Phil has a unique entrepreneurial and entertainment-focused background that he adeptly applies to his real estate work/investments, and client relationships. He began his entrepreneurial career as co-founder of the hit social-networking app 'Pheed' alongside tech investor and businessman O.D. Kobo in September, 2012. Leading the nascent app's growth, Phil opened 'The Pheed House' on Mulholland Drive, a content creation hub for artists and tastemakers. With the help of influencers like Snoop Dogg, Paul Rodriguez, and Miley Cyrus, Pheed became the #1 downloaded app in both the Google Play and Apple App Stores ahead of Facebook and Twitter. Pheed was eventually acquired for ~$40mm U.S., by Mobli Media Inc. (after just 18 months of operation).
Following Pheed's acquisition, Phil was appointed Head of U.S. Operations at Mobli, where he elaborated on the Pheed House model and opened 'The Beach House' on the Venice Boardwalk--a content creation hub for a wide array of creative digital media, music production, and live events. Additionally, Phil co-founded and led initial growth efforts for the viral app 'Yo!', which also reached the #1 most downloaded spot in both App Stores.
Today, Phil is co-founder & Managing Partner at LayJax Ventures; as well as a member of CBRE's West LA team, where he specializes in Capital Markets / Leasing for tech & media clients on a local & global scale.