Chief Investment Officer
Jon Siegel is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of RailField Partners. Prior to forming RailField, Jon was a founding partner of J. S. Watkins Partners, an advisory firm that advised clients in over $25 billion of multifamily transactions. Clients included a number of large financial institutions and other prominent industry players. The firm was also retained by HUD as its exclusive Loan Sale Advisor for all of its multifamily loan sales. Prior to forming J.S. Watkins Partners, he was Director of Structured Transactions in Fannie Mae's Multifamily group with responsibility for identifying, structuring, negotiating, and closing large scale transactions with many of the nation's largest lenders and property owners. Jon also served as Director of Acquisitions at NHP Incorporated, the largest owner and manager of multifamily real estate in the nation, where he was responsible for transactions involving the purchase of real estate, partnership interest, and operating companies. He has over 30 years of experience in the multifamily industry and expertise in strategy, acquisitions, and financing.
Jon has a B.A. from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from Emory University. He is currently an adjunct professor for the Steers Center for Global Real Estate within Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He is also a member of the MHN (Multi-Housing News) Executive Council. Jon has been a youth sports coach for more than a decade and previously served as a board member for the Jewish Social Service Agency. Jon resides in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife and two children.
- Emory University, M.B.A.
- Tulane University, B.A.