Jordan is a real estate development professional and urban planner from Charleston, South Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of South Carolina in 2005. He then went to work for an internationally acclaimed resort development firm, Kiawah Development Partners. It was here that he fell in love with the real estate industry and transitioned from Information Systems Management to the real estate side of the business. After three years of working on Kiawah Island, Jordan decided that he needed to augment his experience with a Master’s Degree specializing in real estate. He chose Columbia University’s Real Estate Development program in New York. He put together a mentor program while studying at Columbia that continues to flourish today and also began working for a non profit affordable housing corporation in Brooklyn. Jordan and four other Columbia students finished second in the nation in the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition in Denver.
After finishing his degree at Columbia, Jordan landed a job as a Project Manager at the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority where he helped put together two separate New Market Tax Credit deals and wrote the plan for the redevelopment of Atlantic City’s Downtown. His responsibilities included financial analysis and due diligence, sourcing deals, and guiding projects through the underwriting process. He is proud to have helped launch an effort to establish an arts district in Atlantic City and was leading an artist only housing project through predevelopment before he departed for Detroit. Jordan also holds an MBA from The Citadel.
As an Urban Planning Specialist at Henry Ford Health System, Jordan is working on several planning initiatives including the New Center Subdistrict Plan and the South Campus Neighborhood Plan. Jordan is also working on putting together several multifamily housing projects to launch within the next year. Lately, Jordan has been focused on repositioning a 203 bed acute care hospital into a completely reprogrammed site anchored by an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Other activities and initiatives include the acquisition of an old school building, data analysis for a targeted supportive hosuing project, forging strategic partnerships within the community, and working on parking management solutions including public transportation incentive programs.
Link to Employer Website: Henry Ford Health System
Jordan lives in Corktown with another Fellow, but is in the process of moving to Midtown to take advantage of the Live Midtown Incentive. In his free time, he takes photography classes at the College for Creative Studies and is an avid Gamecock football fan. Jordan also harbors aspirations for becoming an author and is slowly but surely working toward his Magnus Opus. 2012 looks to be a monumental year, as Jordan plans on celebrating his 30th birthday in Europe with friends.