Frank Apeseche has over twenty five years of experience creating, building and managing real estate enterprises. He is currently a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, an instructor at Harvard’s Real Estate Advanced Management and Development Executive Education Program and a guest lecturer at Cornell University’s Masters Program in Real Estate and School of Hotel Administration.
Prior to 2012 he was Chief Executive Officer of both The Berkshire Group and Berkshire Property Advisors, and also Chairman of Berkshire Realty Ventures. During his 25 years at Berkshire, Frank founded and grew a real estate private equity investment firm and a national, vertically integrated multifamily real estate company with nearly $5billion of investments in 90,000 apartments. In addition Frank helped sponsor two NYSE multifamily REITS; a private buyout of a NYSE REIT in conjunction with The Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs; a national real estate investment advisor; a NYSE nursing home and assisted living company; a Canadian TSX hospital service supplier; a leading GSE multifamily mortgage company, a value add hotel investment management firm; and fourteen discretionary real estate funds with over $7 billion of capitalization.
Previously in his career Frank was Founding Partner of BG Affiliates, Chief Financial Officer of The Berkshire Group, and Manager at Accenture. He has served on the Board of Directors of Lodging Capital Partners, Berkshire Realty Ventures, Berkshire Mortgage Finance, Berkshire Realty Holdings, Surebridge Inc., KBRO Linen Systems, Aspen Furniture, and SMS Modern Cleaning Services. He has also functioned as a public company officer of two NYSE REITs and as an expert witness to the U.S. Congress on behalf of the National Multi Housing Council and National Apartment Association. His professional affiliations have included PREA, NAREIT, the ULI, the Cornell Real Estate Council, the National Multi Housing Council, and the Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative. Frank received his BA from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.