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Blas Puzon joins Draper and Kramer

Blas Puzon;Draper and Kramer
Blas Puzon
Draper and Kramer

Blas Puzon has joined Draper and Kramer, Incorporated’s acquisitions, development and asset management team as a senior vice president. In this role, Puzon will draw upon his more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise to target and expand Draper and Kramer’s property acquisition efforts in new national markets.

“Blas Puzon is a time-tested leader in the real estate investment industry who adds new depth to our acquisitions bench,” said Ed Polich, chief development officer and senior vice president for Draper and Kramer. “His fundamental knowledge of the business, from deal negotiations to asset management to debt structuring, is a valuable asset for Draper and Kramer as we execute our forward-thinking growth strategy in 2018 and beyond. I am thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

Puzon joins Draper and Kramer from Seattle, where he held multiple roles with the Pinnacle family of companies. Recent positions included senior vice president of capital transactions and managing director of Olympic Investors, Pinnacle’s previously affiliated investment entity, through which he acquired approximately 10,000 multifamily units representing nearly $1 billion in transactions. Additionally, Puzon served as an investment consultant to Hunt Investment Management, the real estate investment management company of Hunt Companies, which purchased Pinnacle in late 2014.

“As a fully integrated and highly established real estate brand, Draper and Kramer allows for unique opportunities to expand an investment portfolio and to capitalize on various growth strategies within the industry,” said Puzon. “I look forward to working side by side with the executive team to broaden the firm’s footprint nationwide.”

Puzon, who earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2005, holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA in finance and real estate from the USC Marshall School of Business.