Meet The Team
PrincipalChris Jafarieh is a Founding Member of Blaqk Diamond Group and the creator of Green Diamond, an environmentally conscious division of Blaqk Diamond Group. Chris’s entrepreneurial approach along with a focus on hard work, honesty, and industry knowledge has made him an invaluable resource to the firm. He places a strong emphasis on long-term relationships built on excellent communication. Chris is thoroughly knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate brokerage, development, financing, syndication, and leasing. Over the last 10 years he has represented developers, pension funds advisors, and insurance companies in real estate transactions. Chris has underwritten and closed over $800 million in total transactions throughout the west coast. His professional experience in capital markets encompasses all aspects of financing including construction, mezzanine, preferred equity, and senior debt. In Chris’s personal words, “Nothing brings me more satisfaction then the affirmation I receive from my clients of my dedicated approach and skill set to get the job done, and to then have the opportunity to represent the same clients again on all their future deals.”
PrincipalNicole Jadelrab is one of the founding partners of Blaqk Diamond Group. Nicole is a triple threat in real estate with a law degree, an MBA, and a broker’s license. Her educational background, and professional license provide her with the knowledge to handle all areas of real estate investing. Nicole has worked in real estate for over seven years, lending her legal, and finance expertise to different real estate investors and developers. Prior to Blaqk Diamond Group, Nicole worked in-house for a private investment firm owned by the second largest construction company in Turkey with $7 billion in backlog. Her role included legal, investment strategies, risk analysis, financing, acquisition, disposition, and management of the investments and potential development projects throughout the U.S. In addition to Blaqk Diamond Group, Nicole continues to practice law maintaining her own legal practice focused in real estate and business law (www.lawofficesofnicolej.com).
Project DirectorJonathan Navallo has directly sourced or participated in over US$1.3 billion of real estate transactions across the United States. His professional experience encompasses all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, financial underwriting, feasibility analysis, risk mitigation, value engineering, due diligence, and contract negotiations. During his professional career, Jonathan has acquired and managed several real estate portfolios, including 25.6 million SF of industrial for DEXUS Property Group, 4.3 million SF of office for Equity Office Properties, and 400 multi-family units and 300 hospitality keys for Pinnacle Capital. His past clients’ include Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, The Irvine Company, Colliers International, the California State Automobile Association (CSAA) and the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).
Project DirectorMilton Lee joined Blaqk Diamond Group in 2012. Milton brings top level experience to the team, and has been a critical element to Blaqk Diamond’s growth. Milton has completed projects with Polidev, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Saints Capital where he worked with companies in the technology, financial services, and commercial real estate. Milton is responsible for new business development (acquisition & disposition), market research, and quantitative analysis of real estate investments. Milton graduated from University of San Francisco, School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors (Magna Cum Laude) along with studying at Hong Kong Baptist University. Milton was awarded a National Merit & Hurley Scholarship and admitted into University of San Francisco Business Scholars program. In addition, he was admitted into Alpha Sigma Nu and Beta Gamma Sigma, premier honor society recognizing business students demonstrating themselves in both scholarship and service.