Founding principal Neil Madsen is a seasoned investment professional with more than 30 years of real estate experience spanning five continents. Mr. Madsen has served in numerous roles as a real estate professional performing research, valuation, consulting, advisory, due diligence, underwriting, transaction negotiation and structuring, financing, investment execution, loan workouts, asset management, portfolio management, fund management and board directorship.
Prior to forming Madsen Advisors, Mr. Madsen was Executive Vice President & Head of Private Equity at AEGON USA Realty Advisors, where he designed, launched and managed a program dedicated to real estate and natural resources investing. Known as the Real Estate Alternatives Portfolio, this program placed more than $1.7 billion in equity commitments into a variety of strategies around the globe, including real estate, timberland and energy investments through a combination of direct, joint venture and commingled fund vehicles.
Prior to joining AEGON, Mr. Madsen served as Director of Property Research, Valuation and Analysis at Grant Samuel, an Australian investment and advisory firm based in Sydney, where he worked on assignments in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Prior to his time in Sydney, Mr. Madsen was a commercial real estate appraiser and consultant with Landauer Associates in New York and, prior to that, with a family-owned real estate appraisal business based in Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Madsen earned a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Valuation and Analysis from New York University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney. He holds the MAI and CRE designations, is a certified general appraiser in New Jersey and a registered valuer in Queensland, Australia. He has served on boards and committees for numerous real estate firms, funds and professional organizations. Currently, Mr. Madsen serves as a board director at Fife Capital and as an Executive Advisory Council member at Fordham Real Estate Institute where he also teaches Real Estate Private Equity as an adjunct professor.
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