Jason Schwartz is a Managing Principal for Blue Vista and the head of the firm’s Student Housing platform. Jason sits on the Blue Vista Management Committee and the Investment Committees for both the firm’s Student Housing and Middle Market equity funds. Additionally, Jason has been on the Board of Directors for Peak Campus Companies since the company’s inception in 2011. Since joining the firm in January 2008, Jason has held several roles and has been directly responsible for investing in over $1 billion of commercial real estate across the various Blue Vista strategies.
Prior to joining Blue Vista, Jason worked as an Investment Manager at Hearthstone, a real estate private equity firm in Chicago. Before that, he worked as an Associate at The Cypress Group, a private equity leveraged buyout firm based in New York City. Jason began his career as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse (formerly Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) in New York City.
Jason earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a BBA from the University of Michigan Business School and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).