Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler
Managing Partner

At PENLER, Brian focuses on corporate strategy, financial oversight and new project pursuit. Brian oversees the front-end activities and capital formation for the company’s development business.

With 17 years of capital markets experience, Brian has been a principal in the development of 46 apartment projects totaling 13,004 multifamily units at a total cost of $2.2 billion. He has successfully exited 32 developments with a sale value of $2.2 billion and profit of $560 million.

Prior to co-founding PENLER, Brian spent nearly ten years as the head of development at RangeWater Real Estate where he developed and successfully sold $1.5 billion of multifamily product. He previously developed multifamily projects as a principal at Brand Properties and Lane Company where he helped start their Florida office.

Brian received his MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech. He is a member of NMHC and ULI’s Center for Leadership. He sits on the Board of Directors at the Northside Methodist Preschool. He enjoys golf and travel and resides in Atlanta with his wife, Heather, and two sons.