Andrew W. Kline

Andrew W. Kline

Founder & Managing Director, Park Lane

Founder & Managing Director, Park Lane

Kline focuses on professional sports M&A and capital raising, real estate finance, and venture finance and investing for Park Lane. Kline has worked on transactions in Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and has raised capital for and invested in over 80 early-stage sports-based businesses in the consumer, media & entertainment, and technology spaces. Kline also represents some of the most prominent real estate asset managers as a third-party capital raiser for their real estate investment funds and one-off projects.  

Kline is currently a member of the Stanford Executive Circle, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), the NFLPA, and the NFL Retired Players Association. Kline is also very involved with several Navy SEAL and Special Forces benevolent organizations.

Prior to founding Park Lane, Kline was drafted by the NFL World Champion St. Louis Rams, for whom he played center and quick guard. After retiring from the NFL, Kline became an active investor in the San Diego and Arizona real estate markets and from 2001 to 2005 Kline’s fund returned over 600% to investors. Kline also founded The Australian Surf Academy (sold to Surf Diva in 2004) and The Athletes Agency (sold to Encore Sports & Entertainment in 2005).

Kline regularly speaks at corporations and Universities, and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, UCLA Anderson School of Business, San Diego State University, UC Santa Barbara, and USC Marshall School of Business, as well as appeared on Bloomberg, Fox Business, Yahoo Sports as an on-air expert

In his spare time, Kline enjoys spending time with his family, collecting art, surfing, playing guitar and singing with his blues band, OWL, meditating, and cross-training. 

Kline attended San Diego State University, where he majored in Psychology, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies. Kline has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.

Kline focuses on professional sports M&A and capital raising, real estate finance, and venture finance and investing for Park Lane. Kline has worked on transactions in Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and has raised capital for and invested in over 80 early-stage sports-based businesses in the consumer, media & entertainment, and technology spaces. Kline also represents some of the most prominent real estate asset managers as a third-party capital raiser for their real estate investment funds and one-off projects.  

Kline is currently a member of the Stanford Executive Circle, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), the NFLPA, and the NFL Retired Players Association. Kline is also very involved with several Navy SEAL and Special Forces benevolent organizations.

Prior to founding Park Lane, Kline was drafted by the NFL World Champion St. Louis Rams, for whom he played center and quick guard. After retiring from the NFL, Kline became an active investor in the San Diego and Arizona real estate markets and from 2001 to 2005 Kline’s fund returned over 600% to investors. Kline also founded The Australian Surf Academy (sold to Surf Diva in 2004) and The Athletes Agency (sold to Encore Sports & Entertainment in 2005).

Kline regularly speaks at corporations and Universities, and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, UCLA Anderson School of Business, San Diego State University, UC Santa Barbara, and USC Marshall School of Business, as well as appeared on Bloomberg, Fox Business, Yahoo Sports as an on-air expert

In his spare time, Kline enjoys spending time with his family, collecting art, surfing, playing guitar and singing with his blues band, OWL, meditating, and cross-training. 

Kline attended San Diego State University, where he majored in Psychology, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Business Management & Entrepreneurship Program. Kline has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.

San Diego State University, where he majored in Psychology, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies. Kline has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.