Gemini Rosemont Announces Senior Management Changes; Company Poised to Deploy $300 million in Capital for Portfolio Expansion

Gemini Rosemont Announces Senior Management Changes; Company Poised to Deploy $300 million in Capital for Portfolio Expansion

October 01, 2019

Gemini Rosemont Announces Senior Management Changes; Company Poised to Deploy $300 million in Capital for Portfolio Expansion

Rivero named Chief Operating Officer and Kuester appointed Chief Investment Officer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 1, 2019 – Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate, a vertically integrated real estate investment management firm, has promoted Helen Rivero to chief operating officer and Jason Kuester to chief investment officer.

Rivero now leads the company’s day-to-day operations and directs investment management, including oversight of asset management, leasing, and property management. She is responsible for the portfolio performance, which is comprised of approximately eight million square feet of commercial office space in 36 properties across 13 U.S. states.

Kuester is responsible for acquisitions, including overseeing the acquisition and due diligence teams. He also directs mortgage financing for new assets and development sourcing, and is the company’s primary contact with the commercial real estate brokerage community.

Both Rivero and Kuester are members of Gemini Rosemont’s senior leadership team that guides the company’s overall direction.

“Helen and Jason have provided leadership and expertise in the successful expansion of our portfolio with the addition of high-quality Class A office assets and industry-leading tenant services,” said Ian Brownlow, Gemini Rosemont’s chief executive officer.

“With Helen and Jason in their new roles and strong financial backing from our partner, Gemini Investments Holdings, Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, we are currently in a position to deploy up to $300 million in capital to acquire additional assets in tech-centric coastal gateway markets,” added Brownlow.

Rivero joined Gemini Rosemont in 2012 after serving as vice president of joint venture asset management at Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate Equities. During her 27-year career, she has been responsible for managing a portfolio of office buildings for some of the nation’s top commercial real estate companies, including Morgan Stanley Partnerships, Archon Group / Goldman, Sachs & Company, and Crescent Realty.

Kuester has led the acquisition of more than 1.7 million square feet of Class A office product valued at approximately $700 million, including Silicon Valley’s Central Tech Park, San Diego’s The ESET Building at 610 West Ash, Belmont’s 600 Clipper and Seattle-Bellevue’s One Twelfth @ Twelfth since joining the company in 2013.

Prior to joining Gemini Rosemont, Kuester served as director of investment / asset management for Crescent Real Estate Equities Ltd., where he directed acquisitions and all due diligence, underwriting and contract negotiations for office acquisitions totaling $1.1 billion and dispositions totaling $2.5 billion.

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