Hartman, a sponsor of non-traded real estate investment trusts, has appointed Bernard (Ben) Vonderhaar II as managing director of institutional sales.
Vonderhaar has more than 20 years of experience in credit, distressed, and energy investing, as well as private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.
Prior to Hartman, he was a managing director of fundraising at BlackGold Capital Management LP. He also headed the endowment and foundation, healthcare, and family office fundraising practices at Highland Capital Management LP, and before that, led the central and southwest division as a managing director at The Commonfund.
Vonderhaar has held vice president positions at several large banking organizations including Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust, BBVA/Compass, and Chemical Bank/Texas Commerce Bancshares, which is now part of J.P. Morgan Chase.
He was an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Dallas – Jindal School of Management. Vonderhaar earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Findlay and a Master of Business Administration with an economics concentration from Ashland University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses.
In other Hartman news, The DI Wire reported yesterday that Gian Craparo was promoted to managing director for the Eastern Division.
Hartman invests in commercial office, retail, light industrial and warehouse properties located in Texas. Since 1983, Hartman and its affiliated entities have sponsored 23 programs and acquired interests in more than 90 real assets totaling approximately $750 million as of December 31, 2019.