W. Edward Walter

Global CEO

Urban Land Institute


Edward Walter is currently the Global CEO of the Urban Land Institute, which came after retirement in December 2016 from Host Hotels & Resorts, completing a 20-year tenure with the company, including serving as the CEO and president since 2007. Previously, Walter was a partner with Trammell Crow Residential Company and the president of Bailey Capital Corporation. He currently serves on the board of directors of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and is the chairman of the Federal City Council, a Washington D.C. business organization.  He is also a past chairman and executive board member of NAREIT.