Social Snapshot: Jeffrey Bartel
The philanthropist and real estate executive speaks to us in his own words
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.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.