Mr. Gray, based in San Francisco, is a Partner and one of the founders of Rockwood. Mr. Gray has 28 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Gray serves on various portfolio management and investment committees as well as on Rockwood’s Investment Strategy and Research committee (as chairman) and Human Capital Committee. Mr. Gray has overall responsibility for managing Rockwood’s acquisition activities, including personnel located in the firm’s three offices. Mr. Gray’s specific responsibilities include overseeing the selection of markets, projects and partners, and the negotiation and structuring of transactions. As chairman of Rockwood’s investment strategy and research committee, Mr. Gray plays in key role in the development of the firm’s real estate investment strategy.
Prior to the formation of Rockwood, Mr. Gray worked with Bechtel Investments (now known as the Fremont Group) where he was responsible for originating and underwriting new real estate investment opportunities in the western United States and handling general asset management of Bechtel’s real estate portfolio. He also spent time with Standard Realty and Development (a subsidiary of Union Pacific Realty), where his responsibilities included management of industrial and land development projects and portfolio management of the western U.S. region.
Mr. Gray received a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California in Berkeley, CA. Mr. Gray is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Pension Real Estate Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Fisher Center at U.C. Berkeley, Lambda Alpha International, Stanford Real Estate Council (SREC) as well as various other industry organizations.