Brian Kavoogian to Speak at Men’s Club

Brian Kavoogian

Brian Kavoogian

WATERTOWN — Brian Kavoogian, founder and president of Charles River Realty Investors, will be the speaker at the St. James Men’s Club on October 3.

His presentation topic will be: “Latest Trends in the Boston Commercial Market.”

The meeting will begin with a social hour and meza at 6:15 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. St. James Armenian Church, Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center – Keljik Hall, 465 Mt. Auburn St.

Kavoogian is the founder and president of Charles River Realty Investors, a private equity real estate investment firm that employs the extensive operating and investment experience of its team to make value-added real estate investments on behalf of its institutional clients in a closed-end fund format. Charles River is affiliated with National Development, one of metropolitan Boston’s largest real estate operating companies. Charles River and its principals have successfully acquired and/or developed over 20 million square feet of real estate with a value of more than $4 billion.

The firm is currently investing its fully discretionary Fund III, which provides the firm with capital to complete $1.5-2.0 billion of new investments. Our investors consist primarily of endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices. Charles River invests in well-located commercial real estate in which value can be created at the property level through the repositioning and redevelopment of under-performing, under- managed and/or under-capitalized real estate as well as selective ground-up development throughout New England, with a particular focus on the Boston metropolitan area. The firm invests in office, multi-family, industrial, life science, health care and hospitality-related properties.

Kavoogian is involved with a number of civic, charitable and industry-related organizations. He is a past chairman of both of the region’s real estate trade organizations, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and NAIOP Massachusetts, where he remains on the Board of Directors.

He is a Trustee of Tufts University and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Tisch College at Tufts University. Brian also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Greater Boston YMCA, is an Overseer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a member of the Partners Healthcare System, Inc. Corporation and a Director of Heading Home. In 2015, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the board of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 1984.