Dean Allara serves as Vice Chairman of Bridge Investment Group and head of the Capital Markets Group. He has 29 years of experience in the real estate investment process including analyzing, raising capital, acquiring, financing, developing, managing, improving and selling properties. Mr. Allara is responsible for capital raising, investment analysis, and investor relations. Allara is directly responsible for investing in over $2 billion in real estate assets. Property types include multi-family and single family residential, commercial, seniors housing, resort golf properties, hotel, and retail properties. Allara has been with Bridge Investment Group since March 2009, where he is involved in raising capital from high net worth individuals, family office and institutional partners in addition to responsibilities related to ownership, investment analysis, development, asset management, investor relations, and legal & tax issues.
Mr. Allara is also responsible for real property development including permits and zoning, master planning, debt financing, insurance, construction management, home owners’ association management, marketing and residential sales.
Mr. Allara’s previous experience includes a ten-year career with Trace Digital, a leading global supplier of software manufacturing equipment, where he rose from a Regional Sales Manager to President and CEO. Mr. Allara earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the St. Mary’s College in 1984, which included one year at Loyola University of Rome, Italy. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 1986 with a semester at the Tokyo University studying Business Law.