Jade Hill Investments
Nester Clark is the Founder and Managing Partner of Jade Hill Investments LLC and is responsible for all investment activities of the Firm. Mr. Clark started his investment career in 1996 on the global bond trading floor of Salomon Brothers at 7 World Trade Center in New York. In 1998, he joined Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate Funds and Global Special Situations Group where he facilitated the deployment and management of real estate and distressed debt investments for Goldman Sachs in the U.S., Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Korea involving transactions totaling over $4.0 Billion.
He later became the youngest partner ever at Soros Real Estate Partners, jointly managing a $1.0 Billion private equity fund and where he led the build out of Ishin Hotels Group, a Japanese hotel and resort platform then owning over $800 million in Japanese hotel and resort assets. Mr. Clark and his partners at Soros Real Estate Partners spun out of the Soros umbrella in 2004 and created Grove International Partners (now Alpine Grove), where he served as Head of Japan for Grove, and which managed over $23 Billion in assets. Mr. Clark also co-led the successful fund raise of the $1.2 Billion Cypress Grove Investors Fund under the Grove-George Soros umbrella.
Mr. Clark later served as Senior Director at the Westmont Hospitality Group in North America before establishing Jade Hill Investments in 2011. Mr. Clark received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in East Asian Studies and the Comparative Study of Religion from Harvard University in 1998 where he also served as Co-Captain of the Harvard Boxing Team and Captain of the Harvard Kendo (Japanese Sword-Fighting) Team. In 1997, Mr. Clark trained in Kendo (Japanese Sword-Fighting) with Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, the Tokyo Imperial Guard, and the Tokyo Police Department. Mr. Clark also holds a first-degree Black Belt in Karate.
Mr. Clark enjoys reading world histories, other works of non-fiction, and ancient Eastern and Western philosophical texts. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.