Robert G. Priest – Managing Partner:
REI Equity Partners
Bob Priest has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in commercial real estate, finance, construction and business management. Bob owns and manages several commercial income properties in Florida, North Carolina and Connecticut totaling over thirty thousand square feet. His real estate experience ranges from raw land to commercial, industrial, office and retail strip centers. He is an experienced real estate investor having completed over twenty transactions, valued at nearly $10 million, for his own portfolio, including several “1031 Like-Kind-Exchange” transactions. He has achieved a high tenant satisfaction rate at the properties he manages.
Bob earned an MBA in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Environmental Economics from Rutgers University. He recently retired as Owner and President of the Award Winning Burr Roofing-Siding-Window Company, Stratford (formerly Darien), CT from 1986 through early 2014.
As a former Director of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, his industry recognitions include the 2010 James Hardie Remodelers Advisory Council, former Director of the National Roofing Contractors Association – Steep Roofing Committee, CertainTeed’s National and Regional Professional Roofing Advisory Councils, the BBB’s 2006 Award for Consumer Education Excellence and recipient of RSI Magazine’s Contractor of the Year 2000.
An Eagle Scout, Bob’s extensive background in Community Service has included Director of the Darien Chamber of Commerce Board and many executive leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America: a Director of the Board of the Connecticut Yankee Council, Chairman of the Powahy District and President Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Darien Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin. He also served as The Student Member of the Rutgers University Board of Governors.
Bob recently completed his second three year term as an Elder of the Noroton Presbyterian Church – as both Corporation President and Chair of the Finance Team. He and his wife Barbara live in Stamford, Connecticut, are members of the Noroton Yacht Club and are the proud parents of three adult children and three perfect grandchildren.
Connecticut Real Estate Lic. # – RES.0789227