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Kirk Helgeson

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

Kirk Helgeson is ARA’s President and Chief Investment Officer, responsible for overseeing all investment and disposition activity as well as providing strategic and tactical leadership 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. Mr. Helgeson is the Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and a member of the Leadership, Corporate Responsibility, and the IT Steering 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 34 years of experience and earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Southern California. 

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