Brian Earle is a founding partner of 3RE where he serves as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Investment Services.
Brian is based in New York City and is a 27-year veteran of the real estate investment management community. Most recently, he served as a Director of Wood Partners, a national multi-family developer, owner, and operator, overseeing the firm’s Acquisition activities. This group has acquired almost $1BN of multi-family properties since its founding in 2010.
Prior to joining Wood, Brian served as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group of Ares Management in charge of its Real Estate Separate Account and Managed Account programs.
Brian’s primary responsibility at Ares was as Portfolio Manager of a $500 million multi-family joint venture (MJV) with a sovereign wealth fund. For the MJV, Brian managed every aspect of the investment strategy, from sourcing and leading acquisitions, negotiating and structuring joint ventures, and executing renovation/repositioning strategies to refinancing property loans and coordinating asset sales. With his oversight, the portfolio grew from zero to almost 10,000 units in about three years through direct acquisitions, development, structured pre-sales, preferred equity positions, and joint ventures with national partners.
Prior to Ares Management’s acquisition of AREA Property Partners in July 2013, Brian was a Partner at AREA and its predecessor firm, Apollo Real Estate Advisors in charge of new investments and investment management. Throughout his tenure at Apollo/AREA/Ares, Brian worked on over 100 separate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and several asset refinancings that represent more than $10 billion of real estate value.
Brian joined Apollo Real Estate Advisors in 2000 after five years at Charlesbank Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm making investments exclusively on behalf of the Harvard University Endowment. Brian began his career at Copley Real Estate Advisors in 1993 as an Associate in its Development Properties Account fund.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Boston University.