As the Mid-Atlantic Senior Partner, Jason Jacobson is responsible for identifying and executing development opportunities in a geographic area ranging from New Jersey through the Carolinas. In this role, Mr. Jacobson’s activities include site identification and acquisition, entitlements, design, construction and budget oversight, and building delivery/start-up operations.
From April 2008 until February 2013, when Archstone was acquired by Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities, Mr. Jacobson served as Archstone’s Senior Vice President for Mixed Use Development (East Region) with primary responsibility for overseeing Archstone’s involvement in CityCenterDC. At 1.5 million square feet and $1 billion in total development cost, CityCenterDC is one of the largest urban mixed-use projects developed in the U.S. in recent years. In March of 2013, he joined the Washington, DC office of Hines to oversee completion of the apartment component of that development.
Mr. Jacobson previously worked for Charles E. Smith Residential/Archstone from 1998 through 2002 where he managed multifamily development activities in the Washington, DC region, including the development of more than 1,400 high rise and garden-style multifamily units and the renovation and repositioning of two other apartment communities. From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Jacobson worked for Bush Construction Corporation where he had primary responsibility for three highrise condominium projects and one Low Income Tax Credit rental project totaling 650 units while assisting in the development of an additional 500 condominium units.
Before joining Charles E. Smith in 1998, Mr. Jacobson spent ten years with Osprey Property Group developing industrial parks and Low Income Housing Tax Credit apartment communities. He also previously worked for Oxford Development Corporation and as a public sector land use and environmental planner.
Mr. Jacobson has 35 years of public and private sector experience including 30 years in the real estate development business and has developed all forms of multifamily product encompassing concrete and wood-frame, luxury and income-restricted, rental and condominium projects.
Mr. Jacobson received a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.