Jordan Jones is a development advisor for DFI where he supports the mission through providing his real estate expertise through consulting and teaching. He has focused his career on reactivating communities, particularly downtowns, through transformative real estate development projects. He has specialized in creative financing (including historic and new markets tax credits) and public private partnerships to deliver curated developments, particularly in lower wealth communities. With DFI, Jones has advised on more than 20 projects representing more than $600m of development potential.
Jones is also the principal of JA Jones Ventures, his development company that has active projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Through JA Jones Ventures, Jones is one of the lead partners behind $65m of private development in his hometown of Fayetteville, NC. These Fayetteville projects include the historic renovation of the Prince Charles ($17m), acquisition/re-positioning of the Festival Park Plaza office building ($6m) as well as new construction of a public parking garage ($17m), upscale select service hotel ($22m), and Class A office building ($20m). These projects are part of the $110m public private partnership with the City of Fayetteville that also includes the delivery of a minor league baseball stadium. JA Jones Ventures has an additional $55m of projects in its pipeline.
Jones received a dual master’s degree from UNC in public administration and city & regional planning. He completed his undergraduate studies from Wake Forest University in business and enterprise management.