President & Chief Executive Officer, Invitation Homes
John Bartling is president and CEO of Invitation Homes, a Blackstone Real Estate portfolio company with 47,000 homes for rent across the United States and $9.5 billion of investment. Bartling’s more than 25 years of real estate experience include serving as global co-head of real estate for Ares Management LLC. He led Ares’ acquisitions of Wrightwood Capital, AREA Property Partners and Alliant Capital, and the initial public offering of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp., where he served as co-CEO and board member. Previously he was managing partner and chief investment officer of AllBridge Investments, LLC; president and CEO of WMC Management Company, LLC; and CEO and president of Lexford Residential Trust, Inc. He also was director of the Real Estate Products Group of Credit Suisse First Boston, and executive vice president of NHP Incorporated. He co-founded Caring Partners for Kids, and was awarded the Community Service Award by Multifamily Executive. Bartling received a B.S. from Robert Morris College.