Ward Fitzgerald is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of EQT Exeter, an international real estate equity fund investment group and real estate development and operating company with offices in 40 locations in the US, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and Mexico. During his leadership of the firm, founded in 2006, the organization has raised over 20 investment vehicles totaling over $15 billion in equity capital representing pension, sovereign wealth, endowment, insurance, and foundation partners from around the globe. These vehicles have made over 1,000 real estate transactions in the warehouse/logistics and office/life science sectors totaling in excess of $25 billion.
Prior to Exeter, Ward was part of the senior management team at Rouse/Liberty Property Trust, a $7 billion publicly traded office and industrial REIT, which he helped take public in 1994. In addition to his business endeavors, Ward has served on the Board of Trustees for LaSalle College High School and holds Board and/or Advisory positions with Jefferson Hospital, The Ehlers Danlos Society, The Papal Foundation, and the National Centre for Padre Pio. He currently sits on the Business Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame.
Ward holds an MBA from Harvard Business School ('89) and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame ('85).