Jake is the CEO and founder of Karis Cold. His vision leads the company while developing the pipeline and entering new markets. Prior to Karis Cold, he founded Karis Capital in 2014, where he has developed, acquired, and disposed of over $1 billion worth of industrial real estate including fortune 2 build-to-suit transactions and a joint-venture with the world’s largest private-equity real estate firm, AEW. Prior to founding Karis, Jake worked at the Chicago Board of Trade as a commodities broker, followed by selling overhead doors and dock levelers, and then later as a real estate broker focusing on logistics-related tenant representation. He played both intercollegiate golf and baseball at Taylor University in Indiana where he earned his degrees in finance and accounting.