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- July 2017
Hello, I’m Jason Todd
I have four years of experience in commercial real estate and land development. To date, I’ve facilitated the acquisition of five separate parcel assemblages totaling over $100 million in aggregate land purchases, and more than 25 land parcels. I’ve managed acquisitions and underwriting for all of the new development pipeline at Calvano Development. I’ve assisted other senior management and architects with designing four premium class-A office buildings totaling an aggregate of over 500,000 sq. ft. in Silicon Valley. I’ve facilitated structured financing strategies beyond equity and debt, including mezzanine debt, EB5 capital, offshore equity, crowd-funding platforms, preferred equity and hard money. I’ve worked closely with contracted real estate investment banks to source equity and debt relationships. Managed over $270 million in real estate transactions.
Three-parcel off-marker land assembly.
Three-entity off-market assembly resulting in the Calvano team successfully negotiating purchase and sale agreements with all of the ownership entities as a collective transaction ushering the opportunity to redevelop the entire property.
Ten-parcel off-market land assembly executed by the Calvano Development team totaling 7.8 acres and more than
$48M in land acquisition resulting in the redevelopment of eight sub-prime industrial building into one class-A 123,000RSF office building. Upon securing all purchase agreements and negotiating lease terminations, Calvano entered into a joint venture with the Carlyle group to complete the capitalization of the project and upon obtaining final entitlements the project was leased to Alphabet Inc. (Google). Construction concluded in early 2018 and the project was sold in March 2018 for $169M.
Primary responsibilities include:
Excerpt from my senior research project- Plutocracy in America
“Plutocracy implies the influence of money power to shape the course of political and social color of the country. Capitalism has frequently been identified with plutocracy, while capitalism itself is frequently co-existent with democratic forms of government. The above perspective on the system of government in the USA, however, signifies as much the right of an individual, however weak, to influence the course of events as that of an individual with money and political power. True democracy, therefore, would not allow the power of money to prevail over other individual liberties. At the same time, capitalism is a system that provides the individual the freedom to engage in economic activity and accumulate wealth through enterprise and hard work. Thus democracy and capitalism are two sides of the same coin, and are based on individual liberty.” (Todd)
The course explores the historical and theoretical foundations of economic theory, with an emphasis on the classical political economists of the 18th and 19th centuries through a critical reading and analysis of the original works of important economic thinkers like Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. The course seeks to understand the relevance of these early economists to modern economic theory and issues.
An examination of the principles and practices of the financing and investment decisions of multinational
firms operating globally. Topics include foreign exchange markets, financial instruments in the international
capital markets, corporate exchange risk management, international investment decisions, global financing strategies, financial crises, and related issues. As such, this course extends financial management and investment to the international environment.