Jonathan Lischke joined Merlone Geier in 2016. His primary responsibilities are acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Lischke also assists with urban project redevelopment and capital markets.
Prior to joining Merlone Geier, Mr. Lischke was the Chief Investment Officer and a Partner at GPI Companies, a private investor, developer, and operator of retail, multifamily, office, and mixed-use properties in Southern California. Mr. Lischke helped launch GPI in 2008, build the portfolio to over $550 million in total project capitalization, and establish a $200 million separate account on behalf of a state pension fund. Prior to joining GPI, Mr. Lischke worked in acquisitions and development at Trammell Crow and The JBG Companies in Washington, DC.
Mr. Lischke graduated from Stanford University in 1997 earning an undergraduate degree in Economics with departmental honors. He was a four-year letterman on Stanford's varsity swimming team that won a NCAA and four PAC-10 championships. In 2003, he earned an MBA degree from Harvard University. Mr. Lischke is an active participant in several real estate professional organizations including ULI, ICSC, NAIOP, and Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) where he is a Regional Director, member of the Founder's Circle, and sits on the Stanford Real Estate Council (SREC). Mr. Lischke is also a founding member of the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools YPN Board (the largest non-profit charter school organizaiton in Los Angeles). He is resident in the firm's San Diego office.