Ward P. Feste
Co-owner and President, Peregrine Group LLC
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
As a co-founder of Peregrine Group in 2009, Ward has had recruiting success in virtually all real estate functions such as fund management, REIT securities investment management, development, property acquisitions and sales, leasing, asset and property management, mortgage finance, and corporate real estate. Prior to Peregrine Group he was a Partner at Carlyle Group since 1986 where he co-managed the Real Estate Practice and completed more than 350 national executive search mandates focused in the commercial real estate and construction areas.
Ward also has been active in numerous professional real estate associations, including the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), the Corporate Real Estate Network (CoreNet) and the Chicago Real Estate Council (CREC).
A graduate of Indiana University with a concentration in Real Estate, Ward has served on the board of directors for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Club of Chicago and is the founder and a past president for the Indiana University Real Estate Club of Chicago in conjunction with the IU Center for Real Estate Studies. Ward also co-founded the annual Big Ten Alumni Forum, is an associate member of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) and a board member for City of Hope’s Real Estate Action Committee (REACH).