Brad Coburn is a 25-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, possessing broad investment experience across all product lines in both operator and allocator platforms. He recently joined Republic to focus on local investments.
Prior to Republic, Mr. Coburn was Chief Operating Officer with Philadelphia-based Stoltz Real Estate Partners, a diverse owner-operator platform with approximately 10 million square feet under management. While at Stoltz, he handled retail, office, industrial, and multi-family acquisitions, as well as asset management for the firm’s three equity funds and family investment portfolio. Employing a broad array of leadership and management skills, Mr. Coburn routinely handled acquisitions and dispositions, contract negotiations, entitlement work, key leasing initiatives, debt workouts, and asset restructurings and asset financing. As COO and member of the investment committee, he handled many components of the firm’s co-mingled domestic fund investment platform including marketing, investor reporting, asset and portfolio analysis, newsletter production, fundraising support, and annual meeting presentations.
At Bethesda, Maryland-based Seaton Benkowski & Partners, he focused on local Washington, D.C. metro assets and a year-long extrication of a key investor from a large, branded hotel/golf/marina/gaming and condominium resort development located in the Bahamas.
Mr. Coburn spent 14 years with the J.E. Robert Companies, serving as both an acquisitions and asset management officer in JER’s first three equity funds. In these capacities, he directly sourced, underwrote and/or managed billions of dollars in office, retail, multi-family, and land investments, in both debt and equity structures, located throughout the U.S. During his time at JER, he gained deep experience in all stages of the property investment cycle, from start to finish, including entitlements and ground-up development in Washington, D.C. and California. Mr. Coburn further served as an active participant and voting member of JER’s Special Servicing Committee, handling CMBS loan reviews and workouts. Prior to this, he was an integral part of JER’s business of acquiring and managing diverse portfolios of non-performing loans and foreclosed real estate from banks/institutions and government entities, including working overseas on international investments in JER’s Paris, France office.
Mr. Coburn began his career as a financial analyst at Washington, D.C.-based regional brokerage firm Barnes, Morris & Pardoe, Inc. (precursor to the local CBRE office) as an analyst serving the leasing, investment sales, and capital markets groups.
Mr. Coburn graduated from the University of Maryland and did graduate work at the George Washington University. He participates in professional and community-based organizations including BSA and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and has served on boards including the National Health Museum. Separately, he provides real estate consulting services to private parties and non-profits that have included the Council of Foreign Relations, Virginia Theological Seminary, and others.