PLDA ‘18

With more than $127 billion of our clients' AUM, and having served our clients as trusted partner on more than 20,000 transactions in 64 countries, Trimont is the global leader in third-party commercial real estate asset management, underwriting and advisory services. We are highly rated by Standard & Poor's, Fitch and Kroll, and we serve our clients from major offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, London and Amsterdam. Mr. Ward serves as the CEO of Trimont Real Estate Advisors and Trimont Global, and is responsible for all functions of the company and its affiliates worldwide. Mr. Ward has spent the bulk of his career managing debt and equity investments into a wide range of institutional-grade core, core-plus and opportunistic real estate assets.

Mr. Ward is an active member of the Washington Bar. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he serves on the Global Exchange Council, is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) in both the United States and Europe, and is on the Board of Trustees for the United States Committee For Economic Development (CED).

Mr. Ward also serves on the Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate. Mr. Ward is a regular guest commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg in connection with the global real estate capital markets.

Mr. Ward is passionate about advancing workplace diversity and the careers of young professionals worldwide, and is an active supporter of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Atlanta Opera. Mr. Ward is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and and Willamette University.