About Us

Pinnacle Leasing and Management, is a customer/client-focused team, and our services go beyond basic typical property management functions. Our owners benefit from the hands-on management of our team, gain buying power and management expertise.

EST. 2018

Mission Statement

We are a boutique commercial real estate company with a national reach. Pinnacle strives to offer best in class leasing, project management and property management services to maximize value for our property owners.

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Our Team

Wes Allen

President & Co-Principal

Lakeisha DePeyster

Vice President

Michael Guski

Director

Anna Ayres

Director, Ops

Laura Austin

Assistant Property Manager

Hope Dagher

Assistant Manager, Payments & Insurance

Nicolai Schwarzkopf

Broker

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Wes Allen

President & Co-Principal

Wes is an Atlanta native who attended the University of Georgia and received dual degrees in real estate & finance from the Terry College of Business. Prior to becoming a Principal at Pinnacle in 2018, Wes worked at Costar, Rialto Capital and most recently with McWhirter Realty Partners. Currently, he oversees the leasing and management of Pinnacle’s 40 property portfolio. Wes enjoys all aspects of the real estate business and spends his free time playing golf and tennis. He and his wife, Sarah, live near the Marietta Square with their 3 kids.

Lakeisha Depeyster

Vice President of Property Management

Lakeisha DePeyster is a seasoned professional in the field of Commercial Real Estate, bringing over 23 years of expertise to the industry. Her journey has been marked by a passion for cultivating successful real estate ventures and a commitment to excellence. Lakeisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Columbia College, a testament to her dedication to academic and professional growth. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a deep understanding of the intricacies of the real estate market, coupled with a strategic approach to business management. Previously serving as the Director of Property Management at Ardent, Lakeisha was entrusted with overseeing the property management department across the United States. Her leadership played a pivotal role in the success of the department, contributing to Ardent’s reputation for excellence in property management. Beyond the realm of real estate, Lakeisha is an avid traveler who enjoys exploring diverse cultures around the globe. Her global perspective not only enriches her personal experiences but also brings a unique and insightful dimension to her professional endeavors. 

Michael Guski

Director

Michael joined Pinnacle Leasing & Management, LLC April 1, 2019. Michael comes from a real estate family where he grew up learning about commercial leases and management. Michael was a natural fit with the team and he handles many of the day to day activities of property management. He also is a licensed real estate agent assisting with leasing the properties.  He maintains strong relationships with all tenants to make sure all needs are met.  Michael is very passionate about the success of every property.

Anna Ayres

Director, Operations

Anna Ayres moved to the Metro Atlanta when she was young and she has been living there for most of her life. As a director in the A/R and A/P department she is responsible for overseeing billing and payments. She joined the growing team at Pinnacle Leasing & Management, LLC in the early part of 2019 and is a graduate of Georgia State University.

Laura Austin

Assistant Property Manager

Laura Austin joined the Pinnacle Leasing and Management team in May of 2023. She has born and raised in Honduras and is a University of West Georgia graduate. She is currently responsible for leasing and managing a group of assigned assets for Pinnacle Leasing and Management, LLC.

Hope Dagher

Assistant Manager, Payments and Insurance

Hope Dagher grew up in the Alpharetta, GA area. She graduated from Georgia State University and went on to work in immigration and accounts receivable. She began working for Pinnacle in the accounts department in early 2022.

Our Goal

Invest in Value

Our main goal is to achieve steady and consistent long term capital growth of our portfolio. We invest in public equities, fixed income, private equity, private debt and real estate. We like companies that have strong fundamentals, passionate leadership and a wide economic moat. We invest globally and across industries. Octave is a next generation investment firm that operates at the intersection of purpose and profit.