Buzz Cooper

Executive Vice President, Head of South Central RegionSouth/Central

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Mr. Cooper joined the Gladstone Companies at their inception in June 2001 and operates out of our corporate headquarters in McLean, VA. He currently is a Senior Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation where he is responsible for identifying, underwriting, managing, and servicing much of the firm’s commercial real estate investment projects with a portfolio of approximately $500 million. He is focused on sourcing and executing net leased real estate acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Southeast and Texas. Mr. Cooper has over 30 years of experience sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, negotiating and executing lending and commercial transactions and executing asset management plans. Mr. Cooper is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cooper served as a Senior Vice President or Principal of Allied Capital Corporation and its affiliate funds from 1986 to 2000. At Allied Capital, Mr. Cooper was responsible for originating all forms of commercial real estate loans and servicing a portfolio of over $300 million in debt instruments and mortgages. During his career, he has negotiated and closed all types of commercial real estate transactions and debt instruments. Mr. Cooper received a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Washington and Lee University.

EJ Wislar

Senior Vice President, Southeast InvestmentsSoutheast

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Mr. Wislar joined Gladstone in 2018. He has worked on originating nearly $200MM in new acquisitions since joining Gladstone. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Senior Associate with Prudential Global Investment Management Real Estate Finance, where he originated and closed commercial real estate debt on behalf of third-party investors and the corporate balance sheet. Prior to PGIM REF, Mr. Wislar was a Vice President with United Bank where he was responsible for the commercial underwriting group focused on both Commercial Real Estate and Commercial & Industrial debt products. He oversaw the commercial function for United Bank and managed 30 analysts across the Mid-Atlantic. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University.