Mr. Harmeling, Principal, joined with Colony to establish Colony Realty Partners, LLC in 2005. He serves on both CRP's Board of Managers and Investment Committees, he is engaged in all facets of the company's operation, including marketing and investor reporting.
Mr. Harmeling oversees acquisitions on a national level and helps manage CRP's team of twelve acquisition professionals. Over the past twelve years, Mr. Harmeling sourced the acquisition of over 60 properties throughout the United States valued at over $2.5 billion.
Prior to the establishment of CRP, Mr. Harmeling was with TA Associates Realty, where he served on each of the firm’s five governing committees: Executive, Acquisitions, Asset Management, Investment and Finance. Mr. Harmeling was also one of the three directors of the firm's funds III – VI.
Mr. Harmeling worked for several real estate companies, the longest tenure of which was as President of Bay State Realty Advisors. In each of these positions, Mr. Harmeling specialized in the acquisition, disposition and asset management of commercial and multifamily properties throughout the United States. Previously, Mr. Harmeling served as President of a series of related real estate partnerships, where he directed all aspects of operations including acquisitions, development, dispositions, finance and management.
Mr. Harmeling holds a Bachelor's Degree from Swarthmore College, where he is also a member of the school’s investment committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of Universal American Financial Corporation (UHCO: NASDAQ).