John Monkarsh

John MonkarshJon Monkarsh is the Managing Principal of Los Angeles-based EJM Development Co. Jon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, which specializes in acquisition, building and management of apartments and industrial properties throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.

Jon is also Managing Partner of MonMon Finance which lends to real estate owners, developers and entrepreneurs. The company acts as a debt and equity partner providing bridge, construction, mezzanine, and joint venture financing. The efficient and expeditious financing programs enable borrowers to create and capitalize on real estate opportunities.

Jon represents the third generation of leadership in this family-owned business with more than 40 years of experience and service to the Western real estate community.

Jon has served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Principal’s Organization (RPO), a select group of leaders who annually disperse funds through directed giving, to repair and enhance communal infrastructure. Jon is an active member of the Federation’s Real Estate and Construction Cabinet. He is a member of the NuRoots Initiative and serves on the Unistream comittee. He is currently a member of The American Jewish University’s Board of Directors. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at Brentwood School for 9 years and remains active on the Master Planning Committee.

Jon is a graduate of Beverly Hills High School and the University of Southern California, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Communications.

Jon resides in Brentwood with his wife Heidi and their two children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid outdoorsman.

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