Peter spent his high school summers loading trucks in the sweltering Philadelphia heat and learned the basics of real estate by building barns and houses with his uncle’s construction companies.
As a wrestler, Ingersoll was recruited by the University of Pennsylvania, where he became the captain of the wrestling team in his senior year. He is a graduate of The Wharton School, ranked as the number one business school in the world, with a BS in real estate finance.
Ingersoll has more than 40 years of real estate, trust, banking and investment experience, as well as construction and development. He is adept at complex capital structures and the corresponding operating agreements, including basis transfers during recapitalizations and deals using preferred equity and mezzanine debt. He is an expert in tax-deferred transactions, UPREITs, monetized installment sales and other tax-deferred strategies.
Peter Ingersoll is a CCIM designee and has held a Series 65 license for registered investment advisors (RIA).
Peter Ingersoll was the Director of Acquisitions for The Pacific Group (www.pgc.us) for their self-storage division and has overall responsibility for acquisitions, development, construction, financing, operations and marketing.
Since 2005, Peter has been the exclusive buyer’s representative in Northern California for StorageMart, the 6th largest self-storage operator in the U.S. and Canada headquartered in Columbia, MO. (www.storage-mart.com) as the CEO of Safe Harbour Equity, Inc.
Peter was the Team Leader with Tetra Tech motivating a team of 50 leasing agents, engineers, zoning and construction supervisors to build out the world’s first wireless network – Richocet, in Denver, CO. The Denver team exceeded all client expectation and Peter and his wife were transferred to the Bay Area in 1999 to revive the stalled build out of the network.
Peter was vice president business of development with the Philadelphia National Bank in the private wealth and trust division and managed a team of 15 attorneys and trust officers.
After the Dot Bomb in 2001, Peter joined Cornish & Carey Commercial, where he earned the Rookie of the Year award in 2002. In 2003 Peter was recruited to become a franchisee of a new technology-focused commercial real estate company – Sperry Van Ness.
As a Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness Ingersoll grew a commercial office in Emeryville to nine agents and obtained Partners Circle in 2007; a select group of Advisors who have obtained excellence in sales volume. Ingersoll was a recognized leader in Northern California and was ranked 33 in the United States among 1200 Sperry Van Ness advisors. Also in 2007 as a Series 22 and Series 63, Ingersoll earned the “Big Fish” award from Welton Street Investments, one of the country’s first broker/dealers focused exclusively on real estate, for being one of the Top 10 out of 300+ national registered representatives.
Peter is a recognized expert on the self-storage industry and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and investor seminars. Peter served as the 2012 President of the California Self-Storage Association (CSSA) and continued with the board until the end or 2013. While Vice Chair and President, the California Self-Storage Association was voted the Best State Association in the U.S. in 2011 and 2012. As the CSSA president, Peter conceived and edited a book called: Greetings from California: Best Practices from the CSSA and contributed a chapter about acquisitions in today’s volatile economic market. The book was published by MiniCo in 2012.
Peter has been an expert witness in bank fraud cases that resulted in the recovery of millions of stolen dollars for individual clients; a 2012 secured a favorable settlement for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) and a large, favorable settlement in a broker fraud action in Northern California involving a self-storage property.
Ingersoll is active in CCIM-Southern California Chapter. He is also a member of the Wharton Club of Southern California and the Wharton Real Estate Group.
Ingersoll is an award-winning writer and the author of Real Estate Tsunami Survivor’s Guide available on Amazon and a past columnist for Institutional Real Estate, Broker Banker, The Registry Real Estate Journal of San Francisco and The Messenger, a national self-storage trade publication.
As a cannabis activist, Peter advises patients with life threatening illnesses (cancer, Lyme disease, Chrone’s, lupus, etc.) and their doctors about the appropriate use of cannabinoids in aid of healing.
Ingersoll lives in the Oceanside with his wife and enjoys anything to do with salt water, composing and recording original songs. Most especially he enjoys time with his grandkids.