Real Estate Investment Team
BRIAN GEVRY, CFA | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Brian L. Gevry, CFA, is CEO and CIO of Boyd Watterson Asset Management, LLC, responsible for the strategic leadership of the firm and the oversight of the firm’s investment processes and committees. Brian also serves as Chairman of the Real Estate Investment Committee. Prior to his role as CEO, Brian served as Boyd Watterson’s Chief Operating Officer from 2000–2006. Previous leadership roles with the firm include Executive Vice President and member of the Operating Committee of Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., Boyd Watterson’s predecessor firm. Brian also held positions as a fixed income portfolio manager and senior strategist on the Conservative Value Equity and Fixed Income committees. Mr. Gevry began his career with the firm in 1991. Brian holds a CFA Charter from CFA Institute, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BA from Cleveland State University. He is a member of CFA Society Cleveland and of CFA Institute. Brian has 24 years of investment experience.
ROBERT LAW | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER of Real estate
Robert Law serves as the Chief Investment Officer and a portfolio manager on the real estate team. Mr. Law is also a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee. Prior to joining Boyd in 2009, Mr. Law worked for fourteen years at Mercantile Bank and Trust Company in Baltimore where he was the Managing Director of Real Estate Investment Management. While at Mercantile, Mr. Law grew the AFL- CIO’s Building Investment Trust from $200 million to $1.9 billion over a ten year period. Mr. Law also worked for five years as the Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Real Estate Industries at Maryland National Bank. Mr. Law served in the Army and also has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute. Robert has 43 years of industry experience.
Stephen Perry | Executive Vice President
Stephen Perry serves as a member of the Real Estate Investment Policy Committee and is responsible for advising the real estate team on GSA property strategy and client service. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in 2014, Stephen was the President/Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, where he continues to serve as an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees. Previously, he served as the 17th Administrator (CEO) of the US General Services Administration (GSA), a position appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate. While at the GSA, Stephen was responsible for overseeing the agency's 14,000 employees and the improvement of the government's workplace by managing assets, maximizing value in acquisitions, and implementing technology solutions. He also held various management positions at The Timken Company, and served in the Cabinet of Ohio Governor George Voinovich as Director of the Department of Administrative Services. Mr. Perry has also served as an active participant in a number of organizations, including the Board of Directors for Labor Policy Association, Manufacturing Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, and the National Association of Manufacturing, and has served on numerous boards involved in community service. Mr. Perry holds an MS in Management from Stanford University and a BA in Accounting from the University of Akron. Stephen has 42 years of industry experience.
CASEY WENDELN | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF ASSET MANAGEMENT
Casey Wendeln oversees asset management and financing for the real estate team. Since joining Boyd he has worked on approximately $600 million in acquisitions and development projects and placed $950 million in debt financing. Prior to joining Boyd in 2009, Mr. Wendeln worked in the Capital Markets Group at Jones Lang LaSalle in Chicago, where he worked on over $2.4 billion in commercial property transactions. He also worked at ProLogis Trust while getting his M.B.A. Mr. Wendeln graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance and earned his M.B.A. at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Casey has 15 years of industry experience.
Kathleen Herrin | Senior Vice President, Controller
Kathy oversees accounting, finance, cash management and external audit functions for the real estate area. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in 2010, Kathy was Vice President, Controller and Asset Manager for a boutique Chicago real estate investment firm. As Controller she was responsible for overseeing the accounting, reporting and forecasting for a $550MM real estate portfolio. As Asset Manager she was responsible for monitoring the activities of third party property management. In addition, Kathy spent ten years at ORIX Real Estate Equities as Vice President in Accounting and Finance. There she worked in the areas of corporate and development accounting. Lastly she spent seven years at LaSalle Partners as a Portfolio Controller working on several large managed fund accounts. Ms. Herrin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kathy has 28 years of real estate industry experience.
Joseph Capra | VICE PRESIDENT, ACQUISITIONS
Joe Capra works in acquisitions for the real estate team. Prior to joining BWAM in 2015, Mr. Capra worked at DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield), the third largest real estate services firm in the world where he was Director of the Midwest Capital Markets Group. He also formerly worked for the FDIC where he oversaw the disposition of the assets of failed banks and was on the committee responsible for managing a $3 billion commercial real estate loan portfolio. Previously, he worked at Barclays Capital where he oversaw the origination, underwriting and securitization of over $1.25 billion in commercial real estate loans. Prior to Barclays he worked for Keybank Real Estate Capital where he managed a $600 million portfolio of commercial real estate loans. Joe earned his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Missouri and has over 22 years of investment experience.
