Andrew O'Brien

Principal, Investments

Whether it’s where we work, where we play, or where we live, real estate is part of everyone’s daily life.  While few of us think about what transpired behind the scenes to develop and manage a commercial property, Andrew has spent his entire career doing just that.  In fact, he has developed a real passion for thinking of ways to improve real estate in an effort to optimize user experiences.  He says the key to doing this is truly understanding how people use and think about the spaces they occupy and how businesses work.

At Glenfield Capital Andrew is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities, as well as managing underwriting processes and establishing new debt and equity relationships required to complete acquisitions.

Prior to joining Glenfield Capital in 2012, Andrew served as a financial analyst at Newmark Knight Frank (Newmark Grubb Knight Frank), working primarily with the firm’s tenant representation teams. As a Senior Financial Analyst, he assisted in expanding the firm’s investment transaction capabilities, developing proprietary asset valuation analyses covering all sectors of real estate, including office, retail, hotel, multi-family, student housing, and development. He was also responsible for executing investment sale and capital market transactions throughout the Southeast and served on Newmark’s Southeastern Strategic Advisory Services team, providing support to owners and lenders of troubled real estate.

A lot of people can develop a great strategy, and virtually any strategy can be replicated.  The difference between success and failure is in the quality of the individuals executing the strategy.  That’s where Glenfield Capital really sets itself apart.

Andrew has analyzed and worked on transactions involving GE Capital, Lennar, Panasonic, Burger King (Headquarters), AirTran, Spanx (Headquarters), Travelport and Allied Domecq/Allied Holdings. Andrew has managed the underwriting process for transactions valued in excess of $750 million.

Andrew earned a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, where he concentrated in Real Estate Finance and minored in Economics.