Founder & CEO
Transcendent Investment Management
Jordan Kavana is Founder and CEO of Transcendent Investment Management, a diversified private equity firm with over $500 million in assets under management. After forming, growing and exiting a high-tech toy company in Hong Kong and China, Jordan launched JL Real Ventures, a private equity fund that assembled a portfolio of multi-family properties in the Southeastern United States. Jordan later established Transcendent Investment Management in 2008 to lay the foundation for a data-driven real estate investment platform in the single family residential space to capitalize on what he saw as clear opportunities created by the distressed U.S. real estate market of the time.
He further developed a proprietary ERP solution, TIAS ResiPro ™ and 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; becoming the subject of a 2014 Harvard Business School case study entitled “Build U.S. Back: Opportunities in the U.S. housing market.” To date, the firm has analyzed, transacted and operated in excess of $1.7 billion of residential income-producing assets on behalf of families, institutions and other partners throughout the United States.
Jordan earned a 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 served as a trustee on the Florida State Pension Plan Board and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Aviator Capital Management.
Jordan attributes many of his opportunities to growing up in a family and community that was extremely supportive and entrepreneurial. He makes every effort to express his gratitude through continued involvement and support in organization such as: Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Wexner Institute Alumni, WIZO, Chabad, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, Year-Up, Charity Water, Israel Bonds and FIDF. He is the founder of Dress British, Think Yiddish™, a founding member of AIPAC Real Estate Division Miami and is an active member of YPO, Tiger 21 and ULI.