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Martha Shelley

Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 233-5731

Martha Shelley is ARA’s Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager, focusing on ARA's largest commingled fund. Ms. Shelley shares responsibility for all components of fund management including the development and implementation of portfolio strategy, investment composition including acquisition and disposition activities, property operations, and fund data analytics in addition to serving an important role in client service and client reporting efforts. Ms. Shelley has had various roles since joining ARA in 2014, including Operational Portfolio Manager on the Core Fund and Deputy Portfolio Manager for ARA’s Value Fund, and she is a member of the firm’s Investment, Leadership, Corporate Responsibility, and Valuation Committees. Prior to joining ARA, Ms. Shelley was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager with OneWest Bank, where she supervised a team of 20 portfolio management professionals in the on-going management of the Bank’s $7 billion wholesale loan portfolio. Prior to that, Ms. Shelley was Principal/Owner of Capstone Partners, LLC. Before that, she was Executive Director with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Advisors, Inc. and Principal with Lendlease Real Estate Investments, Inc. in San Francisco, responsible for new equity investments.

Ms. Shelley has over 39 years of experience and earned a B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. 

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