Fred Damsen has been co-owner and chief operating officer of Roger C. Perry & Co. since 1997. He graduated from University of California, Davis in 1988, received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern in 1993 and holds both a real estate sales and real estate brokers license in the state of Ohio. Mr. Damsen has extensive experience in buying, selling and investing in investment real estate. Prior to Roger C. Perry & Co., Mr. Damsen was a product manager for Kohler Co. in Wisconsin and a Business Banking Officer for Wells Fargo in California. Mr. Damsen is a member of CCIIR (Columbus Commercial, Industrial, & Investment Realtors), a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), and a certified CAM finance instructor. In addition, Mr. Damsen was Board Chair of Columbus Urban Growth (the non-profit development arm of the City of Columbus), past Board Chair of Northland Alliance (a non-profit company overseeing the economic development and redevelopment of the Northland and Morse Road areas of Columbus, OH) and is currently trustee of the Morse Road Special Improvements District in Columbus, OH. He is very active with the Columbus Apartment Association (CAA). He served as president of the CAA from 2012-2014. In addition to serving on the board of trustees, he is also a member of the CAA executive committee, nominating committee, on the CAA Foundation Board and is on the board of trustees for the Serenity Street Foundation and serves as its treasurer.