Mr. Funston founded Wind River Group (WRG) in 2008 and is responsible for the firm’s investment and development activities, business development and overall management.
Previously, Mr. Funston served as Executive Vice President for Barker Pacific Group (BPG), a Los Angeles-based real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of institutional-quality commercial assets in select U.S. cities. At BPG, he focused on acquisition, development, redevelopment and asset-management pursuits for the firm's diverse portfolio and was a member of the company’s Executive and Investment Committees.
Prior to BPG, Mr. Funston served as the Head of Development for Martin Fein Interests (MFI), a Houston-based multifamily developer specializing in luxury apartments. At MFI he was directly responsible for the entitlement, design and construction of more than 1,500 units across five new development projects. Mr. Funston also held a lead asset-management role for the firm's extensive portfolio of existing multifamily assets.
Mr. Funston began his real estate career with Camden Property Trust. Working in project management and construction supervision on Class-A multifamily projects, he learned the fundamentals of commercial development from the ground up.
Mr. Funston received his BA from the University of Texas in Austin, and an MBA from the university’s McCombs School of Business. He has since been honored to return to McCombs as a guest lecturer at the program’s renowned Real Estate Finance and Investment Center.
Mr. Funston serves on several boards of directors and carries leadership roles in not-for-profits including the Save a Mind Foundation, an organization focused on educational programs in underserved school systems.