Jill Homan is President of Javelin 19 Investments, a Washington, DC-based real estate investment, development, and advisory firm and a leader in the new Opportunity Zone (“OZ”) area. Ms. Homan has more than fifteen years’ experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, asset management and leasing totaling almost $500 million in total capitalization.
Since January 2018, Ms. Homan has worked with legislative and Administrative members to develop a comprehensive understanding of the OZ program and advocate for regulations that allow for the real estate industry to participate in the OZ program. She has helped working groups of attorneys and accountants develop real estate deal structures to fit into the program guidelines and advocated for issues of importance to the real estate industry. Further, Ms. Homan has testified at both IRS Opportunity Zone hearings in 2019.
As a fifteen year veteran of real estate development, Ms. Homan is co-developing a $52 million multifamily project in an Opportunity Zone and raised OZ capital. Ms. Homan has applied her knowledge of emerging communities and her expertise in policy and real estate to advise investors and developers on the OZ program. She has been a featured panelist on numerous past and future OZ programs.
Ms. Homan previously worked as vice president for Perseus Realty, where she was responsible for acquisitions, underwriting, assisting in the capitalization of ongoing projects, and managing due diligence processes. Additionally, Ms. Homan assisted in the formation and structure of a discretionary GP investment partnership and managed its investor relations.
She has extensive political and policy experience, having worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant and press secretary. Currently, she holds elective office and senior political party leadership positions. Further, she was one of eight members of the site selection committees for the 2016 and 2020 national conventions for one of the two major political parties.
Ms. Homan earned both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees from Duke University, focusing on finance and authoring a thesis on urban revitalization. Further, Ms. Homan holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Dayton--a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in German.
She is LEED® AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) and a member of Commercial Real Estate Women DC (CREW DC). Additionally, Ms. Homan served on the Board of Visitors for Duke University’s School of Public Policy and co-chairs the Duke University’s alumni organization in the metro Washington, DC region. Ms. Homan resides in Washington, DC.