Our Team - Pioneer Acquisitions
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Our Team

Company Founders


L. Jayson Lemberg


L. Jayson Lemberg co-founded Pioneer Acquisitions in early 2009 and has helped drive the company’s growth to new heights. Previously, Jayson was a Vice President and Head of Deal Origination for Thor Equities, a global real estate investment and development firm.


Mr. Lemberg was responsible for identifying acquisition/development opportunities primarily in the New York Metropolitan area and investing capital for the firm’s funds. He personally originated over $2 billion in potential deal volume, over 50% of which was off-market or direct to owner. Prior to joining Thor, Mr. Lemberg worked in the acquisitions group at The City Investment Fund, a real estate opportunity fund in Manhattan co-sponsored by Fisher Brothers and Morgan Stanley. He also covered the freight transportation industry as an Associate Analyst in equity research at JP Morgan.


Mr. Lemberg earned a Master of Business Administration at the New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University.


James B. Peterson, Jr.


James B. Peterson, Jr. has been active in the real estate industry for over fifteen years. As a Principal at Pioneer Acquisitions, James has overseen the acquisition of over 2,000 residential units and multiple retail assets across dozens of transactions.


From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Peterson was responsible for deal origination, transactions, and asset management at Thor Equities, a global real estate investment and development firm. On the transaction side, he closed over $180 million in urban retail and mixed-use acquisitions.


In addition to his experience with real estate finance and management, James spent five years as a project manager with a design / build firm in Chicago focusing on significant construction and development projects.


James earned a Masters of Business Administration at the New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science, Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Our Team


Faith Barker

Marketing Director

Faith strategically and creatively spearheads Pioneer’s marketing efforts for Ivy Residences, Brixbid, and The Penthouse Hyde Park. From generating and gathering enticing content to designing all company marketing materials, Faith provides our team with the promotional tools needed to create a strong brand presence. She has cut her teeth in the industry: winner of Chicagoland Apartment Association’s CAMME for Comprehensive Marketing Program, Corporate in 2018; a top graduate of the National Apartment Association’s Diversity in Leadership Program Class of 2022, a member of NAA’s Marketing & Communications Forum, and a participant in NAA’s Leadership Lyceum Class of 2023. Faith obtained degrees in Advertising and Graphic Design from Bradley University.