Social Snapshot: Jeffrey Bartel

The philanthropist and real estate executive speaks to us in his own words

Jeffrey Bartel

Jeff Bartel is a major business and corporate leader, entrepreneur, and high-impact philanthropist in South Florida. A major community advocate and positive force for decades, Bartel has chaired and helped lead some of Florida’s most impactful business, social service, educational, and cultural organizations including Orange Bowl Committee, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Beacon Council, Leadership Florida, Baptist Health Foundation, Camillus House, United Way, among others. Bartel has been honored by dozens of business alliances, community organizations, universities, and governmental bodies for his leadership, philanthropy, social responsibility, and ethics including the Beacon Award Business Leader Award, the Gold Medal Award, Twelve Good Men in South Florida, Humanitarian of the Year, and the first-ever recipient of the Sunshine State Ethics in Leadership Award.

Bartel is chairman and managing director of Hamptons Group, a real estate investment, private capital, and advisory firm headquartered in Coral Gables—with assets, holdings and clients across Florida, the U.S., and internationally. Bartel also is on the adjunct faculty at two universities, where he teaches life and business strategy courses to MBA and law students. Before founding Hamptons Group, he served as a top executive and corporate officer at Fortune 200 companies, was a partner at two of Florida’s top law firms and began his career in appointive government service in the U.S. Congress and in local government. He remains a trusted informal adviser to dozens of federal, state and local public officials. Bartel is a graduate with honors from both Harvard University and the University of Florida College of Law.

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