. She continued schooling after she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree, and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Caspian Academic Center.

Following graduation, Tammy worked for ten years at JSC Liberty Bank, where she managed her own branch, as well as being a corporate private banker. Tammy moved to the United States and settled in the Twin Cities, where she started her career as the accountant for Caspian Group.

In her free time, Tammy enjoys dancing and spending time with her family. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband and her three children.

Orzugul Kahramonova

Orzugul Kahramonova

PROPERTY MANAGER
Orzugul Kahramonova

Orzugul Kahramonova

PROPERTY MANAGER

Orzugul grew up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan before moving to the United States and settling in the Twin Cities area. She attended Eden Prairie High School, where she graduated. While in high school, she gained experience working retail jobs, before training and joining Caspian Group as an executive assistant. She then moved into property management.

Orzugul loves the environment at Caspian, recommending it to anyone who is contemplating using their services.

Orzugul currently lives in Excelsior, Minnesota with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and hanging out with friends.

Sean Stark

Sean Stark

Director
Sean Stark

Sean Stark

Director

Sean grew up in Uzbekistan and came to New York when he was 15. He lived there for five years before recently moving to Minnesota.

Sean graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn in 2017.

He worked as a lifeguard for four years and recently got into real estate. He worked in residential real estate
in New York for three months before moving to Minnesota to get into commercial real estate.

He currently resides in Eden Prairie.

Sean’s hobbies include skiing which he had never done until recently and now he goes almost every weekend.

Jay Mawas

Jay Mawas

Data Analyst
Jay Mawas

Jay Mawas

Data Analyst
Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Associate
Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Associate

Alex grew up in Edina MN, where he received a degree in audio engineering at the age of 18 years old. He started his career by teaching at several schools for gifted children, including Bridges Academy in Los Angeles which is regarded as one of the top schools for prodigies in America. His passion for music allowed him the opportunity to become executive producer at a Nashville-based record label where he developed and produced artists from across the country. With the desire to achieve his full personal potential, he changed careers and started at Caspian Group in 2021 where he now specializes in lead generation, stabilizing hard-to-fill properties, and building authentic connections with everyone that he interacts with. Alex is an electric skateboard enthusiast, avid non-fiction reader, and immense lover of spicy food.

Drew Bonjean

Drew Bonjean

Associate
Drew Bonjean

Drew Bonjean

Associate
Angie N. Frandrup, LEED AP

Angie N. Frandrup, LEED AP

Director

Angie N. Frandrup, LEED AP has been in commercial real estate in Minnesota since 2004, and has been a licensed commercial brokerage professional since 2011, spending eight out of the last ten years serving as a Broker at the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, CBRE, Inc., and boutique firms prior to joining Caspian Group.

After graduating with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Natural Science and Environmental Studies, Frandrup began her career in commercial real estate serving through the lens of environmental engineering work and later had a business of her own, providing LEED Certification, and sustainability consulting for commercial real estate.

Presently, Angie focuses on providing Solar Development services including Solar Site Plans, Cash Flow Estimates and Solar Panels for commercial real estate owners and investors and can provide added value regarding that into her standard brokerage practice including Investment Sale Services, Buyer and Seller Representation, Disposition Services, as well as Portfolio Optimization through Tenant and Landlord Representation.

Angie believes real success can be realized when one works with purpose and integrity to reach achievable goals. She drives the best value and outcomes for her clients by always maintaining ethics and excellence in her work and by utilizing clear communication.  She utilizes the most sophisticated software and market intel available for the commercial real estate sector to ensure her clients receive the best information possible and to help give her an advantage in her negotiations and market research. 

In her spare time, Angie enjoys spending time with her son and husband, exploring the great outdoors, travel, exercise and spending time with family and friends.

 

Kathy Bodnar

Kathy Bodnar

Director
Kathy Bodnar

Kathy Bodnar

Director

Kathy’s focus with the Caspian Group is to bring value to every transaction and every client by understanding their needs, knowing the market, and working hard to accomplish their goals. Kathy specializes in the purchase/sale of commercial investment property and landlord and tenant representation (project leasing and sale/lease negotiations).

For 20 years before working in commercial real estate, Kathy provided her business clients with financial and high-tech software solutions to increase their productivity and revenues. By understanding their needs and pain points, Kathy exceeded her clients' expectations by putting millions of dollars of cash in play at casinos and automating sales processes at Fortune 500 companies. Kathy also created a lifestyle brand, understanding what it takes to get a business off the ground. Due to her business background, her attention to detail is impeccable. Kathy will take the time to understand your needs and urgency, taking the steps necessary to accomplish your real estate goals. Kathy uses the latest web marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of qualified buyers. You will enjoy working with Kathy for your real estate needs, as her sense of humor will make for a fun experience!

