Meet The Team
The soul, the pumping heart, of any organization isn’t its ideas or its cash on hand; it’s not earnings growth or operating margins; and it’s not the technology or self-evolving algorithms powering automated decisions and processes — it’s the humans behind the company that power the culture, the vision and the execution of the ever-evolving mission. We are proud to say that we at Janover Ventures have a diverse group of incredibly smart, hard-working, ambitious, creative, innovate people engaged all over the globe for our cause and although it’s hard to mention everyone that has touched our organization in a meaningful way over the years and that continue to, below is a brief snapshot of the linear thinking analytical guys, the spacial thinking creators, and the hard-working, hyper-intelligent folks in-between that drive our real estate and capital markets advisory machine forward.
Blake Janover: Founder and CEO
As the Founder & CEO of Janover Ventures and the creator of its brands including Multifamily.loans, HUD.loans, and others, Blake has led on the advisory of more than a billion dollars of commercial real estate capital markets transactions in the last decade and a half. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and frequently featured in trade publications. His experience includes debt, equity, complex multi-tiered capital stacks, analysis, deal structuring & negotiations and much more. Click here for more info on Mr. Janover.
Camilo Padron: Director, Capital Markets
Camilo Padron serves as a Director of Capital Markets for Janover Ventures. Camilo joined early in 2016 and has quickly risen to oversee all multifamily and commercial transactions in the small balance space. He has closed and advised on several hundred million in commercial and multifamily debt and equity transactions. Camilo is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, underwriting, and due diligence on capital markets transactions.
Steve Jones: Director, Financial Anaysis
As a Director of Financial Analysis for Janover Ventures, Steven Jones brings his 30+-years of commercial real estate banking experience to the table. Steven has run capital markets divisions and commercial mortgage banking at institutions including Regions, GMAC, Wachovia, RBC and others during his career. His background includes extensive experience in underwriting, financial analysis, deal structuring, portfolio management, debt and equity procurement, complex waterfall structuring and much more.
Brandon Ramineh: Capital Markets Associate
As a Capital Markets Associate, Brandon Ramineh oversees underwriting, analytics and origination across various verticals in the Janover Ventures capital markets platform. His practice includes all asset classes from office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and healthcare to single family rental portfolios and 1-4 unit fix-and-flips. Mr. Ramineh works with lenders including private debt funds, banks, life insurance companies, and more.
Robert Hudert: Senior Financial Analyst
As a Senior Financial Analyst for Janover Ventures, Robert Hudert is responsible for analyzing debt and equity opportunities and creating comprehensive lender and investor packages. He previously worked at BNY Mellon, and as an analyst at multiple private equity funds, where he worked on over half a billion dollars of transactions, gaining extensive experience modeling property cash flows, capital structures, and partnership waterfalls, as well as the sourcing, underwriting, disposition and closing of thousands of multifamily units in every asset class.
Kathleen Yonce: Development and Investment Sales
Kathleen Yonce is responsible for commercial real estate development and investor sales. Ms. Yonce brings nearly two and a half decades of commercial real estate experience to her position. Over the course of her career, she has closed and managed over one million square feet of commercial properties valued at almost $1 billion.
Valerie Ford: Controller
As Janover Ventures’ Controller, Valerie Ford is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company’s internal finances, including accounting, reporting, payroll, and human resources. Ms. Ford also manages the firm’s tax compliance and planning, as well as helping with its longer-term financial strategy. She brings over 30 years of financial management, business management, and accounting experience to her role.
Matt Sloley: Content Marketing Manager, Home.loans
Matthew Sloley is a Content Marketing Manager and the lead SEO specialist for the Home.loans brand of websites. Mr. Sloley incorporates cutting-edge marketing research and consumer trends data in order to create meaningful and transparent content that will educate and empower homeowners across the country.
Amanda Layman: Content Marketing Manager
As a Content Marketing Manager for Janover Ventures, Amanda Layman is responsible for coordinating new content marketing campaigns and on-boarding new team members. Ms. Layman is a digital marketing expert with over 10 years of experience creating SEO-optimized B2B and B2C content. In addition to her content marketing expertise, she has also significant experience managing teams of creative professionals.
Alex Kerrigan: Content Marketing Manager
Alex Kerrigan is a Content Marketing Manager and the lead SEO practitioner for Janover Ventures. He’s committed to creating powerful content geared toward aiding commercial and multifamily real estate investors and developers in navigating an extremely dynamic capital markets landscape. Prior to joining Janover Ventures, Alex successfully created and managed multimedia content for clients in the financial, legal, and healthcare industries.
Victoria Griesdoorn, PhD: Project Manager
Victoria Griesdoorn, PhD, is the Project Manager for Janover Ventures, and is responsible for operations, project management, business strategy development, and business process management. Prior to joining Janover Ventures, Ms. Griesdoorn worked as a Project Manager for Google and was a doctorate-level research scientist in the biological and forensic sciences for over a decade. Victoria also has 4+ years experience as an editor and independent publisher.
Nikita Drozd: Senior Software Engineer
As the Senior Software Engineer for Janover Ventures, Nikita is responsible for site augmentation, developing onsite marketing channels, and creating powerful tools for our clients, including cutting-edge financial calculators. Mr. Drozd is experienced in languages, extensions, and templates including less, sass, haml, swig.js (template engine), git, css3+html5,adaptive/responsive, svg, retina-ready, d3.js, Grunt.js (autoprefixer, uglify, swig etc.) gulp, and git.