• 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 350, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Phone: 949-400-4275 | Emergency Phone: 949-515-3199
  • info@optumrealestate.com

About Us

Optum Real Estate Management is a firm obsessed with managing and maximizing the returns of our client’s residential real estate investments in the Southern California market.

We believe that our approach to real estate investing far exceeds traditional property management and investment services. By incorporating both traditional real estate services and high level real estate strategies, finance, economic and behavioral science knowledge, our team is able to maximize your real estate’s performance and your financial returns.

Through years of investing, education, and research, Optum’s Founder, Daniel found there to be few companies and even fewer resources that help local Southern California real estate investors truly understand and optimize their real estate investments. As a result, Daniel founded Optum with the purpose of delivering the knowledge, skills, and resources of large sophisticated real estate investment firms to the small and mid-size real estate investor.

Optum focuses on managing the real estate for both the short and long term performance of the asset. Our team of experts has been helping countless investors throughout all stages of the real estate investing process. We help investors find, evaluate, acquire, manage and sell their real estate investments in the most efficient, effective and profitable ways possible.

It does not matter whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned investor with a large portfolio, our integrated investment management approach means that our team will evaluate, analyze, manage and help you grow your real estate portfolio to fit your overall investment goals.

Our Mission

Our mission at Optum Real Estate Management is to deliver the most effective and efficient active management of our client's real estate and assets while also promoting positive community development through meaningful investments in the communities we serve.

The Executive Team
Daniel Gutierrez
Founder and CEO
Daniel's drive and entrepreneurial mindset is the leading force behind Optum Real Estate Management. Daniel started personally investing in real estate by locating and buying undervalued, distressed, and underperforming properties that he would then renovate, rent and manage throughout both Southern California and Nevada.

Today, Daniel focuses on helping investors find, manage, and improve the returns of their real estate investments throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties. Daniel also continues to take a hands-on approach to building his own Multi-Family, Single Family, and Commercial real estate portfolio.

Daniel earned a Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he received concentrations in both Real Estate and Finance. He also holds a California Real Estate License and has degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Spanish from the University of Oregon where he completed his undergraduate studies.

Prior to founding Optum Real Estate Management, Daniel managed companies in the Private Equity and Healthcare industry where he led in the acquisition and turn-arounds of underperforming businesses and assets.
Stephanie Celotto
Director of Marketing
Stephanie Celotto has worked at Irvine Company, one of California's oldest and most respected privately held real estate investment companies for the past eight years. She began her journey in the Apartments Division supporting the Vice President of Marketing and was responsible for all email marketing efforts. She then transitioned to the Community Development Division and became instrumental in the success of the Villages of Irvine master-planned communities. Currently, as the Senior Director of Marketing, Stephanie develops the marketing strategy for all residential communities within the Villages of Irvine.

After receiving her B.A. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she conquered the New York fashion scene at Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue. Her love for fashion continues to this day, but she found her purpose marketing the acclaimed homes of Villages of Irvine and Irvine Pacific. Stephanie received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management which she is using to develop new and innovate ways to improve the real estate investing and leasing experience.

Leo Malamud
Operation and Acquisitions Adviser
Leo Malamud joined Optum Real Estate in 2018 as a subject expert in market analysis, management improvements, and rent maximization. Leo has been investing in real estate since 2009 through his personal investment in single and multi-family properties across Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Mexico and South Africa. While managing his real estate investments and working full time, Leo attended and graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in Systems Engineering and Psychology. He then worked as a process engineer for Fortune 500 companies where he specialized in project management and integration. His primary responsibilities were to lean out and restructure various areas of companies to make them more efficient, effective, and profitable. While investing and working full time, Leo earned a double Masters in Business Administration and Systems Engineering.

After finishing his USC masters programs, Leo spent 2 years working endless hours as a HP management consultant but after doing much research, Leo determined that strategic capital investment in real estate was a more attractive and sustainable approach to achieving long-term financial security and personal freedom. He achieved both goals by building long-term equity and a substantial residual income stream from his personal real estate investment. Through meticulous planning and management, Leo has built a 7 figure portfolio that has allowed him to leave the corporate world to manage and grow his and other's real estate investments.

Leo achieved his goal in 9 years by creating a methodical approach to real estate investing that applies all the concepts and skills he learned in his career, education, and experience. He currently owns properties throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Mexico and South Africa which provide him with profits of over $20k/month. Through his years of investing, Leo has become and expert in home remodels, property management, and short-term rentals (i.e. Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway).
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1024 Bayside Drive, Suite 534, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-478-4695