William H. Walton III
Mr. Walton has 40 years of real estate investment, development and management experience, as well as executive leadership experience having served in various roles and as a director of several public and private companies.
Mr. Walton is co-founder and managing member of Rockpoint Group, LLC ("Rockpoint"), a global real estate investment management firm. Mr. Walton is responsible for the overall operations and management of Rockpoint, as well as overseeing the origination, structuring and asset management of all of Rockpoint's investment activities. In 1994, Mr. Walton also co-founded Westbrook Real Estate Partners, LLC ("Westbrook"), a similar real estate investment management firm. Since 1994, the Rockpoint founding managing members have invested in approximately $60 billion of real estate.
Prior to co-founding Westbrook, Mr. Walton was a managing director in the real estate group of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., which he joined in 1979.
Mr. Walton is involved with several real estate industry organizations and serves on the boards of Crow Holdings, a privately owned real estate and investment firm, and FRP Holdings, Inc., a company engaged in the real estate business. He is a former trustee of Corporate Office Properties Trust and a former director of Florida Rock Industries and The St. Joe Company. Mr. Walton also serves as a director or trustee of several non-profit organizations, with a particular interest in educational entities, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, KIPP Jacksonville Schools, Mpala Wildlife Foundation and the University of Florida Investment Corporation, and previously served on the boards of Communities in Schools, the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Princeton University and Princeton University Investment Company.
Mr. Walton received an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.