Our Story

RK Capital was formed by long time business partners Steve Rottman and Keith Mathias. The two principals have been acquiring, entitling, constructing, managing and monetizing residential and commercial real estate together for 15 years through a series of partnerships and limited liability companies. Our company's goal is to execute on value-add and opportunistic real estate opportunities where we can provide exceptional risk-adjusted returns to our investors. Through the efforts of our experienced and highly qualified team, we acquire existing income producing assets and enhance the value by strategically repositioning the asset through rebranding, select capital improvements, and a strong management effort. 


Additionally, RK Capital Group engages in development projects where substantial value can be added through the entitlement process and the construction of the project. As Real Estate Brokers, the principals continue to represent their clients with their 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and any other acquisition or disposition needs through their real estate brokerage company RK Real Estate Group, Inc.

Steven Rottman - Principal

Throughout his 30 year-long career, Mr. Rottman has managed a diverse collection of commercial and residential real estate projects. Prior to the formation of RK Capital Group, Mr. Rottman managed investment and development partnerships for projects ranging from large-scale land entitlement efforts to the construction and leasing of industrial parks and residential subdivisions. 

Mr. Rottman's primary responsibilities at RK Capital Group are to oversee property acquisitions, raise the required capital for the projects, and to oversee overall management of the company to ensure that the partnerships reach the company's projected returns on invested capital. 

Mr. Rottman is a graduate of the University of Southern Californa business school with an emphasis in real estate finance and is a licensed real estate broker. Steve lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Lisa and has five daughters. 

Keith Mathias’ primary responsibility at RK Capital Group is to manage the development process, including overseeing construction. He will assist in acquisitions and assemble a top-notch due diligence team as assets are acquired. He oversees all entitlement, development, and construction efforts for the company.  Mr. Mathias is a licensed contractor and a California Real Estate Broker.

Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Mathias has been involved in commercial land development and construction since earning his general contractor's license in 1984.

Prior to RK Capital Group, Mr. Mathias had his own development company, KAM Coastal Development Inc, which assisted lending institutions by managing the liquidation and redevelopment of their distressed properties. KAM Coastal and Mr. Rottman developed a number of projects together, such as build-to-suit buildings for FedEx Ground, several business parks, and retail centers. During these projects, Mr. Mathias was responsible for the company’s strategy and investment analysis and also served as the manager of marketing, sales, and leasing. 

Mr. Mathias lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Robin. They have been married for 35 years and have 3 adult children. 

Keith Mathias - Principal

Scott Kearney has over 35 years of experience in major commercial property portfolio management and investment planning, property acquisitions and sales; and, the arrangement and servicing of debt and equity financing for major property investments. Mr. Kearney and his privately held real estate investment advisory firm, Capital Asset Management Advisors, have been affiliated with Steve Rottman and his entities for over 20 years and have been instrumental in the development of real estate investment strategies and the organization, funding and financing of the Company's investment partnerships.

Mr. Kearny is licensed as both a real estate and mortgage broker and is also a registered professional engineer with an extensive background in building design and construction. His academic credentials include an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a specialty in Finance and Economics, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering, which he received from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University ("Cal-Poly"), San Luis Obispo, California. Mr. Kearney is a member of the Building Industry Association; Mortgage Bankers Association; and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Kearny's primary role with RK Capital Group is property evaluations and, in conjunction with the Principals, the development of strategies and operating plans for their resolution.

R. Scott Kearney - Investment Analyst

Michael operates as an Associate Broker to RK Capital's brokerage company, RK Real Estate Group and is responsible for the company's marketing efforts. Prior to RK Capital, Michael worked as a Project Manager in Los Angeles for digital advertisement agencies servicing clients such as FX Networks with their web and mobile application development. 

Michael graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2009 and holds a CA real estate broker's license. He lives in Los Angeles and in his spare time enjoys playing chess and riding motorcycles. 

Michael Mathias - Marketing Manager/ Associate Broker

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