About Us

American Real Estate Partners

Headquartered in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, AREP is an institutional fund manager and operating partner specializing in the repositioning and development of data centers, residential, industrial and office assets in key markets across the country.
Since our founding in 2003, we have deployed over $7B across targeted geographies and acquired more than 25M+ SQFT of class-A real estate and currently oversee a portfolio of over 16 million SF.

Our vertically integrated real estate platform and experienced management team provide exceptional expertise in all ownership disciplines, from acquisition, development and construction management to asset management, leasing and repositioning, property management, and engineering. By leveraging this expertise and the firm's long-standing strategic relationships, we remain at the forefront of real estate innovation, maximizing investment and enhancing performance to provide added value for our investors, partners, and customers.
Our Vision
We create places of experiential distinction. Everything we do is in the service of elevating the customer experience.
Target Markets

Geographically Focused Development

For 20+ years AREP has been a player nationally and leader in the mid-Atlantic real estate market. Our experience in cities like Washington DC, Raleigh, and Philadelphia has sparked insights that allow us to capitalize on unique - and sometimes under the radar - opportunities and partnerships.
* Prior investments divested
Our team continues to deliver world-class assets through a diverse portfolio, across multiple markets.
Brian Katz
Co-Founder & President