ROBERT G. PRIEST has over forty (40) years of experience in finance, commercial real estate, construction and business management. The Founding Partner of REI Commercial Capital, he serves as a Managing Partner of REI Equity Partners, a CRE Investment Sponsor and of REI Advisors, a CRE Buyer’s Brokerage. Mr. Priest is a member of The Executive Committee of The Citadel’s Baker School of Business Advisory Board and is an Elder at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Beaufort, SC, where he serves as Stewardship Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Capital Campaign. Additional responsibilities include: Sea Island Rotary, SCORE, Dataw Island Marketing Committee and the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Priest earned an MBA in Finance from New York University, and a B. S, in Economics from Rutgers University. The retired owner of the award winning Burr Roofing-Siding-Window Co., Stratford, CT, he began his career at the Fortune 500 level in Finance, Purchasing and Transportation Management. An Eagle Scout, previous board service includes the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, the National Roofing Contractors Association and as The Student Member, Rutgers University Board of Governors. He has held numerous volunteer leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America and as an Elder and President of Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darien, CT. He and his wife Barbara reside on Dataw Island, SC, and are the proud parents of three adult children and four wonderful grandchildren.