About

GARY ALLEN-PRINCIPAL

Current Role

Business executive Gary Allen currently owns and operates Real Capital Advisors, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory and real estate development firm which has been in operations since 2004. He utilizes his experience and relationships to source and underwrite opportunities. He is also responsible for operations of the organization.

In addition to his business career, Gary Allen has acted as an angel investor and advisor to numerous start-ups and early stage companies in industries ranging from real estate, construction, technology, medical and oil and gas.

Before embarking on his career in business and real estate, Gary Allen earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Real Estate and Finance from Southern Methodist University and is a current licensed Texas real estate broker.

Past Experience

Gary Allen’s experience spans more  than 30 years in business building and repair and the commercial real estate industry, prior to forming Real Capital Advisors, LLC, he is the Co-Founder and retired Board Member of Real Capital Markets.Com, Inc. or “RCM1.COM”, an internet-based institutional real estate marketing and transaction platform that he incepted in November 1999.   He oversaw all phases of the company’s business and software development as well as taking the company from startup to profitability. Angel round investors in RCM1 include Sam Zell’s-Equity Residential Company, Neal Bluhm’s-Walton Street Capital, Stuart Boesky -The Pembrook Group, Darla Flanagan-Fowler Flanagan Partners, David Schwartz, Waterton Associates, and 35 other well known real estate names. Subsequently to building and stabilizing the company, he sold his position in 2004.

By 2004, under Gary’s direction, Real Capital Markets facilitated the sale of over 15,000 successful transactions and $500 billion sold commercial real estate which equated to 33% of all commercial real estate assets with a minimum value of $10 million, sold in the United States. Some of the notable transactions include Donald Trumps GM Tower in Manhattan, John Hancock Life Insurance Headquarters in Boston, GM Mall Portfolio that was purchased by The Mills Corporation, the 6.4 million SF Wells office and industrial portfolio, CarrAmerica Portfolio, The Pritzker Apartment Portfolio and many other trophy assets across the U.S.

Prior to co-founding Real Capital Markets, Gary was an investment advisor and member of the Institutional Services and National Retail Group with a major global Real Estate Investment Company. Gary was responsible for managing the origination, analysis, and placement of real estate investments on a national basis. Gary specialized in the capitalization of investment real estate and multi-market portfolios through direct sales and structured transactions.  Gary has represented over 100 different companies, in excess of 250 transactions, totaling more than $3 billion in consideration across apartment and retail property sectors and regions of the country.

Military

Prior to earning his degree at SMU, Gary served in the U.S. Navy in the Aviation field and served his time with an honorable discharge.

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