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Mr. Ward serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Trimont Real Estate Advisors and Trimont Global, and is responsible for all functions of the company and its affiliates worldwide, including the roughly $124 billion of client assets under management. Mr. Ward chairs the firm’s Operating Committee and Global Advisory Council, and serves on Trimont’s Board of Directors with Vӓrde. Mr. Ward is the CEO of Trimont’s businesses in the U.K., Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Trimont, Mr. Ward was the President of the Americas region for Colliers International, overseeing their Capital Markets & Investment Services businesses in Canada, Latin America and the United States. Prior to Colliers, Mr. Ward spent the bulk of his career on the institutional investment management side of the business, overseeing all manner of domestic and international debt and equity investments into a wide range of core, core-plus and opportunistic commercial real estate assets. Total capitalization for these investments is estimated at roughly $4 billion for equity, and roughly $28 billion for debt. Average transaction size is estimated at roughly $75 million.
Mr. Ward is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) in the United States and Europe, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he serves on the Global Exchange Council. Mr. Ward serves on the Board of Trustees in the United States for The Committee for Economic Development (CED), and is an attorney and active member of the Washington Bar.
Mr. Ward completed his PLD from Harvard Business School, where (as of August 1, 2018), he will serve as a full member of the Harvard Alumni Association, and he has a JD from Willamette University where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. He is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, and has served as a guest commentator/ lecturer for the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Financial Times, Reuters, PERE, Urban Land Institute, CREFC, University of Southern California Marshall School, and New York University.
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