We believe that people of all income levels ought to be able to invest in commercial real estate.

Since these projects are in our neighborhoods, we can keep our investment dollars local and improve the communities where we live and work.

Meet Our Team

Jamison Manwaring

Jamison Manwaring is Co-founder, Managing Partner, and CEO of Neighborhood Ventures. In 2020 he was selected as Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Before Neighborhood Ventures, he served as the Vice President of Investor Relations at LifeLock and assisted the company in its successful sell to Symantec in February of 2017. Before LifeLock, Jamison was a technology analyst at Goldman Sachs where he participated in over a dozen software IPOs including Tableau, Alarm.com, and LifeLock. Jamison graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Finance.

John Kobierowski

John Kobierowski is Co-founder, Managing Partner, and President of Real Estate at Neighborhood Ventures. He also co-founded ABI Multifamily in September 2013. In 2020 he became a contributing member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. John has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience. He bought his first small apartment building while still in college.

Over the course of his career, he has personally closed over 1,400 multifamily transactions, developed over 800 condominium units and owned over 1,000 apartment units, homes and condos. Prior to founding ABI, he was a founding adviser of Hendricks & Partners (Berkadia). John graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science – Liberal Arts with a minor in Business and a concentration in Engineer and Architecture. In addition to being the co-founder to Neighborhood Ventures, to top local executive at ABI Multifamily, he owns The Grid. Works co-work space in Uptown Phoenix.


Rocky Petersen

As Lead Designer for Neighborhood Ventures, Rocky is involved in each project from beginning to end. She lends a valuable point of view when considering potential properties. She builds the conceptual design plan and then assists during the construction phase in implementing aspects of the design that make each Venture property standouts in the multi-family sector.

Honored as a Foothills Magazine Trendsetter, she maintains her private design firm while adding her discerning eye to the overall look and feel of Neighborhood Ventures’ properties. She graduated with BA in English Literature and a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University.

She has 4 young kids, a significant tennis obsession, and a deep love for the chipotle cherry taco at Taco Guild.

Heidi Butler

Heidi is our Financial Analyst and is in charge of Investor Relations at Neighborhood Ventures. Before joining Neighborhood Ventures, Heidi was a Keynote Speaker in a national conference about improving education in our public schools. Worked at Deseret Book for 5 years as an assistant manager. She also studied finance for 2 years at Brigham Young University–Idaho and is currently a student at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Corporate Accounting.

Colby Butler

Colby is our Web Designer at Neighborhood Ventures. Before joining Neighborhood Ventures, Colby worked with Marketing Executives in Business Development. Before joining the Business Development world he worked at a Web Design company where he helped businesses optimize their online content. Colby has studied Computer Science and Web Coding and Designing at Brigham Young University of Idaho and in Phoenix, AZ.

Properties We Like

  • Properties in good locations with strong population growth
  • Up-and-coming Neighborhoods in core areas
  • Interior/Exterior needs a refreshed look & feel
  • Apartments with below market rents

Why we don’t like debt

  • We are able to generate cash flow for shareholders while still paying debt payments
  • Having too much debt could bias when a property needs to be sold
  • Reduces risk of loan default

Community based investing

  • As an investor, you can visit the property in person to monitor it’s progress
  • Local investment improves the neighborhoods we live in
  • Direct investment that cuts out the middle man