Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer
Brian is Chief Investment Officer and responsible for oversight of Green Courte’s investment, capital markets and investor relations activities.
Prior to joining Green Courte, Brian was a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Penzance Real Estate, with oversight of capital markets, risk, finance, asset and property management, and all other administrative functions. Before joining Penzance, Brian spent 13 years at Equity International (Sam Zell’s global real estate investment platform) as it’s Chief Investment Officer. At Equity International Brian oversaw all investment and portfolio company activity as well played a key role in oversight of all other areas. Brian was also one of three members of Equity International’s Investment Committee, which included Sam Zell.
Earlier in his career, Brian was Vice President at Madison Dearborn Partners, responsible for sourcing and executing transactions across multiple real estate sectors, a Vice President within the global commercial real estate group at Merrill Lynch and an Associate at PwC.
Brian currently serves on the Weiser Center for Real Estate Advisory Board at the University of Michigan and previously held board positions at both private and publicly traded global real estate companies, including Estapar Estacionamentos (Latin America’s largest parking platform), GuardeAqui Self Storage, ESR Group (APAC’s largest real estate asset manager primarily focused on logistics real estate), Decameron All Inclusive Hotels & Resorts, and Grupo Acosta Verde, among others.
Brian holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and earned an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
**In addition to the Managing Principals, members of the Management Committee