Wes Goebel is an opportunistic, value-oriented investor with significant experience in capital allocation and direct investing. Wes joined NAP in 2019 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Investments. In this role, he is responsible for the analysis, origination, and execution of strategic investment opportunities, which may or may not involve real estate, along with the evaluation of ongoing capital allocation.
Prior to joining NAP, Wes built two operating platforms: Irish Residential, LLC, which provides student housing near the University of Notre Dame; and United Hospitality Services, LLC, a premier provider of linen management services to hotels in the Atlanta area.
Until 2013, he worked for Emerald Ventures, Inc., an entrepreneurial private investment firm where he was responsible for liquid and illiquid investments. Over his career, Wes worked as an investor with various equity investment firms, notably Artisan Partners. He began his career in investment banking at Baird, where he focused on middle-market M&A.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wes graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Accounting. He also holds an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Organizational Behavior from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Outside of the office, Wes is involved in several entrepreneurial interests, including investing. He also serves on the board for two private companies. Wes and his wife live in Cincinnati with their two children.