Robert Joshua Lehr
Robert started his career as a civil/structural engineer in Portland, Oregon. He quickly realized a strong demand for initial phase research and analytics for real estate investors trying to understand the development potential of their assets. Typical projects included zoning analysis, market study, absorption rate analysis, stakeholder analysis, and permitting. Robert founded Lehr Consulting to meet this demand. Providing “everything-but-engineered solutions”, Robert was able to operate with little overhead costs and become highly profitable and competitive in the market.
While operating Lehr Consulting Robert added to his skillset by taking graduate courses at Portland State University. He was able to quickly synthesize his learning and deliver a full spectrum of financial modeling solutions through Lehr Consulting. These solutions included pro forma analysis, sales forecasting, investor waterfall analysis, and debt structuring. During his tenure at Lehr Consulting Robert was the lead on various projects across the United States ranging from a $10 million mixed use project in Portland to a $43 million aggregate mine in Southwest Florida.
Later, Robert accepted a position at Hagerman Frick & O’Brien, a boutique real estate investment firm, where he crafted their first in-house Research and Analytics Department. After the new department was established, Robert transitioned into a client-facing role as a Junior Associate. In this role, Robert was responsible for identifying acquisition targets, managing investor relations, and mentoring junior team members.
Robert has since earned an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain and is an alumnus of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.