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Who We Are

Our team is a unique blend of individuals who share a common and unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity.

About JCH Equity

Located just north of Houston, TX, JCH Equity is a distinguished private equity firm founded by JC Hearn, emerging from a quest to uncover investments with superior returns. With a core built on honesty, integrity, and family values, our mission is to guide business owners and high-net-worth investors towards safeguarding and growing their capital. Leveraging over 20 years of investment experience, JCH Equity specializes in identifying and nurturing exceptional opportunities for our clients. We welcome you to our family, where your financial ambitions are respected, protected, and realized.


Our Team

JC Hearn CCIM, ALC, RENE

Founder/CEO

JC Hearn is the visionary founder and leading force behind JCH Equity. With over 21 years as a successful business owner, and more than 18 years in real estate investing, JC’s journey in the industry is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep commitment to helping others achieve financial success.

Specializing in commercial and land assets, JC is one of fewer than 200 individuals in the world to hold the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation, and a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification. These qualifications underscore his expertise and distinguish him in the field, enabling him to identify and leverage unique investment opportunities that remain out of reach for most.

At the heart of JC’s investment philosophy is a simple yet powerful principle: understand the venture and collaborate with the best. This approach, combined with his rigorous financial and risk analysis honed through CCIM training, allows JCH Equity to secure assets with a competitive edge. JC’s strategic foresight and unique thinking have led to several successful partnerships, exemplifying his ability to find and nurture win-win scenarios.

JC’s commitment extends beyond the boardroom into meaningful, long-term relationships with his investors, offering them access to investments they would typically not encounter. His honesty, transparency, and unwavering dedication to delivering value ensure peace of mind for his clients and contribute significantly to the retention and success of JCH Equity’s investor base.

Under JC’s leadership, JCH Equity is poised for responsible growth through strategic relationships and partnerships. The firm emphasizes vertical integration and the importance of key relationships in asset management, aiming to expand its investor database aggressively.

Beyond his professional accolades, JC is respected by his peers for his integrity and generosity. A committed family man and person of faith, he embodies the principles of hard work and servant leadership, setting an example both within and beyond the workplace. His commitment to his family, community, and faith is reflected in his business.

In summary, JC Hearn is not just an entrepreneur; he is a dedicated mentor, innovator, and beacon of ethical leadership. His journey inspires many and continues to shape the landscape of private equity and real estate investment through JCH Equity, where values meet value, and success is a shared journey.

Merrill Kaiser, JD

Merrill Kaliser

Attorney/Legal Counsel

Mr. Kaliser has been a Texan for over 47 years. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Accounting. Subsequently, Mr. Kaliser graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1999, where he subsequently joined Gardere as a corporate bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer. After five years of extensive experience in some of the largest bankruptcies and workouts in the history of the U.S. (Enron, WorldCom, Kmart, Michaels and several others), Merrill left Gardere for a boutique firm that focused on commercial real estate restructuring and workouts. In 2008, Merrill opened up his own law firm, Kaliser & Associates PC (Commercial Real Estate & Securities Law Firm) where his primary practice area was corporate, real estate, and creditor representation. Merrill’s law firm has represented over 1,800 multi-family/SFR/Storage transactions /syndications nation-wide valued at over $6.6B.

J. Marc Lewis JD, LL.M., EA

Tax Strategist

Marc is a graduate of Plano East Senior High. He earned a BBA from Southern Methodist University, a JD (Juris Doctor) from Southern Methodist University School of Law, and a LLM (Masters of Law in Taxation) from the University of Miami School of Law. In addition, Marc is enrolled to practice before the IRS by the Department of the Treasury. Marc is a sixth generation resident of Collin County and comes from a long line of self-employed family members including his parents and both sets of grandparents. He and his wife Stephanie currently reside in Murphy with their two daughters, Meredith and Morgan.

Kristi Hearn

Cofounder/CFO

Kristi is a seasoned entrepreneur and business professional with over 20 years of experience, including 15 years of owning and operating her own venture and five years in finance, operations, and marketing roles. Her background, combined with her entrepreneurial journey, has provided her with profound insights into business management and strategy. As a dedicated homeschooling mom, Kristi also places a strong emphasis on family and her Christian faith, balancing her professional ambitions with personal dedication. This balance reflects in her hands-on approach to her children's education and in integrating her values into all aspects of her life. Known for her compassionate, driven, and trustworthy nature, Kristi's blend of professional expertise and personal values makes her a valuable asset to any team, project, or community.

Jayden Hearn, Web Design/Marketing/Support

Jayden Hearn

Web Design/Marketing/Support

Jayden is a skilled digital content creator specializing in video and photo editing, content creation, and developing social media management skills. Excelling in transforming concepts into engaging visual stories, Jayden aims to enhance brand visibility and community engagement. With a creative and strategic approach, he ensures a consistent online presence. Jayden is committed to using digital platforms to foster meaningful connections and advance narratives, continually expanding their digital footprint.