Executive Team

Private Equity Group’s seasoned management team is our most valuable asset. Our ability to engage and champion diverse business interests enables us to be highly selective and resourceful in our investments. Our senior management team has worked together for many years carefully refining our financial objectives and management disciplines. This continuity of leadership continues to build our knowledge and speed of response. Our ability to look at market research and decipher in-depth analyses of demographics, economic conditions and trends provides us with strong insight for making good decisions. It is management’s clear vision and forward thinking that has propelled us to achieve superior returns.

OJ Buigas


Buigas, OJ 2University of Miami – B.A. in Business Administration
Licensed Real Estate Broker – State of Florida
33 years real estate, development and construction experience:
• Acquisitions and dispositions of assets with combined gross revenues over $2 billion
• 10-year track record of 42.4% compounded annual return on invested equity

Our Executive Team Members

Howard M. Baum


Baum, H 2 Certified General Contractor – State of Florida
Licensed Real Estate Salesman – State of Florida
37 years of experience in the construction industry:
• Built more than 2k single family residential units
• Constructed more than 300 low and midrise residential units
• Managed multimillion dollar governmental renovation and construction projects
• Directed environmental projects including wetland and dune restoration

Donald R. Schrotenboer

President and CEO

Donald R SSiena Heights University – B.A. in Hotel, Restaurant and Hospitality Management
Member, Florida Gulf Coast University Lutgert College of Business Advisory Council
Member, Urban Land Institute and Florida Land Council
15 years of experience in sustainable land development and strategic asset management:
• Held accountability for 139,000 acres of land holdings
• Orchestrated entitlements, due diligence, strategic positioning and asset workouts
• Represented clients with more than one million acres in Florida and Georgia
• Oversaw development process for new town and university, including $520 million phase-one budget