“Amanda Hawn is one of the highest potential young real estate entrepreneurs I know. She is smart as a whip, has a terrific business sense, and a strong entrepreneurial drive. Amanda has a keen sense of people, a terrific analytical brain and a great gift for writing. She always asks insightful and probing questions in a pleasant and direct manner, which enables her to develop an efficient understanding of the opportunity or issue in front of her. We would love to be her partner.”
- Dixon Harvey, Partner, Black Oak Associates
"Amanda Hawn possesses a rare mix of intellect, creativity, practicality and integrity. I would always welcome the opportunity to work with her."
- Tony Iannazzo, Senior Investment Professional, Varde Partners Real Estate Group
"I worked with Amanda in Varde Partner's real estate group and always respected her ability to balance conservatism with conviction and a detail-oriented approach with a broader, creative perspective."
- Neal R. Johnson, Managing Partner, Isles Ranch Partners
“Amanda is one of the most competent, dependable, smart, and fun people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only is she an astute asset manager and investor, but she is a gifted writer, a natural leader, and a consummate professional. I first met Amanda over a decade ago when we worked together at the Ecosystem Marketplace and co-authored a book on the emerging carbon markets. Since then, we have done work on conservation finance, real estate investing, and environmental markets, among others. Amanda has many qualities that make her an asset in any project, deal, and transaction, but perhaps the most valuable is the fact that she brings to the table a diverse set of experiences that range from an innate knowledge of conservation, ecology, and the hard sciences, coupled with a strong background in economic analysis and investing, together with an outstanding ability to lead, inspire, and work with others. It is a rare combination of skills that is almost never found in one individual. In short, I feel blessed to have been able to work with Amanda in the past and look forward to working with her on new projects for many years to come. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
- Ricardo Bayon, Partner and Co-founder, EKO Asset Management Partners
"I met Amanda about three years ago as the counterparty in a property sale I was transacting with her company. She was leading the acquisition on behalf of her firm, and my immediate reaction was that I was dealing with a sophisticated person of substance. Amanda was able to distill the essence of the property and transaction with remarkable speed and precision. After having developed and lived with this asset for five years, it was clear to me that Amanda was keen to focus immediately on the truly important, global issues at hand. She was clear and transparent in her dealings, and resolute on behalf of her principal's wishes. I have great respect for her talents, and came away from our transaction with a heightened awareness of the benefits of dealing with a seasoned pro."
- Paul Maenner, President, Maenner Properties Inc