Ernest, Principal of ApexOne Investment Partners, serves as Institutional Capital Markets Partner, General Manager, and Member of the Investment Committee for the ApexOne Growth and Income Funds. He focuses on capital markets, Fund strategy, and limited partner communications.
Ernest has 35 years of real estate experience including 17 years as the Executive Vice President of PM Realty Group’s Capital Markets division, and 10 years with JMB Property Company. During his tenure with PM Realty Group Ernest consulted for major national healthcare systems assisting with development plans and evaluations of non-core real estate properties. While acting as Manager and Receiver for JMB Properties, Ernest was responsible for the stabilization and disposition of a national 20 property portfolio acquired through foreclosure. Ernest, immediately following graduation from college, managed a national multifamily student housing portfolio. He was responsible for all facets of operations including acquisitions, dispositions, construction, and finance. Ernest is actively involved with National Multifamily Housing Council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University (1980) and served on the Advisory Council for the Auburn Business School.
Ernest was recently selected for a position on the University’s Advisory Board for the Masters of Real Estate Development Program. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is one of their leading fundraisers. Ernest remains active with his university fraternity, serving as past President of Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Phi Properties and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Ability Experience, a national philanthropy raising awareness and funding for people with disabilities. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation.