Leadership

Jeff Barone Senior Vice President

Jeff joined Townsend as an analyst in 2009 and currently serves as Senior Vice President within Townsend’s portfolio management team. Jeff has helped lead investment strategy implementation and portfolio construction/management for eight Townsend-managed real estate funds including two openend and six closedend programs totaling approximately $2B of investor capital. Jeff’s primary responsibilities include investment sourcing/underwriting and initiating portfolio recommendations to Townsend’s Investment Committee, including all acquisition, disposition and financing recommendations for the firm’s largest directly-managed property portfolio. Jeff also helps lead market coverage and underwriting activity for the firm’s real estate secondary investments, as well as oversees currency hedging strategies across several of the firm’s global investment programs. In addition to Jeff’s primary responsibilities, he plays a lead role within the IR and distribution functions for Townsend’s managed fund business.      

Prior to joining Townsend, Jeff worked as a project manager for an Ohio-based commercial real estate development and property management company. Jeff is a CFA® charterholder and received his B.S. in Finance from Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business.