Mr. Kanne is responsible for leading National and its subsidiaries. He organizes, plans, leads, directs, and controls all operations of the firm, including new business development; initiating, promoting and oversight of major transactions; and marketing and fund-raising efforts. Mr. Kanne reports directly to National’s Board of Directors, of which he is a member, and chairs both the Investment Committee and the Management Committee.
Mr. Kanne has more than 38 years of real estate experience. In 2000, Mr. Kanne began leading the growth and success of NEBF’s in-house real estate investment operation, NEBF Real Estate, and directed the formation of National Real Estate Advisors, and its subsidiary National Real Estate Development. He has broad and diverse experience in the real estate investment and development process, with particular insight into legal, finance, and construction aspects. Following service in the Peace Corps and work as a lumber trader, Mr. Kanne spent several years at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter. While there, he was involved in multi-billion-dollar international debt restructurings, as well as complex real estate transactions, with a focus on the development projects of non-profit groups and universities. After forming the law firm of Counts & Kanne, Chartered, Jeff was intimately involved in structuring numerous complex investments in real estate development projects nationwide for institutional clients.
Mr. Kanne received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Iowa. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Mr. Kanne is a member of the Order of the Coif of the University of Iowa College of Law.