Brian Orr | Vice President, Asset Management
Brian Orr is an asset manager for the real estate team and also handles dispositions of existing assets. Brian has over ten years of investment experience. Prior to joining BWAM in 2014, Mr. Orr worked at Ernst & Young, LLP, where he managed a team on various investment consulting, valuation, and capital markets engagements for the Transaction Real Estate Advisory Services group. He also worked for the General Services Administration (GSA) as a leasing specialist responsible for performing lease procurement and leasehold portfolio management, as well as conducting market analysis and working with building representatives and brokers while negotiating leases for various Federal Agencies. He also held various financial and analytical real estate positions in his early career. Mr. Orr is a member of the Chicago Real Estate Council, and the Mortgage Bankers Association, as well as an Associate Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Brian has a B.A. from Purdue University.
Amanda Jacobson | Vice President, Asset Management
Amanda Jacobson is an asset manager for the real estate team and also handles dispositions of existing assets. Prior to joining Boyd in 2010, Ms. Jacobson worked for seven years in portfolio management at RREEF, on RREEF’s flagship fund RREEF America REIT II as well as other separate accounts for both pension funds and private equity. Ms. Jacobson worked at Equity Residential Properties Trust as an acquisitions analyst and as an auditor and business valuation analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Jacobson has a B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University and earned her M.B.A. at DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Management. Amanda has 16 years of industry experience.
Kristen Franke | Vice President, Asset Management
Kristen Franke is an asset manager for the real estate team and also handles dispositions of existing assets. Kristen has over ten years of investment experience. Prior to joining BWAM in 2014, Ms. Franke worked at IndCor Properties, Inc., a Blackstone Company, focusing on ownership and management of industrial properties. She also worked for Charter Hall Real Estate, formerly Macquarie Real Estate Inc., as a portfolio and asset manager and also held various financial and analytical real estate positions in her early career. Kristen has a B.S. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. with emphasis in Finance and Real Estate from the University of San Diego. Kristen has 16 years of industry experience.
Eric Dowling | Vice President, Acquisitions
Eric Dowling works in acquisitions for the real estate team. Eric has eight years of investment experience. Prior to joining BWAM in 2015, Mr. Dowling worked for Green Courte Partners, where he had broad responsibilities in acquisitions and asset management and led the disposition efforts for various properties. He also worked for The DSF Group where he was involved in underwriting and financial modeling for properties. Previously, he worked in underwriting as an analyst for Arbor Commercial Mortgage, and as an acquisitions analyst at BPG Properties. Eric has a B.S. from Villanova University, and earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eric has 8 years of industry experience.
James Georgantas, CFA | Assistant Vice President, Asset Management
James Georgantas works in asset management for the real estate team. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in 2015, James worked at Global Logistic Properties (formerly IndCor Properties, Inc.) focusing on financial analysis for a vast portfolio of industrial real estate. He also worked for KPMG, LLP as a Senior Associate within the real estate audit practice. James is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant, member of the CFA Institute, member of the CFA Society of Chicago where he serves on two advisory panels, member of the AICPA, and member of the ICPAS. James has a B.A. and Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. James has 5 years of industry experience.
RANK DAWSON, CFA | VIce President, Portfolio consultant
Rank Dawson is a portfolio consultant. Rank joined Boyd Watterson Asset Management in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Rank was a Credit Analyst and a member of the mutual fund research team with Key Private Bank in Cleveland. He also worked as an investment research analyst at UBS. Rank holds a CFA Charter from CFA Institute, an MBA from Xavier University, and a BA from the University of Dayton. Rank is a member of the CFA Society of Cleveland and CFA Institute.
Angelica Rocuant | Portfolio Accountant
Angelica Rocuant is the portfolio accountant for the real estate team. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson Asset Management in December 2014, Angelica worked for many years at Hispanic Housing Development Corporation where she was promoted to senior property accountant. Angelica began her career at Millbrook Properties, where she worked closely with the real estate and development teams as well as with tenants. Angelica has been employed by other real estate firms including, Jones Lang LaSalle, NAI Hiffman, and General Growth Properties. Ms. Rocuant has a B.S. in Accounting from Northeastern Illinois University. Angelica has 14 years of industry experience.
Thoriq A. Hardian | Senior Staff Accountant
Thoriq serves as the Senior Staff Accountant for the real estate team. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in September 2016, Thoriq worked at KeyBank as a Senior Fund Accountant. He has also worked at PNC Bank as a Senior Operation Specialist/Senior Fund Accountant for the Building Investment Trust. Thoriq holds a B.A. in Finance and a Master of Accountancy from Cleveland State University. Thoriq has 8 years of industry experience.
Cynthia Turnbow | Administrative Assistant
Cynthia Turnbow works in administration for the real estate team. Prior to joining Boyd Watterson in 2015, Cynthia served as the Investor Relations Specialist and Internal Wholesaler at TSG Real Estate for four years. She also worked at FPL Advisory Group for 11 years as the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Ms. Turnbow holds a Series 6 and Series 63. Cynthia has 20 years of industry experience.