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Brian Kerns

Executive Managing Director



As the Executive Managing Director, Brian is responsible for all aspects of new investment opportunities, operating partner relations, and overall strategic growth of the firm alongside the CEO. Brian is the former Managing Director of CrowdStreet, the world’s most successful online equity syndication marketplace. Founded in 2014, CrowdStreet has funded more than $2.8 Billion of equity across $22 Billion of real estate nationwide. Prior to joining CrowdStreet, Brian spent nearly a decade with the CoStar Group in their Financial Services units in Chicago, New York, and London where he built out their European Institutional Services business unit. Before CoStar, Brian was the Managing Director of Investment Services at Sperry Van Ness (SVN) in Chicago where he implemented the launch of SVN’s entry into the Chicago market and lead the team up through the great recession.


Prior to SVN, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Wealth Advisory at LaSalle National Bank / ABN AMRO in Chicago. Brian was responsible for the credit and wealth advisory business for the banks’ high net worth individuals and families. Brian has served in the White House under the Clinton administration and is a past board member of JUF and the Robert Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital. He received an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and a joint degree in Political Science and International Relations from The American University in Washington, DC. He currently lives in Winnetka with his wife and 2 children.