Founder & CEO
As founder of Pacer Partners, Jon oversees all aspects of the business. Previously, Jon held the title of Vice Chairman at Newmark, being named Vice Chairman at the age of 34. He has worked with some of the country’s largest institutions and user groups, including corporations, universities and other global institutions across a wide spectrum of deal structures. Jon has successfully structured and executed over 25 million square feet of transactions with an aggregate value of over $6 billion in all major markets in the United States. Jon is considered one of the thought leaders in real estate, regularly giving perspectives to many news media outlets including the Wall Street Journal. He’s received numerous awards, including Power Leader, 30 under 30, 40 Under 40, and Broker of the Year.
Jon graduated from Brown University with a BS in Economics and Organizational Behavior.
Chief Investment Officer
Lior oversees all investments for the business. Previously, Lior was a Vice President at TPG Capital and Vice President in Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Special Situations Group (RESSG – Deutsche Bank’s $5 billion real estate credit and private equity investment platform).
In both roles, Lior was responsible for leading transactions from origination through closing and subsequent asset management: including business development, underwriting, due diligence, structuring, and obtaining investment committee approval. Lior has invested over $2.5 billion across all major real estate asset classes and has experience across a broad range of structured products. Lior graduated cum laude with a BS in Economics and a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a nationally ranked wrestler and Captain of the Penn Wrestling team.
Aaron oversees various aspects of the business including acquisition due diligence, dispositions, asset management, accounting and lender and partner reporting. Previously, Aaron was a senior member of Jon’s team at Newmark where he ran all underwriting and business development activities for the team.
Aaron graduated from Indiana University with BA in Computer Information Systems and Business Process Management and holds an MBA and Masters in Finance from Indiana University.
Head of Development
Alex oversees all ground up and adaptive re-use developments for Pacer. Prior to Pacer, Mr. Rhea was Director of Americas Industrial Project Management at CBRE. In this role, Mr. Rhea was responsible for the development of over 8.5 million square feet of ground up industrial projects across multiple product types including warehouse distribution, cold storage, manufacturing, and other specialty uses. Prior to CBRE, Mr. Rhea held several roles at construction firms and has extensive experience in the field. Mr. Rhea has experience in the full life cycle of industrial development including site selection, due diligence, design, and construction. He holds a B.S. in Building Construction with honors from The Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA with a concentration in Operations &
Finance from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Justin supports numerous aspects of the business including deal sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, and asset management. Previously, Justin was an Analyst in the Real Estate Financing Group at HSBC where he supported all facets of the transaction process including underwriting, acquiring credit committee approval, and portfolio management. Prior to HSBC, Justin spent time in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield where he was leveraged by Investment Sales professionals to identify market trends to assist in the disposition process.
Justin graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University with a BS in Finance and magna cum laude with a MS in Real Estate Finance & Investment from New York University with a 3.9 GPA.