RealtyMogul REIT appoints President
RealtyMogul, a commercial real estate private markets investing platform, has appointed Aaron Halfacre as President.
As RealtyMogul’s President and a member of the executive team, Halfacre will be responsible for crafting company-wide strategy, driving execution and augmenting business growth. He will be a voting member of the firm’s investment committee, which has invested in over USD1.4 billion of real estate since 2013. Additionally, with direct oversight of capital markets activity, he will be particularly focused on further growing assets under management and real estate transaction volume.
With over 20 years of investment industry experience and a reputation for strategic insight, Halfacre most recently served as President and Chief Investment Officer at Campus Crest, a publicly traded student housing Real Estate Investment Trust or “REIT,” where he was instrumental in shepherding the successful USD1.9 billion take-private transaction of the company. Prior to Campus Crest, Halfacre was an executive of Cole Real Estate Investments, a publicly traded net lease REIT, where he acted as a key member working on transactions in excess of USD10 billion total market capitalisation.
“I am excited to be joining the RealtyMogul team and contributing to the continued success of the company,” says Aaron Halfacre. “I believe my industry experience across real estate and alternatives, debt and equity, retail and institutional, and both public and private markets is a perfect fit for RealtyMogul’s future.”
Prior to his public REIT experience, Halfacre spent time at BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, serving as the Chief of Staff and Head of Product Development for BlackRock’s Global Real Estate Group, where he led the development of over USD3 billion of private real estate product. During his time at BlackRock, he also served as the Chief Operating Officer of a USD14 billion global equities investment team. In addition to BlackRock, Halfacre worked at Green Street Advisors, a leading independent REIT research and analytics firm. Halfacre holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designations and an MBA in Finance from Rice University.
“We are very pleased to have Aaron join the team; he has a stellar track record and incredible depth of real estate and capital markets industry expertise that will prove invaluable to the company,” says Jilliene Helman, CEO of RealtyMogul. “We will benefit immensely from his experience, and I am confident he will help the company reach new heights.”