CPI Team

The Team at Coastal Phoenix Investments has experience in all aspects of real estate, development and property management. 

Gary Gibbs Owner-Chairman-Managing Director

Phone: (228) 255-4875 Ext: 1
Gary Gibbs

Mr. Gibbs has diverse experience ranging from real estate development, property management, construction management, asset management, and financial consulting. Mr. Gibbs heads up CPI’s Development Team that boasts a combined seventy plus years of experience in real estate development, financial structuring, construction management, and property management.

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Andrew Schwarcz CEO

Dorothy Jacobs Executive Vice President, CFO

Phone: (228) 223-3794

As Chief Financial Officer, Dorothy Jacobs deals with all financial matters including: taxes, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Ms. Jacobs is our General Overseer of Operations and the Company Representative during public forums. She oversees the financial reporting and fundraising package development that are presented to lending institutions.

Marcus A. Griffin, CPA Executive Vice President - Development

Phone: (727) 204-8128
Marcus A. Griffin, CPA

Marcus Griffin has spent his entire 20+ year career in the affordable housing tax credit industry. While the focus has been a single industry, he has played many different roles, beginning as a CPA for Novogradac and Company then Cohn Reznick (formally the Reznick Group). While at these firms Mr. Griffin led many high profile engagements and was a trusted advisor to successful affordable housing developers. Mr. Griffin’s passion for real estate development lead him to consulting and CFO opportunities with real estate development firms. He spent over 10 years in the development area, designing and implementing many innovative and financially sound financing transactions for affordable housing communities. Mr. Griffin has also been the CFO for a tax credit syndication and lending firm where he played a lead role in transactions and gained a deeper understanding of the issues that face investors and lenders participating in the affordable housing industry. Mr. Griffin joined Coastal Phoenix Investments to team up with other top industry participants to bring much needed affordable housing to communities throughout the South.

Ruby Calabrese Executive Project Assistant

Phone: (615) 457-4304
Ruby Calabrese

Ms. Calabrese's areas of expertise include: First line of potential tenant contact on new builds in Lake Village, McGehee and Warren, AR. Implemented new marketing strategy for new build in AR - (radio commercial). Assisted in calls with new build Chapel Place located in Memphis, TN. Initiated and completed tax credit final application for Chapel Place Homes. Created a viable application for potential tenants for all homes, emailed and printed formats. Meeting minutes for construction, development, management and production meetings. Reservations specialist for new build in Tillar, AR. Managed calendar for development team. Researches potential site locations for new construction build.