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Kirk V. Helgeson

Chief Investment Officer
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 233-5779

Kirk Helgeson is ARA’s Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for overseeing all acquisition/disposition activity for the firm’s investment portfolios. Mr. Helgeson also manages the development, implementation and oversight of ARA’s value-added strategy through its open-end commingled fund, the American Strategic Value Realty Fund, LP, as well as through separate accounts and closed-end commingled funds. Mr. Helgeson is the Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and a member of the Management, Valuation, and Operations Committees. Prior to joining ARA, Mr. Helgeson worked for AFP Properties USA, Inc. as the Investment Manager responsible for all aspects of the acquisition and disposition processes and asset management for a multi-class real estate portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Helgeson was a Senior Appraiser for Eichel Inc.

Mr. Helgeson has over 29 years of real estate experience and earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Southern California. 

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