The leadership team at JGM is comprised of entrepreneurial – minded individuals who are passionate about real estate. They possess extensive experience and expertise in land acquisition, planning, permitting, construction, sales and marketing of real estate.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Garrett serves as the Founder and CEO of JGM Development. He also currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Ark Real Estate Strategies, a real estate advisory, management and investment company. ARK works with financial institutions to dispose of their foreclosed assets and manages a $22 million real estate fund. Prior to that, he served as President & CEO of The Sterling Companies for which he had been employed for over 10 years. He began his career with the firm as Project Manager for the Sterling Beach Condominium Resort in Panama City Beach working his way up to CEO while the company grew to over $1.5 billion in active development.
Upon graduation from college, McNeil worked with The Scowcroft Group analyzing foreign business opportunities for US corporations. He later developed strategic alliances with major vendors for Saks before joining the Sterling team. In 2007 he was named Honorary Commander of the 60th Squadron with the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida.
Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Michael currently serves as Partner and Chief Operating Officer of JGM. Prior to joining JGM, McNeil worked for Raymond James & Associates as an Institutional Fixed Income Broker. At Raymond James, McNeil was responsible for the fixed income coverage of depositories, money managers, municipalities and insurance companies. Upon graduation, Mr. McNeil worked for V.R. Halter & Associates in Atlanta, GA. There, he served as a key member of a team of marketing consultants representing some of the country’s leading real estate firms including Disney Development Company, Crescent Resources, John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods and Trammell Crow Residential.
In 2006, McNeil moved to Destin, FL to work for The Sterling Companies, a full-service real estate development company with over $1.5 billion in active development at the time. At Sterling, McNeil worked his way up to Director of Marketing where he was responsible for coordinating the sales & marketing campaigns for several high-rise condominium projects with total project costs exceeding $200 million. McNeil graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rhodes College. He holds active Series 7 & 63 licenses and is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Alabama.
Chief Development Officer
Vic serves as Chief Development Officer for JGM where he is responsible for construction project management, state and local permitting, as well as construction budgeting and quality control. Prior to joining JGM, Mr. Anderson was the Chief Development Officer for The Sterling Companies where he led a team responsible for the overall project management of condominium projects including Seafarer, Sterling Sands, Sterling Beach, Sterling Shores, Sterling Reef, Splash, Reflections, One Water Place, and Sterling Breeze. In addition, Mr. Anderson was a partner in Kelly Plantation, an award-winning golf course community in Destin, Florida.
Upon graduation, Anderson went to work constructing and opening Holiday Inns all over Florida. Once on his own, Anderson built, owned and managed numerous hotels, bars and restaurants along the Gulf Coast including Deville Hotel, Blue Horizon Hotel, Summerhouse Restaurant, The Robert E Lee Showboat and Pandora’s Dinner Club. Mr. Anderson graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a licensed Realtor in the state of Florida and is a CAM licensed property manager.