Oak Realty Group, Inc. and Oak Residential Partners, LLC are privately-owned companies that invest in, develop and manage commercial and multifamily real estate. The principals of the companies possess expertise in real estate acquisition, finance and asset management through a combined 75+ years of transactional experience.
The companies strive to create value and realize superior returns for its investors, strategic partners, and their own account through management of a diverse portfolio of commercial and multifamily real estate properties.
Adam Levine began his career in commercial real estate investment and management in 1992. In 2001 he co-launched Oak Realty Group, Inc. in its current form whereby he developed a strategy to invest in high-quality real estate properties by seeking out opportunities to achieve above market returns with a strong focus on preserving capital. The model relies heavily on his experiences and relationships within the real estate community. To date, Mr. Levine has been involved in nearly $400 million of investment real estate transactions throughout his career. Mr. Levine actively participates in all acquisition and disposition decisions for Oak Realty Group and Oak Residential Partners, leads the companies' capital market activities for both debt and equity, and directs the asset management and administrative activities for Oak Realty Group.
Prior to forming Oak Realty Group, Mr. Levine was an Asset Manager for Banyan Strategic Realty Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust (NASDAQ: BSRTS). During his tenure at BSRTS Adam was responsible for a diverse real estate portfolio containing over 1.3 million square feet of office space, industrial space and 1,750 multifamily apartment units located throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
Mr. Levine is an Illinois licensed real estate salesperson, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Science with a concentration in Business and Communications.
Richard Wise has been involved in multifamily acquisition, development and finance since 1994. As a Managing Principal of Oak Residential Partners, Mr. Wise utilizes his extensive experience and market knowledge of the multifamily industry to direct all investment, finance, and asset management activities for the company, as well as directing its national property acquisition efforts.
Prior to co-founding Oak Residential Partners, Mr. Wise was Senior Vice President of Multifamily Investments for Waterton Associates, a national apartment investor based in Chicago, Illinois. During that time he acquired over 8,400 multifamily units with a total capitalization of $670 million and managed an additional $440 million of dispositions in cities throughout the United States. Before that he worked for Archstone-Smith Trust (NYSE:ASN), one of the largest U.S. apartment REITs, acquiring and developing apartment communities and was a Principal with a boutique private real estate group in Chicago renovating affordable urban housing properties.
Mr. Wise received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a C.P.A.