Mr. Gardner currently is Vice President of Buvermo Investments, Inc. Buvermo represents several Dutch investors, and provides entrepreneurial equity capital for commercial and residential real estate investments in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Mr. Gardner served for 20 years as President of Buvermo, and for the past 13 years has continued to act as an active investor and advisor. Mr. Gardner will fully retire from Buvermo at the end of 2018.
Mr. Gardner began his real estate career as a shopping center developer in Florida, from 1971-1974. From 1974-1977, Mr. Gardner served as Director of Corporate Development at Florida Gas Company in Winter Park Florida.
Mr. Gardner moved to the Washington DC area in 1978, serving as Vice President in charge of the shopping center portfolio for the B.F. Saul REIT until 1981. Mr. Gardner served as Executive Vice President of the Kaempfer Company at that time primarily a DC office developer from 1981 until he joined Buvermo in 1984.
Following graduation from Princeton, Mr. Gardner was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy. He spent the majority of his military career on Vice Admiral Rickover’s staff, stationed in Washington, DC, and involved in nuclear reactor design and development.