Member Profile: Jeremy Jacobs, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

March 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

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Personal Summary
Jeremy Jacobs began his professional career as an attorney in the US Army.  Jeremy’s career in the Army culminated as a prosecutor.  The highlight of his career, however, came when he deployed to Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) from 2008 to 2009 as a Contracts and Foreign Claims attorney.  His deployment continues to shape him as a person and, in many ways, prepared him for the roles and responsibilities he has taken on at Ryan.

Although the transition from the practice of law to development isn’t an obvious one, Jeremy says that “both professions require thinking on your feet, adapting on the fly, and mastering the details. I almost can’t imagine being able to pursue my career in real estate development without my legal and courtroom experience.”

Now, Jeremy has worked in the commercial development and construction arena for 3 years functioning in various capacities. With Ryan, Jeremy has worked with and alongside of Ryan’s construction, property maintenance and management, and public sector divisions.  He accepted a position as Development Manager with Ryan in February of this year.  The transition has felt like a natural progression.

“I love being at Ryan.  The people, the values and the business ethics are totally consistent with my upbringing and my background as an Army Officer.”  Jeremy added, “I sleep better at night knowing that everyone that I work with pursues their job aggressively and competently, but, most important, ethically.”

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In his new role, Jeremy helps the development team deliver commercial property solutions to Ryan’s customers across the United States and Canada. Ryan Companies delivers these services under its Integrated Project Delivery business model within the office, industrial, retail, healthcare, governmental, hospitality, multifamily, senior living, and alternative energy market sectors.

Jeremy is playing a key role in development pursuits across the US, particularly in the office, industrial and senior living environments.

He is a Board Director for Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and is the Chairman of the University of Richmond’s Twin Cities Alumni Chapter. Jacobs received a JD from West Virginia University College of Law, an MBA from the West Virginia University School of Business and Economics, and a BS from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.

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Jeremy’s interests outside of work include travelling, playing basketball, cross-country skiing, reading, volunteerism, and time with friends and family.   He was born and raised in South Boston, Virginia, and now lives in South Minneapolis with his wife, Kate, and his dog, Archie.

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