Chief Strategy & Investment Officer
Whitson Huffman is responsible for the oversight of investment activity at Capital Square, which includes leadership of the firm’s real estate investments related to its Delaware statutory trust/Section 1031 exchanges, qualified opportunity zone funds and other private placement investment offerings. Since joining the firm in 2018, Huffman has overseen more than 70 acquisitions for a total investment cost of approximately $4 billion. Prior to Capital Square, he was an associate at JBG Smith (formerly The JBG Companies), an NYSE-listed REIT and fund manager with a $4.5 billion market capitalization. While at JBG Smith, Huffman developed 1,300 residential units and over 210,000 square feet of retail with a total capitalized value of over $650 million. He also sought entitlements for over 1,500 residential units and 350,000 square feet of retail, with a projected capitalized value of over $400 million. Prior to joining JBG Smith, Huffman was employed as a consultant in the financial services group at Ernst & Young, working on multifaceted banking and capital markets projects for systemically important financial institutions. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Miami University Farmer School of Business and completed a Master of Real Estate, Finance from Georgetown University. He is active in a number of programs, including the National Multifamily Housing Council, the National Capital Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the Institute of Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) inaugural Rising Leaders Council. The IPA Rising Leaders Council focuses on introducing professionals to the portfolio diversifying investments industry and helping to create dynamic and engaging conference and educational programming for the IPA.