JAMES KANG

Founder and Managing Partner

As founder and managing partner of JJH & Co., James began his real estate career in 2000 as a real estate broker in New York City where he focused on rentals for two years while attending New York University. During this time he launched a rental website that would match foreign workers in need of apartments on short term leases. His wide range of real estate experience also includes the repositioning of a 43-room hotel in Manhattan with two ground floor commercial spaces, the sourcing and execution of a 6000-SF warehouse conversion to retail space in Brooklyn, NY and the closing of an approval to build 130 unit condo/mixed-use development through variance negotiations with local municipals outside of Philadelphia.

JOHN DU

Principal

John Du has been a real estate investor and manager since 2002. Shortly after earning a Bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2001, John joined his family business which owns and operates a 43-room hotel in midtown Manhattan. The hotel also includes two commercial spaces, where he captured the full potential of its prime location by replacing poorly performing tenants with reputable long term commercial tenants.  Through his leadership and efficient management, the hotel has increased its revenue year over year. From 2005 to 2015, John individually acquired multiple luxury apartments including one on Billionaire’s Row located on West 57th streets as part of his investment portfolio.  In 2013, John ventured into Brooklyn and invested in a 6,000-SF warehouse in the Bushwick area on the cusp of its famed popularity and gentrification.  The warehouse has been renovated for retail use and will potentially be extended to three additional floors for mixed use.  John holds a New York State Real Estate Broker license and proudly serves on the board of his condominium residence in Union Square.  He is currently working on a ground-up condo project in the Bronx and overseeing a gut renovation of the midtown hotel.

JEANIE KANG

Managing Director

Jeanie Kang is a property manager and real estate investor. After graduating from Temple University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, she obtained her broker’s license and worked for a real estate developer in Philadelphia for two years as their primary listing agent. Since 2008, Jeanie has been the property manager of a Manhattan based real estate investment firm and she oversees that firm’s portfolio, staff and all aspects of the day to day management of its properties.  Jeanie leads and manages the development, construction, interior design, asset management, capital improvement, and leasing for all real estate asset classes including residential, office, retail and industrial properties and has been recognized for her superior performance and dedicated service for the last 10 years.

Jeanie has been able to increase rents above the average fair market rate in NYC while maintaining high tenant retention year after year. Her vast experience, attention to detail, and design and negotiating ability with vendors and contractors have helped ensure the on time and on budget completion of renovations and capital improvements.  Her leadership ability has enabled that Manhattan based real estate investment firm to achieve returns on equity in excess of 100% per annum.  In addition, Jeanie has become the primary interior designer for all future projects due to her exceptional talent and eye for design.

WINSTON WANG

Principal

Winston is a real estate investor and property manager of several office and residential condominiums in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. Winston obtained a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.  As a former associate of Linklaters LLP and Morrison Cohen LLP, Winston advised alternative asset managers such as KKR, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan.   In addition to serving as an in-house secondee for 6 months at KKR, he most recently worked as an in-house counsel at Brookfield Property Group, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management.

Winston’s legal background included advising on capital raising and marketing activities under the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and the Securities Act.  In addition, he has extensive experience in coordinating between portfolio management, legal, tax and accounting teams to structure and close investments around the globe using Delaware, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mauritius and Singapore entities.  Winston also has experience in managing global tax filings related to FATCA and Common Reporting Standard in many of these jurisdictions.

JOE FAIRLESS

Senior Adviser

Joe Fairless, controls over $191,000,000 worth of real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. A native Texan, Joe grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Texas Tech University. He currently splits his time between Dallas-Fort Worth and Cincinnati. He has been investing in real estate since 2008 and, prior to that, was the youngest vice president at an award-winning advertising agency. He is also the host of the world’s longest running daily real estate podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever, where he has interviewed guests such as Barbara Corcoran and Robert Kiyosaki.