George Jalil

Vice President, Investments + Acquisitions

Industry Start: 2012

Focus Start: 2021

As Vice President, Investments + Acquisitions

As Vice President, Investments + Acquisitions George contributes to the strategic direction of Focus by creating and maintaining a robust pipeline of ground-up real estate development opportunities. His strategic approach helped the firm secure two class-A opportunities in the Brickell district of Miami and in the central business district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Responsible for identifying, qualifying, and procuring real estate opportunities.
  • Identifies emerging markets, deciphers opportunities and constraints within specific neighborhoods and sites
  • Evaluates real estate opportunities including due diligence review, feasibility of obtaining project zoning, and leading the initial financial modeling
  • Collaborates with the broader development team to prepare and assist in real estate zoning entitlements
  • Builds and maintains relationships with the real estate community including brokers, land owners, partners, investors and clients

Industry Expertise

  • Real estate acquisitions including deal sourcing, underwriting and due diligence
  • Qualification of emerging real estate markets, specifically commercial multifamily
  • Regional expertise in the Southeastern United States

Prior Experience

  • Progenics Capital Management, Vice President – Acquisitions
  • Pillar Income Asset Management, Vice President – Capital Markets

Education + Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida International University, Landon Undergraduate School


  • March of Dimes, Participant and Supporter

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