Brian Ray is Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Principal of Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners as well as ABR Partners, LLC, his family holding company.
Brian is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day acquisition, development and operating activities including sourcing deals, capital raising, financing, and joint venture structuring, as well as asset and project management. Throughout his twenty plus year career, Brian has acquired, developed, and managed properties with a value exceeding $3B.
Prior to founding ABR Partners in 2006, Brian spent more than a decade working with a variety of New York City real estate companies including RFR Holding, Tishman Speyer, and Inlet Capital.
At RFR Holding, Brian was actively involved in the acquisition, development, and asset management of a wide range of projects including 40 Bond Street, 25 Fifth Avenue, 122 Greenwich Avenue, Gramercy Park Hotel & Condos, Lever House, Seagram’s Building, Empire Condominium, 125 Fifth Avenue, Charter Oak Partners Portfolio, Miracle Mile Shops Las Vegas, 95 & 99 Wall Street, 980 Madison Avenue, W South Beach, Bank of America Plaza SC, White Birch Paper, 67 Vestry Street, and Emerald Dunes Country Club, West Palm Beach, FL. At Inlet Capital, an affiliate of RFR, Brian represented the interests of developers in matters involving senior and junior mortgage debt, corporate mezzanine and subordinated capital, corporate financing, private equity and asset management. His efforts also included asset management, underwriting and financial analysis for the NYLIM-GCR mezzanine fund.
At Tishman Speyer, Brian oversaw property and asset management for various Class A Manhattan office properties including One Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Center’s British & French Buildings, 600 Fifth Avenue, 375 Hudson Street, 300 Park Avenue and 237 Park Avenue. He also actively participated in the pre-development of the Hearst Tower, 222 East 41st Street and 101 West End Avenue; the acquisitions of Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Center, 300 Park Avenue and 666 Fifth Avenue; and the repositioning and redevelopments of the Rockefeller Center retail complex as well as the disposition of Gateway Center in NJ.
Brian is an alumnus of George Washington University and holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from New York University where he was a recipient of NYU’s 2002 Lambda Alpha International Service Award for his contributions to the community, university, and program. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for both the George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis and the New York University Schack Real Estate Institute, where he was an Adjunct Professor of finance and development. Brian is actively involved in professional and charitable endeavors including REBNY, ICSC, ULI, UJA, and State of Israel Bonds. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Allison, their daughter Sammie and son Max.