Granite Investment Names New President

Ken Hocker will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, as well as for the development and implementation of the company's strategic plan.

Ken Hocker, Granite Investment Group
Ken Hocker, Granite Investment Group

Granite Investment Group has appointed Ken Hocker as the firm’s newest president. Hocker brings more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry to this position, where he will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, as well as for the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan. 

Prior to joining Granite, Hocker served as executive vice president at Vintage Real Estate for seven years. There he played a vital role in the company’s 300 percent growth to become a $1 billion private equity firm. Previously, he was regional director of acquisitions and development at Weingarten Realty Advisors, as well as principal & senior vice president at Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, and subsequently Lend Lease Corp., which acquired Equitable during his tenure.

Over the course of his career, Hocker has been responsible for more than $1.8 billion in commercial and multifamily acquisitions, ground-up developments and value-add properties. His skill set includes corporate and financial oversight, personnel management, asset management, property development and acquisition, and operations. 

“Ken is a consummate professional whose abilities as a leader have resulted in tremendous growth and success for the companies he has served,” said Allen Boerner, chief executive officer & chairman of Granite Investment Group, in prepared remarks. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Ken to our organization, where his experience, expertise and vision will prove invaluable to our operations, real estate investments and most importantly, our investors.” 

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