Joe Harker (Co-Founder and CEO)


Prior to forming ARIAM Partners, Joe was an AVP for iStar Inc. (NYSE: STAR) where he helped manage over 9-million square feet of commercial space with an estimated fair market value of over $850 million. During his tenure at iStar, he was involved in over $650 million of asset sales, $154 million of senior note sales and over 2.5 million square feet of leasing. Prior to joining iStar, he was a Senior Financial Analyst with RHA, Inc., managing the financial reporting and operations of over 10,500 affordable housing and student housing units. He has extensive management, leasing, acquisition, disposition and valuation experience. Joe holds a B.A. in Finance from Florida State University. As CEO he oversees the acquisition and operational functions for ARIAM.

Brian Peoples (Co-Founder and CFO)



Prior to forming ARIAM Partners, Brian owned and operated Peoples Commercial Funding, his own private money funding firm for real estate investors that required quick access to private capital for commercial real estate investments. Founded in 2002 in Short Hills, NJ, Peoples Commercial Funding has held Mortgage Banking Licenses in three states, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia, relocating to Georgia in 2010 to take advantage of the real estate crash; investing and lending in distressed multi-family properties and providing needed capital for fix and flips. Prior to that, Brian held numerous Securities Licenses and sold fixed income related to securing real estate on Wall Street. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine with an extensive background in construction. Brian oversees the financing of debt and equity on all projects and is involved in management of owned assets.




Trish Stafford (Director of Operations)


Trish joins ARIAM Partners from a background in the legal field, focusing on litigation and real estate.  She also brings with her a number of years of residential property management experience.  Trish has extensive experience in contracts, negotiation, and property management. Trish oversees the daily operations at ARIAM Partners and manages websites, social content and investor inquiries.   Trish also provides investors with information as to their investments.  Trish attended Lee University.



Andrea Evans (Executive VP Property Management)


Prior to joining ARIAM Partners, Andrea most recently served as the Director of Training, Southeast Division, for a Michigan based management company.  She was instrumental in the training of on-site teams and Regional Managers for 33 properties spread across the southeast.  Andrea promotes a culture where employees are empowered to run their property as if it were their own, create communities where residents feel at home, and cultivate systems and processes to ensure investors gain a fair ROI. During her more than 15 years in property management, Andrea has developed a servant leadership style of management that promotes strong on-site teams that are open to the ever-changing markets and needs of our assets.  Andrea studied Business Management at Vincennes University.