About Us

Our Story

Arc’s roots trace back to July 2007 when Brian embarked on his journey as a Commercial Real Estate Broker. Initially specializing in retail and office leasing in the southwest suburbs of Chicago for three years, he transitioned to multifamily by 2010, marking a significant phase in his career. Over the next decade, he built his multifamily brokerage business and assembled a dedicated team focused on the sale of suburban apartment complexes.

In 2016, Troy Beebe joined forces with Brian, forming a partnership that gave rise to Arc Equity Group.  Embarking on their investment journey as Limited Partners in syndications, they later capitalized on the relationships cultivated through their brokerage endeavors to venture into property acquisition. With a primary emphasis on joint venture partnerships, Arc experienced further growth with the inclusion of Danny Baylis and David Kugler in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Upholding their core principles centered around acquiring high-quality real estate for extended holding periods, Arc collaborates with accredited investors, joint ventures, 1031 exchanges, and family office partnerships in an ongoing effort to expand its real estate portfolio.

Meet the ARC Team

Why ARC Equity?

The principles of ARC have a combined 25+ years in the transaction of multifamily apartment properties. This experience has afforded the expertise to source opportunities with significant inherent value. underwrite accordingly, and utilize our expansive lender network to maximize returns.

In addition to the transactional side of the business, our interactions with countless industry professionals and vendors has provided unparalleled access to proven asset management strategies that mitigate the risk associated with multifamily operations

Brian Kochendorfer | Principal

Brian Kochendorfer is the Managing Member of Arc Equity Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm specializing in acquiring and operating apartment properties in the Midwest. Brian has been a general partner in over 650 units and limited partner in over 400 apartment units with a total value over $100M. In addition, Brian is President and a Principal at Essex Realty Group, Inc., which has consistently been a top multifamily brokerage firm in Chicago since 1990. He has 17 years of experience in commercial real estate and has been involved in over $900M in real estate transactions throughout his career, primarily in multifamily. At Arc, Brian leverages his investment and brokerage experience to oversee the firm’s acquisition and operational strategy.

Troy Beebe | Co-Founder

After starting and selling a business while in college, Troy began his professional career with IBM as an Account Executive in their software division.  In 2016, Troy joined Brian at Essex Realty Group to build a leading multifamily brokerage team in the Chicago market.  Troy co-founded Arc Equity Group in 2018 as an extension of their brokerage business and played a key role in the launch of Arc and the acquisition of several of their Midwest properties.  Troy graduated with his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in 2021 and has since formed Saga Growth Partners, which acquires and repositions small businesses in the Private Equity market.

Danny Baylis | Investor Relations

Danny joined Arc Equity Group in 2022 to assist with the implementation of the company’s strategic initiatives. His direct areas of focus comprise of sourcing new investment opportunities & cultivating mutually beneficial investor relationships.  With over 5 year investing experience, including success as a passive investor, Danny adjusted his strategy to help others succeed in building wealth through real estate investments. Danny leverages his successful track record of multifamily investments and leading technology sales organizations to ensure the strategic growth of Arc Equity Group.

David Kugler | Acquisitions/Asset Manager
David began his real estate career at Essex Realty Group as an intern in 2022 and joined Arc Equity Group in January 2023. He has a background in Human Resources at The Millard Group, now known as Allied Universal, where he focused on data analysis and employee relations. David brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge to Arc, where he oversees the operations of the portfolio and the company. David graduated from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver, where he majored in Real Estate with a minor in Business Analytics. Currently residing in the Old Town neighborhood of
Chicago, David enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and spending time with his friends and family in his free time.