IPA Hires Director of Senior Housing in Chicago

Throughout her career, Jordyn Berger has originated more than $3 billion in commercial real estate debt. In her new role, she will focus on arranging senior housing financing.

Jordyn Berger
Jordyn Berger

Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has appointed Jordyn Berger as director of its Senior Housing group in Chicago. Her prime focus will be on structuring and arranging debt, mezzanine and equity capital for owners, operators and developers of independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities.

Berger’s previous position was at Enlivant, a private equity-backed assisted living owner-operator, as director of acquisitions. She continued as manager of acquisitions at Ventas Inc., followed by capital markets associate roles at Cohen Financial and JLL. Berger started her career at JPMorgan Chase, where she served as real estate banking credit analyst & underwriter in the firm’s commercial real estate banking division for roughly four years. Over the past 12 years, Berger has successfully originated more than $3 billion in commercial real estate debt.

“Jordyn brings an unprecedented level of capital markets expertise and experience to her new position,” said Alan Pontius, national director of specialty divisions, in a prepared statement. “She will work closely with our Chicago-based senior housing team, led by Mark Myers and Joshua Jandris, who together have closed $4.4 billion in senior housing transactions across 41 states.”

Berger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Seniors Housing Association Rising Leaders.