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Bruce Kirsch

Bruce Kirsch

Bruce Kirsch began his real estate career at CB Richard Ellis, where he marketed high-rise New York City office buildings for re-development in the top-producing Midtown Manhattan Investment Properties Institutional Group. After CBRE, Kirsch was recruited to be the Director of Acquisitions at Washington, DC-based Metropolis Development Company, a cutting edge local developer of urban infill design-forward residential lofts. While at Metropolis, Kirsch sourced, analyzed and negotiated the acquisition of three privately-owned District of Columbia sites to support the development of 500,000 SF of mixed-use condominium, multi-family and retail product.

After leaving Metropolis, Kirsch engaged in his own urban and suburban condominium and single family detached housing ventures. Kirsch was then selected as one of the two executives to run New York City-based developer and consultant The Clarett Group's Washington, DC business.

While at The Clarett Group, named one of New York City's most important real estate development companies by Crain's New York Business, Kirsch was responsible for analyzing and making urban and suburban site acquisition recommendations for development of trophy-level office, condominium, multi-family and age-restricted multi-family properties in the greater Washington metropolitan area. In addition, Kirsch had significant day to day project management responsibilities for the entitlement, financing and marketing of the company's existing Washington, DC metropolitan area development portfolio. Kirsch was additionally involved in the marketing and implementation of The Clarett Group's consulting business.

Mr. Kirsch holds an MBA in Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Kahn/Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Award for academic excellence. Kirsch started teaching on real estate topics while at Wharton as the Wharton MBA Real Estate Club's Co-Vice President of Education. Kirsch was also a member of the Wharton team that won 1st Place at the National Real Estate Finance Challenge case competition.

Prior to Wharton, Bruce performed quantitative equity research on the technology sector at The Capital Group Companies, the manager of the American Funds, the largest family of mutual funds in the United States.

Mr. Kirsch is a Faculty member in real estate at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.  Mr. Kirsch graduated with a BA in Communication from Stanford University and has served as an Editor of the Third Edition of the leading real estate finance textbook, Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities, by The Wharton School's Professor Emeritus Peter Linneman.


Contact Information

Bruce Kirsch

Founder & Creator
GetREFM.com & Valuate Software
2000 Clarendon Blvd 
Arlington, VA 22201
P: 646-580-7051 
E: BKirsch@getREFM.com


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