Greenwich was founded in 1995 by Simon Mildé. With his partner, Larry Baucom, they have assembled a senior executive team with more than 150 years of real estate experience. Each senior member brings a unique perspective that allows Greenwich to create unparalleled solutions for its clients.
Greenwich partners have also helped found two related companies to expand the capabilities and offerings we can provide:
The executive team brings over 150 years of real estate experience to the table.
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.
Larry Baucom is the President of Greenwich Group International. With more than 35 years of experience in major commercial real estate investment banking activities, Mr. Baucom has been involved in key leadership roles in The Greenwich Group International operations.
In 1995, he was one of the founding partners of The Greenwich Group International. His background as an investment banker and executive has included the firm’s total investment banking activities, which have involved major national and international investors and transactions in multiple real estate asset classes. These investment banking activities have included structured financing, equity and debt financing, joint-venture structuring, leasing, asset management, major project development financing and the recapitalization of real estate companies.
Prior to Greenwich Group International, Mr. Baucom was a Managing Director with Jones Lang Wootton USA (now known as Jones Lang LaSalle) responsible for the firm’s New York Wall Street Division. In 1984, he became the Managing Director responsible for the Washington, DC region. In that capacity, he started the Washington office and oversaw the growth of its full-service operations with a concentration on international clientele.
Mr. Baucom received his BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his MBA in Finance from New York University.
Steve Lorenz is Managing Partner of Greenwich Group International’s Capital Markets and Investment Banking New York team. He joined Greenwich in the beginning of 2016, and brings with him over 30 years of commercial real estate experience, working for several large Banks, Structured Products Groups and Developers throughout his career.
Prior to Greenwich Group International, Steve Lorenz was the President and Founder of LorCap, Inc., a firm he ran for 5 years principaling transactions, raising debt and equity for third parties, and offering commercial real estate advisory and structuring services.
Prior to founding LorCap, Mr. Lorenz was a Managing Director in the Structured Products Group of Sunrise Securities, where he focused on commercial real estate whole loans, CMBS, mezzanine and B-Notes, and CRE Structured Products. Prior to joining Sunrise, he was the Head of the CRE Capital Markets desks for PNC / NatCity Investments located in Stamford, CT where he ran CMBS production; and, helped lead the efforts in the bank’s CRE Distressed Assets group. Prior to this he was at Fortis Investments for 2 years where he was charged with buying CRE structured products for inclusion into CDO’s. Mr. Lorenz was at HypoBank (a.k.a. HVB Real Estate International) for 8 years where he was a relationship manager for 6 years and credit manager for 2 years. Mr. Lorenz worked for Citibank from 1991 to 1995 where he focused on CRE workouts, restructurings, asset management and asset sales. Mr. Lorenz also worked for the Trammell Crow Company in the late 1980’s.
Mr. Lorenz has an MBA from Columbia Business School (Class of 1991) and graduated from Hamilton College in 1986. He has his Series 7 & 63.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Alla Torres is Director of Marketing and Public Relations with The Greenwich Group International. She has over 12 years of commercial real estate marketing, design and PR experience. Since joining The Greenwich Group in 2004, Ms. Torres has been involved in the marketing of approximately $5 Billion worth of real estate transactions and currently oversees the design and production of all marketing and Greenwich related materials. In addition to her involvement with marketing, Ms. Torres is now responsible for advertising, social media marketing, public relations and branding for the entire Greenwich Group International.
Prior to joining The Greenwich Group International in 2004, Ms. Torres worked as an Associate at Wells Fargo Bank and as a BCBG brand specialist at Bloomingdales. From 1993 -1996 Ms. Torres worked as Distribution Manager for US International, the US company based in Moscow, Russia, and has been involved in a variety of international trade deals.
In 1991 Ms. Torres, obtained a Legal Secretary diploma in Moscow, Russia. Over the years, Ms. Torres has completed a variety of business and international marketing courses in Russia and the US, and continues to actively pursue college level courses as part of her continuing education. In addition, Ms. Torres has experience in graphic design and photography. Outside of real estate, Ms. Torres’s interests include, fashion and design, art, computer technology, photography and travel.
Chief Operating Officer
James Flood joined The Greenwich Group International’s New York office in 1998 as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Flood has over 30 years of management experience in real estate development, finance, and property management.
Prior to joining The Greenwich Group International, Mr. Flood served for 14 years as Executive Vice President & CFO for The Related Companies, one of the nation’s leading acquisition/development, financial services and property management companies. Earlier, as Vice President of Finance and Administration for American Landmark Development, a joint-venture partner of Olympia and York in residential development in Canada and the United States, Mr. Flood directed all financial functions, property management and apartment conversions.
Mr. Flood is a NYS CPA. He holds a BEE degree from Manhattan College, an MSEE degree from New York University, and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.
Don Atchison is Managing Partner with a focus on Investment Banking nationally and has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience in debt/equity financing, investment sales, development, leasing, and brokerage management. He has provided financing on all property asset types with structures ranging from acquisition/bridge to construction to long term fixed rate permanent loans as well as joint venture arrangements.
Prior to joining Greenwich, Mr. Atchison was with a national services provider for 17 years as a mortgage banker and regional manager having run two separate offices for the firm. He has overseen/participated in over 5,000 leasing, sales, and financing transactions with valuation of over $10 billion. He was with a Washington, DC area commercial office development firm for 8 years prior to this and worked on the design, construction, leasing, and tenant fit up of over 400,000 square feet of space. Before this, Mr. Atchison was in commercial banking for 7 years managing a portfolio of bridge, construction, and mini-perm loans. He spent 6 years in the United States Marine Corps, leaving with the rank of Captain.
Mr. Atchison received his BS in Management from the United State Naval Academy and his MBA in Economics and Finance from Texas Christian University.