2021 – Jason Krotts ‘00


Jason Krotts is the Co-founder and Managing Principal of Real Estate Development Associates, LLC (“REDA”), a Southern California-based development and investment company focusing on the ground-up construction of logistics properties. Jason, a 2000 graduate of Chapman University, founded REDA with the goal of creating an entrepreneurial organization that creates value through transformation. Since its formation, REDA has invested approximately $500 million in equity, which equates to stabilized project value in excess of $2.5 billion.

Prior to founding REDA, Jason served as Vice President of Acquisition and Development for Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, a nationally recognized real estate company based in Los Angeles. Jason began his real estate career as a broker with CBRE, where he and the team he was a part of focused on advising private and institutionally funded developers and investors in the Inland Empire region. In 2007, Jason was recognized by Southern California Real Estate Magazine as one of the “Top 30 under 30.”

Jason appreciated his time at Chapman, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He has fond memories of classes in what was then the newly opened Beckman Hall and cherished the opportunity to have his late father-inlaw and former Chapman Trustee, Robert Pralle, hand him his diploma. Raised in Wisconsin, Jason currently lives in Newport Beach with his wife and three daughters. In addition to sitting on the Founding Board of the Argyros School of Business and Economics’ Master of Science in Real Estate Program, Jason is a proud Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & the Inland Empire.