MEET OUR TEAM
LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH OVER 180+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE
DEDICATED TEAM PROVIDES THE SOURCING, ASSET MANAGEMENT, DEBT MANAGEMENT, ACCOUNTING, INVESTOR REPORTING, RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATED WITH EACH PARTNERSHIP.
President and Founder
Jason’s 25-year long career in commercial real estate began in Chicago, where he worked with his family on a diversified portfolio of commercial assets.
In 2005, Jason relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where he started in multifamily brokerage. From brokerage, Jason moved to the principal side of multifamily as the Vice President of Acquisitions for ColRich, a CALPERS partner.
Since founding Jevan Capital in 2009, Jason has overseen the acquisition and reposition of more than 217 properties. Focusing on large multifamily projects, Jevan has acquired more than 4,000 apartment units with a total basis of $337,450,000. The portfolio is capitalized with more than $111,000,000 in equity raised entirely by Jason.
As of January 2022, Jevan has sold 18 significant assets, generating $389,000,000 in sales and an average IRR of 31.3%.
Jason resides in Phoenix with his wife and son. Together they enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle as well as supporting the local arts and burgeoning downtown Phoenix area. They support numerous local charities including The Boys and Girl Club, UMOM, Free Arts of Arizona, Generation Justice, Foundation for Blind Children, and The Phoenix Art Museum. Jason graduated from Union College with a dual BS in Economics and Art History.
Director of Operations
Michelle is a dedicated financial industry professional with advanced expertise in enterprise-level process technology. Michelle Buxbaum serves as Director of Operations for Jevan Capital. Along with her husband, Jason, she plays an instrumental role in furthering the company’s overall mission to deliver honest, reliable and profitable solutions to individual and corporate investors looking to maximize real estate portfolios.
Michelle is credited with deploying the company’s property management software as well as building and maintaining Jevan’s HR and operational systems. Michelle works hard to continuously streamline and improve Jevan’s processes and controls. She also strives to facilitate the growth and development of the dedicated team of employees at Jevan.
Prior to joining Jevan, Michelle spent over 15 years leading diverse teams for Fortune 100 companies where she specialized in facilitating global technology integration and change management. She has worked with leading brands including Accenture, McAfee, and American Express. Michelle holds a business degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.
Regional Service Director
Andrew brings over three decades of multifamily maintenance and construction experience to Jevan Capital as Regional Service Director. He leads the property maintenance teams with a high standard of environmental compliance, safety and quality of facilities. His goal for the maintenance staff is a high level of self-performing the optimal number of repairs and property maintenance.
Andrew is dedicated to leading by example, and can often be found in the field alongside his staff. In addition to his lengthy career in multifamily property maintenance, he is also a Certified Welder, HVAC Proctor Certified, OSHA Outreach Trainer, and a Licensed Welding Contractor. Andrew is in charge of all maintenance projects on Jevan Residential properties, and hires and supervises the maintenance teams for each property.
Growing up on a ranch in New Mexico, Andrew learned the value of hard work at an early age. He began his career in construction and gained experience working on the renovation of a multifamily apartment project. He was asked to become a maintenance technician and has worked his way through every aspect of the multifamily maintenance industry. This deep knowledge of the industry best practices informs him daily, and he approaches his management duties with loyalty and respect.
Andrew is happily married and values time spent with his amazing family. When not working, he enjoys volunteering his skills for non-profit work.
Director of Construction Accounting
Brian has twenty years of experience with a concentration in operations, accounting and managing compliance with contractual agreements. At Jevan, Brian enjoys the dynamic environment as part of the investor management team as well as construction accounting and reporting.
Prior to joining Jevan, Brian played a key role with a hospitality asset manager, which included implementing compliance, lender reporting, capital expenditure cash flow and valuation procedures for a national portfolio of 85 hotels. Previously, Brian had experience in due diligence, investment accounting and operations, with both a large pension fund and a hedge fund manager in Toronto.
Prior to that, Brian worked in hedge fund accounting and reporting at Goldman Sachs, and auditing at KPMG.
After starting his career in public accounting at KPMG in Toronto, Brian held a Canadian CPA designation, finishing in the top 10 percentile provincially on the 2002 final exam. Brian graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario Canada, with an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Brian, who is originally from Canada, currently lives in Phoenix. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. When not at work, Brian enjoys outdoor activities with his family, coaching youth sports and finding new challenges.
Chad has over ten years of public accounting and private industry experience, predominantly with firms which serve the private equity and real estate investment sectors. In addition to providing compliance and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, he has significant experience with the accounting and taxation of multi-tiered partnerships and other pass-through entities.
Chad joined Jevan Capital in March of 2021 as Investment Accounting Manager and now serves as Controller. He oversees the Property Accounting Department and Construction Accounting Department, including the preparation of all financial reports for our investment funds and partnerships, Treasury, establishment of internal controls, policies & procedures, and coordinates contributions and distributions. Chad also oversees the preparation of tax returns and audits by outside CPA firms.
