Ethan Penner is the Managing Partner of Mosaic Real Estate Investors, a real estate investment manager committed to protecting investors’ principal while delivering inflation-beating returns, all with an optimal alignment of interest with its investors. Ethan is a recognized pioneer in the fields of real estate and finance with a 35-year career that has been committed to filling voids and responding to unseen or poorly understood opportunities. Most consequently, he is credited with the primary driver in the creation of the near trillion-dollar Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities market for which he received broad recognition including being named one of the U.S. Real Estate Industry’s 100 icons of the 20th century. In 2011 Real Estate Forum voted him one of the Real Estate Industry’s 65 living legends in their
65th anniversary issue.
Ethan is also committed to improving the lives of others and enhancing awareness and does so in a number of ways including teaching – he is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business; writing – he maintains a weekly blog and has had many articles published in a variety of publications; public speaking - he is a frequent featured speaker at industry conferences and universities; civic action – he is a member of the Taubman Institute of Medical Research’s Leadership Advisory Board; in 1996 he founded the Walt Frazier Youth Foundation which provided professional internships and college scholarships to outstanding teenagers, and has been on numerous boards including that of The League, which had a competition-based, in-school community service model, KIND, which is dedicated to bringing education and opportunity to woman, and The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is dedicated to enhancing awareness to combat hate; and fitness – he is a founder of Fitwall, LLC, a company aimed at revolutionizing the exercise industry through its patented Fitwall product.
Ethan is married to Marisol Penner, a professional athlete and a native of Venezuela; they have five children, and reside in Los Angeles County.