Gregory S. Bates
President and CEO
Mr. Bates is President and CEO of GID and serves on the Advisory Board, Executive Committee, and each Investment Committee of GID. As CEO, Mr. Bates is accountable for corporate strategy development and overall management of the firm, including oversight of the firm’s four operating verticals: Development, Multifamily, Credit, and Industrial. Mr. Bates is actively involved in GID’s sustainability initiatives and serves as Chairman of the Board of GID Industrial Logistics, a wholly-owned urban logistics platform.
Previously, Mr. Bates was President and COO of GID with direct oversight of Investment Strategy, Investor Relations, and Portfolio and Asset Management. He joined the company after working six years 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, Managing Director of GE Real Estate’s principal investing business, and Managing Director of the Multifamily sector, overseeing GE Real Estate’s $5 billion portfolio of multifamily investments.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Multifamily Blue Council, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and Up for Growth.
Mr. Bates received a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.