Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Rea is responsible for developing, establishing, and directing the execution of the operating policies to support the company’s overall objectives and financial goals. Rea has oversight of the ongoing business operations of the $1.3 billion AUM firm, including Investor Relations & Capital Raise, Asset Management, Property Management & Leasing, Human Resources, Technology and Marketing departments.


Rea’s role is dedicated to ensuring the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures in place to properly execute the firms ongoing growth and that it is equipped with the exceptional people, systems and technology.


With more than 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate, Rea came to BKM in 2015 from Voit Real Estate Services where she was Executive Managing Director, reporting directly to the Founder & CEO. During her year tenure at Voit, she was responsible for the operational leadership of for the privately-held $50 million, 250 people firm.


During her career with Voit, Rea spearheaded the re-branding efforts that re-positioned the firm as a full service Western United States commercial real estate company that was previously thought of as an Orange County brokerage office. While there she was an integral part of the leadership of the company, focused on opening offices throughout the Western U.S. with key brokerage professionals that would help build the brand and create a footprint in markets attractive for the owner’s acquisition strategy.

Rea also was Director of Marketing at The Irvine Company where she developed and executed a multi-million-dollar strategic marketing plan for 8+ million square feet of retail properties for the leasing of centers such as Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and Crystal Cove Promenade.


Rea graduated cum laude with a Marketing Communications degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and holds a Marketing Certificate from University of California, Irvine as well as her Certified Marketing Director and Certified Retail Property Executive designations through ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). Rea is a member of Vistage in the Chief Executive Program, as well as a member of CREW-OC and an active volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast. She has also received recognition as Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence.

Brian Malliet

Chief Executive Officer

Nima Taghavi

Executive Chairman

Kelly Blair

Chief Financial Officer

Rob Sistek

Executive Managing Director, 

Brett Turner

Managing Director, 

Rene Velasquez

Managing Director, 
Asset Management


California // Colorado // Arizona // Washington // Nevada // Oregon


Phone: 949.566.8800

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Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, BKM Capital Partners is a real estate fund manager specializing in the acquisition and improvement of value-add multi-tenant industrial properties in metro areas across the Western U.S. Combining a deep knowledge of this niche industrial product type with in-house capabilities including on-site property management, asset management, and leasing to reposition and institutionalize light industrial assets, the firm continues to build on its proven track record, generating strong results with high levels of transparency and engagement for investors. 

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BKM Management Company manages a portfolio of 10.6 million square feet of multi-tenant industrial properties for BKM Capital Partner’s private and institutional investors. With a focus on “boots on the ground” execution at the property level, BKM has in-house capabilities for both property management and leasing. The teams at the property level are focused on ensuring the tenants thrive and that the properties managed in the most efficient way.




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