Soundport Capital Founder Joins Rockefeller Group

Dec 9 2013 | 8:15am ET

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.

In Depth

Financial Industry Blockchain Consortium R3 To Open-Source Platform Code

Oct 20 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Bitcoin's blockchain technology has spawned a flurry of activity among fintech startups...


U.S. Trust's Beard: The Rapid Growth of the Art Lending Industry

Oct 7 2016 | 10:55pm ET

Alternative investment managers have emerged as some of the most significant art...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...