Todd Anderson, the principal, executive vice president of acquisitions for The Hampshire Companies and leasing director for Partner Funds, passed away this weekend and is being remembered for his creative and personal approach to real estate.
Anderson died unexpectedly this weekend in his Bernardsville, NJ home at the age of 58.
He joined Hampshire in 2005 as part of Hampshire’s Senior Leadership team where he fit right into the company’s motto of “Real Estate through a Different Lens.” His passion, hard work, and creativity netted the firm more than 125 repositioning and transformational real estate projects with an aggregate value of over $2 billion throughout the country.
“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.”
Anderson will live on through his work and the leadership and vision he provided to major projects in New Jersey, like the transformational office projects at 8 Sylvan Way in Parsippany, the CENTRA business park in Woodbridge, and at 175 Park Avenue in Madison. Anderson was also instrumental in bringing The Medicines Company and Realogy, a real estate and relocation company, to those new Jersey offices. His work with those two companies earned the NAIOP’s Deal of the Year awards in 2008 and 2012.
Anderson’s kind and gentle manner won over many of his colleagues, business leaders, and members of the community he was doing business in. He was able to forge relationships with municipal leaders and sought community involvement with major projects. When working with the township of Carteret, NJ, Anderson built a relationships with the mayor, the town council, and other officials, to push through 2.25 million-square-feet project that was worth more than $350 million.
“I am honored to have called Todd a partner and colleague but most of all, a friend,” Jon F. Hanson, chairman of the Hampshire Companies, said. “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, Anderson 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. Anderson is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and is survived by his loving wife, Dorota and son, Jackson.