Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Jan B. 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 founded Arixa Capital in 2006 and has participated in more than 500 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. 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.
Prior to forming Arixa Capital, Mr. Brzeski was Vice President of Acquisitions at Standard Management Company, 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. 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 ten years. He is also an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Real Estate Program. 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.