SOURCE: American Realty Advisors

June 30, 2014 19:33 ET

American Realty Advisors Announces Head of Research

Chris Macke Has Joined American Realty Advisors as the Managing Director of Research and Strategy; Mr. Macke Brings to American Over 20 Years of Real Estate Research Experience and Will Be Based in the Firm's Corporate Headquarters in Glendale, California

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - American Realty Advisors is pleased to announce that Chris Macke has joined the firm as Managing Director, Research and Strategy. In this role, Mr. Macke will be responsible for leading the firm's research efforts and will work closely with American's Investment and Portfolio Management Teams in developing investment analysis to support acquisitions and strategy implementation for the firm's commingled funds, and will serve as a member of American's Investment Committee.

Mr. Macke brings to American over 20 years of real estate research experience focusing on the institutional market and property specific research, including input on commercial real estate acquisitions, financing, leasing, development and underwriting, spanning office, industrial, retail, senior living, medical office, hospitality and multi-family real estate across the U.S. Most recently, he was Senior Research Strategist with CB Richard Ellis Global Research & Consulting as part of the firm's macroeconomic, property market, and capital market outlook and strategy effort. His previous real estate consulting experience includes advising large institutional investors and mid-size private equity and operating companies, as well as working with regulatory agencies including the U.S. Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department. He is currently a contributor to the Federal Reserve's Beige Book and member of the PREA Research Advisory Council. Mr. Macke holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. 

Stanley L. Iezman, American's Chairman and CEO commented, "Chris's experience, combining both extensive market and capital research with hands on asset level analysis, will be a strong addition to American's Investment Team's resources, adding value to our clients and investors and reinforcing our continuing commitment to excellence."

American Realty Advisors is an investment manager to institutional investors and with over $6 billion in assets under management, has provided real estate investment management services for over 25 years utilizing core and value-added commingled funds and separate accounts. American acquires assets directly or provides equity, preferred equity, mezzanine debt, debt and hybrid debt to primary investors and developers operating throughout the United States for office, industrial, multi-family, and retail properties. More information regarding American can be found at