Al Jacobs - Biography
A professional investor for nearly five decades, Al Jacobs holds a degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Real Estate Certificate from the University of California, and a Certified Property Manager designation (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
He organized his own investment firm in 1968 and has since specialized in development and management of real estate, as well as a deep involvement in corporate securities. In that year he co-founded a Beverly Hills-based management and investment company, and as its president controlled properties in various parts of the country (1968-1978). Since 1978 he has conducted his personal investments from Orange County, California, comprising a mix of real estate, corporate securities, and mortgage lending. His experiences have included tax return preparation with the national accounting firm of Touche Ross, real estate appraisal for the General Motors Corporation, service as a superior court Receiver, and organization and operation of a private trust company.
In addition to managing his investments on a day-to-day basis, he is a featured financial columnist for both online and print publications.