Profile

Richard O'Brien
President & CEO
Athena Real Estate, LLC

Athena Real Estate, LLC is a real estate investment and services firm focused on specialty collateral types, including: self-storage facilities, manufactured housing communities, and RV parks/resorts (see www.AthenaRealEstate.com). Athena Real Estate and its affiliates currently operate 27 properties in 8 states. Athena generally acquires properties on the East Coast, but will acquire assets nationwide. The Company's operating philosophy is to obtain premium returns for value-added opportunities where focused and experienced management provide a competitive advantage. Athena has attracted capital from a variety sources including friends & family, family offices, and institutions. Athena was founded in 2004 by Richard J. O’Brien, who is the company’s CEO and President.  Prior to that time, Mr. O’Brien was the CFO & EVP of FelCor Lodging Trust from 2001 to 2004, which was then the 2nd largest public hotel real estate investment trust (“REIT”) in the United States with more than $4 billion invested in approximately 160 hotels. Prior to his time with FelCor Lodging Trust, Mr. O’Brien was a Managing Director of Business Development with the commercial real estate division (“GE Capital Real Estate”) of GE Capital Corporation (“GE Capital”). While with GE Capital from 1992 to 2001, he served in a variety of leadership roles focused on the growth and operational excellence of the business.


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