Mr. Winegar is the President of Investment Services for Griffis/Blessing and plays a key role in identifying and analyzing potential investment opportunities. Since joining Griffis/Blessing in 1992 he has been involved in the purchase or sale of real estate assets with a cumulative transaction value of more than $2 billion. Mr. Winegar also handles the financing, refinancing and asset management for many Griffis/Blessing assets. He has worked with outside counsel in the formation of ownership entities and with CPA firms in the assessment of tax issues connected with new and existing investments. In addition, Mr. Winegar has a vital role with the firm’s high net worth investors and with co-investor equity, including institutional and quasi-institutional investors.
Prior to joining Griffis/Blessing, Mr. Winegar served as a Senior Manager in KPMG Peat Marwick’s Audit Department. In that capacity, he delivered audit, tax and consulting services to a variety of clients, including many in the real estate industry.
Mr. Winegar holds an MBA from the University of Colorado. Mr. Winegar is a member of the AICPA, the Colorado Society of CPA’s and the National Multi-Housing Council.
Mr. Winegar has served as a board member in various civic and business organizations, including US Bank Community Advisory Board, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak United Way, the Center for Non-Profit Excellence, the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs University Club, the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, the Broadmoor Community Covenants Committee, CASA, Partners In Housing, the El Paso Club, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Real Estate Board, the Discover Goodwill Foundation and the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. Mr. Winegar is also a graduate of Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and Leadership Pikes Peak.