By Starlight, LLC focuses on acquisitions of light value-add 80+ unit “B” and “C” class apartment buildings with pre-acquisition performance of at least 90% occupancy. The properties we pursue are in well-positioned markets with strong fundamentals, including certain urban areas in Texas, Florida, Arizona and Tennessee, among others. 

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Rachel A. Simon

Director of Acquisitions

Rachel serves as the president and director of acquisitions at By Starlight, LLC.   She has invested in commercial and single-family properties since 2017. Beyond her role at By Starlight, LLC,  Rachel is a business and tax attorney by trade with more than 13 years of legal experience.  Her law background coupled with her strong tax and financial analysis skills makes her keenly positioned to analyze and structure investments to maximize returns for investors.  

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Jamie Grijalva
Director of Investor Relations

Jamie is an experienced real estate broker with more than 17 years of experience in the industry.  Her extensive knowledge of real estate investments and her deep understanding of the real estate markets makes her an essential part of the By Starlight team.

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Hana T. Dinanie
Director of Marketing

Hana is an experienced marketing professional who has worked in industries ranging from entertainment, to law and politics among others. She is a creative, strategic and visionary creator who has successfully helped her clients reach their marketing goals.  When she’s not helping others with their marketing strategies, she enjoys immersing herself in anything relating to music, architecture or travel.

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Polly Ernst

Polly began her professional career at a Big Four accounting firm and since then, she has served in various senior financial and accounting roles at several for-profit and non-profit organizations based in Southern California. Her extensive experience in audit, compliance, risk management, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis has proven invaluable to the By Starlight, LLC team. Polly graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential (inactive).

Ellis Wasson

Ellis is a partner at an AmLaw 200 law firm and has more than 25 years of experience representing real estate syndicators and developers.  Prior to practicing law, Ellis was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (inactive) with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ellis graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Taxation. Ellis also holds a law degree from Western State College of Law and an LL.M in Corporate Law from the University of San Diego.



5904 Warner Ave
Ste A - 2011
Huntington Beach, CA 92649


(714) 494-6528‬