Leadership & Our People
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 CEO of Janover Ventures, Blake Janover is an innovator in the residential, commercial, and multifamily real estate finance sectors. He started his career nearly two decades ago as a mortgage broker and a commercial lender, before developing into his current role as a multifamily and commercial real estate loan broker and capital markets expert. Blake’s most popular platform, Multifamily.Loans, originated more than $100 million of loans in 2017 alone.
Throughout his career, Blake has overseen the underwriting of more than $1 billion in loans, including the underwriting of approximately $500 million in FHA loans, and millions more in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CMBS loans. Additionally, Blake has advised borrowers on hundreds of multimillion-dollar real estate deals, including complex structured finance transactions, the creation of multi-layered capital stacks, and the re-positioning of large multifamily and assisted living property portfolios.
Perhaps most importantly, Blake isn’t afraid to make himself obsolete. In fact, Blake is in the process of developing a series of tools to create a self-service model for commercial and multifamily borrowers, ultimately eliminating the need for traditional real estate and mortgage brokers. By leveraging neutral networks and intelligent underwriting and pricing models, the service will bring costs down while providing services to a significantly wider swath of clients.
By staying innovative, transparent, and constantly hungry to learn more, Blake and his team are excited to continue to provide the tools and service to make real estate and business financing options available to everyone-- from first-time homeowners and small business owners to the largest corporations and investors in the market.
Camilo Padron — Director of Capital Markets
Camilo Padron serves as a Director of Capital Markets for Janover Ventures. He specializes in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily financing, bank debt, and structured finance. Camilo joined us in 2016 and has quickly risen to oversee all multifamily and commercial transactions in the small balance space. He has been involved in over $100MM in debt and equity closed transactions. Camilo is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, underwriting, and due diligence of all capital market deals.
Camilo has also worked on $100MM plus in private equity deals along with underwriting hundreds of millions of loans. He has an incredible work ethic and continues to learn and help grow the company.
Camilo holds a Finance and International Business degree from Florida International University and will soon complete his Masters in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate in 2019 from the University of Miami.
Steve Jones — Director Capital Markets
As a Director of Capital Markets for Janover Ventures, Steven Jones brings his 30+-years of commercial real estate experience to the table. Steven began his career in 1983 with John E. Scott & Associates, a firm specializing in commercial real estate analysis and market and feasibility studies, as well as highest and best use analyses.
Since 1990, Steven has focused his career on all aspects of commercial real estate finance, including the analysis, structuring, financing, and placement of commercial real estate loans on all types of commercial real estate while working for various institutional lenders such as GE Capital, Wachovia, RBC Centura, and Regions Bank.
Over the course of his career, Steven has structured, marketed, secured, placed and closed more than $250 million of commercial real estate loans, including financing for apartment complexes, shopping centers, office and medical office buildings, industrial properties, hotels, and nursing homes.
In recent years, Steven has also gained expertise in commercial appraisals. He has passed all required training by the Appraisal Board regarding the Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or USPAP and is also working diligently towards securing his MAI designation.
Steven received his B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia in 1982 and also pursued his Masters Degree in Business with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Development from Virginia Commonwealth University from 1989-1991.
Brandon Ramineh — Capital Markets Advisor
Matt Sloley — Content Marketing Manager
Matthew Sloley is a web content creator and budding SEO. A self-described "eternal student", Matthew seeks to continue learning in his trade in order to create meaningful and transparent content that will both educate and empower the masses.
Amanda Layman — Content Marketing Manager
Amanda Layman is a content marketer on a mission to enliven the internet with engaging web content. Amanda specializes in creating SEO-optimized content for a wide variety of industries and managing teams of creative professionals.
Alex Kerrigan — Content Marketing Manager
Alex Kerrigan is a content marketer and SEO specialist based in Los Angeles. He’s committed to creating powerful content that can help real estate investors, developers, and business owners achieve their goals in a constantly changing marketplace. Before joining Janover Ventures, Alex created multimedia content for clients in the financial, legal, healthcare, and tourism industries, as well as developing television campaigns for food companies including Nestle, Welch’s, HoneyBaked Ham, and Omaha Steaks.
Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida.
Victoria Griesdoorn — Project Manager
Victoria Griesdoorn is a project manager and operations manager. She was trained as a research scientist and has worked in operations roles for over 6 years. Victoria focuses on designing business processes and helping team members becoming as effective and efficient as possible.