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

Housing Markets Outlook 2021

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Each year, the Housing Opportunity Conference opens with a General Session on the State of the US Housing Market. Expert Ali Wolf will provide this year’s keynote, offering attendees a detailed look on what to expect from the housing market in 2021: trends, challenges, emerging markets, and future demands.   ULI CEO, Ed Walter, and […]

Mar 17

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Leveraging Investor-Funded Housing Models to Meet Broader Community Housing Needs

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Join ULI Global CEO Ed Walter in exploring how investor-funded development models are improving access to low-cost housing and increasing financial inclusion of neighborhood residents.