Ward Fitzgerald

Managing Principal, Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr. Fitzgerald is responsible for providing strategic direction, evaluating investment decisions and utilizing relationships to source transactions. He has been instrumental in raising three investment funds and their co-invest/joint venture programs for Exeter totaling $1.5 billion to serve pensions, endowments, fund of funds and insurance companies across North America, Asia and Europe. In addition he has overseen the acquisition and management of 150 transactions and over $3.0 billion of investments across the United States. Prior to Exeter, Mr. Fitzgerald worked for Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Liberty Property Trust for 14 years from 1993 to mid-2006, where for the last seven years he was Northeast Regional Director. This region, Liberty’s largest, included 180 industrial and office properties comprising approximately 15 million square feet of commercial space valued at an estimated $2.5 billion. During his tenure as Regional Director, Mr. Fitzgerald oversaw all aspects of acquisitions, asset management, development, leasing and property management. In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald was part of the senior management team that restructured Liberty’s finances and took the predecessor company public in 1994. Prior to Liberty, Mr. Fitzgerald worked in the Real Estate Consultancy group at Coopers & Lybrand from 1989 to 1992 with a focus on Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) workouts and bankruptcy and creditor committee representation. Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA degree in Business Administration and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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