Jay brings more than 30 years of real estate investment experience to Forum with demonstrated success developing and executing business strategies, and managing teams and systems. As CIO, Jay oversees the firm’s real estate investment team, chairs Forum’s investment committees, and is responsible for driving the firm’s continued growth through multifamily equity and debt investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Forum, Jay spent 16 years with DWS Group, a global asset management firm, where he was co-lead portfolio manager for the DWS flagship open-ended investment fund and, previously, lead portfolio manager for the firm’s value-add investment fund. Before that, Jay served as Executive Director, Corporate Solutions at JLL, a global real estate services firm. Jay was also an attorney with Orrick, an international law firm serving the technology, energy, and financial sectors, as well as Gordon & Rees, LLP.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He currently sits on the Executive Board of the Real Estate & Construction Council for the City of Hope National Medical Center. Jay was an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair at Shelton Capital Management from 2002 to 2014.
Outside of work, Jay enjoys golf, skiing, cycling, surfing and other outdoor activities.