Our Team

Management

Brent Donaldson, CEO

Co-founded Apex Renewable Energy Partners, Inc. to increase renewable energy for existing commercial real estate

  • Established Apex as a key partner for $500 million sustainable infrastructure fund’s commercial real estate/entity solar+storage efforts. 

  • Established alliance with nationally prominent EPC/general contractor’s specialized utility and commercial solar energy division (over 3GW installed and managed). 

  • Completed RFP submission to nationally prominent retailer

  • Bridging gap between real estate operators and renewable energy developers

 

Co-founder of Liquidity Financial Group, the first firm in the country to specialize in purchasing non-listed real estate investment securities in the secondary market.

​​ Followed Liquidity’s key advisory business founding Apex Real Estate Advisors as spin-off

While CEO at Liquidity and Apex:

  • Invested in approximately $750 million worth of real estate held in non-listed securities through 34 privately offered funds

  • Brokered approximately $2 billion “secondaries” of non-listed real estate securities.

  • ​Evaluated real estate investments worth well over $30 billion

  • ​Founded, with Standard and Poors, and sold S&P/GRA; research firm following national real estate price and rent trends; using such research in selecting securitized real estate investments; most recently owned by Schwab.

  • Provided consulting advice to opportunity funds, REITs, pension investors and, most recently, companies in debt related workouts, on tender offers, M&A, and asset buy/hold/sell decisions

 

​MBA, Haas School, University of California, Berkeley

 

BA, University of California, Davis

Arnie Brown, CFO

30 years of experience in innovative real estate investments/financial structures

 

Co-founded Apex Renewable Energy Partners, Inc. (Apex REP) to increasing renewable energy for existing commercial real estate.

  • Established Apex as a key partner for $500 million sustainable infrastructure fund’s commercial real estate/entity solar+storage efforts. 

  • Established alliance with nationally prominent general contractor’s specialized utility and commercial solar energy division (over 3GW installed and managed). 

  • Understands real estate investment, operations and people

  • Bridges the gap between real estate operators and renewable energy developers

One of original members of Carbon War Room’s Building Efficiency Operations Advisory Board

 

Traditional real estate investment, financing and operations experience

  • Partner, Apex Real Estate Advisors; providing liquidity, portfolio analysis and other real estate securities advice

  • Member of six-person National Real Estate Task Force at the accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton

  • Chief Financial Officer and a Director of California Real Estate Investment Trust, an NYSE company known as Capital Trust

  • Advisor to Robertson Stephens, among others, on asset acquisitions, financings, management and financial restructuring of distressed investments

 

MBA, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

 

BS Econ, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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