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.

Our Team

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Wayne Jordan

President and CEO

Wayne is the President and CEO of Jordan Real Estate Investments. He founded JREI in 1998, as an Oakland-based real estate investment and development firm.  Since the company’s founding he has led the firms real estate investment, financing, asset management and development projects.

In addition to his real estate work, Wayne co-founded Akonadi Foundation with his wife, Quinn Delaney, in 2000. He currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the foundation.

He is also very active in local, state and national politics. He has been involved in many high-profile campaigns, including hosting fundraisers for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Barbara Boxer and President Barack Obama. He serves on the boards of SPUR, the Jobs and Housing Coalition, the advisory board of the UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and he is a member of Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society.

An active volunteer in his many communities, Wayne serves on the Board of Directors for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Color of Change, Rock the Vote, ACLU Investment Committee and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.

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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.


Jonathan Lea

Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Jonathan Lea is Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Jordan Real Estate Investments. Jonathan joined the in fall 2017. As Vice President, Jonathan is responsible for sourcing and managing new investments as well ongoing asset management of the existing portfolio.

Prior to joining JREI, Jonathan worked in the office responsible for acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, and management of Princeton University's commercial real estate portfolio. Jonathan is a member of NAOIP, the Urban Land Institute, and formerly served the board of the Arts Council of Princeton. He earned an A.B in Economics from Princeton University, and an MBA with a Real Estate and Finance focus from Villanova University. Jonathan and his team at Villanova won MIT’s 2017 CASE real estate development case competition.


Ruby Vega

Office Manager