Experience + Foresight
William J. Reister
Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President
William J. Reister is our chief investment officer and executive vice president and previously served as our senior vice president - capital markets. Mr. Reister has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including investment management, finance, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, property management, accounting and reporting. In November 2009, Mr. Reister joined the dedicated management team assembled by our former advisor to focus exclusively on our finance and investment management matters.
From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Reister was a senior officer with Prentiss Properties Trust and its successor, Brandywine Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: BDN). During his tenure with Prentiss, he was responsible for acquisition, disposition, leasing, asset management and operations activities of its portfolio of office properties located in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Denver and Southern California. Prior to this role, Mr. Reister was a senior corporate finance officer responsible for portfolio level acquisitions and financing. Mr. Reister was also a member of the executive team that formed Prentiss upon its successful initial public offering, which was the culmination of investments of Prentiss Properties Realty Advisors (PPRA), of which Mr. Reister was a founding officer. PPRA raised the institutional capital that was invested in what became the core portfolio of Prentiss. Prior to these activities, Mr. Reister was the senior operations controller for Prentiss Properties Limited, a corporate controller for Cadillac Fairview and a senior auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Mr. Reister has a bachelor of business administration in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a former certified public accountant.