Ah, Jon Frank. Natural, talented leader. What kinds of projects does he lead exactly? Pick a field, any field.
While at Brown, Jon gravitated quickly to real estate development – or as he puts it, “building things.” Early in his career, he learned the art of financial engineering at ING Clarion in New York City. He next ventured into the world of developing affordable housing in Cincinnati, managing new developments, leading project teams, and doing some good for the world along the way.
Jon’s next stop was at Harvard to receive his MBA. Turning down offers to attend Stanford, Kellogg, and other elite programs, Jon dove headlong into HBS’s courses, extra-curriculars, and developing an unusual (and questionable) obsession with the film Multiplicity. HBS also provided Jon with the opportunity to conduct a full orchestra, directing an original musical production with a budget of $80,000. HBS also positioned Jon for his next job at Trammell Crow Residential, the country’s premier multifamily real estate firm. After that, Jon committed some time and energy to building companies of his own, with Co-Founder Raj Patil. Their adventures took them from the U.S. all the way to the other side of the globe in Beijing and Shanghai.
Today, Jon is back to his first true love, real estate; doing whatever he can do to make the world a better place. Ever the pragmatist, prudent strategist, and aspiring musical director—all bundled into one—Mr. Frank is the ultimate example of a badass with limitless potential.Get in touch With Jon