Rising Stars in Real Estate: Sam Morris

Class of 2022

  • Category: Rising Stars in Real Estate
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 5
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Arts, Economics - St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
  • Graduate degree/university: Master of Science, Applied Economics - Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Last updated on May 6th, 2022 at 12:07 pm

Sam Morris, vice president of portfolio management at Milwaukee-based real estate development and investment firm J. Jeffers & Co., focuses on maximizing portfolio performance, raising equity capital and managing relationships with outside capital partners. 

“In short, Sam is Joshua Jeffers’ right-hand finance man,” said Ned Purtell, partner and broker at Founders 3 Real Estate. Joshua Jeffers is the founder and chief executive officer of J. Jeffers & Co.

Over the past two years, Morris has navigated the firm’s downtown Milwaukee office portfolio through COVID-19 challenges, Purtell said. Specifically, he led efforts to stabilize The Huron Building and 633 W. Wisconsin. Other projects include the Milwaukee Athletic Club, Journal Square and Belle City Square in Racine. 

“Sam’s financial acumen is an asset to J. Jeffers & Co. and our national investor base,” said Jeffers. “He is responsible for the investment performance of the firm’s highest priority properties. I am fortunate to be able to rely on him to effectively manage a diverse range of teams consisting of leasing, capital markets and legal, among others.” 

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