Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Brzeski founded Arixa Capital in 2006 and serves as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. In this capacity, he has ultimate responsibility for the Firm’s investment strategy, risk management and operations.
Mr. Brzeski has extensive real estate experience with expertise in managing all aspects of investment sourcing, structuring, financing and acquiring investment properties. He has participated in more than 1,200 real estate transactions, investing over $1.3 billion on behalf of investors and partners. Under Mr. Brzeski’s leadership, Arixa Capital is one of the West Coast’s premier private real estate lenders providing small balance loan solutions to lower middle market residential and commercial investors and developers. Prior to founding Arixa, Mr. Brzeski was Vice President of Acquisitions at Standard Management Company (SMC), a Los Angeles-based private real estate investment firm. During his tenure at SMC, he underwrote, negotiated and acquired equity and debt real estate investments across retail, industrial, agricultural and land sectors. Prior to SMC, Mr. Brzeski was Co-Founder and CEO of STV Communications, Inc., a media services company that provided web broadcasting and hosting services that delivered music, movies, television, radio and other content to the Internet. Mr. Brzeski began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs where he contributed to initial public offerings, secondary stock and bond offerings, and mergers and acquisitions of leading technology companies.
Mr. Brzeski received his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Dartmouth College and his Master of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. He is a regular speaker, moderator and panelist at various industry conferences and events. Over the past 13 years, he has organized the annual Real Estate Investment Roundtable at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and is also a guest lecturer at the school. Mr. Brzeski is a supporter of various nonprofit organizations including Global First Ladies Alliance and Hope in a Suitcase.