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Chris Reed

Chris Reed

WP Realty, Inc.

Director - Capital Transactions

Personal Information

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School: Temple University

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2005

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: WP Realty, Inc.

Title: Director - Capital Transactions

Industry: Real Estate

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am responsible for the underwriting and due diligence process for all prospective commercial real estate acquisitions, as well as the sourcing, evaluation and completion of debt and equity transactions for the existing real estate portfolio. I have participated in and completed transactions totaling nearly $200M.

CWP Career Impact

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

My experience at CWP allowed me to manage and work with an incredibly diverse group of people. Many of my peers have only known the same homogeneous atmosphere, while I have been successful in leading a group of starkly different individuals to achieve a common goal. This has allowed me to be a more effective manage and leader, ultimately resulting in the promotion to my current role.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

There is no substitute for hard work. Ultimately, your success will depend solely on the amount of effort that you put in.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Life presents a finite number of opportunities, don't take this one for granted.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Real Estate Private Equity is a highly specialized financial services industry that is not incredibly deep in terms of potential employers. Someone wishing to break into this field must learn as much as possible prior to searching for employment. It is highly unlikely that someone will be spoon fed information, thus they must be extremely proactive in broadening their knowledge base.

Chris Reed