Earlier this year, Edge hired multifamily veteran Ryan Ogden to head up the firm’s new Multifamily Capital Markets Group, based in its Washington, D.C., office.
Previously, he was senior managing director at NKF, founder of the ARA Mid-Atlantic office, and spent a dozen years with the Bozzuto Group, where he served as managing partner of acquisitions and asset management.
As a partner in Edge’s Multifamily Capital Markets Group, he is responsible for representing buyers of multifamily investment properties.
Commercial Observer spoke with Ogden about his first seven months on the job, how the pandemic changed his approach, and what the future of multifamily investment looks like in a post-COVID world.
Commercial Observer: As we enter fall, how would you define the current market for multifamily in the Washington, D.C., region?
Ryan Ogden: The long-term fundamentals for multifamily housing are better than they have ever been and the future is extremely bright. While the next 12 months could be somewhat rough, and likely will be for many investors across the country, I feel extremely confident that apartments will outperform the other sectors in real estate in a post-COVID environment.
Read the full Q&A here.