President of Real Estate
Brian Cappelli has significant experience operating diverse real estate portfolios nationwide. As President of Real Estate at GBX Group, Brian is responsible for overseeing the operations of the real estate business, including managing the real estate team, developing, and executing business strategies, overseeing financial performance, and making key decisions regarding the acquisition, development, and management of real estate assets. Brian is the Chair of GBX’s Real Estate Management Committee and a member of its Investment Committee.
Brian is a past Chair of the Building Owner & Managers Association, International (BOMA) Executive Committee. Based in Washington D.C., BOMA is a leading trade association for the commercial real estate industry. He was named a BOMA Fellow in recognition of his exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, the real estate profession, the community and BOMA.
Prior to joining GBX Group Brian was Vice President of Operations at Forest City Realty Trust in Cleveland, Ohio where he was responsible for the financial and operational performance of a national portfolio of office, retail, and hospitality assets. He previously served as General Manager at Equity Office Properties Trust, which at the time was one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts.
Brian currently serves as a member of the board of Lakewood Community Services Center.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University, and the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI).