Bennett Kim

Founding Board Member


Managing Partner - Big Rock Partners Senior Housing

Institutional Investors News named Mr. Kim one of "The 20 Rising Stars of Real Estate" in its Real Estate Finance & Investment magazine in 2006. Mr. Kim is currently a Managing Partner of Big Rock Partners Senior Housing, a developer of assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities.  Previously, Mr. Kim was Head of Acquisitions for Carefree Communities, Inc, one of the largest national owners and operators of manufactured housing communities and RV parks. Prior to Carefree, Mr. Kim was a Managing Principal at Big Rock Partners (BRP), a real estate private equity firm that was a JV with Fortress / DB Zwirn. BRP has managed over $800 million of assets.

Prior to BRP, Mr. Kim was a Vice President at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, a global private equity firm that has invested over $7 billion of equity. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Kim was an Assistant Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management, where he evaluated and executed investments in the U.S. and Japan for funds then totaling $1.7 billion of equity. Previously, Mr. Kim worked as an Associate at Merrill Lynch Real Estate Investment Banking, a Senior Analyst at Walt Disney Imagineering, and an Analyst at Disney Development Company.

Mr. Kim is on the Advisory Board for the USC Center for Asian-Pacific Leadership and is on the UCLA Alumni Association Strategic Planning Committee. Additionally, Mr. Kim has been on the boards of National Multi Housing Council and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

He helped found AAAIM to encourage Asian American investment managers to network among themselves and reach out to potential limited partners and pension funds.