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Jake Geleerd

Jake Geleerd is president and CEO of Palm Beach County-headquartered Tortoise Properties, a well-capitalized, privately held commercial and residential company that focuses on acquiring and developing legacy assets consisting of premier income-producing commercial office, multifamily and mixed-use properties in the South Florida region. Building on his 30-plus-year career as an emerging manager, owner, operator and developer, Geleerd is a board member and sits on the Chairman’s Council of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board (BDB), Chief Executives Organization ( and Boulder Investment Group. He is an officer on the Board of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) in Chicago, Denver and Palm Beach and a board member and officer of the YPO Golf Network. Geleerd also serves as a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
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