About Us

The JCR Companies’ focus is to produce above-average returns for their investors through the strategic acquisition and management of irreplaceable real estate assets in the Washington D.C. market. JCR’s portfolio includes urban infill retail properties, shopping centers, apartment buildings and mixed use properties, primarily in Washington, D.C.’s core submarkets, including Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown.

JCR believes the greatest barrier to success in real estate investing is finding the right opportunities. With this in mind, the acquisitions team has revolutionized the process of sourcing lucrative real estate deals. JCR’s high volume of quality deal flow allows JCR to be strategic and selective in acquiring assets. The acquisitions process has been developed, refined and perfected through JCR’s extensive acquisitions experience.

The asset management team of The JCR Companies is comprised of seasoned real estate executives who have managed in excess of $5 billion dollars of trophy real estate. Importantly, the entire management team is incentivized to produce results, an atypical but advantageous structure that consistently produces above average returns.  

The JCR Brokerage team believes that In leasing the value of a successful relationship far outweighs the value of a commission check.  By leveraging strong industry relationships, JCR can match the right tenant with each project.   With a proven track record of best-in-class third-party leasing success, JCR Brokerage is actively seeking new listings.

Key Personnel

Joseph Reger
Managing Partner

Joseph Reger, founder and principal of the JCR Companies, is responsible for acquisitions and strategic growth of the company. Since the inception of JCR in 2009, Reger has built a portfolio of urban infill retail properties, shopping centers, apartment buildings and mixed use properties, primarily in Washington, DC’s core submarkets, including Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown.

Drew Briscoe
Senior Director of Leasing

Drew is Senior Director of Leasing for the JCR Companies’ portfolio. Drew has been with JCR since August 2012 and currently oversees over half a million square feet of retail commercial property. Prior to joining JCR, Drew was engaged in leasing and managing a 450,000 square foot retail shopping center portfolio in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In addition, Drew has experience in acquisitions, investment sales, and financing of retail shopping centers. Drew is proud to be a Certified Property Manager and an Accredited Commercial Manager certified by the Institute of Real Estate Management. A native to Northern Virginia, he is licensed to practice real estate throughout the D.C. Metro area. Drew holds a degree in real estate finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Eric Butler
Director of Third Party Leasing

Eric is a Director at JCR Companies. He is responsible for all third-party leasing in addition to conducting acquisition due diligence. Previously, Eric was a senior consultant with Thomson Reuters/Ryan Property Tax, where he focused on commercial tax assessment appeals and portfolio tax forecasting. Eric is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the Real Estate Group, the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He holds a M.S. in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University in addition to a B.S. in Finance (minor in Economics) from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Seth Leichter
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer for JCR Companies, Seth oversees the corporate and property accounting function including investor and lender reporting and analysis, internal controls, tax and audit planning, cash management, lease administration and accounting in connection with acquisitions and dispositions. Seth has over 10 years of corporate and property management accounting experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining JCR, Seth has served in accounting management roles for Transwestern, Tishman Speyer, Blake Real Estate and Atlantic Realty Companies where he has provided a full range of accounting services in both the wholly owned and 3rd party sectors. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Adminstration with a concentration in Marketing from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA as well as a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Seth is currently a CPA candidate in the state of Maryland.

Kenneth Duggan
Portfolio Accountant

As Portfolio Accountant for JCR Companies, Kenneth is primarily responsible for the day-to-day Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions, monthly financial statement preparation along with general support to the Controller. In addition, Kenneth supports the property management, leasing and executive teams with all company deliverables. Kenneth has over 12 years of experience in the commercial property management accounting industry. Prior to joining JCR, Kenneth has held accounting roles with increasing levels of responsibility for First Washington Realty, Douglas Development, Federal Realty and most recently as Accounts Payable Manager at Blake Real Estate.

Ari Zaleznick

As an Associate at the JCR Companies, Ari is responsible for leasing and managing JCR’s office portfolio. In addition, he assists JCR’s Directors with retail leasing, property management and investment due diligence. Ari has grown with the JCR Companies, having begun his post-graduate career as an Intern in the summer of 2014 with the leasing team. Ari is a native to Washington, DC and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014 with a degree in Political Science. He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Virginia.

Gregory Friedman

As an associate at the JCR Companies, Gregory is responsible for assisting in the property management and leasing of the JCR shopping center portfolio as well as helping in the acquisition due diligence process. Previously, Gregory worked with JCR as an intern where he was a critical part of the leasing team. Gregory is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Gregory is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville with a B.S.B.A in Economics and minors in both Entrepreneurship and Leadership.