Joel Beam

Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager
San Francisco

Joel Beam is a managing director and senior portfolio manager of real estate strategies at Salient.

Joel is a seasoned investment professional with over 20 years of experience in real estate securities research and investment management. He is nationally recognized for his experience in managing preferred and senior securities.

Previously, Joel was a partner and portfolio manager at Kensington Investment Group, Inc. and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He joined Kensington in 1995 as a senior analyst and began managing portfolios in 1997. In 2009, Kensington was acquired by Forward Management, and subsequently in 2015, Salient acquired Forward. Joel previously worked at Liquidity Financial Advisors, where he valued and priced real estate limited partnership and institutional securities and their underlying properties.

Joel holds a bachelor of arts (with honors) from the University of California, Berkeley.