Gabe Lerner is an Investment Officer at Allied Orion Group, where he is responsible for the acquisition, development, and alternative investment opportunities focusing on multifamily properties across the United States. Gabe has been in the real estate business for over a decade and has extensive experience in the areas of multifamily, office, retail, and large-scale land acquisitions. He also practiced law during that time period.
Prior to joining Allied Orion Group, Gabe worked as Managing Director for one of the largest private Chinese real estate developers based in Beijing, China, where he played a leading role in the investment, oversight, and management of projects outside mainland China, with projects in North America, Europe, Japan and other locales around the world. Previous to being Managing Director, Gabe was legal counsel and manager of a Texas-based Land Acquisition and Due Diligence company dealing in the energy and real estate sectors, where he oversaw and consulted on projects throughout Texas and various other states in the US. In addition, he worked as legal counsel for a top tier energy and real estate law firm, where he was responsible for the development, review, and advice of projects ranging from $25 to $500 million in transaction size across Texas, focusing on debt placement review, transactional work and asset acquisition and/or divestment consultation.
Gabe is also a founding member of the South Texas College of Law Energy Alumni Association, where he holds a Board seat at the law school. He has also been a part of various other associations, including, Greater Houston Partnership committees: Real Estate, Foreign Direct Investment, and International Investment and Trade, Member and Advisor: Next Level Capital Group (Texas-based Hedge Fund), Young Professionals in Energy, Houston Young Lawyers Association and Houston Realty Business Coalition.
Gabe received his M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Tulane and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, both in Houston, Texas. Prior to his studies in law and business, he graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, getting outside and running or playing various sports, trying new restaurants, and relaxing with his friends and family. Gabe was born in Houston and spent most of his life in Texas, with various stints in Colorado, and is currently licensed to practice law in Texas.