For over 25 years, Russell Jacobson has been involved with real estate investment and development activities as a principal of MPI Property Group. Before co-founding MPI, Russell served as CFO for two real estate investment holding companies. He has extensive experience in property development and has developed and managed numerous mixed-use, residential and commercial projects in North America. He also has invested in numerous start-ups, and successfully exited when appropriate. For example, one of the MPI companies exited in 2011 for $262 million, a decade after inception. He is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, South Africa.