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Haley Varner joins The Hampshire Companies as Portfolio Manager

Morristown, N.J.

The Hampshire Companies, a full-service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at more than $2.5 billion, has announced that Haley Varner has joined the company in the role of Portfolio Manager.

As Portfolio Manager, Varner will be responsible for maximizing the performance of the value –add oriented real estate funds by executing long-range fund and asset management strategies. She will lead and develop the portfolio and asset teams to drive operating margins for respective funds by overseeing critical value-add asset functions including but not limited to lease, capital plans, (re)financing and dispositions.

Most recently Varner was a Manager with Ernst & Young in the Transaction Real Estate Group where she served as an advisor to investors and lenders on real estate transaction and portfolio operations optimization strategies. She also held management positions at Alvarez and Marsal’s Real Estate Advisory Services and Eastdil Secured where she worked as a Financial Analyst and underwrote and marketed more than $3.2 billion of commercial assets for all major product classes.

“Haley has extensive experience in evaluating capitalization structures and implementing programs for strategic financial planning and ongoing performance monitoring for all stages of the asset life cycle,” said James E. Hanson II, CEO and President of The Hampshire Companies. “She is a strong addition to our portfolio management team and her leadership and experience will enable us to grow our organization while continuing to drive value for our investors, partners and tenants.”

Varner earned a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Certificate in Finance from Georgia Institute of Technology. Varner is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the U.S. Equestrian Eventing Association. She resides in Tewksbury, New Jersey.

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About The Hampshire Companies
The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate firm based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments. Additional information on The Hampshire Companies is available online at HampshireRE.com.

Nick LaPlaca
R&J Public Relations