Meet the Team
The Oak Real Estate Partners team of finance and commercial real estate experts bring nearly eight decades of experience and are adept at raising, deploying and managing capital investments into alternative asset vehicles.
Managing Principal, Chief Executive Officer
Gary Bechtel heads the investment management leadership team at Oak Real Estate Partners (OREP). As Managing Partner and CEO, he has direct oversight of all loan portfolios and operations for the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based firm.
Raymond T. Davis
Managing Principal, Chief Strategy Officer
Raymond T. Davis is Managing Principal and Chief Strategy Officer of Red Oak Capital Holdings and its affiliate, Oak Real Estate Partners (OREP). Operating out of Detroit, Michigan, he is charged with developing, communicating, and sustaining the companies’ medium- and long-term strategic initiatives including fund formation, AUM strategy, M&A opportunities, and the development of future business lines.
Robert R. Kaplan, Jr.
Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Robert R. Kaplan, Jr. serves as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, for Red Oak Capital Holdings and its affiliate, Oak Real Estate Partners (OREP). A well-regarded expert in the federal JOBS Act, the veteran securities lawyer is also a pioneer and advocate in the revision and revitalization of SEC Regulation A.