Brett Turner is Managing Director of Acquisitions and serves as the Investment Committee Director. Turner oversees the sourcing and underwriting of potential commercial real estate acquisitions as well as dispositions. Since helping found BKM in 2013, Turner has been responsible for $2.1 billion in transactions across the Western U.S.
Turner’s 17 years of experience began while still in his teens when he first entered commercial real estate, allowing for a broad range of experience, including acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development, asset management, environmental remediation, and leasing. Throughout his career, Turner has successfully executed more than $2.5 billion across 18 million square feet in sale transactions throughout the Western U.S. Turner’s background provides BKM with an informed leader in its capital deployment activities.
Before joining BKM Capital Partners, Turner worked with Brian Malliet in Voit’s Investment Services Division in Newport Beach, California. Turner’s responsibilities included sourcing, underwriting, and acquiring industrial and office properties throughout the southwestern United States. At Voit, he coordinated due diligence processing, lease analysis, acquisition financing, and market analysis. Additionally, he participated in fundraising activities, including private placement memorandums, investor meetings, and joint venture agreement negotiations. Turner successfully helped Voit reignite its investment platform after a five-year hiatus, investing $54 million in industrial commercial real estate in Southern California and Nevada, consistently achieving greater than a 22% IRR.
Prior to Voit Real Estate Services, Turner held a vital role within the acquisition department at Bixby Land Company, a Southern California-based, privately held REIT. His responsibilities included the sourcing, underwriting, acquisition, and disposition of office, industrial, R&D, and retail properties in the Southwestern United States. Turner helped reconstitute Bixby’s portfolio from Class C retail assets to Class A industrial on behalf of the Bixby family REIT, substantially increasing its annual income. Turner was also instrumental in creating a post-recession investment platform, allowing Bixby to leverage its equity with institutional capital partners to invest in distressed industrial and office properties. Through the financial crisis, Turner was responsible for 30 transactions totaling $346 million.
Turner started his career in real estate finance, holding positions at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) in Irvine, California, and Barclays Capital in New York City. Turner assisted in the origination and execution of debt financing on office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and hotel product. He collaborated with originators, borrowers, and brokers nationwide and performed modeling, due diligence, and coordinating third parties to produce credit memos for funding. He was also involved in asset management and preparation of post-funding securitization reports.
Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and is a member of the NAIOP National Developing Leaders and NAIOP Southern California Young Professionals Group.