Aaron Inman grew up watching a talented entrepreneur thrive in his business: his father. And after he earned his bachelor’s in political science and government from Loyola University New Orleans, where he played four years of Varsity baseball, Aaron was able to look to him as a mentor when he embarked on his own entrepreneurial journey. Today, at just 26, Aaron is a senior investment associate at Greysteel, a real estate investment firm with 18 offices across the U.S.
After joining in 2021, Aaron and team members, Nigel Crayton, Kyle Tangney, Herb Schwat, Chris Farmer, Michael Murray, Jack Whitman, and Max Goldstein, have risen to become the number one private capital and middle-market multifamily investment sales team in the Mid-Atlantic region. They serve and advise real estate investors looking to sell, finance, and raise/restructure equity with a specific focus on the multifamily housing market. Using the deep, comprehensive knowledge he amassed in just three years in the industry, Aaron can provide both immediate and long-term results for every person he serves. From January 2021 to date, the Mid-Atlantic Multifamily team has closed 69 transactions equating to $533,896,000 in total sales volume. Thanks to their success, Aaron and his team have been featured in publications like Citybiz, Washington Business Journal, Bisnow, The Commercial Observer, Connect CRE, Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal, Baltimore Business Journal, and VoyageBaltimore.
As Aaron works to deliver for his growing number of clients, he’s also on a mission to open the doors to capital and a career landscape that has remained elusive to some. “African Americans represent 15% of the population, but less than 2% of commercial real estate professionals. I knew there was a talent pool that wasn’t being tapped into.” He set out to change this, co-founding the Greysteel Black Professionals Network, providing business, capital, and knowledge connections between Black entrepreneurs and business owners and working to close the gap in professional representation.
“The most important aspect of any entrepreneurial endeavor is being able to quickly learn from your mistakes and find solutions,” he says. “The best way to find value in the industry is to make yourself a professional problem solver for your clients and outwork your competition by finding cutting edge solutions to grow their bottom-line revenue.” Aaron’s remarkable success is undoubtedly a testament to these sage words.
Senior Investment Associate — Greysteel