Blackfin co-founders Andrew Buchanan and Doug Root Blackfin co-founders Andrew Buchanan and Doug Root

CLARENDON, VA–Two multifamily executives have left the comforts of established companies to form their own venture, which they are calling Blackfin Real Estate Investors. They are Andrew Buchanan, who spent the past seven years as president of Kettler and Doug Root, who was Greystar Investment Group’s managing director for acquisitions and asset management operations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for the past five years.

Now as Blackfin officially opens its doors, Buchanan’s new role is managing partner of the firm he co-founded,  overseeing joint-venture capital, finance and investor relations.  Co-founder Root is managing partner overseeing acquisitions 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.

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