It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, Principal, EVP Acquisitions and Leasing Director Partners Funds, passed away unexpectedly this weekend at his home in Bernardsville at the age of 58.
Since joining Hampshire in 2005, Todd was an integral member of the Hampshire Senior Leadership team where his passion, hard work and creativity embodied the Hampshire Companies’ motto of “Real Estate through a Different Lens.” Behind Todd’s creative approach to real estate investment and vision, the firm was able to execute over 125 repositioning and transformational real estate projects with an aggregate value over $2 billion throughout the United States.
“I, like every member of the Hampshire team, am shocked to learn of Todd’s sudden passing as he was more than a partner or a colleague but a member of our Hampshire family and a dear friend,” said James E. Hanson II, President and CEO of The Hampshire Companies. “Although Todd’s twelve years at Hampshire were far too short, I will always remember the thought-provoking, energizing and stimulating daily conversations we enjoyed and the vision and creative ingenuity that Todd brought to work each day. My deepest thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Todd’s impact on the state business community will not solely be remembered within the walls of Hampshire’s Morristown headquarters. Behind Todd’s leadership and vision, Hampshire was able to execute transformational office repositioning projects at 8 Sylvan Way in Parsippany, Centra in Woodbridge, and 175 Park Avenue in Madison that allow thousands of employees of leading companies to work each day in 21st Century transformative workplaces.
During his time at Hampshire, Todd helped two major companies secure new headquarters in New Jersey, bringing The Medicines Company to 8 Sylvan Way in Parsippany in 2008 and, in 2012, bringing Realogy to 175 Park Avenue in Madison. Both deals were recognized by NAIOP with their prestigious Deal of the Year Award in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
Todd’s kind, gentle manner endeared him to his colleagues, fellow business leaders and members of the local communities where Hampshire sought to do business. Todd was able to form strong relationships with local municipal leaders and exemplified the ideal of a responsible and thoughtful community-oriented real estate executive. His relationship with the Mayor, Council and Town Officials of Carteret enabled Hampshire to reposition, develop or to be developed nine projects with an aggregate 2.25 million square feet and value in excess of $350 million within the municipality, bringing jobs and a wide range of successful companies to the Borough.
“I am honored to have called Todd a partner and colleague but most of all, a friend,” added Jon F. Hanson, Chairman of the Hampshire Companies. “In his time at Hampshire, Todd’s vision, passion and creativity made him a valued member of our team and someone I came to rely upon for counsel and advice. My sincere condolences go out to Todd’s family during this difficult time.”
Prior to joining Hampshire, Todd was a member of CBRE Global Investors Strategic Partners group where he was involved in all asset management activities on the East Coast and Southeast. Todd is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and is survived by his loving wife, Dorota and son, Jackson.
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