Leadership Hall, 3814 Walnut Street
Nick Jekogian (G'95) President and CEO, Signature Group Investments
A New York-based real estate entrepreneur, Nickolas W. Jekogian III is the President and CEO of Signature Group Investments and CEO and Chairman of Presidential Realty Corp., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. An experienced industry thought leader with over 25 years in real estate investment and management, Nick began his career in college when he bought his first apartment building in Philadelphia. He has since made more than 1,000 separate equity, debt or corporate acquisitions with a deal value in excess of $1 billion.
Nick led the real estate roll out of Commerce Bank - one of the fastest growing retailers ever - along the entire east coast from the early stages until its sale for over $8.2 billion in 2007. Nick’s holdings include apartment buildings throughout the United States with Signature Group and retail shopping center developments on the east coast with Site Development.
Nick has been investing in startup companies for over 15 years ranging from real estate technology to biotech to consumer-based startups. He currently has over 30 startup investments in his portfolio.
Passionate about nonprofit development and social change, Nick sits on the board of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a social enterprise that prepares and connects Nigerian youth with career opportunities in technology. He is an angel investor in technology startup ventures in developing countries and the United States. Nick also acts as a mentor for Ashoka, a global nonprofit organization that helps social entrepreneurs interact with the world and affect global change.
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