Combining Passion with Purpose to Build Better
It takes a certain amount of character and fortitude to build, develop, and preserve properties in the Bay Area. This tough playing field proudly carries a tough barrier to entry for the average developer. Be dismayed? Not for a moment. NX Ventures seeks out solutions and delivers in the trickiest of situations.
Meet our PrincipalsNathan George and Xin Jin are the visionaries behind the wonderful developments of NX Ventures. Get to know them more here.
NATHAN GEORGE has more than 15 years of experience managing an expansive and diverse real estate portfolio focusing on distressed properties, entitlement, urban infill, new construction, and other value-added projects yielding high returns for investors. Nathan is also a Visiting Scholar at Chicago-Booth School of Business and a PhD Candidate in Finance and Real Estate at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He has instructed a number of courses at the undergraduate, MBA and executive MBA level on the financial structuring of real estate transactions. His academic research includes corporate finance, multi-party contracts and managerial incentives, behavioral finance, asset valuation and securitization, and market efficiency.
Since 2008, Nathan has directed nearly 20 projects in Berkeley and oversees leasing and management of more than 150 tenants, 90% of whom are students. He has guided multiple projects through the entitlement process at the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Zoning Adjustments Board, as well as appeals to City Council. Nathan also founded University Meadows Management LLC in 2009 and managed the HOA and leasing of a largely-student condominium project in Raleigh, North Carolina, near his alma mater. In two years, he took the HOA budget and balance sheet from the red to the black through efficient management and attention to financial details. Nathan founded NCR Properties LLC in 2010 with two other Bay Area investors. In three years, during a recession, he guided NCR’s initial pooled equity investment of $500,000 to over $10 million in real estate holdings. Nathan’s property management and market knowledge will insure that cost control and a quality housing experience by our residents are both optimized.
In 2010, Nathan was nominated to the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference by former U.S. Ambassador Faith Whittlesey. From 2005 to 2007, he helped launch a start-up quantitative hedge fund in San Francisco as senior researcher of trading strategy development. Nathan has also worked for both the Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Defense at the National Security Agency on “mission critical” problems. He attended Cambridge University in 2003 as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar and serves as chair of the Gates-Cambridge Scholars Alumni Association Board of Directors. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Institute and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Bioethics and Culture. In four years, Nathan graduated summa cum laude with an MS in Mathematics and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and French from North Carolina State University while playing two varsity sports. Nathan and his wife, Angela, temporarily reside in McLean, VA with their three children: Lincoln, Cora and Theodore.
XIN JIN has been investing in Bay Area real estate since 2002. He held a general contractor’s license from 2002 to 2008 and oversaw the renovation of many single-family homes and small apartment buildings, most of which were in his own investment portfolio. Xin has been creative and aggressive in the pursuit of investment properties from every imaginable source, including tax-lien and foreclosure auctions. In 2005, Xin secured entitlement for a 16-unit live/work loft development in West Oakland. He managed every aspect of construction on the project and completed it under budget. Since 2008, Xin has been focusing on entitlement of urban infill development projects.
Xin holds a degree in computer science from UC Berkeley and worked as a software developer from 1992 until 2002. He has architected complex software systems for multi-national corporations and has managed multi-site teams of developers and support staff. Xin resides in Berkeley with his wife and two daughters.