Mr. Heneghan joined the board of directors of Farmland Partners Inc. in December 2020. Mr. Heneghan has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the real estate industry with a long track-record of identifying opportunities to institutionalize and scale various sectors, domestically and internationally. Mr. Heneghan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Equity International (EI), a private equity firm focused primarily on investing in real estate and infrastructure operating companies outside the United States.
Mr. Heneghan is the founder of Madison Canal and related entities, which serves as an asset manager for institutional investors in a single-family rental business, Home Partners of America (HPA), a private REIT. HPA currently manages approximately 16,000 homes across the United States. Mr. Heneghan serves on HPA’s board of directors. Previously, Mr. Heneghan was Chief Executive Officer of Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE: ELS), a leading operator of manufactured home communities, RV resorts, and campgrounds in North America. From 1995 through 2013, Mr. Heneghan served in a number of leadership positions at ELS, including as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, and continues to serve as Vice Chairman of ELS’s board of directors.
From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Heneghan was with Equity Group Investments (EGI), the privately held investment company founded and led by Sam Zell. At EGI, Mr. Heneghan held multiple executive-level positions at Zell-related companies, including Great American Management and Investments, Inc., a publicly traded holding company with subsidiaries in agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, building products and other manufacturing; Capsure Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded insurance company; and Greenberg & Pociask, LLC, the in-house financial services provider to Zell-affiliated companies. Previously, Mr. Heneghan was a financial analyst with Nicor Gas, and he began his career as a staff accountant at Peat Marwick, now part of KPMG. Mr. Heneghan is a senior managing director of Chai Trust Company LLC, which is the trustee of various trusts in which Sam Zell and his family are beneficiaries. Mr. Heneghan is also a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council. Mr. Heneghan has a B.A. from Augustana College.