William C. Green joined Arbor Realty Trust’s Board of Directors in March 2012 and became Lead Director in March 2013. Mr. Green currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Ginkgo Residential and is co-founder of Tannery Brook Partners, LLC and co-founder and Managing Director of Cazenovia Creek Investment Management, LLC.
Mr. Green has 29 years of experience in real estate and real estate finance. Prior to co-founding Tannery Brook Partners and Cazenovia Creek Investment Management, LLC, Mr. Green was with Starwood Capital Group from December 2007 to June 2009, where he was responsible for the debt investments business of the firm and was responsible for the Starwood Debt Fund II in 2008. Before joining Starwood Capital Group, Mr. Green was with Wachovia Securities and its predecessors from 2000 to 2007 where, as Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate Capital Markets, he managed the commercial real estate securitization, mortgage banking, structured finance, equity co-investment, loan servicing, asset management and trading functions for Wachovia Securities’ Corporate & Investment Banking Division. While at Wachovia Securities, Mr. Green helped grow the firm into a leading provider of capital in the commercial real estate space, investing in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Wachovia Securities, Mr. Green spent nine years at Banc of America Securities and its predecessors where he held various positions, including Managing Director of Real Estate Private Distributions and Managing Director of the Commercial Mortgage Conduit Program. Prior to that, Mr. Green had eight years of real estate development and real estate finance experience in the greater New York area with both private and public firms.
Mr. Green holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hobart College. He holds NASD Series 3, Series 7, Series 24, Series 79 and NASAA Series 63 licenses and is FSA licensed in the United Kingdom. Mr. Green served on the Executive Advisory Board for the Commercial Securitization and Mortgage Bankers Associations and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Real Estate Forum Magazine. In both 2005 and 2006, Commercial Property News named Mr. Green “Financier of the Year”. He serves as a Trustee at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.