Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Jan Brzeski is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Crosswind Financial and Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC, which together are one of California's leading private real estate lenders. Mr. Brzeski is the fund manager of Arixa Funds and Crosswind Venture Fund, which have provided investors capital preservation and above market returns year over year. Mr. Brzeski founded Arixa Capital in 2006 and has participated in more than 600 real estate transactions, ranging in value from $100,000 to over $20 million per transaction, including virtually every aspect of sourcing, structuring, financing, and acquiring investment properties.
Prior to forming Arixa Capital, Mr. Brzeski was Vice President of Acquisitions at Standard Management Company, a private real estate investment firm founded by Samuel K. Freshman. While at Standard Management, Mr. Brzeski’s responsibilities included identifying properties to acquire, underwriting, and negotiating to purchase income property and land. Mr. Brzeski has originated loans from funds he managed throughout Coastal California and has also purchased properties including shopping centers, industrial projects, agricultural and development land.
Before joining Standard Management, Mr. Brzeski was a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded and served as CEO of STV Communications, Inc., a media services businesses that he sold in 2000. Previously, Mr. Brzeski worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an investment banking analyst, where he contributed to initial public offerings, secondary stock and bond offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions of leading technology companies.
Mr. Brzeski has been the primary organizer of an annual Real Estate Investment Roundtable at UCLA Anderson School of Management for the past twelve years. Mr. Brzeski is a regular speaker, moderator and panelist at forums such as ALTSLA, IMN and a guest lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Click here to see his speaking credentials.
Mr. Brzeski holds a B.A. in Physics from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. He is a California licensed real estate broker.