John Chesley

Managing Director, Asset Management

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John joined AREP in 2011 as Managing Director of Asset Management and has remained in that capacity since he joined the firm. In his role, John oversees all aspects and the execution of the long-term capital for half of AREP’s total portfolio. Prior to joining AREP John was a Senior Associate at The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) where he was responsible for managing a team of professionals in support of a $2 billion diversified real estate portfolio. Before he joined The Carlyle Group, John was an Associate with Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Private Equity practice where he managed a 3.6 million SF diversified real estate portfolio and negotiated and closed more than $900 million in disposition transactions. John got his start in real estate at Ernst & Young as a consultant in EY’s Real Estate Consulting and Advisory service line.

John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Miami (FL) and Master of Science degree in Taxation with a Finance concentration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is actively involved as a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as a leader for a local Boy Scouts of America troop.