During Tim’s career, he has thrived on being innovative and forward-thinking in the Private Equity Real Estate and Energy asset classes by identifying the next new high potential emerging management teams and constructing institutional portfolios that have provided high returns over long periods of time.

Timothy J. Hoeppner was the Managing Director, Real Estate, at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  He joined the Foundation in 1993 as Director, Real Estate Finance.  Tim was responsible for managing the disposition of $1 billion of direct-owned legacy real estate and the establishment of a $1 billion go-forward institutional comingled fund based real estate portfolio, a $400 million stand-alone private energy/commodities portfolio, and a $100 million timber/resource portfolio, all commingled fund based.  The real estate portfolio is geographically diversified with an allocation of approximately 50% in the US, 35% in international developed markets, including Western Europe and Japan, and 15% in international emerging markets, including Brazil, India, China, Russia, and South Africa.  Tim has traveled extensively to all these locations.

Tim attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, graduating first in his business school class, Summa Cum laude, in 1982 with a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting.  He began his career at Price Waterhouse where his audit clients included energy, financial/banking and real estate firms.  He received his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license in 1983.  In 1985, Tim began working in Dallas, Texas, for the Trammell Crow Company, the leading real estate developer at the time, where over the course of eight years he held the positions of Regional Controller, Regional Vice President – Finance, and Senior Asset Manager.  In his role as Senior Asset Manager, his portfolio included 150+ assets valued at $1 billion.  Tim has been active in real estate organizations and as a speaker at conferences and has served on the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Board of Directors, Plans Sponsors Council, and Editorial Board.

In his free time, Tim serves on the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors where he is active on the Executive Committee, Real Estate Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee, which he chairs.  Tim was previously on the Investment Committee.  Tim and Melissa sponsor annual scholarships at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and the University of Illinois at both Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.  Tim and Melissa are engaged in supporting Tandala Hospital in The Democratic Republic of Congo and The Mathare Children’s Fund (Panairobi) that ministers to the street children of the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya.  Tim is also very involved with The Crucible Project, a faith based organization that challenges and equips men to honestly examine their lives to live in truth and integrity.  Tim is on the board of The Crucible Project and currently serves as the Chairman.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grant making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.  Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support of public interest media.  With assets of $6.7 billion and grants and program-related investments totaling approximately $250 million annually, MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest private philanthropic foundations.  The Foundation believes its grant making is most effective when focused on relatively few areas of work, combined with sufficient resources over a long enough period of time to make a measurable difference.


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