Bravitas Group Hires Brian Silver as Managing Director
The Bravitas Group, Inc. today announced the arrival of Brian Silver as Managing Director, Acquisitions and Strategic Initiatives. Brian Silver will work closely with his father Robert (Bob) Silver, co-founder and CEO of the company, which specializes in the adaptive reuse of architecturally interesting buildings. Brian Silver will strengthen and grow the company’s real estate acquisitions, oversee strategic asset management initiatives and manage investor relations.
The Montclair NJ-based company was founded by Bob and Rhonda Silver in 2006 to positively impact the community through real estate, entrepreneurial endeavors and philanthropy. Working with a talented team of architects, designers, builders and engineers, the company acquires architecturally interesting vacant properties and transforms them into bespoke office and green commercial spaces.
The Bravitas Group currently owns and manages several commercial office buildings in Montclair and Caldwell, including Montclair’s most prestigious LEED-certified office complex, Hillside Square and four redeveloped 1920s bank buildings that have been meticulously converted into master bedroom suites. bespoke offices. The company expanded its reach with Two Eleven Broad in Red Bank, NJ, formerly a 62-year-old building of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Brian Silver has long-term goals to expand this reach by acquiring more buildings in other target markets in the tri-state area.
“The business has grown tremendously and I’ve aged considerably,” jokes Bob Silver of intergenerational change. “I was looking for the ultimate partner and with Brian’s experience in commercial real estate, I knew he was well placed to take the Bravitas Group to the next level.”
Brian Silver brings extensive experience in property development to the Bravitas Group. He worked in the private real estate team of Partners Group AG, a global investment manager, where he completed $3 billion in new real estate transactions across the United States. Prior to that, Brian worked in acquisitions and asset management at Time Equities Inc., a vertically integrated owner and operator of real estate in the United States and Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Real Estate Development from New York University.
“My father started the business in 2006 and built a brand that we are all proud of. I am delighted that by joining the Bravitas group, I can see and influence people in my daily work. Everything we do as a company is service driven, which is very rewarding. I love how our tenants love us and I’m proud of the impact we have on our community.
Bob Silver says he is privileged to work and be associated with his son Brian, the entire team of professionals at Bravitas and the project partners. “We like collaboration. We are doing something very unique. Our work is a real heritage.
The Bravitas Group, Inc. is a Montclair, NJ-based company founded by Robert H. Silver and Rhonda A. Silver in 2006 to positively impact the local community. The company realizes this vision primarily through real estate and other entrepreneurial and philanthropic projects. Specifically, Bravitas creates green and architecturally interesting spaces through the adaptive reuse of existing and outdated structures; gives back by supporting non-profit organizations; supports the local community by using space in Bravitas properties for cultural development activities; and invests in emerging private companies that provide technology services or meet the needs of underserved populations.
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