Brian McGlynn serves as a Managing Director of Investments at CIM Group®. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the real estate acquisition and disposition activities for the various Cole REITs, ensuring all transactions meet the investment objectives of the various funds and implementing value enhancement strategies for the owned assets. Mr. McGlynn has worked in the commercial real estate industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining CIM, Mr. McGlynn served as Senior Vice President of Underwriting & Retail Asset Management at VEREIT and Cole Capital. Mr. McGlynn’s key accomplishments at VEREIT and Cole included founding the company’s underwriting department, implementing transaction and credit review procedures and formulating a new deal review process. Prior to joining VEREIT and Cole in November 2005, Mr. McGlynn was Vice President of Operations for Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group in Phoenix and was responsible for all property management, leasing and construction management duties for Lowe's portfolio of commercial real estate assets in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Prior to that, Mr. McGlynn was an auditor with E&Y Kenneth Leventhal (the real estate division of Ernst & Young). Mr. McGlynn earned three Bachelor of Science degrees from Northern Arizona University — accounting, corporate finance and business administration.