Florida Multifamily Experts
With over 50 years of combined multifamily experience in diverse areas of the industry including brokerage, consulting, acquisitions, property and asset management, equity sourcing, debt financing, market research, valuation and land development, our gifted team of specialists offer a unique package of in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground experience for our clients. Our senior brokers, with the support of all team members, are all proactively involved in each stage of the disposition process including disposition proposals, marketing, property tours, purchaser selection and vetting, contract negotiations, due diligence and closing. By remaining engaged throughout the transaction process it allows us to minimize and manage any possible buyer objections, which has established our teams reputation for achieving successful closings in short time frames.
In addition, we are also known for our versatility and consistency in client service. For each new engagement, the marketing and disposition strategy is tailored to specific client requests. Regardless of where the assignment is located, our clients benefit from working with the same JBM® team time and time again. This advantage provides for a more efficient and smoother transaction. Our customized approach to multifamily brokerage provides all of the personalized benefits with the foundation and reach of a national platform that maximizes exposure for the clients assets to the most active and aggressive investors nationally and abroad.
Jamie B. May
Chairman & CEO
Jamie has over 20 year’s experience specializing in institutional multifamily property sales and is the founding member, Chairman and CEO of JBM®. Jamie oversees the operations, origination, capital markets, marketing and disposition of all institutional grade brokerage assignments, as well as all capitalization activities of the firm.
Prior to JBM®, Jamie was an Executive Director of Institutional Property Advisors as well as the Chairman and CEO of JBM® Realty Advisors. His experience draws upon three generations of the May family development, brokerage and insurance business dating back to 1939 in addition to his own prior experience in the investment advisory, brokerage, construction, development, acquisition, disposition, capital markets and management of institutional grade apartment communities.
Jamie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a Silver Flight multifamily council member of the national Urban Land Institute (ULI),founding member of the Multi-family Development Council of ULI Florida, is an active member of the the Real Estate Investment Council (REIC) and belongs to the National Apartment Association and the Florida Apartment Association.
Jamie is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate. Additionally, he is a licensed real estate broker in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and New Mexico. His interests include spending time with family and friends, Ferrari road course racing, fitness training, swimming, boating, shooting, favorite holiday destinations include Aspen and Nantucket.
President & Co-Founder
A Central Florida native, Eddie Yang has over 20 years of Florida multifamily experience. As President and Co-Founder of JBM®, Eddie focuses on business development, investment sales executions of institutional grade market-rate and tax-credit/bond financed properties, equity raises for development and operating sponsors and overseeing the firm’s financial underwriting, market surveillance research and asset positioning strategies.
Prior to joining the JBM® team, Eddie was with CBRE – Florida Multihousing Group and specialized in origination and execution of multifamily dispositions including opportunistic transactions involving fractured garden and mid/high rise condominium properties, distressed loan sales and land development sites all with an aggregate value of over $635 million. In addition, he was a member of the Multifamily Debt and Structured Finance Group where he specialized in DUS underwriting and agency executions.
Before entering the brokerage and advisory industry, Eddie was on the buy-side responsible for acquisitions and development of various real estate asset types including multifamily. His early career started in investment banking at JPMorgan in New York City, which is why he still has a 917 area code to his cell phone number.
Eddie is an advisory member of the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC), Urban Land Institute, and the Real Estate Investment Council. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Florida. His long list of interests include attending his local church with his family, Florida water sports such as yachting and tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, public speaking in front of a lot of people, high intensity weight lifting, playing a round of golf within 3 hours and 15 minutes, club tennis, V8 engine pickup trucks, federation camping in Ocala National Forest, pond maintenance with pet turtles, Volusia and Brevard county surfing, no higher than Class IV white water rafting, rock climbing/ziplining, snowboarding off-marker in Colorado and dining out at new Orlando eateries.
Chad Walthall is a Vice President for JBM®. He assists with the team’s valuation and strategic financial underwriting and modeling, broker opinion of values, multifamily pipelines, market research, writing of offering memoranda and conducts transaction and due diligence coordination for the investment sales team throughout the listing, marketing and closing of each transaction.
Prior to joining the JBM team, Mr. Walthall was an analyst with CREModels in St. Petersburg, FL where he was responsible for the underwriting and modeling across all investment sectors with a total aggregate value of over $20 Billion domestically and internationally.
Mr. Walthall earned his Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Management Services with an emphasis on Real Estate Finance and Investment from the University of Missouri. His interests include golfing, boating, defining his competitive negotiating skills and just simply spending time with family and friends.
Jordan Kidder is a Vice President for JBM. He assists with the team’s valuation and strategic financial underwriting and modeling, broker opinion of values, multifamily pipelines, market research, writing of offering memoranda and conducts transaction and due diligence coordination for the investment sales team throughout the listing, marketing and closing of each transaction.
Prior to joining the JBM team, Mr. Kidder was a Project Manager and Analyst with CREModels, working across all asset types, performing due diligence, client management, modeling, and underwriting services to a broad clientele throughout the capital stack, both foreign and domestic.
Mr. Kidder earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Real Estate from the University of Florida’s Heavener School of Business – a top 15 program amongst public universities nationwide. Mr. Kidder worked his way through school and spent five years employed for his university’s athletic department, including four with the football team, attending every game and practice as well as traveling across the Southeast. Naturally, he is an avid sports fan and a fierce competitor. He enjoys traveling, movies, and playing 18 on the golf course.
Hope Stephens is a Financial Analyst for JBM®. She assists with the team’s financial underwriting and modeling, broker opinion of values, multifamily construction pipelines, market research, and writing of offering memoranda for the investment sales team throughout the listing, marketing, and closing of each transaction.
While completing her undergraduate studies, Hope served as the VP of membership for the FSU Real Estate Society, was a member of the American Marketing Association, and performed in the FSU Flying High Circus. She also acquired internships with Peachtree Hotel Group and HREC Investment Advisors where her duties included modeling and underwriting services for the investments team.
Ms. Stephens earned her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University where she double majored in Real Estate and Marketing. She recently graduated from the University of Florida where she earned her Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE). This program is ranked #1 by Eduniversal Best Master’s Ranking 2021. She was a student assistant at the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center during her time at UF where she aided the staff with event logistics and maintaining relationships with the alumni and advisory board members. Her interests include being an avid sports watcher, wake surfing, hunting, fishing, advancing her skills in the industry, and spending time with her friends and family.