Robert E. Hart

Robert E. Hart

Mr. Robert E. Hart is Founder, CEO and President of TruAmerica Multifamily, a Los Angeles-based investment firm focused on acquiring, renovating and managing multifamily housing in the Western United States. TruAmerica was founded in June 2013 in partnership with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and has acquired 14 multifamily assets, totaling $934 million in value, over the past 12 months ranking the firm in the top 10 buyers of apartments nationwide.  TruAmerica currently manages a portfolio of more than 12,600 apartment units valued at over $2.4 billion in prime locations throughout Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Arizona and Washington.

Mr. Hart brings his transaction experience and industry expertise from his 28-year career in the multifamily industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Hart has overseen the acquisition and disposition of more than $6 billion in assets within the United States and Japan.  Previously, Mr. Hart served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Management Group from January 2000 - June 2013 where he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of apartment units in the Western United States. During his nearly 14-year tenure at Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW), he and his team acquired and sold more than 20,000 apartment units with a total transaction value of more than $4.5 billion. Mr. Hart also served as a member of the Senior Management Team and as a named executive officer of KW from 2010 - 2012.

Prior to his tenure at Kennedy Wilson, Mr. Hart served as a Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management for Heitman Capital Management. At Heitman, he was involved with turn-around asset management and the disposition of a $500 million real estate portfolio for various pension funds, endowments and domestic & foreign lenders. Earlier, he was Director of Real Estate Marketing for Executive Life Insurance Company Enhancement Trusts, where he and a team of executives completed the orderly liquidation of a $1 billion real estate and securities portfolio for the failed insurance company.

Mr. Hart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mr. Hart serves on the Board of Directors, and has previously served at the Chairman of the Board, of Chrysalis, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pathway for homeless and low-income individuals to find and retain employment in Los Angeles, since 2005. He is also a member of the National Association of Home Builders Multifamily Division Board of Directors, National Multifamily Housing Council Board of Directors, Urban Land Institute, Advisory Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council.  He is a former President of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Alumni Association, and a former member of both the Board of UCLA Alumni Association, and the Anderson Board of Visitors. Mr. Hart has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences including The Milkin Institute Global Conference, the National Multi Housing Council Annual Meeting, the Multifamily Executive Conference, the Crocker Symposium, RealShare Apartment Conference, CBRE Multi-Family Forum, Bisnow, Crittenden Multifamily Conference, the Southern California Real Estate Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Ziman Center at UCLA, the Moriah Society and the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council.