Gregory S. Bates

President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Greg Bates is President and Chief Operating Officer of GID and serves on the Executive Committee and on the Investment Committee of GID.   As President and COO, Mr. Bates is responsible for managing the Portfolio and Asset Management Group; sourcing new equity capital relationships and managing the ongoing relationship with GID’s existing institutional equity partners; providing direct management oversight of GID’s alternatives/hedge fund businesses; and investigating and recommending new business line investments for GID.

Previously, Mr. Bates worked at privately-owned Building and Land Technology (“BLT”) in Stamford, CT where he built and led BLT’s third-party real estate private equity platform.  Prior to BLT, Mr. Bates was an executive at GE Real Estate and served the company in various capacities over a 17-year career.  While there, he was the General Manager of the Americas for GE Real Estate’s Investment Management platform and the Managing Director of GE Real Estate’s principal investing business.  Prior to those responsibilities, Mr. Bates served as Managing Director of the Multifamily sector, overseeing GE Real Estate’s $5 billion portfolio of joint venture investments. 

Mr. Bates received a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.