William J. Wolfe is the co-founder, President and CEO of First Washington Realty, Inc., a privately held real estate investment advisory and management firm which specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers located in densely populated areas throughout the United States.
has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the Company's activities, including its acquisition, investment and disposition program, asset management, development and renovation, and leasing and marketing efforts.
Mr. Wolfe was the co-founder and former President and CEO of First Washington Realty Trust, Inc., a public REIT that traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Over 30 years the companies have owned, operated, provided investment advisory services and managed retail properties with a value in excess of $6.5 billion.
Prior to entering the real estate business, Mr. Wolfe served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
He is on the Board of Trustees of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Alternatives For Youth Foundation, and he is Chairman of the Board of Lupus Therapeutics, Inc.
Mr. Wolfe is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Business Executives for National Security and the World Presidents' Organization.
He has served as a Board member of Washington Heart, the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs, the National Bank of Commerce, and the Corporate Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
has chaired major capital campaigns for Fight for Children, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
and Super Leaders.
In 1971, Mr. Wolfe founded The Key Program, Inc., a New England based youth service agency that provides a variety of residential and non-residential programming to at-risk youth and their families.
Mr. Wolfe served as Key's Chairman for 25 years.
Since inception, Key
has provided services to over 75,000 young people and their families.
Mr. Wolfe received his Bachelor's Degree from Clark University and his Master's Degree from Harvard University.