Gary Kahen is a Senior Vice President at Blue Vista, with responsibility for all aspects of asset management for Blue Vista’s Student Housing investments.
Prior to joining Blue Vista, Gary held a number of senior roles in commercial real estate spanning 30 years, with diverse responsibilities including asset and portfolio management, development and operations on behalf of a variety clients, including pension funds and institutional investors, public REITs and private investors. Throughout his career, Gary has completed over $1.5 billion of real estate transactions across all major property sectors and risk-return styles, from core investments to distressed portfolios. Gary has also handled the development, project management and construction of over 16 million square feet, including ground-up buildings and renovations.
Gary earned an MBA in Real Estate Finance, a Master of Architecture and a BS, with Honors, in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a Real Estate Managing Broker License in the State of Illinois.