Jake Fingert is in the thick of that nexus where property technology companies meet their underwriters.
A general partner at venture capital firm Camber Creek as of spring 2021, Fingert serves on the boards and in advisory roles for proptech companies, among them ones that Camber Creek invests in, including Measurabl, a software platform for environmental, social and corporate governance.
In a previous life, Fingert was a senior policy adviser to President Barack Obama, with a particular focus on infrastructure financing. He was also a senior adviser to the General Services Administration, the de facto manager of the federal government’s real estate. Before that, it was Emory University, Harvard Business School and a stint at Boston Consulting Group.
Fingert, who works out of Camber Creek’s Bethesda, Md., office (the firm also has a location in Manhattan), moves in a venture capital landscape very hospitable to proptech.
VC investment in the field, in fact, reached a record high of $31.6 billion in 2019, with $18.96 billion going to commercial real estate tech companies, according to tech accelerator NAR REACH. It would decline during the pandemic year of 2020, to a still hefty $23.75 billion, with more than half going to commercial real estate tech.