Founder & CEO
Transcendent Investment Management
Jordan Kavana is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Transcendent Investment Management, a diversified private equity investment company specializing in real estate, transportation leasing, a health & wellness investment fund and a consumer genomics company launched in 2015, Personomics.
Mr. Kavana has over 15 years of experience in managing property portfolios and evaluating, structuring and executing real estate transactions in the United States and abroad. He began his career in the finance and operations with one of South America's largest vacation property developers before returning to the United States to analyze real estate investments for Morgan Stanley's private wealth management division.
Subsequently, Mr. Kavana managed family real estate investments and development projects and founded an Asia-based consumer electronics company, developing an award-winning product line and growing sales to $40m while building a first class customer base which included retailers Best Buy and Wal-Mart. After exiting his overseas investments, he served as Managing Partner of JL Real Ventures, a private equity fund that assembled a portfolio of multi-family properties in the Southeast United States. Mr. Kavana still owns JL Real Ventures and is a director in family owned K-Group Holdings.
In 2009, Mr. Kavana founded Build U.S. Back, a vertically integrated platform that evaluates, acquires, renovates, manages and leases single family homes throughout the United States. Mr. Kavana operates the business via an integrated infrastructure with offices in Florida and Georgia and anticipates managing assets in excess of $750 Million in residential real estate holdings by 2017. Transcendent’s Build U.S. Back (“BUSB”) is a recognized brand, focused on the asset management cycle that seeks to return Americans to home ownership. The BUSB brand allows Transcendent to integrate operations, construction, realty, and title services and was the subject of a case study awarded by Harvard Business School.
Mr. Kavana founded Personomics, a digital health and wellness platform designed to provide individually-tailored health, diet, beauty and lifestyle solutions as well as Trendline Investors, a private investment vehicle to invest in digital health products and services companies, vegan food products and services.
Mr. Kavana holds a BA in Hospitality Management and Finance from Florida International University and pursued graduate level studies in real estate finance at Harvard University and is a graduate of the Harvard OPM program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Kavana is also an active member of the Florida chapter of Young Presidents Organization, a founder of AIPAC’s Miami Club and is a Wexner Program alumni.