Mission
Community Focused Investing

In 1998, Wayne Jordan founded Jordan Real Estate Investments in Oakland, California with a focus on building long-term real estate investments designed to enhance and improve communities. Since that time, Jordan has executed dozens of transactions.

Jordan REI has experience in all major asset classes, but focuses primarily on both multi-family residential and commercial properties in major markets. We target investments in well-located, high-traffic areas in order to develop long-lasting, meaningful assets in the communities where we invest.

As a real estate investment firm, Jordan also pursues long-term, trusted relationships with creative and capable operating partners, brokers, and service providers.  At times providing equity at the general partner level, Jordan possesses both the experience and ability to structure non-traditional joint-venture partnerships.

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Our Team
Team

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Wayne Jordan

President and CEO

Wayne Jordan is the founder, President, and CEO of Jordan Real Estate Investments, an Oakland-based real estate development firm founded in 1998. The firm’s approach focuses on building long-term real estate investments to enhance and improve communities. Its portfolio includes commercial, residential, mixed-use, and industrial projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. 

Additionally, Wayne Jordan is the co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer of Akonadi Foundation, whose mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. Since 2000, the family foundation has funded organizations primarily in Oakland, focusing on ending the criminalization of people of color.

For over four decades, Wayne has supported social justice causes and has been very active in local, state, and national politics. Wayne serves on the Board of Directors for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Color of Change, Rock the Vote, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, SPUR, the Jobs and Housing Coalition, and the advisory board of the UC Berkeley Fisher Center For Real Estate and Urban Economics.

When Wayne is not working, you can find him enjoying a round of golf.

 

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Sam Jordan

Vice President
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Betsy Beros

Chief Operating Officer

Betsy Beros is Chief Operating Officer of Jordan Real Estate Investments, responsible for oversight of the firm’s real estate portfolio and operations.  Betsy joined the firm in 2011 with over 25 years’ experience in real estate and finance.  Prior to joining Jordan, Betsy served as Chief Compliance Officer of a real estate focused hedge fund, interim CFO of a local non-profit, and VP/Relationship Manager in commercial and real estate lending groups at Security Pacific Bank, Sumitomo Bank of California, and Wells Fargo.

Betsy has served on the several local boards and has informally advised several local small businesses on matters of finance and capital.

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Renee Geesler

Vice President of Administration

Renee joined Jordan Real Estate Investments in 2021 to help increase the organization's processes and project management capacity for the continued growth of JREI’s real estate portfolio.

Before joining JREI, Renee was the Communications Manager for Akonadi Foundation. Over seven years, she launched and managed the foundation’s communications strategies and public projects including Creatives in Place, the Racial Justice Poster Project, and the Mapping Project.

She has worked in the Bay Area non-profit sector for over two decades, and gains inspiration from Oakland’s vibrant network of social justice organizations.

Her previous work includes the co-founder of Mamacitas Cafe, a women-owned and youth-operated catering company in Oakland. Also, ten years at KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM.

When Renee is not working she enjoys gardening with her teenaged daughter.

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Ruby Vega

Office Manager

Ruby joined JREI in 2018, bringing over six years of administrative experience.

Her first professional role began working for a lumber company in the Northern Valley, starting as an administrative assistant and quickly moving to executive assistant, then sales. After moving to the Bay Area, she worked as an administrative assistant for a new charter middle school, helping them build a strong foundation. She then worked in property management, helping oversee maintenance, rent roll, and accounting.

She now brings all of that managerial and administrative experience to the day to day operations at Jordan Real Estate Investments. Ruby is also Wayne Jordan's assistant and schedules calls and meetings.

During her free time, Ruby chases her toddler around and enjoys staying active.