Forest City Enterprises
Frank C. Wuest
President, Forest City Science + Technology Group
President, Forest City Boston
Mr. Wuest is President of Forest City’s Boston office and Forest City’s Science & Technology Group. In addition, Mr. Wuest oversees Forest City’s strategic use of private equity across its business lines. He also serves on Forest City’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Wuest is responsible for the management of Forest City’s national life science portfolio, as well as all new investment activity initiated though Forest City’s Boston office and the Science + Technology Group. This includes identifying and managing new investment and development opportunities across Forest City’s general product lines (office, residential and retail) in New England and its science business across the country
Prior to joining Forest City, Mr. Wuest was a long-time principal with AEW Capital Management and Copley Real Estate Advisors, where he had extensive experience in acquisitions, development, asset management and investment sales. During his career, Mr. Wuest has been responsible for the acquisition, development, sale or financing of more than $4 billion of real estate, including office, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties. In addition to his acquisitions and investment management experience, Mr. Wuest served as the portfolio manager of a publicly traded REIT and served on the boards of several of AEW’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Wuest serves as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Boston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). In addition, he has served on NAIOP’s national Executive Committee and Board of Directors and currently is a member of its Research Foundation and Industry Trends Task Force. He was the founding Chair of NAIOP’s Capital Markets Forum. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Boston’s A Better City and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Harvard Real Estate Initiative.
Formerly a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Wuest holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Harvard University.