Gary leads ViaWest Group’s capital markets activity, overseeing the sourcing of debt and equity for the company’s various investment opportunities, including long-term programmatic and large-scale institutional investment partners.  He also oversees the company’s emerging efforts in Opportunity Zone investing. In his time with ViaWest, Gary managed the company's multi-family activities,  where he oversaw the acquisition, conversion, and disposition of over 2,000 apartment units to condominiums for a national multifamily / condominium client.

 

Prior to forming ViaWest, Gary was a long-time investor in real estate and was president of Grenfell Properties, focusing on commercial property acquisitions in Metropolitan Phoenix.  His experience includes  roles as senior investment analyst for a hedge fund, the president and co-founder of a venture-funded technology company, and an associate consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, in New York.  Gary  began his career in Tokyo, Japan with the Bridgestone Corporation, in a marketing and importing role for the company’s domestic Japan retail operations.

 

Gary  received a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University, spent his Junior Year at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and earned an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Gary is fluent in Japanese and proficient in Spanish. He is currently active in the Arizona Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), served as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Arizona District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and recently concluded a term as Chairman of the ULI Small-Scale Development Council (Gold flight) national product council.

 

Mr. Linhart holds Series 22, 63 and 65 securities licenses, is a member of FINRA, and oversees ViaWest’s securities compliance function.

 

He resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Julie and two sons.

Gary Linhart
Founding Partner
ViaWest Group

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