Kathy has taken all the required commercial real estate investment classes to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and is in the process of completing this designation. This is an optional designation not obtained by most commercial agents. CCIM members must be proficient in investment analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and financial analysis for commercial real estate.

Kathy's goal is to exceed her clients' expectations, keeping their best interests in mind at all times. Give her a call at 763-200-1025 to see how she can help you with your real estate needs.

Sean Haung

Sean Haung

Associate
Sean Haung

Sean Haung

Associate

Growing up in the aisles of his parents’ grocery store, Sean never imagined he’d be in commercial real estate. After graduating Eden Prairie High School in 2017, Sean attended UCLA where he majored in biochemistry, minored in Spanish, and graduated with departmental and latin honors. 

During college, he worked in an orthopedic surgery research lab where he helped to develop bone cells strong enough to be 3D printed into human bone. With the goal of attending medical school, he also worked as a child life specialist in a pediatric intensive care unit and as a scribe in an emergency room.

However, during the process of applying to medical school, Sean decided to have a change of career and got a real estate license. Since then, Sean has helped clients lease and find tenants for spaces across the Twin Cities. He is currently working on receiving LEED accreditation and hopes to advise sustainable solutions to the needs and wants of his clients. 

In his free time, Sean enjoys Frisbee golfing, collecting decks of cards, and playing World of Warcraft. 

Seth Gernbacher

Seth Gernbacher

Associate
Seth Gernbacher

Seth Gernbacher

Associate

Seth has lived in the Twin Cities for nearly all his life. He grew up in Edina before moving to South St. Paul and recently moved back from West Des Moines after his career relocated him there for almost 3 years. His work experience in sales management and banking eventually led him to pursue a career in commercial real estate. He has played guitar and bass for 15 years and loves music. His other hobbies include video games and spending time outdoors with his friends and family.

Molly Kayfes

Molly Kayfes

Marketing Director
Molly Kayfes

Molly Kayfes

Marketing Director
Ozzy Dris

Ozzy Dris

Associate
Ozzy Dris

Ozzy Dris

Associate

Having grown up in San Francisco/Daly City, CA, Osmund, also known as "Ozzy", and his family later moved to Minnesota, where he began a variety of professional careers.

Ozzy comes from a 14 year background in Retail Pharmacy. In his years working in the Pharmacy industry, he has served the city of Burnsville and its community from the ages of 18-31, which has helped him develop a passion for helping individuals in need of better health. In addition to his pharmacy background, he also has a 20+ year background in Hip Hop/House dancing, which has enabled him to teach, compete, and grow a young, vibrant dance community in Minnesota.

Ozzy joined Caspian in February of 2020. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in Tenant Representation, which has enabled him to close many successful deals. The deals have been successful because they have brought two dance studios, a reputable beauty salon, a second location of a popular café, as well as a popular West-coast food concept to the Twin Cities. As a Caspian Group associate, he continues to build relationships in the industry.

Alexandra Haider

Alexandra Haider

Director
Alexandra Haider

Alexandra Haider

Director

Alexandra was raised in Eau Claire, WI by investor parents that exposed her to the ins and outs of hands-on property management at a young age. She remained in Wisconsin until 2009, when she went to the University of Minnesota for her Bachelor's Degree in English. She went on to get her Master's in Education and was an English teacher until 2018 when she took a leap of faith and switched paths completely, pursuing a career in real estate. She has not looked back once since making the switch to her career in real estate.

Through the years, Alexandra has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell homes, multifamily properties, and commercial properties. She has managed many projects through the construction process and has accumulated a substantial portfolio herself, consisting of houses, apartments, commercial, and retail shopping centers.

Alexandra understands the challenges tenants, investors and landlords face and prides herself in deal structuring and finding a way to find win-win situations for both buyers and sellers, tenants and landlords.

Alexandra has been married to her awesome husband, Mike since 2020 and enjoys running, hiking, tennis, and fishing. She loves working with good people and building lasting relationships with clients. She genuinely enjoys her job every day. She and Mike have three cats and a giant German Shepherd that they consider their baby and bring with them whenever they can.

Kyle Malkerson

Kyle Malkerson

Director
Kyle Malkerson

Kyle Malkerson

Director
Winnie Patterson

Winnie Patterson

Associate
Winnie Patterson

Winnie Patterson

Associate
Jacey Johnson

Jacey Johnson

Associate
Jacey Johnson

Jacey Johnson

Associate

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