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 of the Tisch College 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