Meet the leadership team
JEM Holdings is a real estate investment company focused on the acquisition of value-add properties.
MIKAEL J. LEVEY
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Mikael Levey is the founder, owner, and CEO of JEM Holdings, a New York City-based real estate investment company focused on acquiring value-add multifamily properties in the Southeast. In addition to JEM’s value-add multifamily portfolio, JEM is currently growing its office portfolio, developing multifamily, and through its subsidiary, JEM Joint Ventures, redeveloping an Opportunity Zone hotel deal. Mikael oversees all aspects of both JEM Holdings and JEM Joint Ventures. Since its inception in 2011, JEM has acquired thirty-five properties, comprised of approximately 7,000 multifamily housing units and two office buildings. Prior to founding JEM, Mikael worked at Silverstein Properties, Urban America, Cushman and Wakefield and CB Richard Ellis and has been involved with well over $3B is transactions.
Mikael earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Boston University and a Master in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
JESSICA M. SAKS
Chief Operating Officer
Jessica is JEM Holdings’ COO and has been involved in over $1.5B of real estate transactions in her career. Having joined JEM in January 2015, Jessica runs all aspects of acquisition, disposition, asset management, and investor relations for JEM Holdings. She is responsible for the evaluation of new acquisition and development opportunities, transaction execution, asset management of JEM’s office and multifamily portfolio, and oversight of the property management teams. Prior to joining JEM, Jessica held roles at Silverstein Properties, overseeing a 3 million square foot Manhattan office portfolio; in Brookfield’s opportunistic private equity fund; and in commercial mortgage origination at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University with a minor in Real Estate and her Master of Business Administration at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.