Jaebadiah S. Gardner is an African-American, Mexican-American businessman, multi-family real estate developer, fund manager, author and is the Founder & CEO of GardnerGlobal, Inc., a privately held holding company headquartered in Seattle, WA. Jaebadiah earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and later earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Western Michigan Law School. Prior to development, Jaebadiah worked for Turner Construction building commercial high-rises in downtown Seattle. Since 2009 he has built up a client base of private and non-profit clients providing feasibility, pre-development and development services. He launched a $10 million dollar real estate fund in 2021 and currently has a pipeline of over 800+ units and over $210MM in total project costs for urban infill sites in Seattle’s most gentrified neighborhoods. Jaebadiah was most recently selected as a 2022-2023 LISC/Amazon fellow. Board positions include serving as a Board of Trustee for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and he is the President of the University of Washington Multicultural Alumni Partnership board.