Belay Investment Group is pleased to announce the addition of Danny Kuo to its Investment Team as a Senior Vice President. Mr. Kuo will be drawing upon his extensive real estate investment management background to serve an integral role in executing acquisitions, asset management and in working with operating partners.
“We could not be more excited Danny is joining Belay” said Managing Principal and CEO, Barry Chase, who previously worked with Mr. Kuo at Belay’s affiliate firm, AVP Advisors. “His deep real estate investment experience, coupled with his high emotional intelligence and fiduciary mindset make him a great addition to the Belay team, and will allow him to integrate seamlessly with our institutional investment partner and the operating partners we invest with.” Eliza Bailey, Belay’s Managing Principal in charge of Investment and Asset Management activity added, “we believe that Danny’s natural propensity for creative problem solving in the face of rapidly-evolving market conditions will make him an invaluable addition to our team, and his collaborative spirit, coupled with his unique body of experience will serve to strengthen the fabric of our organizational culture.”
“I’ve waited a long time to reunite with Barry and Amy, and work with Eliza” said Mr. Kuo of his move to Belay. “They have mentored me and provided strategic advice as my work life has progressed over the last 11 years. I’m excited for the opportunity to apply the insights gained through my prior experiences working for large national platforms and specialized regional operators to source and support the growth of entrepreneurial operating platforms by helping them build a strong corporate culture and motivated high performance teams. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to work with such a high caliber and cohesive team of genuine people at Belay!”
Mr. Kuo is a 17-year industry veteran who comes to Belay from Exeter Property Group where he oversaw acquisitions, leasing and asset management for office and multifamily assets in the Western United States. He has also served as Director of Investments and Asset Management at Swift Real Estate Partners, and as a Senior Vice President of Investments & Portfolio Management at EQ Office, wholly owned platform company of Blackstone, where he sold over 65 million square feet of office, flex/industrial, retail, mixed-use, hotel and land totaling over $32 billion.
Danny holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.