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Hiram P. Williams
President

Hiram Williams has more than three decades of experience as a real estate advisor and investor. 

Hiram served as the founding partner of Albrizzi-Williams LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in private placements of both equity and debt, property sales, and financing and advisory work with clients accessing the capital markets for real estate acquisition and development. Hiram also served as a partner at Millstein & Co.

Hiram has led real estate investment transactions totaling more than $5 billion.  Selected engagements include advising the management of Hines
on, the structuring and creation of a publicly registered, non-traded REIT that initially raised $1 billion; working with the Lincoln Property Company on its sale of certain assets to Equity Residential Trust for $485 million; guiding the $475 million merger of Grove Property Trust with Equity Residential Trust’s public company; and, advising on $150 million of capital raising on behalf of Akridge, a leading commercial property development firm.  Hiram has been a board member for numerous real estate-related companies and is currently a director of Scorpion Holdings and Commercial Cleaning Services.

Hiram previously served as a vice president at Goldman Sachs with responsibility for the formation of the Real Estate Investment Banking Services group.  He was also a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he was charged with investing the firm’s capital in real estate as part of its joint venture with Mitsubishi Estate, Japan’s most eminent real estate developer.  Hiram began his career at Lazard.

Hiram holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard School of Business.  As an undergraduate, he studied industrial management, with an emphasis on mathematics, at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Hiram sits on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, in addition to serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust. 

 “I grew up on a farm, and until I was eight or nine years old, I spent the entire day outdoors. This was a daily event for me, almost as much a part of my life as going to school. I always took it for granted that other people lived that way, that they took comfort in the woods, in wildlife, and knowledge of the woods. It was much later in life that I realized that many people knew much less about being out on the land. Since joining Weantinoge, I’ve worked to rebuild the Board and secure the Trust’s finances and set up the path for future development work. I’ve guided us through the process of hiring Catherine Rawson, our Executive Director, along with our hiring of two new stewards. Restructuring and re-crafting the way Weantinoge operates has been very important to me because I, along with our board and staff, realize that our land protection work must last forever.”


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