To better understand what we do is to understand who we are. We are EarthKeepers. We are a dedicated group of leaders who accept the great responsibility of tending to the earth in service to its people. We protect pristine land so that over development does not take place and the land stays in balance with the environment. Our round table of stewards’ sole intention is to leave the world a better place. And to leave a Legacy that will live forever. This is how we honor those that came before us. We are guardians and custodians of our time.
Adam C. Hall | Managing Partner | Founding Steward
Mr. Hall formed Renaissance Holdings in 1989, a Regional Real Estate Development and Investment Banking Firm. Since that time, Mr. Hall has acquired, developed, and redeveloped a broad range of real estate asset classes, including land development. He also has extensive expertise in structured finance, having raised in excess of $1.5 billion in equity and debt from private and institutional sources alike, resulting an exceptionally broad range of high net worth and institutional capital relationships. In 2007, he began to acquire large tracts of land for conservation un‐development. Mr. Hall has 27 years of expertise in all facets of real estate.
P. John Wickser | Member of Board of Advisors & Investment Committee
Mr. Wickser, principal owner and investor of Amalfi Capital Partners, LLC, has 30 years of diverse experience in real estate acquisitions, asset management, and fund management as a principal and as an advisor in over $15 billion of real estate in the US and Europe. Most recently served as President of Advisory at Watt Companies where he spearheaded a successful $10 billion investment program with a prominent Australian joint venture relationship. Prior to joining Watt in 2003, Mr. Wickser served as a Managing Principal of a real estate private equity fund sponsored by International Nederlanden Groep (ING) with over $3 Billion in real estate investments and, before that, he Co-headed the London office of Citicorp’s Real Estate Investment Bank. Mr. Wickser has served as Board Member of the UCLA Extension Real Estate Finance & Investment Conference and City of Hope Cancer Center Real Estate and Construction Industry Council and a member of ULI, ICSC, and REIAC. Mr. Wickser holds a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University Business School.
Jeffrey D. Raymond | Acquisitions, Asset & Development Management
Mr. Raymond has extremely extensive development and complex asset management expertise in over 46 projects worldwide spanning 33 years. Since starting his own development advisory firm in 1993, Mr. Raymond has been retained by some of the most prominent communities across the country and internationally. He has managed and directed large‐scale planning strategies for nearly $1 billion in projects throughout the western hemisphere.
John C. Hanna | Valuation and Acquisition Due Diligence
Mr. Hanna has more than 25 years of experienced in the fields of real estate valuation, land use, planning and environmental analysis. He has educational and professional experience in environmental impact analysis, land use planning studies and the valuation of open space acquisitions.
“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”–Henry David Thoreau, Author and Poet
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”–Edward Abbey, American Writer
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”–Albert Schweitzer, Physician, Philosopher, Organist
“True Leadership is an inner quality as much as an exercise in authority.”–Robert K. Greenleaf, Founder of the Modern Servant Leadership Movement
“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”–Leo Tolstoy , Writer
“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...”–Edward Abbey, American Author
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”–Winston Churchill , British Prime Minister, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
“We have it in our power to begin the world all over again...The birthday of a new world is at hand.”–Thomas Paine , One of the Founding Fathers of the United States