Roy Hilton March is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastdil Secured, LLC, the leading real estate investment banking company in the United States. He has more than 37 years of real estate experience at Eastdil Secured across financing, sales, acquisition, and capital markets activities in the United States, Europe, and East Asia.
Founded in 1967, Eastdil was the first real estate investment banking firm in the United States. Eastdil Secured is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, one of the largest financial service companies in the world and the largest commercial real estate lender in the U.S. In 2009, as a result of the Wells Wachovia merger, the real estate investment banking division of Wachovia was moved to Eastdil Secured forming the first comprehensive end to end real estate banking investment platform in the industry. The New York-based firm was involved in over $1.0 trillion in transactions from 2007.
Mr. March serves on various industry, corporate and community boards, is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton, and on the boards of directors of The Real Estate Roundtable and PREA. He is also a member of NAREIT and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
He was the president of the Friends of Malibu Urgent Care, is on the board of The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with serious medical conditions, and is co-founder of March to the Top-Africa (M2T), which helps underprivileged people of Africa by providing support in health care, education and conservation.