Richard H. Powers
Senior Advisor646-690-6103 Richard.Powers@rsequity.com
Richard Powers spent the bulk of his career as a lender and investor, primarily in the real estate area, at GE Capital and Goldman Sachs. He has built and managed teams in the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Canada. At GE Capital, he was the head of International Real Estate, and at Goldman, he was the co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area in Europe and then in the United States (after 2009). He lived and worked in London for 17 years, before moving to Greenwich CT. After retiring from Goldman, in 2012, he created a course at Yale, “The Role of Real Estate in the Economy and Society”, which he has taught for five years. The course covers policy including affordable housing, mortgages, the GSE’s and homeownership. He is a private investor focused on real estate, lease and asset finance.
Richard is a trustee of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and the Greenwich Land Trust . In 2007, the Queen appointed him to the Board of Governors of the Church Commissioners for England, and he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Urban Land Institute, the American School in London as well as many investment company boards. At Yale, Richard is a member of the University Council, an advisory body appointed by the President, and is a Fellow of Branford College. Richard mentors US Service veterans through American Corporate Partners. He has coached youth sports in Greenwich and London.
Richard was raised in Niantic, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale with a B.A. in 1985. He and his wife, Emilie, have three children.