Mr. Couwenberg joined Raintree Partners in January of 2017 as Director of Acquisitions to lead the firm’s acquisition activities throughout California. Prior to joining Raintree Partners, Mr. Couwenberg served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions for Sack Properties overseeing their investment platform. During his time at Sack Properties, Mr. Couwenberg successfully oversaw the acquisition and disposition of 1,539 units for a total consideration of $382.2 million.
Mr. Couwenberg started his career as an investment broker with CB Richard Ellis and subsequently worked with Archstone-Smith and Equity Residential. After handling acquisitions in Northern California for both REITs from 2007 through 2012, Mr. Couwenberg returned to Southern California to serve as Director of Investments for Southern California at Equity Residential. Since 2003, Mr. Couwenberg has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of 4,189 units throughout California for a total consideration of $1.23 billion.
Mr. Couwenberg has served on the Emerging Leaders Committee and is currently involved with the Diversity Committee for the National Multi-Housing Council. He has also been a member of The Urban Land Institute of San Francisco and a past board member for the Alameda Housing Authority.
Mr. Couwenberg earned his Bachelor Degree in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate at San Diego State University, served as a member of the SDSU Associated Student Business Council and was a founding member of the SDSU Real Estate Investment Society.