Kirk Helgeson is the Chief Investment Officer at American Realty Advisors.
Mr. Helgeson got started in the real estate industry with an internship at a valuation and consulting firm based in San Francisco between his Junior and Senior years at USC, where he was enrolled in the Marshall School pursuing a major in Business and an emphasis in real estate finance. He knew he wanted to work within the commercial real estate investment field at some point, and saw real estate appraisal as a good way to enter the industry and learn the fundamentals of real estate valuations through the disciplined approach the appraisal process follows.
Ethan Khali is a commercial acquisitions analyst (focusing on office, industrial, and retail) at CBRE Global Investors. Ethan is a recent graduate of the Trojan Family and has been working for his company for about a year. His role consists of underwriting deals and making sure the numbers are accurate and correct. A strong knowledge on the metrics of deals is essential. A big component of his job is continuously reviewing the Argus models that brokers send him so that he can fix them to the company standard. He also puts together the screening summaries, also known as the deal summaries, for properties they are actively pursuing. In addition, he is also responsible for putting together lease comps, sales comps, and a competitive set.
Michael Longo is an extraordinarily successful young broker at CBRE.
Longo primarily focuses on institutional buyers and is one of the youngest First Vice Presidents at the firm due to his hard work and deal making abilities. When interviewing him, he had multiple interesting things to say about the today’s real estate economy.