Aukum Group (formerly Aukum Management) is a private real estate investment company focused on apartments in the western United States. We partner exclusively with private accredited investors and select private equity funds.

Aukum has acquired over 5,000 apartment units since its founding in 2009, and is actively managing a portfolio of over 4,000 units valued at over $800M.  We are actively selling and acquiring new assets in select western markets.

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Jason is the President and CEO of Aukum.  He founded and has run the company since inception in 2009, overseeing all aspects of the business.  Before founding Aukum, Jason served as Vice President of Foxfam LLC, Aukum's predecessor, a 100% family-owned real-estate company.  In 2007/2008, Jason was instrumental in guiding the family to refinance, dispose, or trade its non-multifamily assets into multifamily, and led several transactions to position the family for the launch of Aukum.  In 2009, Jason began raising outside capital for investment in apartment joint ventures managed by Aukum.  Jason also brings with him his prior experience as a technology and operations executive, having helped to grow a startup market-research firm from $1M to $80M in revenues in seven years that led to its acquisition valued at $450M by The Nielson Company.  Jason received a BA in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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George Yandell joined us in March, 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. From 2003 through 2014, George was with The Nature Conservancy in a variety of roles related to the acquisition and management of real estate and other assets, including his role as the California chapter’s Director of Real Estate from 2009 to 2013. In this capacity, he was responsible for approving all conservation asset transactions, the overall management of a portfolio of over US$500 million of real estate and capital allocations for a pipeline of over 75 projects. During his tenure, George and/or his department won four chapter awards for organizational excellence, innovation and staff development. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, George was a Senior Managing Director in NationsBanc Montgomery Securities’ (“NMS”) (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) consumer group. His responsibilities included directing the hotel REIT underwriting and mergers business. The group consistently earned Wall Street’s #1 or #2 underwriting ranking. He also served as a member of the Investment Banking Committee. George served at NMS from 1991-1999, and at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) between 1980-1991. George earned an AB in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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Linton is the Senior Vice President and has been a principal at Aukum since the company's inception in 2009.  As of 2018, Linton has taken leadership of the construction management practice at Aukum.  Prior to 2018, Linton was responsible for asset management and construction management of the Mountain region.  Linton has helped deliver Aukum’s impressive results through his relentless and disciplined management of a vast array of vendors and contractors.  He has overseen capital budgets up to $5M on any given deal, spanning more than 36 months start-to-finish.  In all cases, the final result of value-add projects have exceeded underwriting and expectations with regard to overall value created and returns delivered.  Before Aukum, Linton served as a Vice President of Foxfam LLC, Aukum's predecessor company.  Linton received a BA in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Caleb joined Aukum in 2013 and became a partner in January, 2017.  As of 2018, Caleb heads up Aukum's asset management team.  Prior to 2018, Caleb was responsible for asset management and construction management of the Northwest and Southwest regions at Aukum.  Caleb is also responsible for establishing and standardizing operational and program management best practices.  Prior to joining Aukum, Caleb worked for several Fortune 500 companies over a period of 15 years, managing large teams and project portfolios.  Caleb is a certified Project Management Professional and earned a BS in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Matt joined Aukum in 2016 and serves as Vice President – Acquisitions, responsible for expanding Aukum’s portfolio of multifamily real estate holdings.  Prior to Aukum, Matt was Vice President – Acquisitions & Development at Montage Hotels & Resorts, where he led the company’s global growth strategy for the Montage and Pendry brands through acquisition/conversion and ground-up development.  Before Montage, Matt spent over 14 years in a variety of investment banking corporate financial advisory roles, primarily focused on mergers & acquisitions and equity capital raising.  As an investment banker, Matt led all facets of transaction execution - from deal sourcing to closing - and has experience with a wide range of industries including real estate, hospitality, consumer, business services and technology.  Matt received both a BA and MBA from University of Michigan.