Tralee Capital Partners


mike kelly

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President, Founder


Michael Kelly is the Founder and President of Tralee Capital Partners, founding the firm in 2008. Michael Kelly has over 20 years of real estate experience encompassing more than 200 different transactions valued over $5 billion. He has managed acquisition teams who have sourced and closed over $3.7 billion in transactions. Prior to forming Tralee, Mike worked as a Managing Director and Chief Acquisitions officer for both Dividend Capital and UDR. He developed and managed two different REIT (both public and private) transaction teams since 2004. He has personally acquired, disposed, and/or asset managed over $2.8 billion of apartment assets including 155 properties with 46,000 units in 30 major cities.

Mr. Kelly has also been involved in forming recapitalization strategy and implementing transaction decisions. He managed the acquisition process between six different pension funds and five internal fund managers. Transactions included conventional 100% equity acquisitions, joint ventures on existing assets, new development joint ventures, pre-sales on future development and properties with existing debt.

Mike graduated from Notre Dame with a B.A. in business administration in 1989 and earned is CPA designation in 1992.