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 and partner.
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 corporate reorganization matters. While at the 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. He was also heavily involved with several of the firm’s pro bono initiatives, including representation of clients seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status, research on Military Law reform, and Family Court counsel. 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 earned his M.B.A. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with Specializations in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management, and Real Estate, where he was a Management Leadership for Tomorrow Fellow, a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow, and a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow. At Stern, Mr. Jones worked on a team with the Director of the Center for Real Estate Finance Research to produce a Stern Signature Project on the development of a Real Estate Bubble Early Warning System for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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 and is a member of the New York State Bar.