MEET OUR TEAM

Robert Alex Baker

Robert Alex Baker

Fund Manager & Owner

Alex’s passion for finance and real estate fueled his career in investment strategies and real estate lending. Alex grew up in the beautiful state of Hawaii and then followed his family footsteps by attending the University of Louisville. Graduating with a M.B.A. in Finance, Alex started his real estate career in the fix and flip sector purchasing and renovating homes in varies hot markets such as Tampa, FL., Louisville, KY and Charleston, SC.

Challenging himself to venture into his own start-up with launching Coastal Equity Group in 2018. Looking back today, he would’ve never imagined the success, experiences, and relationships he has made along the way. His tenacity, experience and knowledge in real estate and finance have afforded him the ability to seek qualified and secure investments with a return that continually succeeds investor expectations.

2021 has been a record-breaking year for Coastal Equity Group with launching 3new investment programs and growing his team. Alex resides in Charleston, South Carolina where he gets to spend time with family and friends at his favorite restaurants. His personal passions include hanging his brokers license, reading and traveling with his long-time girlfriend, Diana. Alex has travelled to over BLANK countries. As an entrepreneur, he built strategic partnerships in various sectors which lead him to starting Coastal Equity Group in 2018.

Gracee Boots

Gracee Boots

Financial Analyst

Who is Gracee Boots you ask? Gracee Boots is a Nashville native where she relocated to Downtown Charleston to attend College of Charleston. Graduating in 2021 with a B.S. in Finance, she completed her internship with Coastal Equity Group where Alex saw huge potential in her work ethic and motivation to learn the ins and outs of the industry. Gracee has become the driving force of Coastal Equity Group success by managing the underwriting process from start to finish and exceeding client expectations in every deal. Gracee is pursuing her license in Real Estate and will soon be Charleston’s real estate guru. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s to come from Gracee Boots.

Kristi Sereno

Kristi Sereno

Advisor

Kristi Sereno is from Erie, Pennsylvania. After working nine years in the Florida real estate industry, she bravely decided to open Haven Title in August of 2015. Through repeat business and word of mouth, Haven Title has become very successful. The biggest thing that separates Kristi and her self-made company is their customer service, communication and their ability to close files not only FAST but accurate. In 2017 Haven Title was presented with an award from First American Title Insurance Company recognizing them as a Top 10 Agent for Performance of Excellence in 2017.

Cristina Diaz

Cristina Diaz

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Originally from Tampa, FL., Cristina relocated to Charleston, SC to join Coastal Equity Group. Like her fellow team members, she graduated with a B.S in Finance and a minor in Marketing from the University of South Florida. Following graduation, she started her finance career in retail banking and lending later joining a marketing and business development team for a private technology firm. Before joining, Coastal Equity Group she acquired her 2-20 license selling personal lines insurance building a foundation to pursue her career in marketing and business development in real estate investment lending. Cristina enjoys working building relationships with her clients and developing solutions to better serve her clients and the company. Her passions include cycling, cooking, going to music concerts and traveling.

Jeremy Plofsky

Jeremy Plofsky

Inspector

Jeremy Plofsky has been involved in real estate his entire life. His parents owned rentals throughout Florida and Georgia when he was growing up. He graduated from St. Pete College in 2001 with an associate’s degree then entered into real estate as a mortgage originator. He has a passion for real estate and has owned several successful renovation, foreclosure cleanout, and property preservation companies. Over the years, he has worked with general contractors, builders, investors, property managers, homeowners, and home designers to really master his craft for real estate and renovations.

Jeremy is an inspector for Coastal Equity Group, and he offers excellent service and knowledge to new and experienced investors.

Gant Hill

Gant Hill

Advisor

Gant Hill, CCIM, is President and Principal Broker of Gant Hill & Associates (formerly Venterra Realty), founded in 2003, specializing in enhancing the best interests and outcome of its clients that own, invest, lease and/or operate real estate.

Gant has overseen millions in both client and personal acquisitions, as well as the sale or purchase of many high-profile commercial and residential properties in the Louisville, KY, area, of which includes the $19,500,000 sale of The Prospect Village Shopping Center to its anchor, Kroger.

Having served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, based in Chicago, IL, and as the Region 7 Vice President, overseeing the CCIM chapter activities in seven Midwest Chapters, Gant takes his leadership role seriously.

Gant was named as one of the “Forty Under Forty” by Business First of Louisville in 2004 and nominated to the Leadership Louisville Class of 2008.

Interested In Joining Our Team?

Interested In Joining Our Team?

Coastal Equity Group is always looking to mentor and develop someone who wants to join this fast pace industry. Our team works closely together and has developed a positive everyday work culture.