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
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."