Jeff Barone Partner

Jeff joined The Townsend Group in 2009 and serves as Partner, helping lead investment sourcing, execution, and related capital raising for Townsend’s Special Situations group, with a particular focus on joint ventures, recapitalizations, and secondary opportunities. Jeff has led more than two-dozen such investments spanning $1.2 billion of client equity. Jeff’s fifteen years of investment and deal structuring expertise spans a wide range of strategies with particular emphasis on data centers, SFR/BTR, multifamily, secondaries/recapitalizations, prop-tech, co-GP ventures, and real estate operating companies. Jeff also brings over ten years of distribution and product development experience across institutional capital raising for both closed-end and open-end vehicles, registered products/interval funds, and defined-contribution space. He plays a lead role in strategic deal syndications and co- investment capital raising for Townsend’s Special Situations group. Prior to 2020, Jeff served as a portfolio manager for Townsend’s commingled investment funds, having led capital formation and investment strategy execution for six closed-end and two open-end fund vehicles totaling approximately $2 billion of investor capital, focused largely on direct investment and joint venture opportunities.

Prior to joining The Townsend Group, Jeff worked for an Ohio-based commercial real estate development and property management company.

Jeff is a CFA® charter holder and received his BS in Finance from Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business.