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Forum Investment Group Hires Industry Veteran Manning to Lead Buildout of Broker-Dealer Platform

June 21, 2022, 06:30 AM

Forum Investment Group, a Denver-based real estate investment and asset management firm, announced that Mick Manning has joined the company as managing director, head of capital markets to facilitate the strategic addition of a new broker-dealer enterprise to support the distribution effort for the company’s real estate and 1031 exchange platforms.

“Our vision is to utilize our expertise and fully integrated platform to provide retail investors with compelling multifamily-focused investment opportunities in every economic environment,” said Darren Fisk, Forum Investment Group’s CEO. “Mick is talented, respected and trusted throughout the wealth management arena and has been integral to the success of multiple wholesale distribution companies. We are thrilled to have him join our executive management team.” 

In his new role Manning will be responsible for the buildout of a new broker-dealer enterprise to support the development, positioning and distribution of the firm’s real estate investment strategies to wealth advisors throughout the financial services industry, including independent broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and institutional channels, while also managing critical senior broker-dealer relationships and competitor analytics.

Manning brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to Forum, with a diverse background in retail sales and operations, wholesaling and team building. Most recently, Manning was CEO at Pacific Oak Capital Markets where he helped form the firm’s strategy and launched its first DST product line. Additionally, he sourced two of the multifamily assets in a Pacific Oak Opportunity Zone Fund. He was also instrumental in sourcing the acquisition of the public company, REVN, into Pacific Oak Strategic Opportunity REIT.  

Prior to Pacific Oak, Manning served as CEO of KBS Capital Market Group, a leading real estate firm. During his tenure at KBS, the firm raised $6.5 billion of capital. Before KBS, he held several leadership roles with Travelers/MetLife, MFS/Sun Life, MassMutual and Northwestern Mutual Life.

Manning received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he has served as a member of the CU Real Estate Program International Advisory Board which provides counsel, curriculum advice, mentorships and industry insights for the next generation of innovative community-building leaders. He holds his FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. 

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