Robert Kirkwood is chief financial officer (CFO) of ORIX Real Estate Capital (OREC), the combined company of Lancaster Pollard, RED Capital Group and Hunt Real Estate Capital.
In his prior role as chief operating officer (COO) and CFO at Lancaster Pollard and OREC, Mr. Kirkwood had direct responsibility for the firm’s information technology, accounting and budgeting, financial reporting, treasury and investor reporting, and human resources functions. As a member of the executive committee, he helped set the strategic direction of the firm, in addition to managing relationships with banking partners.
Prior to joining Lancaster Pollard in 2014, he worked for nine years at RED Capital Group, most recently as chief financial officer and senior managing director. He began his career as a member of the financial services audit practice of KPMG, LLP, primarily serving banking and commercial real estate clients.
Mr. Kirkwood graduated from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. He is an inactive certified public accountant (CPA) and holds general securities representative (Series 7), general securities principal (Series 24), and financial and operations principal (Series 27) licenses.