St. Augustine Preparatory Academy | Milwaukee, WI


David Jorgensen
Executive Vice President
  • Cost: Confidential
  • 191,755 square feet serving 1,000 students grades 4K-12
  • Grade levels are grouped together to form individual learning neighborhoods
  • Gym with one main basketball court, three practice courts, one volleyball court and perimeter two lane track
  • Natatorium with pool, practice pool, bleacher seating for approximately 650 and associated locker rooms
  • Athletic facilities with artificial turf soccer field surrounded by an eight lane running track, high jump, triple, pole vaulting and shotput area

The Ramirez Family Foundation undertook an effort to improve educational opportunities for underserved youth in the City of Milwaukee. Their objective was not only to improve the quality of education for our city’s children, but to make a lasting impact on the community and improve the city’s overall quality of life. The Ramirez Family Foundation wished to provide a legacy project to the City of Milwaukee founded on their four pillars of values: Faith, Family, Athletics, and Academics. The impact this facility has already had on the surrounding community has been monumental. By providing a positive environment for youth and adults to gather in the name of education, faith, well-being and family, children and adults feel safer in their community and have been instilled with a sense of pride and belonging.


David Jorgensen Executive Vice President
Daily Reporter – Top Projects Award, 2017
The Business Journal – Real Estate Award, 2017
WCREW – People’s Choice Award, 2017


Amanda Busche

Real Estate & Business Development Assistant

Amanda has more than 10 years of real estate experience in the areas of leasing, sales, property management, and marketing across several markets. She has experience with project management, budgets, and relationship management.

Marquette University
Masters in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing

Real Estate Certificate

Real Estate Sales License

Professional Societies/Activities
National Association of Realtors, Member

Bailey Copeland

Director of Real Estate Services

Bailey has more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience in the areas of development, development management, leasing, sales, acquisitions, entitlements, property management and marketing. She is skilled at development management, land assemblage, contract negotiation, leasing, portfolio management, budget preparation and construction project management. Bailey is proficient in managing the entire real estate development process from site identification and due diligence to construction through completion. She is an active, licensed real estate broker in Wisconsin as well as a CCIM candidate and paralegal.

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Bachelor of Business Administration and Science – Marketing and Geography

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Paralegal Certificate

Real Estate Broker and Sales License

CCIM Candidate

Professional Societies/Activities
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Association, Board of Directors, Chair of Programs Committee, Membership Committee Member
Commercial Association of Realtors, Member
National Association of Realtors, Member
REACH (Real Estate Alliance for Charity) Executive Board – Treasurer
CCIM (Commercial Real Estate Leaders), Member
ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), Member

David Jorgensen


Appointed Executive Vice President for VJS Construction Services in 1999, he also serves as President of VJS Development Group. David has been instrumental in developing strategies for greater market share, improving relationships with employees, subcontractors and clients, and greatly enhancing the company’s client services. David’s background in business as well as experience working in the field allows him to recognize how clients think and to better understand their wants and needs.

Perhaps David’s most significant achievement during his time at VJS was establishing VJS Development Group, LLC in 2004. David formed VJS Development Group to better serve clients who required more than just basic construction services. What distinguishes the VJS Development Group from its competitors is the ability to provide real estate and construction services in tandem. David is familiar with all aspects of construction, including conceptual cost estimating, scheduling, and project management; he has parlayed this knowledge into the development of successful projects. The strategic alliance with VJS Construction Services enables David and the VJS Development Group to provide construction and real estate expertise that translates into flexibility and a refusal to use a “cookie cutter” approach to developing projects.

University of Wisconsin – Madison
B.S. – Construction Administration

Professional Societies/Activities
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Board of Directors
Westbury Bank, Board of Directors
Westbury Bank Charitable Foundation, President
NAIOP Wisconsin, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Past President
Family Service of Waukesha, Past President
Mount Mary University, Board of Directors