Chuck Berman is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal at BedRock. Formerly, he was a Managing Principal and Vice Chairman at MacFarlane Partners. Prior to MacFarlane, he was Founder and President of Avalon Properties (NYSE REIT) which, through a merger, became Avalon Bay Communities, for which he served as President and COO. Earlier, he served as the Northeast Regional Partner and member of the management committee of Trammell Crow Residential Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Amherst College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He previously served as Chairman of the New Canaan Housing Authority, and was on the boards of the Harvard Real Estate Initiative, Rent.com (sold to eBay). GetActive.com (sold to Convio), and Versity.com (sold to CollegeClub.com).