Mr. Whelan has over 30 years of executive management experience in large private and public companies as well as an extensive background in real estate investments and operations. Mr. Whelan is a founder of IMAJN Homes, a Phoenix-based company specializing in SFR investment and management. Mr. Whelan was previously CEO of HavenBrook Homes, a private REIT manager based in Atlanta. Under his direction, Mr. Whelan grew HavenBrook’s portfolio to over 3,200 homes before selling the portfolio to Front Yard Residential (RESI) in August 2018 for $485 million. Mr. Whelan is also the former President and CEO of Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes, a private single-family rental REIT sponsored by Beazer Homes, Inc. and Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts (KKR). After building the portfolio to over 1,300 single-family homes, the Company was sold to American Homes 4 Rent for over $260 million. Prior to Beazer, Mr. Whelan founded and was Managing Director of Land Advisors Capital, specializing in sourcing capital to acquire distressed residential assets.
Mr. Whelan has served as President/COO of two public companies (Archstone-Smith Trust, a former apartment REIT and Move, Inc., a real estate media and technology company), with a combined market cap exceeding $10b directing over 5000 employees in 23 markets over a ten-year period. In addition, he has held senior management positions with Security Capital Group, Trammell Crow Company, GE Capital and the Lyle Anderson Company.
Mr. Whelan received a BBA from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.