Brian R. Iammartino, CFA is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he specializes in teaching and research on public and non-profit financial management, state and local budgeting, and urban policy.
Brian is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner of btcRE LLC, a boutique commercial real estate investment and development firm. In this role, Brian leads the firm’s day-to-day operations, drawing upon his extensive expertise in commercial real estate investing and consulting. He also has a strong background in general finance, complex investment structuring, urban public policy, and community engagement.
Brian's career has included roles with industry leading organizations such as private equity real estate firm, Westport Point Capital; institutional real estate consulting firm, Harvest Capital Partners; hedge fund Basswood Capital; and private equity firm The Blackstone Group, where he was one of the earliest employees of the firm’s credit investment arm.
Aligned with his belief in the importance of bettering the communities in which he lives and works, Brian volunteers for and/or sits on the boards of a number of local and industry organizations. To name a few: YWCA Boston, the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, Peace First, the Somerville Chamber of Commerce, the Urban Land Institute, and the Real Estate Finance Association. Brian is also a member of the 2017 class of LeadBoston, an experiential executive education program focused on socially responsible leadership in Boston.
A resident of the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Brian graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a CFA charterholder.