Edward (Ward) Fitzgerald III
Board of Directors
Ward Ward Fitzgerald is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of EQT Exeter, a global leader in real estate investment management with over 50 offices around the world. Since founding the firm in 2006, the organization has secured about $30 billion in fund equity commitments, representing pension, sovereign wealth, endowment, insurance, and foundation partners from around the globe. EQT Exeter’s funds have made over 1,800 real estate investments, corresponding to over 2,500 properties in the warehouse/logistics, office/life science and multifamily sectors, totaling more than $30 billion in property value.
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 sits on the Board of Trustees for The Papal Foundation, The National Centre for Padre Pio, and Catholic Leadership Institute. He also sits on the Business Advisory Council and is the chairman of the Institute of Real Estate at the University of Notre Dame. He serves on the Advisory Council at Jefferson University Hospital Neurology Institute and its Raphael Center for Neurorestoration, and supports Project Home and its Inn of Amazing Mercy.
Ward holds an MBA from Harvard Business School ('89) and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame ('85).