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William W. Gerrity

Managing Partner, Gerrity Group

Bill Gerrity is the founder and CEO of Gerrity Group, which invests in, owns and operates neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout the Western U.S. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development, acquisition, management and disposition of real estate in the western U.S. and Asia. He has partnered with Morgan Stanley, the Washington State Investment Board, endowments and pension funds. He serves on the board of New America, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, and on the board of Zocalo Public Square, a Los Angeles-based ideas magazine.

ALMA MATER: UCLA

FOREIGN WORK: He built a vertically integrated operating company and developed more than six million square feet of retail space in China and India.