Innovative Thinking. Broad Expertise.
With substantial experience in the DC banking industry, Susan has played significant roles in many local community banks as well as a prominent regional bank. She sat on the Audit, Nominating, Compensation and Executive Committees of Franklin National Bank. She also served on the Executive Committee of Franklin National Bankcorporation and chaired the audit committee of this NASDAQ listed bank. Susan was also a member of the DC Regional Board of BB&T bank, where she was a permanent member of the Loan Committee, and reviewed hundreds of millions of dollars of loan requests. Prior to the bank being sold successfully to Eagle Bank, Susan was the Chair of Fidelity & Trust Financial Corporation.
Susan is the Chairman and Founder of Great Jones Capital. She has been known as a leader in the field of tax and governance structures for multigenerational groups who pursue long-term protection of their shared assets. Susan was formerly a Partner at Raffa, P.C. where she served as a Trusted Advisor to her many clients.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from American University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Southeastern University. She lives in Washington D.C. Susan has sat on numerous non-profit boards throughout her career. Susan is a Member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. She is a past Chair of the Board of Washington Performing Arts and continues in the role as a Member of the Board.
Jordan is the Managing Partner and a Founder of Great Jones Capital. He is principally responsible for new transaction origination, credit analysis, due diligence, and portfolio management. He has built the company's proprietary data analytics platform, which is used to identify and evaluate potential debt investments.
Jordan previously worked at Google, where he was a Product Manager for Google Wallet. He worked with merchant and buyer risk teams to improve risk monitoring and streamline account management of the global merchant portfolio. At General Assembly, in New York City, he managed a team that analyzed large datasets to drive decision-making around user acquisition, user behavior, product design, and monetization optimization.
Jordan received a B.A. in American Studies from Columbia University in New York City. He lives with his wife Nina in Washington D.C.
Vera is the Corporate Controller at Great Jones Capital. Prior to joining our team, Vera worked at a commercial REIT in Washington D.C. for almost nine years. During this time Vera was responsible for the company’s SEC reporting, tax compliance and general corporate matters.
She earned a B.A. in Accounting in 2005 from The George Washington University in Washington D.C.
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Business Development Associate
John is responsible for business development and loan origination. He manages client relationships and handles underwriting for new loans, which includes reviewing real estate project pro-formas, comps, sponsor track record, and development budgets. John has developed systematic methods for originating and underwriting commercial real estate projects in the Washington D.C. area.
A 7th generation Texan, John is a native of Austin. He played football and ran track at the University of the South, and graduated with his Bachelor’s from Tulane University. John is currently working on his Master’s in Government with an emphasis in Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He lives in DC with his wife, Darby.
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Our team has over 30 years of experience in real estate, hard money lending, finance, asset management and residential and commercial development. We have underwritten over $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions. We are a hard money lender that can act rapidly and creatively to provide hard money loans to developers and real estate investors.
Our broad base of skills and hands-on approach enable us to recognize and offer well-underwritten investments. We work with individuals, families, businesses and institutions to deliver solutions that help build, preserve and manage wealth. Our experience, reliability, and proven success have helped us build a growing network of repeat borrowers, brokers, and investors.
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