On behalf of all of us at MLG Capital, I’d like to extend a sincere congratulations to our Principal and CEO, Tim Wallen, on the honor of being named one of Commercial Real Estate’s Best Bosses by GlobeSt.’s Real Estate Forum.
The prestigious annual award honors only a small number of the industry’s leading, most respected executives, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition than my friend and our leader.
As CEO since 2000, Tim has helped MLG achieve exponential growth. Just a few of highlights from a long and impressive list of accomplishments include:
- Growing MLG from 100 to nearly 500 employees and fostering a fun, supportive and award-winning company culture along the way.
- Playing an instrumental role in the acquisition of over 24 million square feet of commercial properties across 19 states, with an exited and estimated current value exceeding $2.5 billion.
- Leading the transition to our fund strategy approach, providing investors the opportunity to participate in portfolios of assets rather than individual deals.
- Closing out our $250 million Fund IV at the end of 2020, which was our largest and fastest raised fund to-date, and launching Fund V early this year.
This year’s Best Bosses award specifically recognized leaders who stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic and served as persevering and reliable constants, offering transparent support to employees while driving their companies forward.
Tim fit the bill here, too, as an intentional, supportive and passionate leader who projected a positive and uplifting attitude throughout the pandemic. His quick decision-making and leadership helped us adapt overnight, and our technology use and resources have increased tenfold this past year. Despite it being a challenging year for the broader commercial real estate industry, Tim helped MLG thrive in 2020, reviewing an astonishing $40+ billion in deals last year.
Tim’s character and commitment to MLG, our employees, our investor family and our community is unmatched, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition. Check out this excerpt from the Globe St. article to learn more, or watch the video below to hear from some of our team members.
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J. Michael Mooney is a Principal and Co-Founder of MLG Capital and a real estate veteran with 52 years of experience at the highest level. He’s a family man and a firm believer in a strong, fun, energetic and aspirational culture. His license plate spells INNOV8, a motto he’s used to revise, survive and then thrive both in life and in work.