EPISODE 80: Jake Harris

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Jake’s brief background
  • Jake’s light bulb moment
  • Some of Jake’s recommended books
  • Jake’s opinion on the future of opportunity zone developments
  • What Jake’s diet looks like
  • What Jake does to stay fit and healthy
  • Jake’s income and expenses
  • Plus, so much more!

Jake Harris is the co-founder of Harris Bay. In 2003, Mr. Harris was involved in commercial construction as an estimator, superintendent, and later project manager. He was running millions of dollars of commercial property retrofits for clients including Equity Office Properties (EOP) in the Sacramento region and San Francisco Bay Area. He managed first-hand the value-added process of acquiring below-market properties to re-position them with cost-effective remodels.

In 2004, Mr. Harris decided to transition his day-to-day operational experience into buying properties and rehabbing them for short-term profits. Based in the Bay Area, his first property was in the suburb of Phoenix, AZ. Soon after he relocated his full-time operations to the Phoenix, Arizona, region. After several years in Arizona, he once again relocated back to Northern California in 2008.  Over the years of investment management, Jake has been responsible for $200M+ across 100s of transactions. While working with several top Family offices and institutional investment firms like Invitation Homes, Tricon, Colony Capital, and Wedgewood.

In 2014, Harris Bay was formed when Mr. Harris and Mr. Bayer combined their decades of experience in real estate and wealth management to offer better and expanded opportunities to their clients. Creating a flexible investment strategy with strategic placement of capital into opportunistic assets and locations.

Jake graduated cum laude from Rasmussen College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship. He also received with Beta Gamma Sigma and honors a Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) from the Tibor Hollo School of Real Estate at Florida International University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Accredited City-Builder Member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU-A), and a licensed Real Estate Broker in California.



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