Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Jan Brzeski is the chief investment officer and a managing director of Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC, and Crosswind Financial, which together are one of California's leading private real estate lenders. He serves on the investment committee for all related fund vehicles. Mr. Brzeski founded Arixa Capital in 2006, and launched its first private lending fund, Arixa Secured Income Fund, in 2010. As of December 31st, 2018, Arixa manages over $300 million in capital across four private lending funds and one residential equity fund. Mr. Brzeski has participated in more than 1,000 real estate transactions, investing over $1 billion on behalf of clients, and has experience managing all aspects 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. In addition, Mr. Brzeski originated loans throughout coastal California from funds he managed and purchased properties that included shopping centers, industrial projects, agricultural and development land.
Before joining Standard Management, Mr. Brzeski was a successful entrepreneur, co-founding and serving 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 and mergers and acquisitions of leading technology companies.
Mr. Brzeski has been the primary organizer of an annual Real Estate Investment Roundtable at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management for the past 12 years. Mr. Brzeski is a regular speaker, moderator and panelist at forums, such as ALTSLA, IMN and a guest lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.