Jon K. Haahr

Founder & Managing Principal
Jon K. Haahr
Mr. Haahr founded Silver Portal Capital and is its Senior Managing Principal, having over 25 years of experience in real estate and the capital markets, with a track record that exhibits a depth of investment banking, investment advisory and capital raising expertise. He directs a team that provides services in the areas of strategic/financial advice and capital formation to a focused group of private and public real estate clients owning/operating all types of commercial, healthcare, and hospitality properties as well as their Boards of Directors. Mr. Haahr has originated and closed over $20 billion of equity, debt and financial advisory transactions for the real estate industry, involving more than 150 transactions.
Prior to forming Silver Portal in 2001, Mr. Haahr was Co-Head and Managing Director of Real Estate Investment Banking for Wachovia Securities (presently Wells Fargo Securities) from 1999-2001. In addition, he founded and headed the Private Transactions Group, established to link private institutional investors with private and public real estate companies through strategic joint ventures.

Mr. Haahr also founded and was head of the Real Estate Lodging and Leisure Group at EVEREN Securities (successor firm to Kemper Securities) from 1991 until joining Wachovia, where he had sole responsibility for strategy, P&L, and all new business generation.

Mr. Haahr received his MBA from the Henry B. Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Iowa State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a past member of multiple corporate boards, including serving as an independent director of Reven Housing REIT, Clarion Partners Property Trust, and as Trustee of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Haahr has maintained a number of industry affiliations over the years, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and is a frequent speaker at a variety of industry events.

Jon K. Haahr Jr.

Jon K. Haahr Jr.
Mr. Haahr is a Director at Silver Portal Capital with over 10 years of investment banking and commercial real estate experience. He is responsible for interfacing with clients and leading Silver Portal’s due diligence and underwriting/modeling efforts. He is highly experienced working with real estate operators and investors and has worked on multiple complex transactions, including: institutional joint ventures, discretionary high-net worth funds and a $2.3 billion going private transaction of a public REIT. Mr. Haahr also heads the firm’s tax-advantaged, 1031 Exchange business.
Prior to Silver Portal, he interned as an analyst for RedHill Realty Investors and Westcore Properties, private real estate investment firms that specialize in raising institutional capital and acquiring multi-family and office/industrial assets.

Mr. Haahr has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University as well as minors in Spanish and Science and Technology Studies.