Chatham Financial adds Brian Gould to Global Real Estate team

August 8, 2019

Commercial real estate finance veteran joins as a managing director in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area


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August 8, 2019 – KENNETT SQUARE, PA – Chatham Financial announced that Brian Gould has joined the firm’s Global Real Estate team as a managing director in the D.C. metropolitan area. Gould was formerly the director of capital markets at JBG SMITH.

Founded in 1991, Chatham is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology solutions provider, and has built its reputation in real estate finance by working with private owners, developers, REITs, pension funds, private equity funds and family offices. Chatham’s Global Real Estate team is a leading provider of capital markets solutions, serving over 1,500 clients around the globe. Chatham has over $1 trillion in real estate loans on its proprietary capital markets system that powers the firm’s offerings.

“Chatham brings vast amounts of capital markets expertise to its clients, along with a powerful analytics and technology platform,” said Andrew Thornfeldt, a managing director on Chatham’s Global Real Estate team. “The addition of Brian and his 18 years of expertise as a leading commercial real estate principal and lender will provide invaluable perspective to our clients.”

Prior to joining Chatham, Gould spent nine years with JBG SMITH (NYSE: JBGS), overseeing the financing needs of the company’s commercial real estate portfolio. His department oversaw over $10 billion of project capitalizations including construction, transitional, permanent and fund-level financings. In addition, he coordinated interest rate hedging, contingent liability management, investor reporting, lender reporting and treasury management. Highlights of his tenure include leading the procurement of the $1.4 billion credit facility as part of the 2017 JBG SMITH merger. In addition, Gould’s efforts on the construction loan of Fort Totten Square were cited for the 2013 Financing of the Year award by the Washington Business Journal.

“After working closely with Chatham as a client, I am extremely excited to join the growing team,” said Gould. “I was very fortunate to have been a member of the JBG SMITH team for nearly a decade. I am proud to leave my department in very capable hands and look forward to continuing to work with JBG SMITH in a different function.”

Before joining JBG in 2010, Gould spent six years as a member of Guggenheim Partners’ high-yield commercial real estate debt team. He started his career at Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU) in its commercial real estate lending division. Gould is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of D.C. Real Estate Group, DCBIA, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and CFA Institute.


About Chatham Financial

Chatham Financial is the largest, independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. Founded in 1991, Chatham Financial pioneered the debt and derivatives field, providing clients with access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. Today, the organization of over 600 serves more than 2,500 companies across a wide range of industries—handling $2.5 billion notional hedged per day and helping businesses maximize their value in the capital markets, every day.

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