Chad graduated from California State University’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics with a degree in Accounting. He holds a Certificate in Organizational Leadership (Student Leadership Institute, CSUF, 2010), Certificate in Career Leadership (Student Leadership Institute, CSUF, 2010), and Certificate in Emerging Leaders (Student Leadership Institute, CSUF, 2010). Additional accomplishments include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – CPA Exam Candidate Affiliate Member and a member of the Accounting Society, California State University, Fullerton – Alumni.
Chad, who is originally from Southern California, lives in Queen Creek, Arizona with his wife and their four children. When Chad is not running between kid’s sporting activities, he enjoys camping trips, mountain biking, barbequing, and volunteering at his church.
Jerianne has been Regional Supervisor for Jevan Capital since 2018. She brings over three decades of experience in multi-family property management directing, with specific skills concentrating in successful oversight of lease up, repositioning distressed assets, and value add strategies.
Jerianne approaches her career with empathy and understanding, using her experience to develop and motivate exceptional teams. She dedicates her efforts to building company culture and cultivating client relationships built on trust and communication.
Raised in an Air Force family, Jerianne learned the important lessons of loyalty and integrity at an early age. She brings this dedication to each project, along with exceptional attention to detail and precise problem-solving strategies. She is organized and analytical, with excellent communications skills that help her to maintain client relationships to the highest ability.
Jerianne has managed portfolios in Arizona and Nevada and currently holds an Arizona Real Estate License. Since beginning her career in property management in 1989, she has worked for four distinguished companies: Magellan Management, Scott Homes, Milestone Management and now Jevan Residential.
While at Milestone Management, she was awarded Regional Vice President Person of the Year, Manager of the Year and annual awards for exceeding occupancy and NOI goals. She finds great fulfillment in her career and holds the relationships she has built with teammates and clients very dear. Each day is a new opportunity for growth and understanding, and she strives to make each day better than the one before.
In her personal life, Jerianne is dedicated to family and friends. She enjoys her role of aunt to several nieces and nephews. She is a regular supporter of the Humane Society. She spends her free time figure skating, reading the Bible, and enjoying time with friends and family.
Senior Project Manager
Ken has 20 plus years of experience in Project and Construction Management. Ken Maki has built a reputation for his creativity, competence, and ability to deliver great value to investors with a focus on the high rate of return. With a keen eye, attention to detail, and passion for construction, he has acquired in-depth knowledge in building procedures, building codes, and personnel supervision. This knowledge enables him to offer guidance to contractors and ensure that renovation projects are successful. As a dedicated team leader, he focuses on improving operations, driving the company’s growth, and formulating ideas to turn the company around and make work seamless.
He started his career as Superintendent at Turner Dunn Homes. Since then, he has worked as a Project Manager at Palacia Homes, Superintendent at Alliance Residential Company, Owner-Operator at KLM Construction, and Field Manager at Shea Homes. Committed to his career, Ken’s notable academic qualifications include an Associate Degree in Project Management from the University of Phoenix, Home Inspection Certification from Arizona School of Business & Real Estate, and OSHA 10 Certification.
By combining his education and experience, Ken is equipped with excellent communication and organization skills. He is a problem solver who identifies and mitigates potential issues by future-proofing and integrating relevant technologies in order to achieve the company’s goals without fail. Be it residential, multi-family, or commercial construction and renovation, Ken will work tirelessly to ensure there is consistent success across every project.
When he is not at work, Ken loves spending time with his loving wife of 20 years. Other than that, he enjoys engaging in outdoor activities, working on his vehicles in the garage, camping, going for road trips in their Jeeps, and volunteering with the U.S. Forest Service through TRAL.
Senior Property Accountant
Leslie is a hardworking and knowledgeable professional with 20 years of accounting experience. She joins our team in the capacity of a Senior Property Accountant, and derives great joy from working with numbers and puzzles, thus her decision to choose this career path. Leslie attended Washington State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. Prior to joining Jevan, she held different accountancy roles in various fields such as property management, manufacturing, audit, and cost accounting. She has worked in commercial and residential property management for large companies such as Vestar Development, Alliance Residential, Invitation Homes, and Caliber Real Estate Group, and brings valuable talent and insight to our company.
Being the independent and adventurous person that she is, Leslie believes in exploring the world and having fun because she believes in living her life to the fullest. She finds joy in her job and is always looking for new challenges, as her main drive is the desire to grow through new and wonderful experiences. Leslie is proud of her tremendous achievements, especially given the duration she has been in this industry and the personal growth she has had throughout the years.
Leslie enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her two dogs. She loves the sun, so living in sunny Arizona rewards her immensely. A passionate animal lover and a pet owner, Leslie likes supporting animal rescue organizations, and plans to be a foster parent for dogs. She also likes nature, meeting new people, going for outside dinners, BBQs, and sitting by the pool with family and friends.