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Jonathan Hipp

Jonathan Hipp

President and Chief Executive Officer, Calkain Companies

Jonathan Hipp's passion for strategically matching investors to lucrative real estate opportunities that maximize value and exceed investment goals has been the driving force for his success throughout his 25-year career in real estate. His expertise in the commercial real estate market led him to co-found Calkain Companies in 2005, a company focused solely on single tenant net lease investment services. As President and CEO of Calkain, Jon has been instrumental in building the firm into one of the leading Net Lease real estate companies, transacting over $11 billion of triple net lease deal volume over the past 11 years. Realizing the value for his clients to have access to net lease information, Jon expanded Calkain's services to include brokerage, advisory, asset management, debt and equity placement, and industry research. In addition to brokering net lease transactions, Jon actively manages his real estate portfolio through Hipp Capital Holdings. He continually engages new investors, seeking out ideal revenue generating assets that match his investors’ portfolio strategies and risk tolerance. Jon has become a well-known resource, panelist, and speaker at various Net Lease and industry conferences and is a regular contributor to on real estate trends. In June 2015, his passion for the real estate business was again recognized when he was nominated for the Top Real Estate Player in the DC area by SmartCEO magazine.

  • The Net Lease Market in One Word


    The Net Lease Market in One Word

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    Fast-Casual Restaurants: Boom or Bust?

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    Lessons Learned From Previous Mergers

    The recent announcement that Fred’s would purchase upwards of 600 locations from Walgreens/Rite Aid to help ensure approval of their merger, highlights…

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  • What to Expect in December


    What to Expect in December

    With the holiday season in full swing, the country will be waiting to see if the Fed will increase interest rates during their meeting on December…

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    Fresenius and DaVita are the top two dialysis providers in the nation. Demand for these centers has increased dramatically in recent years due to the…

  • Dollar General Is on an Upward Path


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    There are many forces driving Dollar General to be an investor’s current pick in the net lease world. As of August 13, 2016, Dollar General operates…