Founded by Jerry and Jordan Karlik, JK Equities, LLC invests in value-add real estate transactions with a focus on the residential market. The Principals’ extensive background and experience in owning, operating, constructing and financing difficult transactions make JK Equities well positioned for the current market. Collectively, the principals have participated in nearly $1.0 billion in real estate transactions and have over 40 years of experience. Below is more information about the Principals.
Jerry began his real estate career in 1982. He along with his affiliates’ past holdings include over 4,500 rental apartment units and 5.0 million square feet of commercial space, including triple net leased warehouses, industrial space, offices and single tenant retail facilities valued at nearly $1 billion. Jerry is also credited for being the catalyst that sparked the revitalization of Chicago’s South Loop developing and selling in excess of 2,500 units since 1999.
Jordan began his real estate career in 2004 in Manhattan at Deutsche Bank followed by Ernst & Young in their Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities groups. In 2006 Jordan moved to Chicago where he began working on various real estate development deals. Since that time he has seen the height and trough of the real estate market. Currently, Jordan is overseeing the construction and redevelopment of JK Equities’ existing portfolio as well as working on new projects.
Jonathan began his real estate career in 2007 at Capstone Equities after graduating from The Robert H, Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland. Jonathan worked on the financing and redevelopment of multi-tenant office and mixed use assets in Lower Manhattan. Later, he worked in Investment Sales for Rockwood Real Estate Advisors and CW Capital. Currently, Jonathan is responsible for sourcing new opportunities and managing the developments of new projects.