Houston, TX – July 13, 2020 – Berkadia today announced the addition of Senior Managing Director Brandon Buell to its Student Housing Group’s investment sales platform. He will be partnering with Senior Managing Director Kevin Larimer. Buell will be based in Berkadia’s Houston, Texas office and will report to SVP and Head of Investment Sales Keith Misner.
“With 10 years of experience, Brandon is a student housing expert and we’re thrilled to add such a seasoned investment adviser to our Student Housing Group,” says Misner. “His experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our work within the student housing sector, particularly during these unprecedented times.”
Buell joins Berkadia from Newmark Knight Frank’s Student Housing group, where he served as a Managing Director. He was responsible for assisting clients in the disposition of institutional and non-institutional assets and, during his five years tenure, was involved in over $3.5 billion of purpose-built multifamily transactions.
“Berkadia’s student housing platform has unparalleled capital strength, market knowledge, breadth of experience and industry relationships,” said Buell. “In joining this team, I’m eager to leverage my unique background and broad experience to help drive value for clients in the long-term, especially during the unique time we find ourselves in now.”
Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Buell was an associate partner at ApexOne Investments Partners, where he facilitated acquisitions, dispositions and asset management for student housing and conventional multifamily assets within a 33-state region. He sourced 100 percent of the student housing properties for the fund and managed 75 percent of the student housing portfolio assets, working closely with an array of large student housing joint venture partners including Crow Holdings, Balfour Beatty, and Behringer Harvard.
Buell received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business.