Brian Kavoogian is the founder and President of Charles River Realty Investors, a private equity real estate investment firm that employs the extensive operating and investment experience of its team to make value-added real estate investments on behalf of its institutional clients in a closed-end fund format. The firm and its principals have successfully acquired and/or developed over 20 million square feet of real estate with a value of over $3 billion.
The firm recently completed fundraising for its Fund II, which provides the firm with capital to complete +-$1.5 billion of new investments. Its investors consist primarily of endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices. Fund II will continue the firm’s long-time strategy of investing in well-located commercial real estate in which value can be created at the property level through the repositioning and redevelopment of under-performing, under-managed and/or under-capitalized real estate as well as selective ground-up development throughout New England, with a particular focus on the Boston metropolitan area. In addition to making direct investments, the firm invests with third-party owners in need of capital and/or operating expertise. The Fund invests in all major property types, including office, industrial, retail and housing, as well as senior and student housing, healthcare-related properties (medical office, research lab) and lodging.
Brian is involved with a number of civic, charitable and industry-related organizations. He is a past chairman of both of the region’s real estate trade organizations, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and NAIOP Massachusetts, where he remains on the Board of Directors.
He is a Trustee of Tufts University and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. Brian also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Greater Boston YMCA, is an Overseer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a member of the Partners Healthcare System, Inc. Corporation and board member of Heading Home. He also serves on the Park School Board of Trustees. Brian is a past board member of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, appointed by Governor Mitt Romney in 2006.
Brian received a BA from Tufts University in 1984. He was elected to the Tufts University Board of Trustees in 2008