A 35 year resident of Arizona and President of Mission Equity, Mr. Bathel provides leadership, direction and discipline to support overall company policies and objectives. His career has focused on the acquisition, development and operation of express car washes, real estate investments, infill land acquisitions, valuation, entitlements, development, construction, dispositions and syndications.
Since January of 2012, Luke has focused his attention on the development and operations of Express Car Washes located in Arizona. With more than twenty employees and three locations, his drive and attention to detail have proven successful. Contemporaneous with building the car wash business, Luke founded and operated Mission Equity; a private commercial real estate investment company that was responsible for the acquisition and disposition of twelve commercial assets in four years.
From April of 2006 to August 2011, Luke served as COO and eventually CEO of Cavan Commercial. He was instrumental in identifying the onset of change in commercial real estate development in 2007. As a result, Cavan Commercial reorganized to take advantage of quickly developing opportunities, primarily in the sale of debt from regional banks. Since, Luke has built a reputation and close relationships with lenders, bankers, asset advisors and receivers.
In addition to Mr. Bathel’s experience with Cavan Commercial, from 2003 to 2004 he was involved in multi-family valuation and analysis for the purposes of forecasting operations for institutional clients at Hendrickks & Partners and all phases of on-site construction management for Pulte Homes from 2004 to 2005.
Mr. Bathel is actively involved within the community as well. He is affiliated with the Urban Land Institute (Chairman, 2009 YLG), YoungLife, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Mentorkids USA (Board of Directors, 2007-2009) and Lost Canyon Games (Co-Founder). Luke Bathel received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University, and is licensed to practice Real Estate in the state of Arizona. He currently resides in Phoenix with his wife Julie and their two daughters.
Angela Yang – Operations Manager
Chris Wooten – Wooten Law Group, General Counsel
Tommy McWilliams – Scottsdale Tax Consulting, CPA
Steven Lawrence – Milligan Lawless, Securities Attorney