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Career Summary    
Javier Rivera is a Vice President in the company’s Capital Markets Group whose primary responsibility is to build the company’s multifamily investment sales and finance business in Southern California. Mr. Rivera brings over seven years experience in real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, contract negotiations, residential entitlements and feasibility/valuation analysis to Jones Lang LaSalle.

Prior to this, Mr. Rivera was Director of Acquisitions and a Development Manager with The Ratkovich Company, a Los Angeles urban in-fill developer, where he was involved in over $840 million of multifamily, office, mixed-use, and land investment sale and finance transactions. His responsibilities included the identification and valuation of existing properties and development opportunities. As part of his responsibilities Mr. Rivera was also heavily involved in the finance and disposition process for various properties owned by The Ratkovitch Company.

Prior to the Ratkovich Company, Mr. Rivera served in the United States Navy where he was assigned as a Naval Aviator. He served as a Naval Flight Officer, Mission Commander and Division Officer with Sea Control Squadron 33, where he made two deployments to the Persian Gulf on the USS Nimitz and USS John C. Stennis.  Mr. Rivera accrued over 1,000 flight hours and 350 carrier landings.     
Education and Affiliations    
Mr. Rivera attended The University of Southern California, where he earned a B.A. in English.  In June of 2004, he received his Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and real estate from The Anderson School at University of California Los Angeles. Mr. Rivera is member of the Urban Land Institute, The Tailhook Association, Anderson Alumni Association, and is a licensed California real estate broker.    
Representative Transactions    
3033 Wilshire - Los Angeles, California: $11.5 million 
Whitetail Club & Resort Whitetail - Idaho: $29.5 million 
The Alhambra - Los Angeles, California: $120 million