meet The AMR Management Team

Who is AMR?

Angeles Madison Residential is a partnership of seasoned real estate development, construction, asset management, and finance professionals. Collectively, the AMR executives have nearly 150 years of experience bringing together a network of institutional, family office, and high-net-worth investors, and have successfully produced extraordinary risk-adjusted returns.

AMR’s innovative approach and vertical integration allow it to deliver a higher-quality product at affordable prices. The Company is scaled to build dozens of multifamily developments each year, delivering immense value for both tenants and investors.

Adam O'Neill CEO Angeles Madison Residential AMR



Adam is a highly experienced Los Angeles based real estate developer, and the driving visionary behind Angeles Madison Residential. Adam will draw on decades of experience in developing and constructing high quality homes and apartments all over Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, as he provides urgently needed housing options for working families.

In many ways, Adam views his real estate projects as an extension of his ethical priorities.  He grew up in the working-class town of Malden, MA, and was taught strong family values from his first-generation immigrant Italian and Irish parents.  Adam’s interest in real estate started early, helping his family renovate and maintain the small multi-family rentals that they owned and managed.  He saw at a young age that a stable home not only benefitted the family in the home, but the community at large. Adam eventually headed west and became a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he was promoted to Sergeant in under five years. Adam has a unique perspective on Los Angeles from his time with LAPD, and deeply understands the city and its citizens from assisting ordinary folks in their homes and businesses.

Adam is a proven leader.  He has purchased and steered many dozens of projects in the Los Angeles area through complex entitlements, capital raises, design, build, and sale, and bought and sold well over $500 million dollars of real estate throughout his career.  Since 2014 alone, he has been the driving force behind over 30 multifamily real estate development projects, with an average IRR over 35%.  In nearly 30 years of working on residential real estate construction and development projects, he has come to understand every aspect of the field. Most importantly, he has always proven that his integrity is beyond reproach, having maintained an excellent reputation and connection with his investors and professional relationships even through the 2008 financial crisis.

Adam holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  He lives in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with his wife, 17-year-old triplets, and two dogs.

Bryan Gordon Angeles Madison Residential AMR Chairman & CEO Madison Ventures Plus Madison Capital MVP

Bryan Gordon

Chairman & Co-CEO

Bryan  has  more  than  35  years  of  experience  as  a  serial  entrepreneur  and  in  the  private  equity,  investment banking/corporate  finance,  and  risk  management  consulting  fields.  While  an  industry  generalist,  he  has emphasized the areas of real estate, real estate-intensive operating businesses, specialty finance, hospitality and healthcare.

Bryan founded MVP in 1996 as a boutique private investment firm to invest in small - middle market companies, asset portfolios and illiquid financial investments, where market, capital, structural and/or operating inefficiencies could be identified and harnessed to create outsized risk-adjusted returns. Since then, he has personally overseen the raising and deployment of over $1.1 billion of equity capital, which has generated an average annual return of over 35%. This capital has come from a wide variety of investors (including pension funds, insurance companies, IB  prop  desks,  private  equity  firms,  hedge  funds,  fund-of-funds,  private  banks,  family  offices,  and  UHNW investors) in the US and 14 countries in Europe, as well as from the firm itself.  Amongst these investments have been numerous companies where Bryan and his team have held significant strategic and operational roles, including  in  the  specialty  finance,  fine  art  storage  and  logistics,  multi-family  apartment,  hotel,  wine, entertainment and oil and gas industries.

Prior to founding MVP in 1996, Bryan worked in the investment banking/corporate finance divisions of Smith Barney, Bear Stearns and EF Hutton for 10 years. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with one of the world’s leading risk management consulting firms (Risk Planning Group/Tillinghast) for three years.

Bryan earned an MBA degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and a BSE degree, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to founding MVP in 1996, Bryan worked in the investment banking/corporate finance divisions of Smith Barney, Bear Stearns and EF Hutton for 10 years. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with one of the world’s leading risk management consulting firms (Risk Planning Group/Tillinghast) for three years.

Bryan earned an MBA degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and a BSE degree, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Civita


Jonathan is an executive level investment advisor of 25 years specializing in the areas of real estate and finance. Throughout his career he has generated much of his success sourcing and underwriting new investment opportunities, capitalizing/restructuring operating companies, acquiring/repositioning under-performing real estate assets, redeveloping distressed properties, acquiring fully stabilized core and value-add properties, and underwriting operating company investments. Jonathan possesses many diverse strengths including his ability to quickly assess the goals and objectives of a client, synthesize information and provide informed opinions that quantify the complexities of an investment and allow for an informed decision to be made. As an advisor he believes one of the most valuable services he provides clients is the ability to critically audit a companies’ operating platform to assess their ability and/or likelihood to perform.

Most recently, Jonathan was President and Managing Director of a vertically integrated real estate company located in Newport Beach, CA. While there he provided individualized advisory and investment management services to a wide range of investors and third party clients, most notably functioning as primary real estate advisor to California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) during the “Great Financial Crisis” (2006-2015).  Reporting to CalPERS Senior Investment Office (SIO), Jonathan oversaw the management of 27 limited partnerships and 43 investment funds for nine years providing guidance to CalPERS investment on over $3.1B in debt restructurings and the development of a strategic investment strategy for the $20B portfolio.

Jonathan earned his MBA degree from Chapman University, Masters in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and an undergraduate degree in Political Science. He has been an adjunct professor within the School of Business at Chapman University (2012-19) and an advisory board member at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CAED) (2015-18).



