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Ethan Meers is a principal of Kinship Capital, responsible for building and managing Kinship’s long-duration multifaceted real estate portfolio. His responsibilities include managing commercial real estate investments; structuring partnerships and capital structures; and formulating Kinship’s real estate strategies. In addition, Meers manages a variety of compliance and asset management activities for the group. He previously worked in acquisitions at the Related Companies, a highly diversified real estate firm with expertise in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance and sales. Meers began his career with Telesis Corporation, a Washington, D.C.-based company that plans, finances and builds affordable urban communities. Meers holds a bachelors degree in history and American Studies from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he also collaborates and mentors as a returning alumni in the classroom. He serves on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee for the National Outdoor Leadership School, is vice chair of the Nature Conservancy in Illinois and an active member of the Urban Land Institute.