2020 HW Rising Star: Jason Morgan

Morgan Properties Principal

Jason Morgan
Morgan Properties Principal, Age: 29

Jason Morgan truly grew up in the family business, and always intended to have a career at Morgan Properties after gaining diversified, outside experience. Now, Morgan is principal and a second-generation leader of Morgan Properties. Since May 2017, he has been instrumental in elevating Morgan Properties from the 25th to the fifth largest apartment owner in the country with over 75,000 units and $10 billion in assets. He founded and leads the company’s debt investment platform, where he has put together a team and developed the processes that have enabled the company to become a major investor in the Freddie Mac K-series CMBS space. Last year, Morgan helped spearhead the company’s acquisition of Morgan Communities, nearly 95 apartment communities, and the Lantern Portfolio, encompassing 10 apartment communities in two of the company’s core markets. Under his leadership, Morgan Properties completed its biggest debt investment year to date by acquiring five separate K-Series B-Pieces from Freddie Mac in 2019.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed? 
“My philosophy is to determine the end goal and work backward from there. I’m a long-term planner with a vision for the future. I pride myself on being incredibly hard-working and prepared to outwork our competition to position Morgan Properties as the nation’s best-in-class, value-add multifamily owner, manager and investor.”

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