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Fred Jordan

Founder and Chairman
Africa Opportunity Fund






Fred Jordan is a civil engineer, structural engineer, environmental engineer, construction manager, real estate developer and hedge fund manager. He is the co-founder of the first African American Civil Engineering and Construction Management firm in the western part of the US, directing the planning, design and construction management of buildings, bridges, highways, streets, water and wastewater systems, ports and harbors, airports, transit systems and environmental projects. F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. has completed over 1,000 projects in the Western US, Africa and Central America, garnering over 45 local, state and national awards for business and engineering excellence. Jordan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from Howard University and Stanford University, respectively, and is a licensed professional engineer in California and 15 other states. As a real estate developer, his joint venture with Carpenter & Co. and Starwood Hotels developed the St. Regis Hotel & Condominiums, San Francisco. This development received the 2006 Bay Area's Real Estate Awards of the Year for both hotel development and housing development, from the San Francisco Business Times.

Serving as the President of the San Francisco Black/African American Chamber three separate times, the Chamber, under his leadership, co-founded the California Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Black Chamber, and the Greenlining Institute. He has personally been a founding member of four other state and national organizations and four museums, including the Museum of the African Diaspora. He has served as a San Francisco Commissioner and a California State Commissioner. For 5 years each, he served as a Management and Technical Advisor to the California Earthquake Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D. C. An ardent civil rights advocate, after leading the California business campaign against anti-affirmation Action State Proposition 209 in 1996, he wrote the book, "The Lynching of the American Dream."

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