Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM, and Tune-in Radio, on January 28, 10:30 am for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon will moderate a live pitch to Hugh Jeffers, Vice President of Origination at Centennial Mortgage, Inc, from CEO Jacqueline Rivera, owner of JBM Construction Development Group in Baltimore, Maryland, who is looking to develop limited equity housing and worker cooperatives in Baltimore.
Hugh Jeffers is responsible for originating new business at Centennial Mortgage. He has 25 years of experience originating FHA loans. Hugh’s expertise is in cooperative housing, and he serves on the board of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. Prior to Centennial, he worked for Love Funding, Bellwether Enterprise, Arbor Commercial Mortgage and managed the affordable housing team at the National Cooperative Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, and a master’s degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Jacqueline Rivera is a mother of four, and owner and CEO of JBM Construction Development Group in Baltimore, Maryland. Her early career experience included working for Hope Housing in the early 90’s, an affiliate of Community of Hope, as their Project Manager overseeing development and renovation projects for formerly homeless families and low- income residents in Washington, DC. As a construction professional she has worked for some of the nation’s largest commercial construction firms. During her tenure at Centex Construction, Jackie became their first female Superintendent and served as a member of the Safety Team for Centex Mid Atlantic. She later became a Project Manager for an international construction management firm, Hill International. She has a total of 32 years of experience in the building industry.