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SitusAMC Power Pro: Jennifer Jones

Name: Jennifer Jones  

Title: Vice President at Hanover Street Capital 

Offices: New York, NY and Plymouth Meeting, PA; Hybrid 

Day-to-Day: I am a senior member of the asset management team at Hanover Street Capital, a premier commercial real estate platform fully dedicated to supporting the end-to-end functions of Deutsche Bank’s commercial and multifamily real estate financing business in the United States. 

Landing the Role: I was brought into Hanover by a former colleague, Donna Ebert, with whom I had worked at GE Capital Real Estate and for whom I have a lot of respect. Donna has since been promoted to a Director/Team Lead. It is great to be working with her again. 

What Inspires Me: My colleagues. Hanover has a unique culture, and it is a privilege to work with people who are so dedicated and level-headed. Hanover has the best working culture that I have experienced in my career.  

Keys to Success: Asset managers need to be both detail oriented and strategic – they need to balance both. You do not have the luxury of ignoring either end of the spectrum. For example, asset managers consider how trends will affect real estate assets and also need to mind the details of loan documents, lease agreements, hotel franchise agreements and other documents. 

Home Is: I live in Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania, a northwest suburb of Philadelphia. I moved here to take a job in the Pennsylvania office of Morningstar (now DBRS Morningstar) and fell in love with the community. I even serve on the Historic Commission. As a former center city person (in my case Philadelphia) I had no idea how much I would love living in this beautiful, old suburb of Philadelphia. 

Favorite Childhood Memory: My father and I rode the Battle of Gettysburg on horseback with a club of about 60 adult riders who picked interesting places to trail ride. I was the only child but I had been riding since I was 5. My father had never ridden and we spent many hours in the saddle. He was a dedicated Dad, and quite sore the next day. 

A Rewarding Hobby: I rescue horses and work to bring them back to health and a happy life. They are amazing creatures – so full of personality. I currently have two paint mares. I have studied how to communicate with horses – their language is primarily physical – and this work is sometimes known as horse whispering. But it really is listening and observing on a deep level. Horses are complex and experience life as prey animals. Humans are predators and a horse’s senses are so finely tuned that they can hear a human heart beat from four or five feet away.  

Becoming a Caretaker: In July of 2016 I became responsible for the care and well-being of both of my parents. Growing old is not for the weak, but let me tell you, neither is eldercare. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. My father has since passed, but I am still responsible for my mother.