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John Carnesale, MBA

Executive Coach, Executive MBA Programs

Mr. Carnesale commenced and continues to focus his business career in the commercial real estate development and finance arena. John’s entrance into this particular field began with his direct employment for a real estate syndicator Equitec Property Company and transitioned to real estate pension fund advisor Heitman Financial located in Los Angeles, California. As a pension fund advisor John’s experience included asset management for metropolitan office buildings as well as expanding into all asset classes of real estate with his position as vice president of Karsten Realty Advisors. John and his team served as a full discretion pension fund advisor participating in formulating and executing the ownership strategy of over $1 billion dollars in real estate nationwide. These properties included both the turnaround of troubled assets as well as maximizing the overall return of value-added, and stabilization. John transitioned to his current position as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Taylor Financial, LLC, and co-manager of the Taylor Realty Advisors and TWR Development group of companies.


Current Studies- (2012 - Present)
The Chicago School of Psychology PhD in Organizational Leadership, Health and Human Services concentration (Candidate) – Chicago, Illinois

Masters in Business Administration (2010 - 2011)
Pepperdine University – Malibu, California

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business (1982 - 1985)
Arts and Letters Program Administration (ALPA) Minor
University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana

Associates of Arts (1981 - 1982)
Holy Cross College – Notre Dame, Indiana

Professional Licenses

Nevada & California Real Estate Brokers License
Nevada Mortgage Brokers License
Nevada General Building and Engineering Licenses (Class A, B, C-10)
Utah General Building and Engineering License (Class A and B)
Arizona General Engineering License (Class A and B)

Professional Organizations

Class Advisor, PKE Program – Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University (2013 - Present)
Trustee – Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana (2006 - 2014)

Teaching Experience

Mr. Carnesale’s organizational teaching experience includes corporate training and speaking for companies he is associated with as well as an invited guest. John also instructs ongoing training directly for organizational members and has developmental responsibilities for executives, including mentoring. John served as a class advisor for PKE- Cohorts 129 & 134.


Mr. Carnesale’s leadership and entrepreneurship skills have provided him the opportunity to excel within the commercial real estate and finance fields at the pinnacle of this business sector with national recognition. These skills are transmitted into the educational forum via both his class advisors position at Pepperdine University and his association at Holy Cross College through his ongoing participation with these exceptional institutions of learning.