Tell us about your business.
Jennifer Jordan is a Commercial Real Estate Agent with DRK and Company Realty LLC. She specializes in Leasing & Sales of Commercial Property; retail, warehouse, office, flex, product including but, not limited to investment sales; Jennifer is strong in Landlord representation and Tenant representation. She currently represent the Landlord on my listings from Dublin, Worthington, and Westerville. Her strength is representing business owners in finding space elsewhere in Central Ohio.
Prior to joining DRK, Jennifer worked as a market administrator for PNC Bank, where she oversaw the completion of the mortgage loan process. She managed the loan portfolio for 20 loan officers, ensuring loans closed on time.
She also has experience working as a marketing consultant, tasked with boosting the company’s digital marketing presence on social media and increasing lead generation. Her well-rounded employment background also includes working as a property management assistant. In that position, she assisted with rent collection, managing tenant needs and scheduling maintenance.
Jennifer earned a degree in business management from Urbana University, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team. She is generous with her free time, volunteering with Goodwill, Red Cross, Paws Animal Shelter, and the Urbana Soup Kitchen.
What inspired you to get into your business?
What are your three best practices or best tips that every NAWBO member needs to hear?
There is NO cost to utilize a commercial broker, as tenant rep. The Landlord pays the Broker’s commission when you lease or buy property. A broker can save you time, energy, money and look out for your business’s best interests.
Whenever you plan to make a business decision, consult with your broker to make sure your center of influence is aware of your business decisions and goals.
Start the process of looking for commercial real estate a year or more out, it’s best to understand market, trends, and the best possible location for your business. Most business’s forget that each city provide a significantadvantage to certain business type. Understanding the demographic support for your business is key to surviving the race in business.
What does your future look like?
I plan to be one of the top women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry in Columbus and a leader in the community. I want to start a family, continue to contribute to my philanthropic interests in Columbus. – Nothing makes me more proud then to say I am a part of the growth and change in this great city!
What do you do in your free time?
I love to explore new places, travel, and learn new cultures. I enjoy being outdoors and exploring nature. I have a big family that I enjoy spending time with along with my dog, Ollie. I love to golf, enjoy going to hockey games and anything sports related. I love to shop in the short north and check out new restaurants! I volunteer at The Red Cross, Small Business Cares Nonprofit Ambassador, and ride in the Pelotonia bike ride every year raising money for cancer research.
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In the last five years, what new belief, behavior or habit has most improved your life?
I have overcome losing my best friend, my father at age 22. With that, I have learned to stay grounded to the principles he taught me and continue to live a life that best aligns with my true north. My dad taught me an array of principles to live by, staying true and honest to myself and others and to always be kind.
What purchase has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or recent memory)?
My NAWBO membership! I attend monthly NAWBO meetings, meet and mingles, candid conversations and currently looking into joining a few committees!