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Carmel Partners Taps Bryan Crane as CIO

Bryan Crane will join Carmel Partners as CIO and managing partner, effective Jan. 29. Based in Carmel’s San Francisco headquarters, Crane will oversee the real estate team, including investments, development and construction, asset management, and data science and research.

Crane brings more than 20 years with firms including Veritas Investments, Clarion Partners, Rockwood Capital and JPMorgan. At Veritas, Bryan launched and led its Southern California expansion and most recently served as Veritas’ CIO, overseeing the firm’s investment, portfolio management and asset management teams and spearheading the firm’s expansion into Seattle.

Ron Zeff, founder and CEO of Carmel Partners, said, “We believe that Bryan’s talents and experience as an investor and leader will be an excellent addition to Carmel’s experienced team of real estate professionals and I look forward to working closely with him for many years.”


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