Jonathan Lischke ('97)
Jonathan Lischke is a Managing Director responsible for acquisitions at Merlone Geier Partners, a private real estate investment firm focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties along the West Coast. Prior to joining Merlone Geier, Mr. Lischke was the Chief Investment Officer and a Partner at GPI Companies, an owner, developer, and operator of office, retail, multifamily, and mixed-use properties in Southern California. Mr. Lischke helped to launch GPI in 2008, build the portfolio to over $550 million in total project capitalization, and establish a $200 million separate account on behalf of a state pension fund. Prior to joining GPI, Mr. Lischke worked in acquisitions and development at Trammell Crow and The JBG Companies in Washington, DC. Mr. Lischke is an active participant in ULI, ICSC, and NAIOP; and is a founding member of the non-profit Alliance College-Ready Public Schools YPN Board (the largest non-profit charter school organization in Los Angeles). Mr. Lischke graduated with an AB in Economics with honors from Stanford (where he was a four-year letterman on the varsity swimming team) and an MBA from Harvard.