Soundport Capital founder John Rivard has joined The Rockefeller Group Investment Management as senior vice president and managing director, acquisitions and investments.
Prior to founding Soundport, which provided asset management services for investors in office assets located in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Rivard served as chief operating officer of Broadway Partners, where he oversaw all operations and asset management. Before that, he was a partner and the chief underwriting officer at O'Connor Capital Partners. Prior to O'Connor, Mr. Rivard was a real estate investment officer for the California State Teachers' Retirement System.
In his new role at RGIM, Rivard leads acquisitions strategy and execution, working closely with the firm's Washington, D.C. and New York teams. His primary responsibilities include sourcing, executing and financing investment opportunities on behalf of the company's U.S.-focused property fund, Rockefeller Group U.S. Premier Office Fund LP, which closed in the summer of 2013 with $500 million in equity commitments, including $250 million of co-investment equity for joint venture acquisitions. Rivard will also manage separate accounts and JV initiatives.
The Rockefeller Group, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate, is a global real estate owner, developer and investment manager.