For over 20 years, Jordan Kavana has been a noteworthy leader in the real estate space and developed one of the first single family home for rent platforms operating nationally since 2008. As the Chief Executive Officer of ARK Homes For Rent, his mission is to provide quality housing for families embodying good health and well-being for residents through amenities in the communities and to generate strong risk-adjusted returns for investors. After establishing Transcendent Investment Management in 2008 to lay the foundation for his vision of a data-driven platform in the single-family residential space, he formed the firm’s vertically-integrated Build US Back line of companies as its operating platform to research, select, acquire, renovate, rent and resell properties in-house. This led him to become the subject of a 2014 Harvard Business School case study, “Build U.S. Back: Opportunities in the U.S. housing market”.
Jordan has led TIM through completion of over $3.5 billion in real estate transactions and has expertise in the major Sunbelt markets. To continue the hypergrowth, in 2021, Transcendent Electra Management was formed, a joint venture between single-family rental (SFR) platform Transcendent Investment Management (TIM), and longtime multifamily owner/operator, Electra America. With this venture, the investment platform, now known as ARK Homes For Rent, aims to acquire or develop approximately $3 billion in SFR housing over the next three years, focusing on Build to Rent homes and single-family homes for rent. The platform is unique in the industry given that it is the only one that buys newly built homes only and because of its preventative health platform, ARK Living.
Prior to launching ARK Homes for Rent, Jordan successfully formed and grew an international high-tech toy company in China, which he sold in 2003 to return to the U.S. and co-founded JL Real Ventures, a private equity fund that assembled a portfolio of multi-family properties in the Southeastern United States. He earned his B.A. in Hospitality Management and Finance from Florida International University, pursued graduate-level studies in real estate finance at Harvard University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s OPM program.
He is a founding member of AIPAC’s Miami club, served as a trustee on the Florida State Pension Plan Board, which at the time oversaw $127.8 billion in total assets and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Aviator Capital Management, a full-service commercial passenger aircraft leasing and management firm based in Miami, Florida with over $10 Billion in AUM. In 2017, Jordan received inclusion into Latin Trade’s TOP 100 Most Powerful Businesspeople listing of the year.
Miles Adams is the Chief Operating Officer for ARK Homes For Rent and has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Miles began his career at a Big 4 Accounting firm where he served a variety of public and private REITS, real estate developers and owner/operators in the industry. After leaving public accounting, he served as Chief Accounting Officer for BSR Trust (BSRTF; Toronto Exchange) and entered the single-family industry in 2014 as CFO of HavenBrook Homes, which was owned and sponsored by PIMCO. After the sale of HavenBrook to Front Yard Residential (FYR), a public SFR, Miles served as Senior Vice President of Operations. In this role, he led the property management team and integration of the 15,000 homes owned by FYR prior to the Company’s eventual sale to Pretium Partners in 2021.
Miles holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from the University of Georgia. He is a certified public accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a CPA licensed in the state of Georgia.
Gina Cabral is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She began her career at a Big 4 Accounting firm where she served a variety of domestic and international clients, including both public companies and privately held organizations. During her thirteen-year tenure, she specialized in audits of companies in the real estate, construction, and hospitality industries.
Currently, Gina leads the Corporate Accounting and Finance departments for ARK Homes For Rent. She has a very hands-on approach and works closely with the company’s executive team in executing the strategic initiatives of the company. She also has a wide variety of reporting experience including working closely with investors, lenders, builder partners and regulators to provide each the information they need. Gina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Miami. She is also a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gentry Ashmore Hoit is the Chief Strategy Officer for ARK Homes For Rent. She runs the firm’s Capital Markets vertical and is focused on growing the business. She has an institutional background in CRE including capital markets, advisory, private equity, investment, and development. Formerly, she was CEO and Founder of GAH Real Estate LLC and a Senior Advisor to Finback Real Estate.
Prior to that, Gentry was a Partner and Head of Strategic Business Development at GreenOak Real Estate. Earlier, Gentry was at Park Madison Partners, Atlantic Assets Group, Rubenstein Partners, Shorenstein Company, and Hines. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.
Lory Freiman is currently serving as the Chief Accounting Officer for ARK Homes For Rent. With 20 years of experience in both public and private organizations, Lory is a certified public accountant who started her career at a Big 4 Accounting Firm where she provided services to domestic and international clients. During her tenure of 11 years at Deloitte & Touche, she specialized in conducting audits for companies in the real estate, construction, and hospitality sectors.
Subsequently, Lory joined MasTec, Inc., a multinational infrastructure engineering and construction company based in Coral Gables, Florida. She served as a Corporate Senior Manager of Special Projects and Technical Accounting, where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, and complex, non-routine transactions. After five years at MasTec, Lory joined The Allen Morris Company, a real estate development firm located in Coral Gables, where she led the Corporate Accounting department. During her tenure at The Allen Morris Company, Lory led several company-wide strategic initiatives, including system conversions and migrations, team restructuring, and process improvements.
Lory's hands-on approach is based on transparency, discipline, accountability, and strong execution. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with dual majors in Accounting and Finance from the Florida International University. She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jaekwon Soh is the Director of Asset Management for ARK Homes For Rent. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jaekwon began his career in accounting, where he served several private corporate clients. After leaving the accounting field, he gained experience in banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, serving a variety of roles ranging from MBS allocations, fixed income operations, and merger transitions.
In the SFR industry, Jaekwon served as the Director of Acquisitions and Transactional Management at Sylvan Road Capital, where he was responsible for purchasing over 2000 assets with an average gross cap of 12.0% across 15 Sun Belt and Mid-Atlantic MSA markets. Also, as the Executive Director of Project Management, he led enterprise, strategic initiatives on technology enhancements, market expansion, due diligence of portfolio acquisitions & dispositions, and the setup of new funds/JVs. He is a firm believer in establishing simple and repeatable policies and procedures for scalability and growth.
He graduated cum laude from Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus in Finance, Accounting, and Marketing.
Sherzod Ibragimov is the Director of Built to Rent Acquisitions for Ark Homes For Rent. Sherzod has a background in commercial real estate covering a broad spectrum of transactions including multifamily acquisitions and dispositions, urban redevelopment projects and capital markets deals covering a variety of property types and geographies. Most recently, Sherzod oversaw commercial investments into office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout Miami at Fifteen Group. Prior to Fifteen Group, he was in charge of multifamily acquisitions at New York-based Gaia Real Estate and transacted on over $1.5 billion of acquisition and sale deals across the Sunbelt markets. Prior to joining Gaia, Sherzodwas part of Cushman & Wakefield’s investment banking group in New York where he advised Fortune-500 companies on occupancy, development, sale and structured financings. Sherzod holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University.
Kimmi Le is a co-founder for ARK Living Health and Wellness. In her previous experience, she has always chosen opportunities where she is a part of something that promotes wellness through entrepreneurial ventures and faculty roles. As a former faculty at NSU in the College of Pharmacy, Kimmi understood that there is a great need for preventative health in a way that is attainable and accessible to and for all. As one of the founders of a thriving vitamins and herbs-powered juice and eatery chain, Kimmi successfully interacted with people from all walks of life who were or had been dealing with health matters. She knew they could have avoided the health issues with preventative care and health-oriented lifestyles. Kimmi is always looking for new ways to share that a healthy lifestyle isn’t just reserved for the wealthy.