About Appaloosa Real Estate Partners

Who we are

Appaloosa Real Estate Partners is a commercial real estate investment firm that specializes in the development, acquisition and management of multifamily and self storage properties throughout the Southeastern U.S. Appaloosa’s mission is to deliver exceptional value for its customers and partners in the communities within which it operates.

A Wholistic, Institutional Approach

Appaloosa’s operating track record and unparalleled management experience drive superior value creation.

  • Acquisition
  • Development
  • Investment Management

Meet the team

Appaloosa’s Executive Management team has a combined 30 years of corporate and
operational experience.

Brian Miller

Brian has 20+ years of Real Estate and Capital Markets experience. Prior to founding AREP, Brian was an SVP with…

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Brian Miller

Managing Partner

Brian Miller

Managing Partner

Brian has 20+ years of Real Estate and Capital Markets experience. Prior to founding AREP, Brian was an SVP with Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Investment Banking Practice executing capital raises and mergers and acquisitions across the US.

Prior to EY, Brian was an Associate with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Leveraged Finance Group where he originated syndicated loans and high-yield bonds to public and private clients with a focus on the healthcare and industrial industries. Brian executed over $30B in deal volume.

Prior to the Leveraged Finance Group, Brian was a Vice President with Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Group. Brian spent the early part of his career with Vision Bank and SouthTrust Bank/Wells Fargo originating Corporate and Commercial Real Estate debt.

Brian earned a BS degree in Finance from Auburn University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate from Emory University.

Joshua Wilkes

Joshua has 10+ years of Real Estate and Capital Markets experience. Josh began his career as an analyst with Lincoln…

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Joshua Wilkes

Managing Partner

Joshua Wilkes

Managing Partner

Joshua has 10+ years of Real Estate and Capital Markets experience. Josh began his career as an analyst with Lincoln Financial Group. He has held previous roles as Director – Acquisitions with Dominion Realty Partners, where he developed and acquired over $400M in multi-family, office, and mixed-use projects.

Prior to Dominion Realty Partners, Joshua was a Vice President with Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Investment Banking Practice executing capital raises and mergers and acquisitions for real estate owner/operators across the US and an Associate with Wells Fargo in the Consumer Retail and Healthcare Investment Banking Group where he executed corporate mergers and acquisitions and public capital markets transactions to corporate and REIT clients. Joshua executed over $10B in deal volume.

Joshua earned a BA degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and an MBA with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Real Estate from Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill.

Taylor Marino

Taylor joined Appaloosa in 2022 and is responsible for executing brokerage activities and sourcing new investment opportunities. A Charlotte native,…

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Taylor Marino

Vice President, Acquisitions

Taylor Marino

Vice President, Acquisitions

Taylor joined Appaloosa in 2022 and is responsible for executing brokerage activities and sourcing new investment opportunities. A Charlotte native, Taylor is also the principal clarinet of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Taylor holds an undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a master’s degree and professional studies certificate from the Colburn Music Conservatory.