The Hampshire Cos., a private real estate investment firm and self-storage operator, has partnered with Circle Squared Alternative Investments, a company that specializes in linking investors with non-traditional investment products. The two businesses “will develop specific alternative-investment opportunities for portfolios of high-net-worth investors,” according to a press release.
In its 90-year history, Hampshire has invested in a diverse portfolio valued at $2.5 billion, including 259 properties in 28 states. The company acquires, develops, leases, repositions, manages, finances and disposes of real estate. It has assets in the self-storage, industrial, office and retail sectors as well as eight discretionary funds under management with more than $1 billion in equity, according to the release.
“In working closely with Hampshire, we've developed the same shared business principles and beliefs that illiquid alternatives are true alternative investments,” said Jeff Sica, founder and chief investment officer of Circle Squared. “Our strategic partnership will focus on creating and structuring funds and direct real estate investment opportunities for high-net-worth investors. This strategy deploys the longstanding experience of a successful real estate investor with our astute understanding of how to apply alternative investing within a portfolio.”
“Hampshire is excited to be working with Circle Squared because of their dedicated commitment to and interest in alternative investments,” added Jon F. Hanson, chairman and founder of Hampshire. “This partnership follows perfectly in line with our strategy to provide investors with tailored real estate investments for their portfolio.”
Circle Squared specializes in providing independent financial advisers with access to “alternative investments previously available only to institutions and ultra-high net-worth investors,” company officials said. Its suite of investment products includes entertainment and media, natural resources, private credit, private equity, private placement offerings, and real estate.
Based in Morristown, N.J., The Hampshire Cos. is a privately held, fully integrated real estate firm. Its current diversified portfolio of 259 properties totals more than 25 million square feet.