Peter M. Wenner is a seasoned real estate developer with more than 30 years of direct experience in entitlements, development and management. As vice president for The Molasky Group, he is currently the executive in charge of development on three multi-family projects in Portland, Oregon and was the project manager on the $200 million detention center for Clark County, Nevada and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
He has worked throughout the United States, Mexico, Middle East, Central America and Europe on residential, special use, office, retail and industrial projects that have included market and financial feasibility studies, golf course feasibility, development agreement negotiations, site planning, government relations, highest and best use analysis, public finance advice and investment analysis.
Wenner has advised both the Chinese government and private investors on international finance and positioning projects in China for the international market.
He has been involved in real estate development projects for the Molasky Group as both advisor (at KPMG Peat Marwick) and principal. He was a partner in a 500-acre master planned community in San Diego, California. Mr. Wenner was responsible for all facets of planning, permitting, debt and equity financing, construction and sales of over 500 finished residential lots.
Wenner was also the president and general manager of Ritter Park Associates, where he directed all activities to convert a former ranch into an 11,520-acre master planned community. At the time, it was considered the largest such active development in Los Angeles County. The project consists of 7,200 homes, seven schools and over 690,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. In addition, the project included an 18-hole championship golf course, 85 miles of hiking and biking trails, an amphitheater and 450 acres of park land.
In addition, Wenner has been a featured speaker at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and the American Resort Association specifically speaking on the topic of master planned developments, entitlement issues, and financing alternatives.
He earned his MBA, in International Finance from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and his BS from the University of Wisconsin.