Jack Haley
John "Jack" E. Haley was born in Valley, Nebraska, on March 13, 1936. Here Jack worked with his father for the Union Pacific Railroad until he graduated from Valley High School in 1953.

Jack earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before joining the United States Air Force in 1958. He flew a variety of multi-engine jet aircraft, including the B-47 "Stratojet" and the C-141 "Starlifter." He flew over 100 combat missions during the Vietnam conflict.

After completing his combat tour, Jack was transferred to the Air Force's elite Special Air Mission aircrews, where he served as a command pilot on Air Force One for Presidents Nixon and Ford as well as for the First Families and key White House personnel.

Jack retired in 1978 after 20 years of service in the Air Force. During his career, he formed a real estate venture with a fellow pilot in 1970, which was sold in 1983. Jack also owned and operated the Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad Co. and Cedar Valley Railroad Co. from 1984 until 1991 when he transferred the business.

In 1992, Jack returned to Omaha, Nebraska, to found Dial Equities, Inc. with Omaha native Don Day. By June of 1998, Dial had multi-family holdings of $65 million.

Jack also founded an affiliated group of real estate operating and investment entities including Haley Associates, LP; the Haley Communities LP Funds, Haley Securities, and Haley Real Estate Group, which collectively own and operate multi-family holdings valued at more than $750 million.

In 2010, Jack was inducted into the Commercial Real Estate Workshop Hall of Fame by real estate professionals across the Midwest, recognizing his success with the Haley group of companies and DEI Communities.

Active in the affairs of the firm into his 75th year, his outside interests included flying his Piper Aerostar, model railroading, rooting for the Houston Astros, and travelling the world.

Though Jack passed away on July 2, 2011, his vision continues today as his companies pursue his primary goals: to take care of investors and to manage a $1 billion real estate portfolio.