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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Simon Mildé is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Greenwich Group International. Mr. Milde is responsible for overseeing all worldwide real estate investment banking activities of the firm. With more than 35 years of experience in the international marketing of institutional real estate, Mr. Mildé is actively involved in the marketing efforts of all major assignments from the firm’s New York office. He is also a co-founder and Chairman of Terra Capital Partners.
Before founding Greenwich Group International in June 1995, Mr. Mildé was President of Kennedy-Wilson International, a Nasdaq-listed real estate company, a position he held for two years. From 1977 to 1993 Mr. Mildé was Managing Partner and Chairman of Jones Lang Wootton USA, where he was instrumental in building the firm from a five-person office into a major national full-service real estate company. Throughout the past 35 years, Mr. Mildé has attracted numerous foreign investors to the US real estate arena, and helped pioneer the export of US capital into European and Asian real estate investment markets.
Peter Witham is Managing Partner and Head of Capital Markets and Investment Banking in Washington, DC and California. His extensive experience extends over 25 years of commercial real estate experience in equity and debt financing, Investment sales, joint-venture structuring, asset management and consulting. He has extensive international experience in both the United States and United Kingdom.
Since joining The Greenwich Group, Mr Witham has been involved in approximately $10 Billion worth of real estate transactions in some of the largest and most complex real estate equity and debt financings and investment sales in the nation. These include the equity financing of The Wharf, a 3.2 million square feet, $2 Billion, mixed-use development along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, the construction financing of 1255 22nd Street, NW, a 197 unit office to residential conversion project in the West End submarket of Washington, DC, the recapitalization of the West Group Portfolio, consisting of 2.6 million square feet of office, 750,000 square feet of flex/industrial and 15 acres of prime residential development land in Tysons, Virginia, the equity and debt financing of a multiphase office development in Mountain View, California, the joint-venture equity financing of 2175 K Street, NW, the European Union Headquarters in the CBD submarket of Washington, DC and many other construction financings, equity and debt recapitalizations, and investment sales.
Prior to joining The Greenwich Group International in 2001, Mr. Witham was an Associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers real estate consulting where his transactions included consulting on feasibility of development projects and valuations of all property types across the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Witham spent over 2 years as an analyst and then broker with Grubb & Ellis in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Witham received his BSc (Hons) Degree in Estate Management from the University of Greenwich, London, England. He is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Outside of Real Estate, Mr Witham’s interests include, soccer, tennis, squash, golf, scuba diving and traveling.
Boaz (Buzz) Shattan, Jr.
Senior Investment Director
Buzz Shattan is a Senior Investment Director in Greenwich Group International’s Investment Banking and Capital Markets team. He advises developers, purchasers and operating entities on all phases of executing sales, equity and debt financing transactions, and portfolio strategy. He began his career as an attorney, practicing at international law firms Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he advised developers and investors (many from off-shore) on executing U.S. real estate matters.
Buzz Shattan transitioned from law to real estate investment banking with Sonnenblick-Goldman, where he became a partner and managing director, co-managing the firm’s institutional placement activities. He moved to Kennedy-Wilson to help develop the commercial real estate auction process as a remedy for the illiquidity then prevailing in the marketplace. He was part of the original team that created The Greenwich Group International, where he has been a participant in billions of dollars of income-property and development deals throughout the US covering all property sectors.
Buzz Shattan earned a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a year-round bicycle commuter to meetings and sites throughout the NY Metro area and is active in cycling advocacy, especially in support of the 3000-mile-long bike route known as the East Coast Greenway.