By Joshua Burd
Gottesman Real Estate Partners has added a new executive to help oversee its multistate portfolio of commercial buildings.
The Chatham-based firm announced that Kevin P. Byrd has joined its ranks as vice president for real estate. In the new role, he will oversee GRE’s office and retail holdings, which total 1.7 million square feet across four states, managing partner relationships involving operations, capital improvements and leasing, as well as transactional work.
“I am very excited to join Gottesman Real Estate Partners given the strong performance and sustained growth of the portfolio over many years,” Byrd said. “GRE’s commitment to long-term value creation through a focused investment strategy has established the firm as an exceptional owner, partner, and manager of real estate. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the team.”
The Bronxville, New York, resident previously ran the real estate department at Privet Capital, a family office in New York, according to a news release. He also has worked for The Lightstone Group and two national accounting firms.
He is a graduate of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he was a member of the Real Estate Fellows Program, and the University of Connecticut.
“We are thrilled to add Kevin to our family office’s team,” said Andy Gottesman, the firm’s CEO. “His multifaceted tenure in real estate will help Kevin collaborate with our partners and tenants to create exceptional spaces for our tenants and profitable investments for ownership.”
GRE’s portfolio includes the Hippodrome in Midtown Manhattan, along with suburban office properties in Princeton, Roseland, Chatham, Clifton, Woodbridge, Secaucus, Charlotte and Stamford, Connecticut. The firm also owns Sea Girt Center, a strip mall in Sea Girt.
It partners in the region include Bergman Real Estate Group and Mountain Development Corp.