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The Hampshire Companies’ John Goldsmith Named to The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School Emerging Leaders Council


Goldsmith was selected based on his leadership and vast experience in investment management

The Hampshire Companies is pleased to announce the appointment of John Goldsmith, Portfolio Manager, to the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School’s Emerging Leaders Council. Goldsmith brings 14 years of investment management, capital markets, and real estate private equity experience to the council. 

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is being molded by the real estate industry’s top professionals, policy makers and academics in order to become a hub of productive discussion and research meant to benefit and advance the industry. In order to realize this vision and ensure the continued successful collaboration of those who are poised to shape the future of real estate, the Center needed to establish a pipeline of leaders who can gain the mentorship of its more seasoned Advisory Board members and provide similar mentorship to students.

“At Hampshire our vision is to be in service of our communities. John’s appointment to the Emerging Leaders Council is an extension of that in service model and how we can help foster the next generation of real estate leaders,” said James E. Hanson II, President and CEO of The Hampshire Companies and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board for the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “John’s natural leadership abilities and his diverse experience in investment management and capital markets will bring a unique perspective and advantage to the Center and its students.”

Goldsmith joined Hampshire in 2011 as an asset manager, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs & Co., Starwood Capital Group and Mooring Financial Corp. In 2015, Hampshire promoted Goldsmith to the position of portfolio manager. In his current role Goldsmith is responsible for executing long-range real estate asset and fund management strategies that maximize the performance and value of Hampshire’s core investment funds. He also a member of Hampshire’s Operational Excellence team.

“We have already amassed an incredible roster of the top real estate professionals and policy makers in the New Jersey area, so it was vital to the continued success of the Center that we established a roster of future leaders who are committed to the mission of advancing the real estate industry and becoming the preeminent academic real estate center in the world,” said Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “We ask our Advisory Board members to be very involved in everything from mentoring students and providing internships to assisting in the development of curricula and planning conference events. The Emerging Leaders Council is in a unique position to both assist in the Advisory Board’s efforts and to also serve our students as mentors who are proven leaders who can offer another valuable perspective on the industry and what it takes to build a successful career.”

Goldsmith is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) as well as National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Goldsmith received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and his Bachelor’s at Middlebury College. Goldsmith lives with his wife, Kate, and three children in New Providence, New Jersey.

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