John Arens has joined Liquid Realty Partners as a director. He previously was a vice president at Redwood Trust, a publicly-traded mortgage REIT.
Liquid Realty Partners, the global leader in acquiring interests in private real estate funds, partnerships and trusts on a secondary basis, has hired John Arens in the new position of Director, the firm announced today.
Mr. Arens, age 40, will have both day-to-day operations and strategic planning responsibilities at Liquid Realty.
“John will contribute to the operational excellence of the firm and help us achieve our strategic goals as we continue to grow,” said Scott Landress, Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Realty. “His strong experience in real estate financial services, risk management and securitization will be especially valuable in the context of limited partners re-evaluating their real estate portfolios and initiating secondary sales in the current environment.”
Prior to joining Liquid Realty, Mr. Arens was a Vice President at Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT), a publicly traded mortgage real estate investment trust. Mr. Arens managed the company's residential investment services and was responsible for the development and implementation of operating systems and strategic planning. In addition, Mr. Arens held senior management roles with Redwood's mortgage conduit subsidiary. Previously, Mr. Arens was a managing director at Dorado Corporation, a privately held enterprise software provider for large banks and lenders. His responsibilities included the marketing and sales of home lending technology to national accounts. Prior to Dorado, Mr. Arens was a mortgage transaction manager at Countrywide Securities Corporation. He began his career as an associate attorney at Booth, Mitchel & Strange, a southern California-based commercial and business law firm.
Mr. Arens holds a JD degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a BA degree in Business Administration from the
About Liquid Realty
Liquid Realty Partners (www.LiquidRealty.com), the real estate secondaries firm, specializes in acquiring interests in private real estate private equity funds, partnerships and trusts on a secondary basis worldwide. With over $1 billion of closed equity investments, Liquid Realty is the largest and the only dedicated buyer of real estate private equity interests on a secondary basis. Liquid Realty's Managing Principals, Scott Landress and Jeff Giller, are real estate investment and finance veterans supported by the largest and most experienced real estate secondary investment team. The firm works directly with institutional sellers and through intermediaries, and invests alongside private equity secondary investors. Liquid Realty's investments range from small, single-fund interests, to large, multi-fund portfolios; span all global geographic markets; include unfunded and primary commitments; and encompass core, core-plus, value-added and opportunistic styles.