Founder and Managing Partner
Jeremy Hillenbrand is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ballast Real Estate Partners, LLC. He founded the firm in 2017 under the belief that the housing markets outside of major urban areas are underserved. He believes in providing well maintained, updated apartment homes at affordable prices.
Prior to founding Ballast, Jeremy was a member of the leadership team at Wangard Partners, a Milwaukee based commercial real estate investment and development firm. As Vice President of Capital Markets, he raised capital for commercial real estate developments and acquisitions. His group successfully raised equity that funded over $100MM in new development and acquisitions.
Jeremy has a decade of real estate experience and has worked for Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Group, John Hancock’s Real Estate Investment Group, and JP Morgan’s Private Bank. He also spent four years underwriting commercial real estate at Hillenbrand Partners, a commercial real estate debt fund focused on acquiring both domestic and international commercial real estate debt. In addition, he personally owns multifamily communities across Wisconsin.
Jeremy received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.A. in International Relations from American University. He is the Treasurer of the St. Robert’s School Athletic Association and is involved with Milwaukee-based ACTS Housing.