Frank Apeseche, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Frank Apeseche has over three decades of experience creating, building and leading real estate companies.  At Harvard Frank’s academic interests are focused on real estate innovation and enterprise leadership. Frank also co-directs the Graduate School of Design’s MDes program in Real Estate and the Built Environment (REBE), as well as Harvard’s Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI). Additionally Frank is a core faculty member of Harvard’s Advanced Management Development Program (AMDP). Beyond Harvard Frank serves as Chairman of Amstar Advisers (a $3b global real estate, private equity investment manager), and a director of Building Engines Inc. (a national SaaS software corporation that provides advanced technology solutions to the commercial real estate industry).

Previously Frank was Chief Executive Officer of The Berkshire Group, the institutional parent of several prominent public and private subsidiary real estate corporations. During his 26 years at Berkshire Frank completed the Initial Public Offerings of two multifamily REITs and two healthcare corporations; executed the buyout of a NYSE REIT in partnership with The Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs; launched over a half dozen private firms in the mortgage finance, hospitality, long term care, medical office and multi housing industries; and sponsored fourteen institutional real estate funds with over $7 billion of capitalization.

Frank formerly served on the Board of Directors of Lodging Capital Partners, Berkshire Realty Ventures, Berkshire Property Advisors, Berkshire Mortgage Finance, Berkshire Realty Holdings, KBRO Linen Systems, Aspen Furniture, Surebidge Inc., and SMS Modern Cleaning Services. He also functioned as a public officer of two NYSE corporations and served as an expert witness to the U.S. Congress on matters of urbanization and housing. He received his BA from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.

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