Jake Harris is the co-founder of Harris Bay. In 2003, Mr. Harris was involved in commercial construction as an estimator, superintendent, and later project manager. He was running millions of dollars of commercial property retrofits for clients including Equity Office Properties (EOP) in the Sacramento region and San Francisco Bay Area. He managed first hand the value added process of acquiring below-market properties to re-position them with cost-effective remodels.
In 2004, Mr. Harris decided to transition his day-to-day operational experience into buying properties and rehabbing them for short-term profits. Based in the Bay Area, his first property was located in the suburb of Phoenix, AZ. Soon after he relocated his full-time operations to the Phoenix, Arizona, region. After several years in Arizona he once again relocated back to Northern California in 2008.
Mr. Harris has been working with many of the largest investment groups both locally and nationwide as a consultant and contractor, managing the acquisition, rehab, and resale of over 300 properties with a combined value of over $100M. A highlight of his clients include Blackstone (Invitation Homes), Caymus, Vineyard Homes, McKinley Group, and 29th Street Capital.
In 2014, Harris Bay was formed when Mr. Harris and Mr. Bayer combined their decades of experience in real estate and wealth management to offer better and expanded opportunities to their clients. Creating a flexible investment strategy with strategic placement of capital into opportunistic assets and locations. Jake’s studies include a BS in Entrepreneurship from Rasmussen College and MS in International Real Estate (MSIRE) at Florida International University. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Accredited Member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU-A)