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Yusef Freeman is a Partner at The Vistria Group in Real Estate. Prior to joining Vistria, Yusef served
as the Sr. Managing Director of California for the Jonathan Rose Companies, leading ground-up
development and acquisitions on the West Coast out of the Companies’ Oakland, CA office. He
served as a Vice President of Investments in the transactions group at PGIM Real Estate, sourcing
investment opportunities for the real estate private equity funds of the company. In addition, he was
the Managing Director for McCormack Baron Salazar, leading west coast operations and new
business development nationally for the company, and a Graduate Program lecturer in the
Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
Freeman holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley where he spent one year studying
abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; a Master of Public Administration from New York
University, where he majored in public finance as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow;
and an alum of the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence Fellowship Program at the
University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of the National Housing Trust and as an advisor
to Catalyst Housing.