Empire State Realty Trust has appointed Aaron Ratner to the newly created role of senior vice president and chief investment officer. Ratner will lead the company’s investment strategies and sourcing of external growth opportunities.
“Empire State Realty Trust is a platform poised for accretive growth,” Ratner said. “I am honored and motivated by the opportunity to work with ESRT’s talented team and to create value for ESRT’s shareholders.”
He joins ESRT after nine years with TPG. He most recently served as a principal on the real estate team, where he developed investment strategies, sourced opportunities and executed and managed real estate debt and equity investments. He also served on the board of directors and finance committee for AV Homes. Before TPG, he worked in the real estate investment banking group at Eastdil Secured.