Jonathan Rose Companies
Wendy Rowden
Managing Director, Rose Investments

Ms. Rowden was appointed Managing Director of Jonathan Rose Companies’ investment practice, Rose Investments, in 2009. She is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s investment management business, including acquisitions, financing, asset management, and investor relations. She is a member of the firm’s Investment and Management Committees, bringing more than 25 years of institutional real estate experience to her role.

Rose Investments builds on Jonathan Rose Companies’ 20+ years of green real estate investment and development success.  Its market-based strategies seek to combine a disciplined investment approach with innovative green solutions to provide superior, risk-adjusted returns on behalf of institutional and high-net-worth investors.  Recent projects include the preservation and greening of the West 135th Street Apartments, a 198-unit Section 8 project in Harlem, and the value-add retrofit and rebranding of the Yeon Building, an iconic office building in Portland, Oregon. The multi-million dollar capital improvement program at West 135th Street was accomplished with tenants in-place and was the first recipient of Federal stimulus money to green affordable housing.

Other hallmark investments include the Vance Building in Seattle, Washington. Recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and AIA Seattle as a national model of green, historic office building preservation, the Vance Building has been coined “ground zero for the green movement in Seattle” by tenants and local press.  The building is LEED EB Gold certified.

An affiliate of Rose Investments is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms. Rowden served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Rockefeller Group, the U.S. Subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co., one of the largest real estate concerns in the world.

Ms. Rowden is a past president of WX and a former member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Cushman & Wakefield and Safe Space NYC. She is also a former member of  the Board of the Maimonides Medical Center. She has received numerous awards including the United Way’s first Women United in Philanthropy award.

A member of the Urban Land Institute (Women’s Leadership Initiative; Urban Development/Mixed Used Council), the Pension Real Estate Association (Green Building and Sustainability Group) and the Real Estate Board of New York (Economic Development Committee), Ms. Rowden is a frequent featured speaker on smart growth investments and the greening of existing buildings. She holds degrees from Brown University, University of Michigan and New York University.


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