Michael Jester joined North Avenue Capital as a Loan Architect in 2020 at the Florida headquarters. He specializes in assessing investment opportunities through financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and deal structuring. In 2021, Michael was promoted to Portfolio Specialist.
Prior to joining the NAC team, Michael was an Acquisitions Analyst at Skywalker Property Partners, a value-add real estate investment firm focused on office, industrial, and retail acquisitions. In this role, he was responsible for managing the pipeline, writing investment summaries used to source debt and equity, and managing all due-diligence reports and legal documents. During his tenure, he successfully completed 17 acquisitions and dispositions, ranging from $1 million – $16 million.
Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas (UNT). While at UNT, he pursued leadership development opportunities with the Professional Leadership Program and the UNT Real Estate Club, where he served as President. Michael also is a certified real estate sales agent and has experience working in residential leasing and sales.
When he’s not underwriting commercial loans, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family playing sand volleyball, watching Formula 1, writing songs on the guitar, and being involved at the San Pablo campus of The Church of Eleven22.