At Juniper, we are always looking for great people to join our team and help build the future for our organization and our customers. We are excited to announce our newest team member, Jared Grose, Juniper Capital’s new Vice President of Business Development. Jared brings a diverse background of real estate experience to the Juniper team – having participated in over $250 million in residential transactions and $56 million in commercial transactions during 11 years in real estate.

We asked Jared to share some of his thoughts about himself and why he is excited to join the Juniper team.

What are you most excited about since joining the Juniper Capital team? 

There is a lot to be excited about. Seeing the growth of the company since its inception is impressive – to help continue that growth is an amazing opportunity.

I am excited to be in a position where we are creating win/win situations for borrowers. We can empower all different types of real estate investors – whether that is multifamily, office, retail, hospitality, land development, construction, or anything between. Sitting on the same side of the table as our borrowers is unique and exciting.

What do you feel separates Juniper the most from its competitors? 

I feel that the precision with which Juniper approaches every deal separates it from its competitors. This precision leads to an environment where the deals are consistently strong investments with high success rates.

The flexibility that Juniper provides is a key separator – from closing speed to creative terms to cross-collateralization – there are opportunities to get deals done creatively and strategically, where other lenders may be blocked.

If you could have dinner with one person (living or dead) who would it be and why?

Alister MacKenzie – he is my favorite golf course architect.

I have always loved real estate and architecture – my Dad is an architect who builds schools, so I learned a lot about architecture from him. Growing up I was fascinated by architecture, design, and real estate. As I started golfing, this love for structural architecture translated into a passion for golf course architecture and design.

I would love to hear Alister’s perspective on how the game and courses have changed over time. I would also enjoy discussing all the additional benefits of golf that MacKenzie saw and wrote about in his books (exercise, social, cognitive, etc). MacKenzie was ahead of his time in many ways – and it would be amazing to hear his viewpoints on the modern world of golf. The ultimate dream would be to have dinner at one of his favorite courses and play golf together before dinner.