Founder and Principal
Jon is the founder and a Principal of Hammes Partners and is a member of the Investment Committee.
Jon founded Hammes Company Healthcare in 1993 to apply his extensive management and real estate experience to the healthcare sector. Prior to forming Hammes Company Healthcare, Jon was a Managing Partner at Trammell Crow Company, responsible for managing its operations in the Midwestern United States and Canada, and a member of Trammell Crow’s management board.
Jon has substantial experience serving institutional investors, including in his current position as Director of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and former role of Director and Chair of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, which invests the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System, the State Investment Fund and other state trust funds. In addition, Jon is the Immediate Past Chair of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned a B.B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and M.S. degree in Real Estate and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.