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, Ms. Homan has worked with legislative and Administration members to develop a comprehensive understanding of the OZ incentive and advocate for regulations that allow for the real estate and private equity industries to utilize the OZ incentive. She has helped working groups of attorneys and accountants develop real estate deal structures and strategies 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 $50M multifamily project in an Opportunity Zone and raised OZ capital for the project. Ms. Homan is applying her knowledge of emerging communities and her expertise in policy and real estate to advise family offices and real estate developers on the OZ incentive. 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, and assisting in the capitalization of real estate projects. She assisted in the formation and structure of a discretionary GP investment partnership and managed its investor relations.
Ms. Homan 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 party leadership positions. Further, she was one of eight members of the site selection committees for the 2016 and 2020 national conventions for a major political party.
Ms. Homan earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees from Duke University, with a focus on finance and authoring a thesis on urban revitalization. Ms. Homan is LEED® accredited professional and a member of Commercial Real Estate Women DC (CREW DC). 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.