Who we are

JoCo Partners is a vertically integrated real estate investment group with a niche focus on value-add multifamily real estate. JoCo currently has interests in the Texas and Pennsylvania markets, and now seeks expansion throughout the United States. JoCo Partners and its related entities (Ava’s Construction, LLC and Nexus RE, LLC) collaborate with real estate investors to evaluate, acquire, reposition, manage, and create an exit strategy for each property based on its highest value and best use. JoCo Partners has a track record of positioning acquisitions to secure steady cash flow while maximizing upside potential for disposition. Currently, JoCo Partners oversees the performance on more than 2000 rentable units, over $130 Million in asset value, including office and retail, with the great majority of its focus in multi-family properties.

Jason Cohen


Jason Cohen was born in Philadelphia, PA but raised in south Texas. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Finance with a minor in International Business. Jason is a licensed Associate Broker through the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council. His experience over the last decade has been tailored to the multi-family industry, specifically: residential ground-up developments and redevelopment, construction management, property management, staff development, acquisitions, and asset management. Jason has effectively lead several multi-million dollar projects from initiation to implementation and is responsible for JoCo Partner’s initial growth and expansion into the Texas market.

Juan Maldonado

VP of Acquisitions

Juan Maldonado began his career at the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing Education. Juan’s experience is primarily in sourcing acquisition opportunities and performing financial underwriting, market analysis, and due diligence, and the formation of business plans for company acquisitions. Juan has been building and nurturing relationships with brokers and property owners in both Texas and Pennsylvania in order to be in prime position when an opportunity presents itself.

Matthew Hernandez

VP of Acquisitions – Central Texas Region

Matt graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010, and began his career in education. He taught math in Detroit while earning an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. While teaching, Matt began working to syndicate multifamily real estate. In 2015, he chose to pursue real estate full time. Matt Joined JoCo Partners in 2015 and has been instrumental in sourcing off market opportunities and raising equity for contracted opportunities. Matt focuses on JoCo Partners’ growth in the Dallas – Fort Worth market.

AJ Burzen

Director of Accounting

Anganett (AJ) Burzen received her Bachelor degree in Accounting from Texas State University located in San Marcos Texas. AJ’s prior careers accomplishments have resided at Silvercar, 360training.com, NcSoft, and Esoterix (LabCorp). With these companies her range of industry expertise includes App based rental car, online education, MMO gaming, laboratory testing services, and most recently full-service Real Estate. AJ is responsible for managing staff in Pennsylvania, Texas, and International with responsibilities including daily accounting, cash management, process improvement, month end close, financial reporting, and budgeting.