Craig Berger, CFA CPA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Craig Berger, CFA CPA founded Avid Realty Partners (ARP), a commercial realty firm focused on Hotel and MFU Apartment assets, and is its CEO and President. Craig is the Senior Project Sponsor and has primary operating responsibility for the assets in Avid Realty Partners’ portfolio, including MFU apartment buildings, Hotels, new development projects underway in Colorado, and others assets. Avid Realty Partners continues to make competitive offers on MFU Apartment and Hotel assets in attractive markets, and expects to acquire additional properties in coming months. Here, Craig leads all property Sourcing, Underwriting, capital Fundraising, and helps identify and implement Operational Improvements.
Before scaling this Commercial Realty business, Craig spent more than a decade as a top sell-side semiconductor equity research analyst, including as managing director for FBR Capital Markets (2007-2013) and at Smith Barney Citigroup (2002-2005). Here Craig studied the successes and failures of many management teams, learned about and experienced economic cycles, and saw the best and worst of Risk Management practices. As an Equities Analyst, Craig was a top institutional vote getter, won several awards from Forbes and ThomsonReuters, and had numerous media and press interactions including more than 70 appearances on CNBC.
Craig has also worked at Intel Corp. (1999-2002) in positions of increasing responsibility in the CPU and capital spending finance groups, and done Tech Startup consulting and angel investing for firms like THIRSTIE.com and BioIQ, helping round out his operational, strategic, and management expertise.