Longfellow Welcomes Jordan Betz as Newest Managing Director, Portfolio Leasing
Longfellow Real Estate Partners is Proud to Welcome Jordan Betz as newest Managing Director, Portfolio Leasing
Durham, NC (July 5, 2022) – Longfellow Real Estate Partners, the largest privately held investor and developer of life science buildings in the US, has announced the addition of Jordan Betz as Managing Director, Portfolio Leasing. As Managing Director, Portfolio Leasing, Jordan will execute the firm’s strategic business plans throughout its national and international portfolio by supporting third-party brokers, leading lease transactions, and improving standards and processes within Longfellow’s leasing department.
Mr. Betz comes to Longfellow from Foundry Commercial where he served as Partner, Office Agency in Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in the leasing of institutional-grade assets. For more than 16 years, Jordan has spearheaded the leasing and marketing efforts of over 6 million square feet which was comprised of best-in-class, institutional office/flex/life science product throughout the Triangle. Key assignments included Triangle LIFE (formerly known as Keystone Technology Park), Meridian Corporate Center, Wells Fargo Capitol Center, and more.
“We are thrilled to have Jordan join the Longfellow team and excited to work alongside him in the role,” said Neill Sherron, Managing Director, Portfolio Leasing. “As our national portfolio continues to expand, Jordan will be instrumental in continuing to put our current and prospective tenants’ needs first as they execute their life-changing work.”
Jordan earned his Bachelors Degree in International Business from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Active in his personal and professional life, he has been involved with the Triangle Area Office Building Association (TRAOBA), National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), as well as locally with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a volunteer mentor.
“I am truly honored to join Longfellow, a highly acclaimed and tremendously successful company,” said Jordan Betz, Longfellow’s new Managing Director, Portfolio Leasing. “As a team, we will continue to empower the life science and biotech industry with best in class, innovative space for all to thrive.”
The strategic addition follows a year of significant growth for Longfellow as the firm increased its footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area by over 1 million square feet with acquisitions in Millbrae, Emeryville, and San Francisco; invested in building out one of the nation’s most dynamic life science clusters in San Diego with acquisitions in the Sorrento Mesa and Sorrento Valley submarkets; closed on assets and partnerships that will help address strong demand in the Research Triangle market in North Carolina; and expanded with first acquisitions/partnerships in New York City, Philadelphia, Maryland/Washington D.C., and the United Kingdom to bring its vision for world-class innovation ecosystems to new markets.
About Longfellow Real Estate Partners
Longfellow Real Estate Partners is the largest private life science real estate services firm in the United States. The firm’s portfolio spans nearly 15 million square feet of laboratory and technology space, concentrated in the nation’s top markets for bio-innovation on both coasts including Boston-Cambridge, Maryland-Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, the Research Triangle of North Carolina, along with the firm’s expansion to the United Kingdom. Longfellow acquires and develops facilities in strategic locations and builds long-term relationships with research-centric organizations including life science companies, universities, medical centers, and research institutes. The firm’s institutional capabilities and entrepreneurial vision enables Longfellow to deliver high quality laboratories and innovation space while satisfying each customer’s unique requirements. For more information visit https://lfrep.com.
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