Robert E. HartPresident of KW Multifamily Management Group
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Robert Hart is president of KW Multifamily Management Group, which acts as the multifamily investment division of Kennedy Wilson. Mr. Hart is responsible for the oversight of acquisitions, asset management and dispositions of all multifamily assets in the United States and Japan. Since joining Kennedy Wilson in 2000, the company has acquired more than 15,000 apartment units for redevelopment and repositioning, with a total transaction and development value of over $1.8 billion. Mr. Hart currently oversees a portfolio of over 9,000 apartment units in the United States and Japan.
Previously, Mr. Hart served as a senior vice president of portfolio management for Heitman Capital Management. While at Heitman, he was involved with turn-around asset management and disposition of a $500 million real estate portfolio for various pension funds, endowments and domestic and foreign lenders. Earlier, he was Director of Real Estate Marketing for Executive Life Insurance Company Enhancement Trusts, where he completed the liquidation of a $1-billion portfolio of real estate assets and securities.
Mr. Hart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Currently, Mr. Hart is chair of the Board of Directors of Chrysalis, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the homeless in finding jobs, and an associate of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA. He is a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, the Urban Land Institute and the California Lexington Group. He is a former president of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Alumni Association, and a former member of both the Board of the UCLA Alumni Association, and the Anderson Board of Visitors. Mr. Hart has been a featured speaker at meetings of the Southern California Real Estate Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Ziman Center at UCLA, and the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council.