PEACHTREE HOTEL GROUP continues to restructure itself, now with two changes to its leadership. Brian Waldman, previously chief investment officer for the company is now filling the same role for the company’s newly formed subsidiary Peachtree Group. Also, Jeremy Stoler joins the company as executive vice president of debt capital markets.
Waldman will manage Peachtree’s multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio and direct investment strategies across its operating, lending and real estate divisions, according to the company. Stoler will support Peachtree’s operating companies and growth into other real estate sectors.
“With Brian and Jeremy, we are fortunate to have extremely talented, respected leaders who are highly experienced and energized to drive our growth,” said Greg Friedman, Peachtree’s CEO and managing principal. “These announcements also come at a pivotal time for Peachtree as we further position ourselves to expand into other real estate sectors and businesses.”
Waldman joined Peachtree in 2015 and has has overseen hundreds of transactions with a gross asset value of roughly $6.0 billion. He is a graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where he studied real estate and finance.
“Brian has extensive investment and portfolio management experience and an in-depth understanding of the investment process,” said Jatin Desai, Peachtree’s CFO and managing principal. “We are delighted to have Brian serve as our new CIO, and we believe his experience, skills and leadership will be of great value to the company and help Peachtree achieve the next stage of significant growth.”
Stoler has worked in real estate handling securitization and fund management and originating more than $30 billion of mortgage debt. Prior to joining Peachtree, he founded a real estate advisory firm for institutional clients. Before that, he was executive vice president and head of capital markets for a family office. He led and directed acquisitions and financings in this position, completing approximately $1 billion across multiple real estate sectors.
“We are pleased to add an executive of Jeremy’s caliber to our team. With a strong track record and extensive experience and relationships, he will enhance our investment management platform as we continue to capitalize and build upon the positive momentum we see in real estate in the years ahead,” Friedman said.
In August, Peachtree Group selected Tim Witt as president for its first initiative, the 1031 Exchange Delaware Statutory Trust program.