J. Fisher Companies Partners
Meet Our Team
Each team member adds value as they contribute their own real estate development experience. Click on each person to learn more about their role at J. Fisher Companies.
Owen J. Fisher
OWEN FISHER is a founder and CEO of the J. Fisher Companies. Owen’s current responsibilities focus on the day-to-day management of the Companies and speciﬁcally the leadership and vision relative to its growth.
Owen has over 25 years of experience in the management of different price equity/investment groups and speciﬁcally the J. Fisher Companies’ structuring of over $1 billion in real estate projects to-date. The J. Fisher Companies Full Integration Model has set the stage for its companies to exceed expectations in the communities they have the opportunity to work in. These companies consist of MODA Multi-Family, Henry Walker Homes, Strategic Builders, Olive West and Well Quest Living.
Owen received a B.S. in Sales and Marketing from Weber State University and received a Certiﬁed Financial Planning Designation from the American College. Owen also attended and received a Masters Level Achievement with Strategic Coach, a prestigious consulting and coaching program from entrepreneurs. In 2013, Owen received Utah’s ‘Forty Under 40’ award for not only his involvement in the J. Fisher Companies but also his contributions to the real estate and private equity worlds and his creation and development of numerous companies that have made a positive impact in Utah.
Owen is actively involved in his community by serving on the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other charitable organizations. He enjoys spending time with his family through sports, outdoor activities and travel.
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CHAD BESSINGER is a Managing Partner at J. Fisher Companies. He leads the Company’s land development entity, Jack Fisher Land Co. His team excels in the entitlement and development process of land pursuits in various asset classes including residential, commercial and multi-family deals. He actively pursues land projects throughout Utah and the surrounding states.
Chad has 20+ years of experience in the real estate industry in the areas of acquisition, underwriting, entitlement and development. During the latest real estate downturn, Chad led his team in purchasing 50+ loans collateralized by real estate throughout the intermountain west.
Chad graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science in business ﬁnance.
He and his wife and children live in Utah and are very active in youth sports.
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Partner | Land
Phil Holland is a partner of JF Capital. Phil has extensive experience in identifying and acquiring new land opportunities, building relationships with land sellers, obtaining approvals from municipalities, and planning for long-term company growth and development.
Prior to his partnership with JF Capital, Phil was founder of The Holland Group Inc. and a development partner with WDG. Phil also served as V.P. of Land Acquisition for Henry Walker Homes.
Phil has worked with municipalities his entire career, overseeing crucial land positions for the likes of GMW Development, Hawkins Homes and Communities, and Gold Medallion Homes. He has played a major role in the acquisition of over $120 million in real estate developments.
Phil is a graduate of Weber State University and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Utah. He also holds a B100 Construction License in Utah.
VP | Development & Construction
Jeremy Krause is the VP of Construction & Development at J. Fisher Companies. He is focused primarily on the design, development and construction of J. Fisher’s commercial and Multi-Family assets. He provides oversight to the entire development process and is responsible for streamlining project delivery.
Jeremy has spent his entire career in the construction industry starting at a very young age. For the last 5 years he has been instrumental in building J. Fisher’s commercial contractor Strategic Builders. He has built a wide variety of projects across the Wasatch front totaling over $350m in construction cost. His knowledge of the pre-construction process, building systems and delivery methods makes him extremely valuable to our development team.
Jeremy holds a B.S in Marketing from Weber State University and a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
Jeremy lives in Northern Utah with his beautiful wife and 3 children, he loves being outdoors, fly fishing and golfing.
GLENN GIRSBERGER is a partner at J. Fisher Companies. His work involves both Olive West – the property management arm of the company – and JF Capital, where he is heavily involved in the operational development. Glenn is very active in the land acquisition process of the J. Fisher Companies including all aspects of financial analysis and valuation for potential projects.
Glenn has worked in the commercial real estate industry for the past 30 years. He began his work with several institutional investment advisory firms providing real estate acquisition and asset management services to numerous public and private pension funds. He has also worked as an acquisition/disposition officer and developer with several large commercial real estate firms. He has extensive management experience in office, industrial and retail properties and has managed a portfolio of multi-family assets with over 12,000 apartment units located throughout the United States. He has also worked as a development partner for several LIHTC projects in the greater Salt Lake area.
Glenn received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in business management/finance with minors in accounting and economics. He also studied law at Southwestern University School of Law. Glenn is a licensed real estate broker and an IREM Certified Property Manager (CPM).
Glenn and his wife have raised their children in Utah. He is an avid outdoorsman with interest in mountain biking, snow skiing, water skiing, golf and endurance sports.
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JAKE WOOD has over 17 years of experience in real estate investment, brokerage, finance, and development. He currently oversees acquisitions and development for the JF Properties multi-family development division. As a part of his duties, Jake has spearheaded the community projects and affordable housing initiative. Within this capacity, Jake and the JF team have partnered with the industry’s best lenders, investors, property managers, and builders to assemble, entitle, finance, and build active projects with a combined count of approximately 500 affordable apartment units and development budgets totaling over $100MM.
Prior to joining JF Capital, Jake served as the managing partner of Nicholas Wood, a specialty real estate services company with headquarters in Durham, NC. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
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RUTH HILL is the VP of Operations at J. Fisher Companies. Her work involves establishing operational processes and cultural patterns that help all the global entities continue to expand and grow successfully.
Ruth started her career as the Human Resource Manager for an educational software firm based in Salt Lake City. She developed operational processes and HR procedures as this company grew nationally. Her interest in HR and company culture development continued as she worked in the financial field and then in the real estate market.
She graduated from Weber State University with a degree in business. She has served on a number of civic boards including planning commission and recreation boards.
Ruth was born in England, spent her elementary years in Canada and then settled in the U.S. She has enjoyed raising her family in Utah and loves everything this state has to offer – including fry sauce, winter inversions and the greatest snow on earth.
BRIAN WATTS is a partner at JF Capital, LLC. He is responsible for securing all financing for J. Fisher Companies’ projects. He also oversees the company’s financial reporting and is a frequent investment partner in development projects.
Brian began his professional career at the international accounting firm Arthur Anderson & Co. He then joined Wasatch Energy as partner and Chief Financial Officer. At Wasatch Energy he helped lead the growth and expansion of the company into a fully integrated energy marketing and trading company. After selling Wasatch Energy to BP in 2007, Brian remained with the company as Vice President of Financial Operations until 2011.
In addition to his responsibilities at JF Capital, Brian currently owns and manages several companies that own oil and gas-related assets and commercial real estate.
Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University in accounting. He is also a licensed CPA.
Brian and his wife have raised their family in Utah and have 5 children.
Land Acquisition and Development Director
BROCK LOOMIS is the Land Acquisition and Development Director at J. Fisher Companies. His responsibilities are focused on acquisition, entitlements, development, and construction management for the company’s single family, multi-family and commercial projects.
Prior to joining J. Fisher Companies, Brock worked as a civil engineer overseeing the design and entitlement of various types of land development projects. Brock’s experience as an engineer allowed him to get an up-close view of the many site related challenges developers face. His technical background brings a unique perspective to J. Fisher Companies.
Brock holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Brock and his family reside in Utah where they enjoy living close to the mountains and spending time together outdoors.