Our People

Performance is everything.

Our dedicated team of approximately 70 professionals has a long record of achievement. Their skill, experience and passion enable seamless management of our portfolio, mastery of market opportunities and responsiveness to our investors. They also empower each other, rewarding accomplishment, nurturing careers and making HRE a great place to work.

James E. Hanson II

James E. Hanson II
Principal | Chief Executive Officer | Fund Manager

James E. Hanson II, is the President & CEO of The Hampshire Companies. Mr. Hanson oversees the operation and investment activities of Hampshire and its Funds. Mr. Hanson has over 35 years of real estate investment management and operational experience. Presently, his extracurricular activities include: a Council Member of the New Jersey State Investment Council, which oversees $80 Billion New Jersey State Pension Systems; an Executive-In-Residence and Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Center of Real Estate Studies at Rutgers Business School; a Commissioner of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission; and member of the Board of Directors of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. and Lakeland Bank. Mr. Hanson has a B.A. degree from Hope College and a J.D. degree from Vermont Law School.