Executive Managing Director,
As the Executive Managing Director, Investments, Rob Sistek is responsible for overseeing the investment management responsibilities of the firm including the overall strategic planning, portfolio management and construction, asset management, and investor relations to ensure the investment strategies are executed and achieved for all stakeholders. Sistek will be focused on execution of our current business plans, strategic planning for growth initiatives and overall oversight of the funds’ performance. He serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and holds an essential vote over investment decisions.
Sistek came to BKM from Westcore Properties, where he most recently was the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the financial performance of Westcore’s 10+ million square foot investment portfolio of industrial and office properties. Sistek led the evaluation, analysis and implementation of strategic business plans of the assets, and the coordination of cross-functional resources to maximize profitability and achieve value creation targets.
Prior to Westcore Properties, Sistek held leadership positions in various industrial-focused real estate investment companies. Sistek was the Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Investments for Innovative Industrial Properties, where he created and launched the company’s real estate investment strategy and led the acquisitions, accounting, finance, treasury and investor relations functions. Sistek lead the firm through a successful IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR). Previously, Rob held the position of Senior Vice President, Investments for Biomed Realty Trust managing acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, leading the financial underwriting of investment opportunities and developing the structured finance program. Sistek’s depth of capital markets expertise comes from his previous tenure at the Carlyle Group, DCT Industrial Trust and Prologis.
Sistek holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado. Rob has guest lectured for University of San Diego’s Master’s in Real Estate and San Diego State University’s MBA graduate Program. He is a member of AICPA National Real Estate Committee and Expert Network Council Member.