Behringer bulks up team

Behringer Harvard, a Dallas-based real estate investment trust and fund manager, is adding five property pros to its asset management team.

Dallas-based real estate investment group Behringer Harvard is building up its asset management team with five high-level hires. 

Ross Odland is joining the firm as a vice president and portfolio manager for its multifamily group. In the position, Odland will develop strategies and manage joint ventures relating to the firm’s apartment, student housing and other multifamily residential investments. Odland joins Behringer Harvard from multifamily developer AMLI Residential, where he oversaw that firm’s joint venture relationships and its investments in the Southwestern US.
Al Palamara
is also joining Behringer Harvard as a vice president and portfolio manager for the firm’s opportunistic investment assets. In the position, Palamara will manage the properties acquired by the fund and oversee the development, redevelopment or repositioning of the assets. Palamara was previously a senior vice president with Lexington Realty Trust.
Greg Brooke has been appointed vice president of development and will be responsible for office development projects at the firm. Before joining Behringer Harvard, Brooke worked at Granite Properties.

Greg Hillman has been named a project manager for asset management. In this position, Hillman will focus on providing owners’ representation services on behalf of Behringer Harvard. Before this, Hillman was a senior project and office manager for Washington, DC-based Facility Engineering Associates.

Deidre Hardister has also been hired as asset manager at the firm. Hardister will oversee more than 2 million square feet of office properties. Previously, Hardister worked for Richard Ellis as a senior vice president.

“These individuals will play an important role in the continued growth and success of our real estate and asset management teams,” Robert Behringer, chairman and chief executive officer of Behringer Harvard, said in a press release announcing the hires.

Behringer Harvard operates two non-listed REITs, a short-term opportunity fund and a mid-term value enhancement fund, all of which invest across sectors. The firm also has a series of strategic opportunity funds and entered into a joint venture with Hamburg-based HCI Capital to invest in Europe.