Ward Fitzgerald '85 (Chair)

Ward Fitzgerald '85 (Chair)

Global CEO & Senior Managing Principal
EQT Exeter

Expertise: Real Estate Private Equity
Membership: 2020-present

Ward Fitzgerald is Global CEO and Senior Managing Principal of EQT Exeter, which is among the largest real estate investment managers in the world, focused on acquiring, developing and managing logistics/industrial, office, life science and residential properties. 

Ward has held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of Exeter Property Group, an international real estate private equity fund investment group and real estate development and operating company with office in 32 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 that have consummated over 1,000 real estate transactions in the warehouse/logistics and office/life science sectors totaling in excess of $25 billion. 

Prior to Exeter, Mr. Fitzgerald worked as 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, Mr. Fitzgerald 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, National Centre for Padre Pio and currently sits on the Business Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Fitzgerald holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (’89) and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame (’85).