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under 40 is that a meaningful part of our career was spent
working through the aftermath of the recent economic downturn in the US,” Newland says. “As a result, my peers have a
deeper understanding of downside risk than prior waves of
professionals.” He plans to continue executing Kayne’s business plan to make value-add and opportunistic investments in
the medical office and senior housing sectors. The firm’s
12-month investment pipeline includes approximately two million square feet of medical office space and some 2,000 senior
ALEX O’BRIEN, 35
Cardinal Group Management
When asked for a forecast, multifamily
expert, O’Brien says “we believe there will
continue to be strong demand for urban
renters and a transition to smaller/micro
units that fit this growing demand.” O’Brien
served in the military as a Marine Officer and continued his
leadership with formal training at the University of Chicago.
His leadership and management skills allowed Cardinal Group
to grow from a five-person team to a 200-person organization
through planning, strategy and leadership in under five years.
From 2009 to 2014, O’Brien was involved with the due dili-
gence and management transition of more than 7,000 student
housing beds and 1,500 conventional units. This portfolio
consisted of over 22 apartment communities in nine states. In
2014, O’Brien helped launch Cardinal Group’s third-party
management platform, which has added over 3,500 student
housing beds in the last eight months. He was also the driving
force behind Cardinal’s Leadership Principals Training and
the Executive Presence Course.
JOEY ODOM, 34
Stan Johnson Co.
Starting with Stan Johnson Co. as an analyst,
Odom quickly rose through the ranks and
became a top producer within the company.
He has participated in closing more than $1
billion of net lease transactions in the past
three years. Currently, Odom manages Stan Johnson’s Southeast
Region and is charged with recruiting of new brokers, managing
existing broker teams within the region and also growing his
own team’s production. For the short term, he is focused on
building a sustainable infrastructure for Stan Johnson Co.’s
southeast operations. Concurrently, he has a perpetual goal to
remain a top producer in the net lease industry. In the long
term, Odom’s aim is to see the infrastructure he is building in
Atlanta built out and become a model for sustainable growth.
He seeks to grow the teams in Atlanta to industry-leading producers in net lease and help the company expand its operations
across the entire country.