Dirk Aulabaugh is an Executive Vice President and the Global Head of the Advisory Services Group at Green Street. In recent years, the Advisory team has worked alongside numerous real estate private equity firms, pension funds, institutional investors and Fortune 500 companies as they seek to answer complicated questions regarding capital allocation, real estate monetization opportunities and strategic alternatives for real estate platforms and portfolios. The group focuses on offering strategic and independent advice to a global client list including REITs, investors, and corporations across all real estate sectors and geographic markets.
Engagements led by Dirk and his team include acting as financial advisors to special committees of public real estate company boards (REITs and C-corps) and being strategic advisors on several IPOs and REIT conversions in the US and abroad. The team also regularly performs entity-level valuations on companies ranging in size from $500.0 million to $10.0+ billion. Additionally, the Advisory Group has advised global investors on capital allocation decisions across property sectors in the public and private real estate capital markets.
Dirk’s trusted perspective on real estate and its capital markets stems from nearly 30 years working in both the public and private real estate markets. Prior to joining Green Street, he was a leader with an independent global professional services firm focused on corporate and transaction real estate advisory. Earlier in Dirk’s career, he also worked as an equity analyst covering REITs in the apartment, industrial, retail, office and self-storage sectors at an investment bank.
Quoted in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times, among other prominent industry publications, Dirk speaks frequently at real estate industry conferences. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC), the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and the Appraisal Institute. In addition, he holds California broker’s and Series 65 licenses.
Dirk earned an M.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate, and a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Florida. He co-chairs Green Street’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Advisory Board for the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration.