Global Chief Executive Officer
Urban Land Institute

W. Edward (Ed) Walter, a widely renowned real estate industry leader and most recently the Steers Chair in Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is ULI’s Global Chief Executive Officer. Walter brings to ULI more than 35 years of management experience in the real estate profession across a variety of disciplines including hotels, multifamily, and land development, with a strong emphasis on capital markets and investments. From 2007 through 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc., where he led a $19 billion-plus global lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) with a high-performing portfolio of more than 110 hotels around the world. Prior to becoming Host’s CEO, he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer for more than four years and served in other executive roles at Host for seven years prior to being named the CFO. Walter’s service at Host overlapped with his four-year tenure at Georgetown, where he created and taught the Real Estate Public Equity course, which is designed to explore multiple aspects of REITs.

Speaking at the Following:

Mar 16

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Welcome Remarks and State of the US Housing Market

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mar 17

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

How REITS are Meeting Broader Community Housing Needs

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Come and learn how unique REITs are improving access to low-cost housing and increasing financial inclusion of neighborhood residents.