As the President and Managing Partner of MacKenzie Investment Group, LLC, Mike directs the firm’s investment program through a combination of development and acquisitions of income-producing properties spanning the East Coast. The focus is on asset allocation among those opportunities with strong value-add characteristics. Mike also serves as a board member of MacKenzie Ventures, the firm’s parent company. Prior to joining MacKenzie, Mike spent the majority of his career as the Chief Investment Officer of Connecticut-based real estate investment firm, Greenfield Partners, LLC. His responsibilities included identification, capitalization, structuring, acquisition, and development of various hard asset opportunities throughout North America. He was also responsible for the general management of the acquisition and asset management teams. During his tenure with Greenfield, the firm invested approximately $4 billion in equity capital comprising more than $8 billion in asset value with a heavy focus on industrial, multi-family, office, and land opportunities.
Mike holds an MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BA from University of Mary Washington.
As a Partner with MacKenzie Investment Group, LLC, Brendan’s responsibilities include identification, due diligence, structuring and asset management of the portfolio properties. He has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience, beginning with Cushman and Wakefield in San Diego prior to joining MacKenzie in 2006. During his time with MacKenzie, Brendan has held leadership roles in the firm’s development and investment business, including the 400,000 square foot office development, Schilling Place, which MacKenzie still owns. Brendan is a Principal of the firm’s parent company, MacKenzie Ventures, holding a seat on both the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee. In addition, he draws from his experience leading MacKenzie’s property management business, which has a portfolio consisting of over 10 million square feet, 131 buildings and 1,400 tenants.
Brendan graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned a BA in English.
As Vice President of Capital Markets, Brendan concentrates on sustaining and developing new sources of debt and equity capital. In total, Brendan has closed over $500 million of real estate capital for various projects, including construction development, acquisition financing, discounted note acquisitions and refinances. Subject properties include industrial, office, hotel, multifamily, retail, land development and marinas. Prior to joining MacKenzie in 2015, Brendan held positions with Heritage Financial and J.P. Morgan Chase.
Brendan holds an MS in Real Estate Development and Infrastructure from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Finance and Management from the University of Maryland.
As a Director of MacKenzie Investment Group, LLC, Gavin is actively involved in research, development, acquisition and asset management of the portfolio properties. Prior to joining MacKenzie, Gavin spent 8 years with Omnicom in New York City, where he held an investment strategy position with a group that allocated over $2 billion annually.
Gavin graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned a BA in History.
Andy joined MacKenzie in 2016 and is responsible for managing the accounting and financial reporting for all MacKenzie Investment Group properties. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to MacKenzie, Andy worked at Black Oak Associates as the Director of Accounting & Finance, managing the daily accounting, reporting, budgeting, forecasting and treasury management. Andy also has several years of experience at Municipal Mortgage & Equity LLC, JE Robert Companies, and Arthur Andersen.
Andy holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Elon University.
Socrates joined MacKenzie in June of 2019 as an analyst and is responsible for financial forecasting, budgeting and modeling of prospective MacKenzie Investment Group properties. He works out of Nashville and actively manages construction projects and existing assets for MacKenzie Investment Group and local partners. His prior experience includes working at Greenfield Partners and RBC Capital Markets, providing him with a foundation in Real Estate investments and Capital Markets.
Socrates graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics. At Vanderbilt, he was an active member of several pre-professional clubs including the Real Estate Investment Club. He is currently a member of Urban Land Institute in Nashville.