Nick Houshower

Managing Director, Head of Investments and Portfolio Management
Nick Houshower

Nick Houshower is a Managing Director, and Head of Equilibrium’s Investments and Portfolio Management team and is responsible for business development, pipeline origination, fund raising and investor relations for the firm’s Controlled Environment Foods Funds.

Previously at Equilibrium, Nick was a member of the product development team, where he helped lead the research and development and launch of the firm’s controlled environment strategy.

Prior to Equilibrium, Nick focused his efforts on controlled environment agriculture, renewable energy, and surviving two years as an amateur rugby player. Prior to that, Nick’s career was in Asia, where he established the Thomson Reuters Government business unit in China and worked extensively on Chinese and Mongolian municipal finances and land reform policy. This work included managing the development and rollout of a digital land titling system for Mongolia (under the aegis of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation).

Earlier in his career, Nick managed the China program for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (an independent urban development think tank), where he advised the Chinese government on property taxation, sustainable cities, and rural land reform. Nick also served as interpreter for a Sino-British documentary on Beijing’s Forbidden City.

Nick has a M.A. in International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from American University. He joined Equilibrium after completing his MBA at Northwestern University. He also speaks and reads fluent Mandarin Chinese.

When not building Equilibrium’s presence in the greenhouse sector, Nick enjoys building things with his hands and continuing the family legacy of carpentry.