President, Fuller Development, LLC
Mr. Fuller is the President of Fuller Development, LLC with offices in South Norwalk, CT. Fuller Development is involved in the ownership, development, acquisition, redevelopment, construction, conversion and asset management of all asset classes of real estate throughout the Northeast.
Mr. Fuller served as Executive Vice President of Development for the Northeast Region (including New York City and Boston) for Archstone (formerly ASN). During his tenure there, Mr. Fuller was responsible for building a northeast development pipeline in anticipation of Archstone’s planned IPO. Archstone was subsequently purchased by AvalonBay Communites, Inc. (AVB) and Equity Residential (EQR). At the time of the announcement of this acquisition Archstone had a development pipeline with a project cost of over $4.1 billion representing more than 13,000 apartment homes.
Prior to forming Fuller Development Mr. Fuller was the Executive Vice President of AvalonBay, a company he helped form in November 1993. AvalonBay, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) focused on developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing luxury apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States.
At AvalonBay, Mr. Fuller was the chief executive responsible for overseeing a nationwide team, managing all aspects of the Company’s development investment and construction activity throughout the country. Mr. Fuller joined the Northeast Group of Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) in 1989 and was the partner responsible for overseeing the development and acquisition of multifamily opportunities throughout Connecticut and New York. He was part of the group that took two divisions of TCR public in 1993 to become Avalon Properties, Inc., which later merged with Bay Apartments in 1998, to become AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Throughout his tenure with AvalonBay, and its predecessor companies, the company grew to become the second largest multi-family REIT in the country with a portfolio of 273 communities containing 81,499 apartments worth over $15.6 billion. Since going public in November 1993, Mr. Fuller’s team built over 20,000 apartment homes and redeveloped over 19,000 others. Under Mr. Fuller’s leadership the AvalonBay development and construction team became one of the leading developers and builders in the multifamily industry. In March 2005 Mr. Fuller accepted, on behalf of AvalonBay, The 2005 Development Firm of the Year Award given by the National Association of Homebuilders.
Mr. Fuller earned his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1989 and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences in 1983.
Mr. Fuller has served on the Multi-Family Leadership Board of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He has served on the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Finance Association, and was a member of the Urban Land Institute, where he has served on the Executive Committee of ULI Fairfield Westchester District Council.