Founder, The Praedium Group
A founder of The Praedium Group, Mr. Russell Appel has been building the Company since 1991 and has overseen all aspects of The Praedium Group's activities, including its strategy and its investment policy. In addition to his responsibilities with The Praedium Group, Mr. Russ Appel ran CSFB's Commercial Mortgage Finance business from 1991 to 1994, where he became a Managing Director. At CSFB, Mr. Appel supervised the execution of commercial and multifamily asset securitization and sale advisory assignments totaling in excess of $13 billion. Prior to joining CSFB in 1991 and his association with The Praedium Group, Mr. Appel was a Vice President in the Real Estate Department of Goldman Sachs & Co. for five years. At Goldman Sachs, he was involved in real estate-related sales, financings, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions totaling in excess of $3 billion. Mr. Appel holds a B.S. in Economics (magna cum laude) and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Appel served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association between 2008 and 2010, and he has previously held the positions of Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Board Member.