Blackfin co-founders Andrew Buchanan and Doug Root

CLARENDON, VA–Two multifamily executives have left the comforts ofestablished companies to form their own venture, which they arecalling Blackfin Real Estate Investors. They areAndrew Buchanan, who spent the past seven years aspresident of Kettler and Doug Root, who wasGreystar Investment Group's managing director for acquisitions andasset management operations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlanticregions for the past five years.

Now as Blackfin officially opens its doors, Buchanan'snew role is managing partner of the firm he co-founded, overseeing joint-venture capital, finance and investorrelations. Co-founder Root is managing partner overseeingacquisitions and asset management.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.