Native Oregonian Jordan D. Schnitzer is the President of Harsch Investment Properties, a Portland-based real estate acquisition, development and management company started by his father in 1950. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Oregon and in 1976 received his doctorate degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.
Harsch has regional offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas and San Diego and, in addition to properties in those markets, also owns properties in Orange County, Palm Desert, Tucson, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. With a portfolio of more than 24,000,000 square feet of office, industrial, retail and multifamily properties, Harsch has become one of the largest privately held real estate property and management companies based in the Western United States. Harsch employs over 265 professionals and self-manages its properties.
In addition to his role as CEO at Harsch, Jordan has served on over 31 civic and cultural boards including the Portland Art Museum, the Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, the High Desert Museum in Bend, and the Friends of Astoria Column, to name a few. Following his family’s commitment to support art and culture, Jordan has created one of the nation’s largest contemporary print collections, which is shared with the public through the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. He and his Family Foundation have funded and organized over 100 exhibitions of art from his collection which have traveled to over 100 museums, including the recent Andy Warhol exhibition at the Portland Art Museum with a record-breaking attendance of over 101,000 visitors. The Foundation also supports numerous outreach programs that enhance and educate the community about the importance of the arts.