Founder & CEO
Mr. Duffy founded The Chatham Bay Group in 2006 and as CEO he is responsible for establishing and implementing Chatham Bay’s overall corporate strategy. Mr. Duffy leads the company’s finance and development initiatives and maintains a leadership role in each project from inception through completion.
Prior to founding Chatham Bay in 2006, Mr. Duffy was a Development Director at a NYSE-listed equity REIT from 2001 to 2006. In that capacity Mr. Duffy was responsible for market and site selection, and managing all aspects of the retail development process from acquisition to turnover. In this capacity Mr. Duffy worked on over $2.7 billion worth of real estate transactions including a $2.1 billion portfolio acquisition of, the renovation and disposition of a $400 million multifamily portfolio, and the entitlement and ground-up construction of several mixed-use developments. Mr. Duffy has over 20 years of professional real estate experience.
Mr. Duffy earned his B.S. from the University of Delaware and has completed post-graduate course work at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
– Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
– Urban Land Institute (ULI)
– Wharton Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
Mr. Duffy, along with his father Pat Duffy Sr., is a Co-Founder and Chairman of the Chatham Bay Foundation (www.chathambay.org).
Mr. Freebery has been with Chatham Bay since the company’s inception in 2006. He shares responsibility for sourcing transactions and oversee construction management, maintaining a leadership role in each project from inception to completion.
Prior to joining Chatham Bay in 2006, Mr. Freebery served as the Director of Asset Management for Brandywine Realty Management, a residential investment and property management firm, from 2003 to 2006. In this capacity, Mr. Freebery was responsible for managing all leasing and capital improvements on Brandywine’s 450 plus unit single family portfolio. Prior to joining Brandywine Realty Management, Mr. Freebery was a manager in the Land Use and Code Enforcement Departments of New Castle County from 2000 to 2002, where he managed a team of building inspectors and oversaw the approval of over $1 billion, in commercial projects, as well as the construction of over $250 million of real estate projects. Mr. Freebery has over 15 years of professional real estate experience.
Mr. Freebery earned his B.A. from the University of Tampa and his M.B.A. from Wilmington University. Mr. Freebery is a licensed real estate broker in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Mr. Freebery is also a Director of The Chatham Bay Foundation (www.chathambay.org)
Wynn S. Housel, CFA
Mr. Housel has more than 20 years of corporate finance experience as an executive and advisor to both U.S. and international companies. As CFO, he oversees Chatham Bay’s finance & accounting functions, plays a leadership role in capital raising activities and assists with transaction sourcing and execution.
Prior to Chatham Bay, Mr. Housel worked as a strategic and financial advisor with such firms as Evercore, Lazard Freres and Credit Suisse First Boston, based in New York and London. Over his career he has advised on over $20 billion in M&A, restructuring and debt & equity financing transactions across a range of industries.
Mr. Housel earned his B.S., summa cum laude, in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and his M.B.A., with honors, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Housel is also a Chartered Financial Analyst®.