Founder of Visual Lease since its inception in 1995, Marc Betesh is one of the country’s leading experts on lease construction, lease expenses and effective lease negotiation strategies.
In addition to running Visual Lease, Mr. Betesh also the President of KBA Lease Services, the signature firm in lease auditing. Prior to establishing Visual Lease and KBA Lease Services, Mr. Betesh practiced law in New York City where he negotiated commercial leases.
He received his BA from Temple University and his JD from Georgetown University and is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.
Marc has consistently been ranked among the “top-rated faculty” at CoreNet Global Learning and is a frequent lecturer on lease topics at New York University’s Real Estate Institute, AECRE (Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate), American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Practicing Law Institute, ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Derek leads all aspects of VisualLease operations including sales, marketing, customers service and technology. He has spent over 20 years leading lease administration and IWMS software companies, and was one of the early pioneers of web-based real estate management software.
He has been both founder and CEO of firms in the USA and in Israel. His experience has included being the Co-Founder of VirtualPremise (now CoStar Real Estate Manager), CEO of WorkplaceIQ and serving as the VP of Marketing and Product Management at Redwood Systems, and CEO of Avolved.
Derek has a B.A. in Real Estate from Georgia State University, a M.S. in Strategic Management from Indiana University and a M.S. in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Vice President of Technology
Phil Peters is the lead developer of Visual Lease, and has primary responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the product. He has over 18 years of IT experience, mostly focused on web-based software solutions, with a strong cross-section of industries and company sizes. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University School of Engineering.
Phil’s experience includes large multi-national Fortune 500 companies such as Metropolitan Life and JPMorganChase, consulting firms such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Data Systems Analysts, a US Army defense contractor, and smaller companies such as the USGA and Visual Lease.
Paul Wolf is responsible for Visual Lease’s sales and marketing efforts and for the company’s strategic alliances across the real estate industry. He started his career as a Strategic Sales Manager for Grolier Inc.’s educational division. Over the next 16 years he managed multiple verticals within the corporation and finally concluded his career at Grolier as Senior Sales VP in their educational technology division.
Mr. Wolf is considered to be an accomplished technology and facilities leader with a focus on SasS software products within Real Estate, Retail, Restaurant and Public sectors.
Prior to joining Visual Lease, Mr. Wolf worked at PublicStuff, Workspeed/MRI and ServiceChannel where he served as their National Director of Sales. His responsibility was to acquire and help manage new accounts as well as grow and mentor new sales and account management teams.
Paul received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona and is a happily married man with 4 children.
As Director of Client Services at Visual Lease, Alexandra Betesh is responsible for the Visual Lease client experience, including managing training, support and feedback as well as lease abstracting and other support services. Ms. Betesh also plays a leadership role in both Visual Lease’s and KBA’s operations, with a special focus on process management and improvement.
Prior to her roles at Visual Lease and KBA, Ms. Betesh was an analyst with Bloomberg LP specializing in financial derivatives and mortgages.
Ms. Betesh has a B.A. in Finance and Management from the Stern School of Business, with a minor in Producing, at New York University.
Mike has held several executive corporate real estate positions, including having been a Vice President at the Gartner Inc. (responsible for IWMS research), Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director of Corporate Real Estate for Dun & Bradstreet, Vice President at LaSalle Partners (predecessor to Jones Lang LaSalle) and President of The Harbinger Group at Xerox. In these roles he defined, built and implemented real estate technologies that Fortune 500 firms use to account for their capital project, facilities and real estate related expenses.
Mike has a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A.T. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.