Scott grew up in Calabasas California, a small town on the far west side of the San Fernando Valley, just outside Los Angeles. He is a fourth-generation contractor and real estate developer as his great grandparents moved to Los Angeles in 1924 via Harlem, New York City. During the great depression, his great grandfather began buying up single-family houses in Boyle Heights and putting small apartment buildings on them, some for-family members to live in and others to rent out.His Grandfather began his building career in the sheet metal and heating and air conditioning business working mostly on his father’s and his father’s friend's apartment projects.In the late 1960’s, Scott’s Father Larry went to work for Shareholder’s Company as a superintendent building over 50 apartment projects throughout Los Angeles. He then went private and became one of the most prolific residential real estate developers in Calabasas building more than 2000 homes within the city.

In high school, Scott worked in the summer for his father with several different tradespeople learning the construction business literally from the ground up. He then went on to San Diego State studying Industrial Technology and wanted to work in the automotive manufacturing industry.

In 1989 when USC opened the Lusk Center of Real Estate, Scott decided to apply to the program. Two years later he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development and two additional summers of construction experience.

He went on to work in the family business first as a superintendent building custom homes in Calabasas Park. Within a few years, he began helping his father on the financial side of the business doing financial modeling and securing financing for current projects. He then moved on to handling forward planning of new residential housing tracts.

Scott now continues in the family tradition of contracting and developing residential and commercial projects in Southern California. Scott lives in Ventura County with his wife, two daughters and four dogs. When he is not working, Scott keeps busy cooking, skiing, boating or working on his classic cars.


Vice President, Acquisitions & Development

Throughout his career, Sean has held a variety of different roles across several real estate disciplines. Prior to joining AMR, Sean spent 8 years with the Watt Companies and Watt Communities. During his time there, he held various positions in corporate finance, project management, acquisitions and land development. In his corporate finance role, he focused on the management of the company’s portfolio, facilitating refinancing of existing properties, securing new debt on acquisitions and construction loans of both commercial and for sale opportunities and providing analysis on cash out refinance opportunities. Additionally, in his project management and land acquisition roles, he was responsible for acquiring and sourcing new deals, evaluating project feasibility, and obtaining approvals associated with tract development, urban infill development, and adaptive redevelopment of underutilized residential, industrial, and commercial facilities.

At AMR, Sean is the Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development. Here, he is responsible for sourcing new on and off market acquisition opportunities, the oversite of project feasibility, financial underwriting, deal timelines, and securing approvals on potential deals vital to future business sustainability. 

Sean graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Development. Sean is a member of the Building Industry Association and Urban Land Institute. He is an avid golfer, loves sports and music, and finding new land deals.


Head of Construction

With 31 years in the construction industry, Jayme's career began in his family's business, progressing from laborer to lead supervisor. His extensive experience spans across multiple real estate sectors including single-family and multi-family residential, commercial office buildings, medical offices, and restaurant/hospitality projects. Jayme excels in construction management, specializing in workflow efficiencies, bid processes, pre-construction planning, contract negotiation, and vendor management.

Having a strong local presence for decades in Southern California, and supervised thousands of labor teams, Jayme’s industry experience provides great value to the AMR platform. In his role as a Head of Construction and lead field supervisor at Angeles Madison Residential, Jayme coordinates trades, executes projects, and oversees safety compliance. He develops project strategies, monitors costs, ensures quality, and innovates approaches for cost savings and productivity improvement. Jayme's holistic perspective, honed through numerous projects, enables him to manage developments comprehensively.


Head of Architecture and Design Studio

Jimmy Shi, Head of Architecture and Design Studio at AMR, holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Cornell University. With a background as both a consulting and "owner side" architect, Jimmy managed design teams for various projects in Los Angeles, including urban infill mixed-use residential, hotels, stadiums, and commercial/retail spaces.

In his current role at AMR, Jimmy oversees all design and architectural aspects, producing architecturally significant homes focused on efficiency, livability, and innovative building techniques. Jimmy leads AMR’s Design Studio executing projects through all design phases, working closely with the AMR’s fabrication and construction divisions to provide concept layouts, design development and working drawings.  He is also responsible for leading AMR’s design teams in developing project building specifications, schematic plans, and ensuring code compliance on all construction documents.

From initial design to permitting, construction, and ongoing maintenance training, Jimmy is involved in every step. His exceptional skills and commitment to excellence make him a cornerstone at AMR, contributing to the delivery of high-quality architectural and design solutions for their homes.


Entitlement Project Manager

Lea brings over 25 years of expertise in real estate and project management. Notably, she served as the general manager of The Home Depot, overseeing 250 employees and managing substantial inventory. Transitioning into land use and entitlement in 2015, Lea facilitated complex projects in California's Coastal Zone, securing entitlements through community outreach and collaboration.

With a focus on Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Lea successfully managed 15-20 projects simultaneously, overcoming challenges and securing entitlements for projects worth over $350MM. Her diverse skills extend to expediting building permits for various real estate projects, including mixed-use, retail, restaurants, and residential developments.

Currently, as the lead entitlements project manager for AMR, Lea efficiently coordinates day-to-day entitlement work, manages third-party consultants, and oversees project submittals. Her role involves working with public officials, utilizing BuilderTrend for efficient tracking, and directing AMR's engineering and design firms. Lea's expertise ensures timely permitting and agency approvals for AMR's projects.