Charlie O’Connell


Charlie brings more than 24 years of experience in the finance and real estate industries. As Chief Financial Officer, Charlie is responsible for the accounting, finance, and tax areas of the company’s multifamily and commercial real estate acquisitions and development businesses, as well as the firm’s alternative investment platforms.

Prior to joining Forum, Charlie served as CFO at Hamilton Zanze & Affiliates where he provided executive leadership to a 750-employee, vertically-integrated investment firm. Before that Charlie was Managing Partner at Kinsale Capital Partners, Senior Vice President at HSH Nordbank AG and CFO at The Loan Page.

Charlie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College in Rhode Island and is a CFA Level III Candidate in 2019. Charlie resides in San Francisco with his three children and will be commuting to Denver while his youngest completes her high school education.