The Building Engines team is proud to announce the addition of Frank Apeseche to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Apeseche has nearly three decades of experience creating, building and managing real estate businesses. He is currently on the faculty at Harvard and Tufts Universities, and is the Director of Harvard’s Real Estate Academic Initiative.
“We are excited to add Frank to our talented Board,” said David Osborn, Building Engines CEO and Board Chair. “He brings a long history of real estate success and brings an additional ownership perspective to our leadership team that will help to shape our business model and our product roadmap well into the future.”
Mr. Apeseche, who is also Chairman of Amstar Advisers (a $3 billion global real estate/private equity investment firm) and a member/investor of Launchpad Venture Group (one of the largest Angel Investment firms in the United States), joins current Board Members Tim Curran, CEO, Sample6, and Andrew Ashforth, Co-CEO, The Ashforth Company, along with advisors Scott Randall, Partner, Andover Capital Partners, and Hambleton Lord, Managing Director, LaunchPad Venture Group.
Previously Mr. Apeseche was the CEO of The Berkshire Group, the parent company of several public and private subsidiary real estate enterprises. During his 26 years at Berkshire, he completed the IPO of two multi-family REITS and two real estate healthcare corporations; helped launch multiple private firms in the mortgage finance, hospitality, long term care, and multi-housing industries; and sponsored fourteen discretionary real estate funds with over $7 billion of capitalization.
Mr. Apeseche formerly served on the Board of Directors of Lodging Capital Partners, Berkshire Realty Ventures, KBRO Linen Systems, Berkshire Property Advisors, Berkshire Mortgage Finance, Aspen Furniture, Surebridge Inc., SMS Modern Cleaning Services, and Berkshire Realty Holdings. He also functioned as an officer of two NYSE REITs and served as an expert witness to the U.S. Congress on matters of urbanization and housing. He received his BA from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.