Raised in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, earning a degree in electrical engineering. Major cutbacks in the high-tech industry hit the aerospace company where he was working, so to support himself, he began working in the real estate industry, where he discovered 1031 Exchanges. The additional dynamic that they presented appealed to him, and he continued focusing on them even while living in Hawaii for several years. He returned to Southern California in the mid 1990s , worked at the same trust company as Paul Spring, and was on board with ERI from the start. His main role is sales, marketing, and presenting educational classes for realtors, bar associations, CPAs, and financial planners. At ERI, Jeff especially enjoys the unusual camaraderie of people who’ve worked together so happily and for so long — “There’s a special human touch,” he says. When he’s not working, Jeff enjoys outdoor sports.