Chatham Financial Hires Former JBG Smith Pro in DC 


Risk management advisory firm Chatham Financial has hired former JBG Smith director Brian Gould as a managing director in the Washington, D.C. region. 

“After working closely with Chatham as a client, I am extremely excited to join the growing team,” Gould said in prepared remarks. 

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Gould, who has 18 years of experience as a commercial real estate principal and lender, will work on Chatham’s global real estate team which serves 1,500 clients including private owners, developers, REITs, pension funds, private equity funds and family offices, according to a statement from the Kennett Square, Pa.-based firm. 

“Chatham brings vast amounts of capital markets expertise to its clients, along with a powerful analytics and technology platform,” Andrew Thornfeldt, a managing director at Chatham, said in the statement. 

As the director of capital markets for JBG Smith, Gould oversaw $10 billion of project capitalizations and “coordinated interest rate hedging, contingent liability management, investor reporting, lender reporting and treasury management,” per the statement. His deals included the procurement of a $1.4 billion credit facility as part of the merger between JBG and Vornado/Charles E. Smith that formed JBG Smith in 2017. 

“I was very fortunate to have been a member of the JBG Smith team for nearly a decade,” Gould said. “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.”

Prior to JBG Smith, he held positions at Guggenheim Partners and Prudential Financial

JBG Smith declined to comment on Gould’s exit.