Meet the Staff

 

Jim-JacobJames C. Jacob, Jr., CCIM

Licensed Real Estate Broker
President

Jim Jacob was born in Tampa, Florida on August 2, 1956, and was raised in the Tampa area, attending Gorrie, Wilson and Plant public schools. Mr. Jacob received a BS degree in Business Administration from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina in 1978. After graduation from college, Mr. Jacob served on active duty as an armor officer in the United States Army. Upon leaving the Army in 1983, Mr. Jacob supervised new home construction and lot development for General Homes in Tampa. In 1985, Mr. Jacob obtained his general contractor’s license and real estate salesman’s license while he was head of the Land Division of Resource Capital Corporation. In 1986 Mr. Jacob joined the firm of Preston & Farley, Inc., Realtors, where he specialized in property management, commercial investment brokerage and land brokerage. Mr. Jacob is an associate member of the Urban Land Institute, is a member of the local and state Realtor organizations and holds the CCIM designation from the Realtor’s National Marketing Institute of the National Association of Realtors. An Eagle Scout, Mr. Jacob supports the Boy Scouts of America, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and is active in a variety of other civic, social and professional organizations.

Kathy-JacobKathleen D. Jacob

Licensed Real Estate Associate & Community Association Manager
Marketing Manager

Kathy is a native of Tampa and graduated from King High School in 1968. Kathy attended Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida. In 1979, Kathy began her advertising and marketing career at Louis Benito Advertising working with a variety of clients including McDonald’s Restaurants, General Telephone Company, the Tampa Port Authority and Paramount Pictures. In late 1983, Kathy accepted a position with Wendy’s International Restaurants as their Regional Marketing Manager for the Southeastern United States and Caribbean where she handled both company and franchise markets. In 1987, Kathy joined Creative Directions, a real estate advertising firm, to pursue her interest in real estate marketing. While with Creative Directions, the agency was purchased by Benito Advertising, and Kathy was Senior Account Executive handling the Jack Nicklaus golf course communities throughout the United States, Talquin Development Scarborough-Sembler Developments, Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, The Oaks in Sarasota County, and many smaller projects. In March, 1991, Kathy left Benito Real Estate to join Jacob Real Estate Services where she is responsible for marketing planning and tracking of all of our client’s for sale and for lease opportunities.

Jessica-WalkerJessica A. Walker

Licensed Real Estate Associate & Community Association Manager
Director of Property Management

A native of Orlando, Florida, Jessica Walker attended the University of Central Florida where she earned a bachelors degree in interpersonal communications. Over the past 8 years she has established an excellent reputation for results and quality of service in the Central Florida property management community. She began her real estate career managing residential and commercial properties for a developer located in the prominent Hannibal Square Community in Winter Park, FL. While working there she gained experience in many facets of development including leasing, brokerage, and residential and commercial property management. Ms. Walker later moved on as the Regional Manager for NRS, Inc overseeing their Florida condominium division and specializing in condominium receiverships. She is a licensed real estate agent, a licensed community association manager as well as a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and the Community Associations Institute. Ms. Walker enjoys both the leasing and administrative sides of her position and currently lives in South Tampa with her fiancé.

 

Other Key Staff

In our office we have several key people who assist with the day to day functions in the office or outside of the office in the field with property management and construction management.

 

Inside the Office

Jacqueline Remus, MBA has just joined the Jacob Real Estate Services family and comes with a large amount of background and experience. Jackie graduated from Colorado Technical University, Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting and obtained her MBA with a Specialization in Accounting & Finance from Florida Institute of Technology. She is responsible for all monthly and annual financial statements, review of monthly performance of all accounts and accounts payable and receivable management. Jackie will also supervise the timely reporting and payment of all local, state and federal taxes and the annual 1099 and 1096 preparations.