Director of Originations and National Director of Business Development
Ed Hartwell is a multi-faceted executive involved in numerous industries globally. He focuses on extending DPG’s origination platforms on a global scale, business development within DPG portfolio companies and client mandates. As a former professional athlete, Mr. Hartwell understands the importance of team play and the high level of success that a well-organized group of professionals can achieve.
Initially, Mr. Hartwell will concentrate on the origination of real estate private lending opportunities, discounted debt purchases, equity co-investments, joint ventures with operating partners, and general advisory services. He will also focus on alternative energy opportunities within DPG’s global energy platform and select DPG special situation corporate mandates including management led buyouts.
Mr. Hartwell has strong connections in Africa and is actively involved in the financing of public private partnerships in the region.
Mr. Hartwell was aligned with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank at the firm’s Atlanta office. He is focused on investment sales, sale leaseback--credit tenant lease transactions, office tenant representation, and provides both advisory and transaction services with a niche in alternative energy advisory services.
Previously, Mr. Hartwell served as Director of Client Services Southeast for the sports representation firm, GAAMES. Through this role he gained over 10 years of sales and sports management experience. His main responsibilities included contract/endorsement negotiations, sales presentation and career management. Previously, Mr. Hartwell served as assistant director of scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks and played professional baseball for the San Francisco Giants.
Mr. Hartwell was a member of the Notre Dame Baseball team and voted captain in 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and was named The Outstanding Student and Francis Patrick O’Conner winner at the University Notre Dame for the graduating class of 1993.