Argonaut Investments

Argonaut Investments, founded in 1992, is a privately held commercial real estate investment management firm.
The company focuses on the acquisition, management and redevelopment
of neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout the western United States.

Argonaut’s portfolio presently consists of nearly 40 properties, with more than $600 million in assets
under management, including over 3 million square feet of retail space in the western United States.

Argonaut’s philosophy is to purchase and maintain quality centers that reflect the inherent need of the communities in which they are located.
We have strong, long-lasting relationships with national tenants that mesh well with local tenants in each individual market.

Our goal is to continue adding viable centers to our growing portfolio that can be improved and held for long-term investments.

Investment Strategy

Argonaut Investments acquires and manages retail properties with a strategic focus on neighborhood shopping centers in targeted markets throughout the western United States. We focus on properties with stabilized cash flow and value-enhancement opportunities. Our philosophy is to be both conservative and opportunistic in our approach to enhancing asset value over time. We strive to reduce investment risk to the greatest extent practicable while providing attractive returns to our investors.

Argonaut Investments conducts its investment activities through individual, single-asset partnerships and limited liability companies. Our investor base consists of select high net worth individuals and families. Argonaut’s principals personally invest in all of the properties to ensure a full alignment of interests and show our strong commitment to only making investments we believe will be successful.

Argonaut Investments raised its first discretionary private equity fund in 2017, which will be its investment platform moving forward.

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Property Portfolio

Dimond Crossing
Anchorage, Alaska

Almarida Place
Campbell, CA

BL Redding
Redding, CA

Cascade Station
Redding, CA

Hilltop Shopping Center
Redding, CA

Redding Hilltop Center
Redding, CA

Mission Ridge Plaza
Manteca, CA

North Bay Centre
Rohnert Park, CA

Raley’s Towne Center
Rohnert Park, CA

Sierra View Plaza
Fresno, CA

Sonora Plaza
Sonora, CA

The Plaza
Auburn, CA

Treat Plaza
Concord, CA

Victoria Place
Eureka, CA

Coeur d’Alene Town Center
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Collister Center
Boise, ID

Grand Teton Plaza
Idaho Falls, ID

Treasure Valley Crossing
Nampa, ID

Mountain Center
Whitefish, MT

Far North Plaza
Albuquerque, NM

Canby Square
Canby, OR

Gateway Plaza
Cottage Grove, OR

Winco Plaza
Medford, OR

Central Highlands Plaza
Renton, WA

Poplar Square
Medford, OR

Roseburg Marketplace
Roseburg, OR

Warrenton Highlands
Warrenton, OR

Klamath Falls Town Center
Klamath Falls, OR

McMinnville Staples
McMinnville, OR

Mid Valley Plaza
Woodburn, OR

Cotton Mill II
Washington, UT

The Colonnade
Kennewick, WA

Columbia Square
Kennewick, WA

Court Street Plaza
Pasco, WA

Everett Village
Everett, WA

Evergreen Center
Everett, WA

Nob Hill Shopping Center
Yakima, WA

Tieton Village
Yakima, WA

Our Team

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Stephen B. Jaeger
Founder & Managing Partner

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Jonathan Lefferts
Partner &
Chief Financial Officer

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Dayna Desmond
Partner &
Director of Asset Management

Joe Laughlin
General Manager

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Hongyi Yang

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Ross Guttenberg
General Counsel

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Brendan McNamara
Development & Construction Manager

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Nicole Costello
Leasing Manager

Craig Peterson
Director of Property Management

Katherine Lucchese
Senior Property Manager

Shalene Conway
Property Manager

Alex Dinday
Property Manager

Tim Ward 
Portfolio Accountant

Michael Sears
Assistant Property Manager

Assistant Property Manager

Tom Baldacci
Financial Analyst

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Alice Luy
Staff Accountant

Michel Edens

Lindsay Hamilton
Office Manager

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