Grubb & Ellis to expand asset management platform

Dan O’Hare is joining California-based Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors to help expand its investment program for high net-worth investors.

Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, the real estate investment and asset management arm of Grubb & Ellis Company, has named Dan O’Hare as vice president of asset management to lead its expansion of the platform. O’Hare rejoins the firm, where he was previously a senior asset manager responsible for a portfolio of US office, retail and industrial properties during 2003 and 2004, when the firm was known as Triple Net Properties. Grubb & Ellis bought out Triple Net in 2007.

In his new post, O’Hare will lead the expansion of Grubb & Ellis’s wealth management unit as well as oversee assets acquired on behalf of investors in the program – designed exclusively for high net-worth investors.

O’Hare was previously with Boston-based pension fund advisor TA Associates Realty where he was a senior asset manager. He was also previously vice president of asset management for Birtcher-Anderson Properties, as well as a project director for Spieker Properties, acquired by Equity Office Properties. O’Hare is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Earlier this week, the Santa Ana, California-based firm announced it had promoted Ross Crowe to vice president of asset management. Crowe will be responsible for managing the firm’s property assets in US markets of Texas and Kansas.