As the Director of Acquisitions, Brett Turner oversees the sourcing and underwriting of potential commercial real estate acquisitions, as well as asset-level financing and dispositions. As a member of both the investment and operation committee, Turner holds an essential vote over all major investment decisions. Turner entered commercial real estate while still in his teens, which allowed for a broad range of experience, including acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development, asset management, environmental remediation, and leasing. Turner has executed transactions of more than 50 properties valued at over $800 million across the Southwest region.
Prior to joining BKM Capital Partners, Turner worked with Brian Malliet in Voit’s Investment Services Division in Newport Beach, California. Turner’s responsibilities included sourcing, underwriting and acquiring industrial and office properties throughout the southwestern United States. At Voit, he coordinated due diligence processing, lease analysis, acquisition financing and market analysis. Additionally, he participated in fundraising activities, including private placement memorandums, investor meetings and joint venture agreement negotiations. Turner successfully helped Voit reignite its investment platform after a five-year hiatus, investing $54 million in industrial commercial real estate in Southern California and Nevada, always achieving greater than a 22% IRR.
Prior to Voit Real Estate Services, Turner held a key role within the acquisition department at Bixby Land Company, a Southern California-based, privately held REIT. His responsibilities included sourcing, underwriting, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial, R&D and retail properties in the southwestern United States. Turner helped reconstitute Bixby’s portfolio from Class C retail assets to Class A industrial on behalf of the Bixby family REIT, substantially increasing its annual income. Turner was also instrumental in creating a post-recession investment platform, allowing Bixby to leverage its equity with institutional capital partners to invest in distressed industrial and office properties. Through the financial crisis, Turner was responsible for 30 transactions totaling $346 million.
Turner started his career in real estate finance, holding positions at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) in Irvine, California and Barclays Capital in New York City. Turner assisted in the origination and execution of debt financing on office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and hotel. He collaborated with originators, borrowers and brokers nationwide, as well as performing modeling due diligence and coordinating third parties to produce credit memos for funding. He was also involved in asset management and preparation of post-funding securitization reports.
Turner graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a member of the NAIOP National Developing Leaders and NAIOP Southern California Young Professionals Group.