SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, BRIDGE OFFICE, CEO BRIDGE RENEWABLE ENERGY; PRINCIPAL, BRIDGE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
John Ward serves as a Senior Managing Director at Bridge, Chief Investment Officer at Bridge Office Fund Manager LLC., CEO of Bridge Renewable Energy, and is a Principal at Bridge Commercial Real Estate, LLC. During his career, he has been involved in over $1.1 billion in commercial acquisitions, has managed over 13.6 million square feet of assets, has had development oversight for 2.4 million square feet, and has financed $550 million originated out of $1.1 billion in financing and/or refinancing.
John’s experience allows him to provide detailed asset management reporting and portfolio strategies tailored to individual partner needs and objectives, using his extensive knowledge to achieve exceptional results.
Prior to joining Bridge, John served as Chief Investment Officer and co–founder of Fairlead Commercial Real Estate from 2012 to 2016. John’s past roles include Chief Financial Officer with Jackson Oats Shaw Corporate Real Estate, where he assisted in the firms many refinance and recapitalization efforts, and Vice President at Banyan Street Partners, where he was responsible for evaluating new potential acquisitions with an additional focus on asset management and financial initiatives of 2.2 million square feet of properties. As Regional Vice President of America’s Capital Partners, he led $630 million in direct acquisitions, $1 billion in acquisitions/recapitalizations, $500 million in direct financing, and $850 million in total financing/refinancing, including 5.1 million square feet of asset management and 1.2 million square feet of redevelopment. While working for Cousins Properties he managed 3.1 million square feet of office in four states, assisted in development oversight of 1.2 million square feet of office space, and led entitlement efforts on 2.1 million square feet of office space and 1600 condominium units.
John received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. He also has his Series 7, 63 licenses.