John Jacobsson is Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, of Related Companies. Mr. Jacobsson is responsible for sustaining and building upon Related’s relationships with the global institutional investor community. In addition to sourcing debt and equity for The Related Companies’ development projects and for Related Fund Management’s funds, Mr. Jacobsson pursues new investment and business opportunities.
Prior to joining Related in 2013, Mr. Jacobsson was a partner at Apollo Real Estate Advisors (later known as AREA Property Partners). Mr. Jacobsson joined Apollo Real Estate at the time of its founding in 1993 and was a Partner and the leader of AREA’s North America Opportunity Funds business, overseeing opportunistic investments in the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Jacobsson started his career in real estate in 1990 as a member of the acquisitions group of Trammell Crow Ventures in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Jacobsson serves as a Trustee of Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts, of which he is a graduate, and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of HEAF, a comprehensive supplemental education and youth development organization based in Harlem, New York. Mr. Jacobsson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.