A disciplined steward of investment capital and advocate for stakeholders, Jessica Thorsheim balances her responsibility to unlock revenue-generating opportunities for investors while also advancing Amherst’s mission to provide safe, affordable, high-quality housing to residents across America. Since joining Amherst in September 2019, Thorsheim has designed an engagement framework to diligently connect investors and senior leadership with key information and insights about fund performance and strategic growth opportunities. Thorsheim’s efforts have resulted in the successful deployment of investor capital and continued reinvestment from capital partners while enhancing access to affordable housing opportunities for U.S. renters. Thorsheim’s ability to collaborate across teams while navigating challenges related to the pandemic contributed to Amherst’s achievement of a record-high 97% stabilized occupancy rate at the end of 2020.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“‘Be where your feet are.’ I received this advice earlier in my career, but it is even more applicable in today’s Zoom-filled world. To me, this statement means keeping your mind where you physically are. Being where your feet are will make you shine in all parts of your life – whether as a real estate executive or a mother of two.”
Managing Director, Head of SFR Portfolio Management
The Amherst Group