FJM Investments began operations in September, 2002.

The company was formed to make real estate investments primarily in the western United States. The principals have collectively over 50 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Their different pasts bring together long histories of acquisitions, investment brokerage and finance. The principals believe their complimentary skills provide the deal access, deal analysis, and capital raising abilities necessary for successful investing.

R. Matthew Moran

Matt Moran is Chairman and a Founder of FJM Investments. Mr. Moran has been involved in the real estate industry since 1986. Mr. Moran began his career in the finance arena. In 1992 he joined William Wilson & Associates. Matt was a partner and was in charge of acquisitions for four opportunity funds that William Wilson & Associates sponsored.

The forty-six properties acquired by these funds resulted in the $1.8 billion merger with Cornerstone Properties, where Matt became Chief Investment Officer. In June of 2000 Cornerstone Properties was acquired by Equity Office Properties. Mr. Moran is a graduate of Stanford University.


Mark D. Pirie

Mark Pirie is President and has been with FJM Investments since its inception in 2002. Mr. Pirie has worked in the commercial real estate industry since 1994, where he has handled over $1 billion in real estate transactions.

He was previously the Assistant Vice President of Acquisitions at William Wilson & Associates, where he conducted the acquisition and disposition of commercial office properties in the western United States. Mark lives in San Francisco with his wife and three kids. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western University Canada.


Michael C. Joseph

Michael Joseph is a Founder of FJM Investments. He has worked in the commercial real estate industry since 1982, and over the course of his career has held positions as a banker, mortgage broker, real estate investor and private money lender. Mr. Joseph currently oversees FJM’s ownership of eleven Planet Fitness Franchises.

In 2012 he spearheaded the establishment of FJM Capital, the origination arm for a series of mortgage funds which invest in high yielding first trust deeds. Michael also manages the investment portfolios held by these funds. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and earned an MBA from the Wharton School. Mr. Joseph lives in San Francisco with his family.

Affiliated Companies

Official Website – FJM Private Mortgage Fund

  • FJM Private Mortgage Fund, LLC is a private mortgage lender founded by California real estate investors in 2012.The fund’s managers bring over 75 years of real estate investing and financing experience. Since January 2012, the managers have originated and funded over 790 loans totaling more than $220,000,000.Our loan amounts range from $100,000 to $4,000,000 on residential and commercial property located primarily in Northern California.