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Jackson, Scott

Jackson, Scott

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Jackson Corporate Real Estate

Phone: 404-751-3262

Scott Jackson serves as the firms CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Founded in 2001 as a real estate consulting and advisory firm, Jackson built the firm into one of Atlanta's largest private owner-operators of office properties. From 2003 to 2005 Jackson focused on building a diversified portfolio of income properties for a private family trust, completing 11 acquisitions for the family while building an operating company around the requirement. In 2005 Jackson completed the firms first JV by acquiring Centennial Tower, a 36 story Class A office building and teamed up with General Electric to acquire 28 additional JV investments. From 2008-2015 Jackson carefully and successfully maneuvered through the challenges of the financial crises, keeping the firms portfolio of investments cash flow positive while advising partners, clients and lenders to stay the course. In 2015 Jackson sold the firms entire GE Portfolio to the Blackstone Group and completed several key dispositions and refinances. Jackson currently oversees the firm's diversified portfolio of income properties and evaluates value add investments opportunities for the firm and its investment partners. In 2016 Jackson partnered with a prominent family trust to build a Class A office portfolio, completing the partnerships first acquisition, Northridge Plaza, located in Atlanta Central Perimeter office market.

Mr. Jackson's past experience includes Executive positions at Lincoln Property Company and Jones Lang LaSalle where he oversaw many of Atlanta's largest office leasing assignments, advising such notable clients as The Equitable, JP Morgan, TIAA, Goldman Sachs and several REITs. Mr. Jackson is a frequent guest lecturer at Emory University, Georgia State University and Clemson University. Mr. Jackson serves on the Honorary Board for the Department of Real Estate at Georgia State University and Clemson University and is a Board Member and Advisor to Emory University's Private Equity Real Estate Fund. In 2008, Mr. Jackson was recognized by Institutional Real Estate Investor News as one of twenty real estate executives most likely to impact global real estate markets in years to come. Mr. Jackson has been recognized in Atlanta Business Chronicles most influential real estate executive's list and largest private owners of office buildings. Mr. Jackson graduated with both a Masters Degree in Real Estate and MBA from Georgia State University and completed his undergraduate degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance at Florida Atlanta University in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Jackson holds a State Broker's License in Georgia and Florida and is a Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Jackson grew up on Cape Cod, Mass and enjoys family, golf, charity and salt water.