Whitson Huffman, co-chief executive officer of Capital Square, is responsible for sourcing and acquiring mixed-use multifamily properties as well as the oversight of Capital Square’s investment activity, which includes leadership of the firm’s real estate investments related to its Delaware statutory trust/Section 1031 exchanges, qualified opportunity zone funds and other private placement investment offerings. Since joining the firm in 2018, he has overseen approximately $6 billion in real estate transactions, grown total assets under management by more than $5 billion and established a successful development division that has initiated nine development projects totaling 1,700 apartment units and in excess of $600 million in development cost. Whitson additionally serves as the president / chief strategy & investment officer of Capital Square Apartment REIT, Inc.
Prior to joining Capital Square, Whitson was an associate with JBG SMITH Properties, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) and fund manager, where he gained a passion for the industry. While at JBG SMITH, Whitson participated in the development of 1,300 residential units and over 210,000 square feet of retail space with a total capitalized value of more than $650 million. He also sought entitlements for over 1,500 residential units and 350,000 square feet of retail, with a projected capitalized value in excess of $400 million. Prior to joining JBG SMITH, Whitson was consultant in the financial services group of Ernst & Young, working on multifaceted banking and capital markets projects for systemically important financial institutions.
Whitson earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business and a Master of Real Estate, finance from Georgetown University. He is active in the March of Dimes, World Pediatric Project, Little Hands Virginia, National Multifamily Housing Council, Real Estate Roundtable, the National Capital Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the Institute of Portfolio Alternatives (IPA).