Jake joined the firm in January of 2014 and currently serves as a Vice President on Townsend’s Discretionary Commingled Funds Team in the Cleveland Office. He has helped implement investment strategy and portfolio construction on several fund products totaling approximately $2 billion of investor capital. Jake’s primary responsibilities include investment sourcing and underwriting, as well as initiating portfolio recommendations to Townsend’s Investment Committee. He also helps oversee all acquisition, disposition, financing, and major capital activities within the firm’s largest directly-managed property portfolio. Jake also helps lead currency hedging strategy across several of the firm’s global real estate programs and is actively involved in sourcing and underwriting real estate secondary interests and fund recapitalization opportunities.
Prior to joining The Townsend Group, Jake worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as an Auditor in the real estate and manufacturing industries.
Jake received his BSBA in Accountancy and MBA from John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.