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J.R. Wetzel is Vice Chairman Industrial at Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. In this role, Mr. Wetzel is responsible for overseeing the strategic development of the firm’s industrial holdings.
Mr. Wetzel has more than 30 years of real estate experience and has been with Black Creek since 2011. Prior to joining Black Creek, Mr. Wetzel served as Managing Partner of PGP Partners, Inc., a company he founded in 2000. Before this, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Pacific Gulf Properties (NYSE: PAG) and was instrumental in directing the sale of Pacific Gulf’s industrial portfolio, totaling 13.5 million square feet, for $925 million to RREEF. Before joining Pacific Gulf Properties, he served in various leadership real estate positions at companies including Industrial Developments International (IDI) and Insignia O’Donnell.
Mr. Wetzel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California.