Wes Robert Edens known by many in the investment industry, the sports business, and the hotel industry as Wes Edens, is one of the entrepreneurs with unparalleled skills in starting, running and managing a business. As a leader of these businesses, Edens has been the catalyst for the success and excellence of Fortress Investments, the development of Brightline, along with other subsidiaries under the Fortress investment’s group. When it was started, fortress investments was initially established as an alternative asset investment group with Ita focus on private credit and private equity. Read more on fortress.com
Passions Turned Successful Businesses.
Wes Edens is a sports fan and enjoys it both as a pastime activity before he joined the Milwaukee Bucks management team and now acts as a co-owner of the Milwaukee bucks and Aston Villa football club. For Milwaukee Bucks, Edens joined the team with much enthusiasm as he led the effort to develop and deliver a new arena for the NBA franchise in the city of Milwaukee. As the Co-founder of the Fortress investments group which is an investor in the real estate industry, Wes Edens has helped the management team of Milwaukee that is spearheading the transition of an underdeveloped 27 acres of land to the entertainment district.
Wes Edens grew up participating in different types of sports as a young person, like mountain climbing, skiing, running, horse riding and jumping which was heavily influenced by the Montana climate and scenery. He has taken his passions to a whole new level scaling famous mountains in the world including Kilimanjaro and the Grand Teton. His passion for athletics and sports lead to his move to co-own the Aston Villa soccer club, a football club based in Birmingham, UK.
Fortress Investments Group.
Before joining his friends in the creation of the fortress group, Wes Edens was a managing director and partner of an investment management firm called BlackRock. In BlackRock investment management Inc., Wes was in charge of assets investors and private equity. Before BlackRock, he was a managing director at Lehman Brothers. The skills and knowledge acquired from these positions, Robert Edens carried them forward to the Fortress Group.
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