In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald leads High Associates' operating companies which provide a broad array of services to clients including development, brokerage, appraisal, renovation, and facility services. Through strategic acquisitions, development, and joint ventures, the High Real Estate Group portfolio as grown to more than 10 million square feet and includes commercial, industrial, retail, multi-family residential properties, and hotels located throughout the Eastern United States.
Having begun his real estate career in the Philadelphia area in 1985, Mr. Fitzgerald joined the High organization in 1989 as the Commercial Property Manager at High Associates. In 1991 he was promoted to Vice President of Commercial Asset Management and, in 1996, to Senior Vice President of Asset Management. He assumed the role of High Associates' Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2001 and President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2004. He was promoted to his current position in July of 2012.
Mr. Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Pennsylvania Real Estate Salespersons License. He earned the Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations.
Active in business and community activities through his leadership roles in various associations and organizations, Mr. Fitzgerald serves on the Board of the Fulton Theatre. His past service includes serving as a Loaned Executive to United Way; Leadership Lancaster; Finance Committee Chairperson for PA Dutch Council Boy Scouts of America; and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County.
Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of Lancaster County Association of Realtors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Securities Dealers, and the Institute of Real Estate Management.