TowerPoint Names Jesse Wellner as CEO
ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 – Leading institutional investor in cellular site locations across the US, TowerPoint today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed eleven year industry veteran Jesse Wellner as Chief Executive Officer. Wellner previously held the position of Managing Director and head of TowerPoint’s national originations platform.
Since joining TowerPoint in 2009, Wellner has led TowerPoint’s origination platform and strategic business development initiatives. During his tenure, Wellner has directed a series of highly successful capital markets initiatives, raising both institutional equity and debt for TowerPoint’s operations and acquisitions. Most notably, Wellner architected senior management’s recent acquisition of the company from Land Lease Group (LLG) and subsequent partnership with Alliance Berstein Private Credit Investors.
John Gutowski, TowerPoint’s Chief Operating Officer, commented, “Jesse has helped reshape and retool the company. He’s built relationships, and he’s built confidence. The company is well positioned in the marketplace due to his hard work and the TowerPoint team is energized by his appointment to Chief Executive Officer.”
“TowerPoint is truly unique in our industry in that the principals of the firm retain 100% control of our business,” Wellner said. “I believe that our position as true owners allows us to better serve both our landlord and corporate partners. I’m humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead such a terrific team of people and I look forward to playing a continued role in shaping the firms future.”
TowerPoint is a telecommunications infrastructure and real estate investment company operating throughout North America. We are the industries longest standing Cell Tower Lease Acquisition Company and continue to be a leading provider of capital and liquidity to cell tower site owners across United States. The company’s affiliate; TowerPoint Infrastructure Group acquires, owns, operates and develops wireless communications towers. TowerPoint’s leadership possesses over fifty years of combined experience, having directly invested over $1 billion in wireless communications infrastructure and real estate assets and advised on over $5 billion in related transactions.
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