Andy Deckas – Chief Executive Officer

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Andy is the Chief Executive Officer of Axial Real Estate Advisors. With over 30 years of senior level experience in the commercial real estate industry, Andy focuses on raising investor equity, structuring investment vehicles, acquiring, financing and managing housing and commercial properties through the United States.

Andy started his career in 1988 with the Heitman organization, one of the nation’s largest real estate advisors, where he held several leadership positions, including President of Heitman Properties Ltd and Heitman Advisory Corp.  He then joined Opus Properties in 1997 as President and, over the next 17 years, created and managed a real estate investment platform that included eleven commingled funds and numerous joint ventures, involving almost 200 properties, and together totaling over $4 billion in acquisition value.  During his tenure, seven of those funds were disposed, completing their life cycle with superior realized returns.

Having served as President of Dougherty Real Estate Equity Advisors since 2014, Andy led a senior management buyout of the business to form Axial in conjunction with the Colliers International Group acquisition of several Dougherty Financial Group companies.

Andy is an active member of NAIOP and Urban Land Institute (ULI) as well as the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing (NIC).  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University.