At HJH Investments, our goal is to protect investor capital while achieving maximum performance and value for each property. Our team members take a hands-on approach to the due diligence process, and we negotiate to attain the best prices for our investors as well as coordinate professional onsite inspections and set up financing and property management. Get to know more about the team that will guide you through this process!
Cory founded HJH Investments in 2014. He has a broker’s license in the state of Kansas and has been licensed in real estate for over 20 years. During his career, Cory has invested, counseled, managed, sold and purchased most facets of commercial real estate and understands what it takes to negotiate and close a property. Cory is an active investor in many of the properties and holds an ownership stake in all of them.
Ben Kogut is a partner at HJH Investments, specializing in investor relations. Ben is also an Austin, Texas-based commercial real estate broker with more than 15 years of experience. His passion is to help investors make wise decisions. Ben studied government and business at University of Texas and later earned an MBA from the Acton School of Business; he is also CCIM certified.
John has been a licensed Realtor in the state of Kansas for 10 years. Prior to his real estate career, John spent almost 30 years in the high-tech industry working mostly in project management for state-of-the-art storage solutions. He holds BS and MS degrees in computer science and does the financial analysis for acquisitions. He also serves as the interface to lenders and outside counsel. John is an active investor in more than half of the properties in the HJH portfolio.
John has been a licensed Realtor in the state of Kansas for seven years and is a co-founder of HJH Investments. John spends his time carefully pouring over commercial databases looking for just-on-the-market or off-market properties that fit the HJH criteria for success. John has a bachelor’s degree in music from Missouri Baptist University and is currently the music director at his church. John is actively invested in several properties and holds an ownership stake in all of them.
Tim’s commercial real estate career spans more than two decades, with experience in multi-family, urban and suburban office buildings, retail, and industrial/warehouse properties. Starting in a family-owned business, Tim continued his career with third-party management and then moved onto a national REIT and a small private equity fund. He manages our third-party management and leasing teams as well as oversees single-tenant assets. Tim travels extensively to the properties from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an active investor in HJH properties.
Jennifer has an academic background and over ten years of experience in accounting and finance. She partnered with HJH Investments in early 2017 and has been instrumental in integrating asset and investment management software solutions into our day-to-day operations. Jennifer serves as our in-house accountant and interfaces directly with our outside accounting firm. She is the direct liaison for all investor relations post-acquisition. She is responsible for maintaining, planning, and growing the financial health of the firm and has an ownership stake in many of our properties.
With over 10 years of commercial real estate experience, including serving in a similar capacity for seven years at the largest commercial real estate brokerage in Wichita, Kansas, Dianna is well-suited for her role. She drives transactions from receipt of a signed contract to the closing on the property. In addition, she is the direct liaison to investors during the acquisition process, after which she passes them over to Jennifer Phister, our Controller.
Ashley comes to the commercial real estate world from the nonprofit sector, with more than 12 years of experience in marketing, graphic design, and public relations. She has a BA in communications with an emphasis in integrated marketing communications from Wichita State University. Ashley is responsible for all marketing activities at HJH, including the creation of marketing collateral for all properties, managing website and social media content, and overseeing the company’s marketing efforts.
Keely comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in human resources, most recently working in the financial services field. In addition to her responsibilities as Director of Human Resources, she also offers executive support to CEO Cory Harkleroad. Keely is from Wichita and holds a degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University.