Forbes Finance Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Accounting, Financial Planning, Wealth and Asset Management, and Investment Firms
ATLANTA (August 7, 2020) Bridge Investment Group LLC’s (Bridge) subsidiary Bridge Office Fund Manager (Bridge Office) announced today that John Ward, Partner at Bridge, Chief Investment Officer for Bridge Office Fund Manager LLC and Principal at Bridge Commercial Real Estate, has been accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms.
Ward was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome John Ward into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Finance Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
“I’m honored for the opportunity to join Forbes Finance Council as a contributor,” said Ward. “The commercial real estate industry is in the midst of significant change and innovation, and now more than ever we need forums where leaders can collaborate and exchange ideas that will help guide us through the current challenges and into the next chapter of growth and prosperity. Our team at Bridge has worked hard to develop a formula that’s led to significant value gains in our office portfolio, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and lessons learned as a Forbes contributor.”
As an accepted member of the Council, Ward has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Ward will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, Ward will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.
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ABOUT BRIDGE INVESTMENT GROUP Bridge is a privately held real estate investment management firm with $20.1 billion in assets under management. Bridge combines its more than 3,600-person, nationwide operating platform with specialized teams of investment professionals focused on select US real estate verticals, which Bridge believes offer above-market opportunity: Multifamily; Office; Seniors Housing and Medical Properties, Affordable Housing, Opportunity Zones and Real Estate Debt Strategies.
Bridge principals are owners and operators who are deeply rooted in their assets. In-depth knowledge of local markets, as well as extensive real asset and capital markets expertise, enable Bridge to develop prolific deal flow and to deploy active asset management and monitoring across its business lines.
Bridge’s asset management strategy is specialized and focused in a way that emphasizes current income and capital appreciation while mitigating risk. By making improvements that build lasting communities, increase renter satisfaction, and ultimately bring value to investors, Bridge seeks to create alpha at the asset level.
The principals of Bridge have been investing in and improving communities around the US since 1991 and manage private equity funds, separately managed account vehicles, co-investments, and joint ventures. Bridge seeks to transform assets in a manner that maximizes their potential.
ABOUT BRIDGE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Bridge Commercial Real Estate (BCRE) is a fast-rising player in the U.S. commercial office market that specializes in creating desirable, next-generation work spaces. BCRE provides world-class commercial office brokerage services, property management, accounting and commercial construction services for Bridge Office assets. With a proven blueprint that delivers long-term value for tenants and investors, our portfolio includes office properties uniquely positioned in dynamic, high-growth markets across the U.S. and continues to grow. We are laser focused on how companies work today – and will work tomorrow. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and Salt Lake City, Utah, BCRE is a subsidiary of Bridge Investment Group, LLC. For more information, visit www.bridgecre-office.com.