Joseph LaBrosse '85
Chief Financial Officer and Founder
Grove Property Fund LLC
Joseph LaBrosse ’85 is currently Chief Financial Officer and a founder of Grove Property Fund LLC and its affiliated companies. He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in the audit and tax departments where he became a Certified Public Account. Leaving Arthur Andersen in 1988, he began his 30 year role as CFO working in commercial real estate with his current partners.
During his career he has been a managing financial partner in more than 500 diversified private real estate partnerships and two public companies. He has closed more than $1 billion of both public and private equity, debt, and derivative transactions. His current real estate portfolio includes community retail, medical office, a large master planned residential community, land, and industrial properties in southern New England and the coastal Southeast.
Prior to the formation of Grove Property Fund, he was the Chief Financial officer of Grove Property Trust, (AMEX: GVE) a publically traded Real Estate Investment Trust which managed and development a portfolio of 60 apartment communities in Southern New England. Grove Property Trust was merged into Equity Residential, a $25 billion S&P 500 company (NYSE: EQR) in 2000.
His hobbies include traveling, skiing, swimming, biking and playing saxophone in a swing big band. He was member of the UConn Jazz Band, Symphony Band, Marching and Pep Bands.