Stanley L. Iezman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
American Realty Advisors
Stanley Iezman is ARA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the strategic planning and direction of ARA’s investing and operational activities. ARA is a private equity real estate firm with over $10.5 billion of assets under management in equity, debt and preferred equity investments throughout the United States. Stanley is also a member of the firm’s Investment and Management Committees. In 2020, Stanley, along with the ARA team, launched Tomorrow’s Real Estate Leaders, a program designed to provide students underrepresented in the commercial real estate industry an opportunity to accelerate their careers. The program offers students hands-on experience, practical educational sessions, and exposure to senior executives.
Stanley is a noted speaker on real estate investment and has authored numerous articles on related issues for real estate, pension, and legal industry publications. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, where he teaches real estate asset management in the Master of Real Estate Development Program and is a member of the Executive Committee of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Thrive Scholars. He serves as a member of the Investment Committee and as a trustee for the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation in Santa Monica, California, which provides leadership to the Saint John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. He also is a member of the Planning Committee for the USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum and serves on The Center Theatre Group’s Board of Directors which is part of the Los Angeles Music Center. Stanley is actively involved in The Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the Board of Governors for the ULI Foundation and participates in the Industrial and Office Park Development Council. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of ULI. He is a member of AFIRE, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM); the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA); the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP); the Los Angeles County Bar Association; the Real Estate Roundtable; the American Bar Association and was the Chair of the NYU Real Estate Institute’s Annual Conference on Pension Fund Investment in Real Estate for ten years.