Russ Hardy

Managing Director

Primary Office

Investment Sales

Three Alliance Center
3550 Lenox Road, Suite 2600
Atlanta GA 30326
  • Phone: 404.445.1064
Managing Director of Investment Sales

Mr. Hardy, Managing Director of Investment Sales based in Atlanta, GA, brings extensive multifamily investment sales experience to Berkadia, joining the organization from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he transacted over $7.5 billion in sales over five years. During his career, Hardy has been involved in the sales and marketing of nearly 200 institutional assets across the Southeast. He specializes in multifamily properties across a variety of construction types, geographies and risk profiles.

In addition to his investment sales experience, Mr. Hardy also has extensive experience on the principal side of the business. Prior to JLL, he worked for the boutique private equity firm Westplan Investors, a closed-end real estate investment fund creator and manager focused on Class A multifamily assets in the Southeast and new development opportunities. Mr. Hardy started his career in commercial real estate with Bell Partners, Inc., an apartment investment and management company focused on high-quality multifamily communities throughout the United States.

Mr. Hardy earned a bachelor’s degree in Management with a Marketing concentration from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned an Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State University. He also served proudly in the United States Marine Corps.

Education & Certifications

  • MBA Finance - Georgia State University
  • MS Real Estate - Georgia State University
  • BS Management - Georgia Tech

Awards & Notability

  • Q3 2022 CoStar Quarterly Deals Winner
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