Jack Chandler is the Founder of Majesteka Investments Holdings, a private firm providing integrated strategic leadership and capital for emerging disruptive companies at the intersection of real estate, asset management, and technology. Since its founding in 2017 Majesteka has made investments and is serving on the Boards or as Senior Advisors to three technology enabled real estate firms.
Prior to forming Majesteka Jack was Managing Director and Chairman of BlackRock's Global Real Estate business with a focus on the strategic development of the platform as well as investment and client activities. He was also a member of the Real Estate Global Executive Committee, the BlackRock Alternative Investment Executive, and Investment Committees. He joined BlackRock in 2011 as Global Head of Real Estate with responsibilities for the business and investment performance of the platform as well as developing and executing a strategic plan with resulted in doubling the platform during his tenure.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Chandler held various positions with LaSalle Investment Management throughout his 25-year service, most recently as the Global Chief Investment Officer and Executive Chairman for Asia Pacific where he oversaw the firm's principal investment activities and risk management process and was deeply involved in investment strategy and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he oversaw LaSalle’s capital raising team which created and raised capital for new products and vehicles to expand LaSalle's investors' access to attractive investment opportunities across the globe.
From 2000 until 2010, Jack was based in Singapore as the Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for creating the firm's Asia Pacific business into a US$7.4 billion AUM business with six commingled funds and more than 200 employees based in six offices across Asia Pacific. Prior to relocating to Asia in 2000 to launch the business there, he was Managing Director for the firm's direct investment activities in the US.
Mr. Chandler is a founding member of the Asian Real Estate Association, a member of the Americas Executive Committee as well as the Global Board of Trustees and Treasurer for the Urban Land Institute, Executive Committee member at the Wharton School Real Estate Center, and member of the Pension Real Estate Association.
He received a B.S. in industrial engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Harvard University.