American Realty Advisors


Press Release, March 06, 2023

American Realty Advisors Promotes Martha Shelley, Eric Cannon in Key Portfolio Management Positions

Martha Shelley
Managing Director,
Co-Portfolio Manager

Eric Cannon
Managing Director,
Deputy Portfolio Manager

Martha Shelley will co-lead the firm’s core real estate fund; Eric Cannon will become Deputy Portfolio Manager for the firm’s value-added fund.

Los Angeles, CA (March 6, 2023) – American Realty Advisors (ARA) has announced that Martha Shelley will co-lead the firm’s core real estate strategy, assuming the role of Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm’s $8.491 billion core real estate commingled fund. Eric Cannon will become the Deputy Portfolio Manager of the firm’s $3.37 billion value-added real estate commingled fund.

As Co-Portfolio Manager, Ms. Shelley will share responsibility for all components of core fund management including the development and implementation of portfolio strategy, investment composition, including acquisition and disposition activities, property operations, fund data analytics, and client services and reporting. She will work alongside Scott Darling, who is the existing Co-Portfolio Manager of the Core Fund. Ms. Shelley will continue in her positions on the firm’s Investment, ESG+R, and Valuation Committees. Ms. Shelley previously served as Deputy Portfolio Manager for ARA’s value-added fund.

Mr. Cannon will become the Deputy Portfolio Manager for ARA’s value-added fund. He previously served as Managing Director of ARA’s Investment Group, where he was responsible for sourcing investments for all of the firm’s strategies in the East and Northeast regions. Mr. Cannon will work alongside the fund’s current portfolio manager, Kirk Helgeson, to execute all strategy and management activity.

Stanley Iezman, ARA’s Chairman and CEO, said he expects both funds to maintain continuity in their strategy and execution and looks forward to enhanced contributions from Mr. Cannon and Ms. Shelley.

“Eric and Martha both have exceptionally strong relationships within the real estate industry and a deep understanding of how the economy and capital markets can impact investment decisions. Both bring many years of practical experience operating through multiple market cycles, and we look forward to their continuing contributions to implementing our strategies on behalf of our investors.”

Learn more about our strategies and services

Talk to our team today to find out how ARA can provide you with the tools to help you achieve your real estate return goals.

Contact Now
Accept Deny