Dwane Omar Jones specializes in commercial real estate investments and ground-up development in New York City. His deep market knowledge, exceptional analytical and underwriting skills, and wealth of relationships make him a valued advisor to his clients.
Mr. Jones earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., where he was a Howard University School of Law Merit Scholar, and won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Contract Law. Mr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree in Business from the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University on Long Island, in New York. While at Hofstra, Mr. Jones became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., served as chapter President during his junior year, and was a Dean’s List student.
He previously worked as a corporate attorney at a large New York City law firm on numerous corporate reorganization matters. While at the law firm, Mr. Jones engaged in the liquidation of a large commodities brokerage under the Securities Investor Protection Act and advised a client acting as Trustee on potential litigation issues related to the dissolution of a financial services firm holding over $600 billion in assets. Mr. Jones has also worked in Cape Town, South Africa, focusing on corporate, commercial litigation and real estate matters, and counseling clients on compliance with South Africa’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act.
Mr. Jones was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is passionate about God, his family, his community, and real estate. He is the President of the Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of New York, is a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellow, a Robert Toigo Fellow, and a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with Specializations in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management, and Real Estate. At NYU, Mr. Jones worked with the Director of the Center for Real Estate Finance Research, Professor Stijn Van Nieuweburgh, two other NYU Stern team members, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to produce research on the development of a Real Estate Bubble Early Warning System for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Mr. Jones is a member of the New York State Bar.