Advisory Board Members

"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."   Vince Lombardi

Gary E. Mozer

Mr. Gary Mozer is a Principal/Co-Founder of George Smith Partners, a national real estate capital advisory firm. He has arranged in excess of $30 billion of debt and equity financing for a broad array of real estate transactions. Appointed CEO in 1999, Gary has consistently ranked as GSP’s largest individual producer, placing up to $2 billion annually. He most frequently works in retail, multi-family, office, and industrial products, but is also an accomplished financier of hotels, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, marinas, RV parks, and self-storage sites. His team at GSP is recognized for expertise in structuring complex transactions, mezzanine and equity. His focus is creating long term capital relationships for his clients.

Gary is involved in the below Professional Real Estate Associations:


• Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Los Angeles Finance Council & Commercial and Retail Council |Mentor for Young Leadership Group 
• International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Speaker at conventions, local programs |Past faculty member, University of Shopping Centers
• Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (ACRE)
Past President, Southern California Chapter
• National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
• Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
Chaired local and national Real Estate and Chapter events |Founded Wilshire Gold Chapter |Co-Founder of the Real Estate Network|Chaired four real estate roundtables
• Chief Executive Organization (CEO)
Chaired Real Estate Seminar

 

Gary is an active member with:
Board of Governors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation | West coast Sports Association | Defense Orientation Conference Association | The Navy League

Gary holds two graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin: a Master of Real Estate and a Master of Finance. His undergraduate education took place at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics. Gary has guest lectured at UCLA and USC.

Gary is married to Bianca and has two children, Phillip and Joan. He is a photographer, an avid watch collector, and enjoys a variety of recreational activities, including travel and racing sailboats.

Michael Warden

Mr. Warden has more than 27 years of capital markets experience with an extensive focus on the mortgage sector. He is the managing principal and CEO of Invictus Capital Partners, which was selected as the joint venture partner and manager for all Carlyle Real Estate debt strategies in 2008. In that role, Mr. Warden managed the investment of more than $2 billion in equity capital.

 

Prior to forming Invictus, Mr. Warden was a senior managing director and head of Fixed Income at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. (FBR). At FBR, he was responsible for the establishment and build out of the fixed income business for which he developed an origination, banking, sales and trading platform. He also was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of a mortgage origination company. Within two years the business underwrote in excess of $30 billion in MBS securities and originated, purchased and securitized over $8 billion in whole loans.

 

Previously, Mr. Warden was managing director and head of ABS and CMBS at Bank of America Securities (BOA), where he was responsible for the origination and securitization of all mortgage products. At BOA, he was integral in the establishment of both the ABS and CMBS businesses.

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