Jackson Dearborn Partners

Jackson Dearborn Partners

Chicago, IL

Founded in 2014

Jackson Dearborn Partners, a Chicago based real estate investment and development company, was founded in 2014 to develop and acquire a nationwide portfolio of multifamily and student housing properties. The partners have been working together since the mid 2000’s and formalized the partnership to bring construction, management, acquisition, and development services all under one roof.


With a current portfolio valuation of over $600 million, JDP opened an office in Scottsdale, AZ in 2020 and Denver, CO in 2021 to service development growth in Colorado and Arizona, the two primary focus markets.


Investment Criteria: Multi-family, student housing, and mixed-use projects, urban or suburban locations. If urban, prefer mid-rise locations but will consider high-rise development. National interest but with a special focus in Arizona, Colorado and Florida. Particular emphasis on Opportunity Zone sites. For urban projects, minimum of 100 units or 200 beds if student, typically 1+ acres. If suburban, prefer 8-20 acres for 200+ units.