Vernon J.

SpecialityCEO at EquityCoin

From Brooklyn by way of Los Angeles, Vernon J. is the Founder and CEO of EquityCoin, the first digital token on the blockchain backed by affordable housing. Vernon is a social entrepreneur and real estate investor with a passion for helping communities of color build generational wealth. Since 2005, Vernon has dedicated his life to community-building through multifamily acquisitions and asset management, facilitating over $180 million worth of real estate transactions around the United States.

Giving back has always been a major part of Vernon’s career. Some of the community programs he co-founded in the last decade are Healthy NYC, Young Masterminds Initiative, NY for Seniors, Mastermind Connect, and, all of which are thriving today.

With over 16 years of experience in the multifamily real estate industry, five years of immersive global blockchain exposure, six continents traveled, and a growing affordable housing portfolio, Vernon looks forward to using his contacts and broad expertise to uplift underserved communities from coast to coast.

Vernon graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon, one of the nation’s top-ranked prep schools, and attended Seton Hall University, majoring in finance. For more information about Vernon, go to or connect with him on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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