Managing Partner

Beginning at an early age, Jeff has had a passion for entrepreneurial pursuits and hands-on problem solving. He began his real estate career by learning operations at the ground level, working in maintenance and property management. Attending the University of Georgia, he graduated from the #3 nationally ranked corporate real estate degree program.

Jeff gained valuable experience working with a wide variety of prominent developers, private equity funds, and financial institutions earning more praise than any other broker in the state for above-market returns and straightforward dealings with his clients. He was directly responsible for the acquisition, disposition, and asset management of over $250 million of assets. Secondarily, he operated a private investment and development company which specialized in value-add opportunities across North Georgia in various asset classes.

This variety of skillsets were all brought together in the establishment of Stratus Development Group in 2016, which focuses on the development, acquisition, and re-positioning of multifamily assets across the southeast.

Jeff brings this wide variety of experience to bear in the creation and operation of thoughtfully designed communities.

Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 1 or [email protected]


Managing Partner

Blake attended the University of Georgia where he graduated from Terry College of Business with a Bachelors of Administration degree in Finance. Blake gained his experience in the real estate industry by investing his personal assets to flip and sell houses in the Athens area real estate market. When the market began to deteriorate, Blake focused his investment strategy on student-oriented rental property, and eventually began developing lots and small communities.After several successful years in the real estate industry and turning around a struggling homeowners’ association, other investors began expressing interest in having him manage their properties and investment decisions. Blake decided to obtain a real estate license and create a full service real estate firm—Athens Real Estate Group.

Today, Blake has partnered with Jeff and Stratus Property Group to found Stratus Development Group. He uses his hard-earned, hands-on experience in the real estate industry to help his clients structure a real estate portfolio to fit their needs and to help manage that portfolio through an ever-changing real estate market.

Contact: 706-340-1215 or [email protected]


Marketing Associate

Madi is a Georgia native and a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University where she studied public relations. She has a history of working in digital marketing and holds various marketing certifications. Prior to joining Stratus, she was the social media marketing intern for Yancey Bros. Co., where she honed her skills in social media marketing, content creation, and implementing and executing marketing campaigns.

Contact: 678-767-9565 or [email protected]


Marketing Intern

Catherine is a junior finance and real estate major at the University of South Carolina perusing her BS in Business Administration. Born in Charlotte, NC and then moved to Columbia, SC for school. Catherine started interning for Stratus in August of 2023 and wants to build a career in commercial real estate post-graduation. She has interned remotely in Columbia while attending school and has loved learning about the industry while helping out the team in any way she can. Catherine is also a member of a business fraternity and a member of the Darla Moore School of Business Real Estate club. She loves cars, skiing and spending time with friends and family.


Project Accounting


Regional Manager