Mr. Kjellson is our Executive Vice President and also the Chief Capital Markets Officer of Versity REIT. Mr. Kjellson’s capital markets career spans over 25 years of sales, sales management, investment banking raising over $2 billion of investor equity, including traditional equity markets (i.e., stocks, bonds, mutual funds, guaranteed investment contracts, separately managed accounts) and alternative asset classes with a real estate focus (LLC’s, Delaware Statutory Trusts, Tennant in Common, REIT, mutual fund). In the real estate category, he has substantial experience with traditional and non-traditional asset classes (i.e., multifamily, office, homebuilding, land banking, senior housing, student housing).
In his early 20’s Mr. Kjellson made his first investment banking deal negotiating a multi-million transaction of his family business. As Executive Vice President of Versity, he assists underwriting, market selection, and asset identification of the firm’s portfolio and manages sales and business development teams nationwide. Prior to joining Versity, Mr. Kjellson held senior positions with NB Private Capital, Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, head of investment banking at Arque Capital and as national sales manager at New York’s Time Equities.
Prior to his career in finance Mr. Kjellson served 7 years in the United States Army earning numerous awards before being honorably discharged. Mr. Kjellson studied at the University of South Carolina, DePaul University and the University of Colorado and has a B.S. in Finance as well as FINRA 7, 22 and 63 securities licenses.