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We currently serve over 1,000 clients and manage over 3,000 rental properties. JWB has been ranked as a Best Place to Work by The Jacksonville Business Journal every year since 2014. JWB also been recognized as a Fastest Growing Company by Inc. Magazine and The Jacksonville Business Journal every year since 2011.

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WSJ Spotlight: JWB Is Transforming How to Buy Homes

January 21st, 2020

The Wall Street Journal keeps a close eye on the rental property investment landscape; they understand what a complex process it can be to buy and manage a rental home. JWB Real Estate was featured as one of the pioneers working to remove the typical barriers to rental property investment. The company is making rental…

JWB Container Plan One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

October 31st, 2019

JWB’s long-term plan for shipping container housing is one step closer to reality, thanks to final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB). The project will bring 18 multi-family units to Jacksonville’s Cathedral District. Will Robinson of the Jacksonville Business Journal shares the details. Click to read more.    

Shipping Container Housing Plan Wins Unanimous Approval

September 23rd, 2019

The Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) unanimously approved JWB’s plan for shipping container housing in Jacksonville’s Downtown Cathedral District. Mike Mendenhall of the Jacksonville Daily Record explains the plan and highlights the DDRB’s support of the project. The DDRB board feels the project will fill the gap by providing affordable housing in the downtown neighborhood….

JWB Buys Arlington Shopping Center

August 20th, 2019

JWB Real Estate is excited to announce acquisition of the Town & Country Shopping Center in Arlington. The JWB team is reviewing plans for future options for the property, which is located in an ideal area near Jacksonville’s Downtown. The project aligns well with the city’s rejuvenation efforts. Karen Brune Mathis of the Jacksonville Daily…

Market-Rate Rentals a Growing Option Downtown

August 7th, 2019

Mike Mendenhall of the Jacksonville Daily Record recently published a piece entitled “Market-Rate Rentals a Growing Option Downtown”.  Mendenhall highlights the rising number of people documented living in downtown Jacksonville, and what this means for future real estate opportunities.  JWB has submitted a bid to develop for-sale townhomes on city-owned property in LaVilla downtown, as…

Forbes Article Names Jacksonville A Market with Strong Demand for Real Estate

August 7th, 2019

Ingo Winzer, writer for Forbes, recently published a piece entitled “Where to Invest In Housing Halfway Through 2019.”  In the article, Winzer looks at real estate markets from across the country and breaks down their potential for investors and different investment strategies, halfway through 2019. Jacksonville made the list, being named one of the “markets with…

JWB’s Proposal for Shipping Container Housing – A First For Jacksonville

July 24th, 2019

Mike Mendenhall of the Jacksonville Daily Record recently published a piece highlighting housing projects planned for Downtown Jacksonville’s Cathedral District.  JWB has received development rights from the Downtown Investment Authority to create an 18-unit apartment complex using shipping containers. This would be a first for Jacksonville! To read the full article, and see other downtown…

Townhome Projects Surge in Northeast Florida

July 18th, 2019

Scott Sailer of the Jacksonville Daily Record recently wrote an article highlighting the surge in townhome projects in Northeast Florida.  According to Sailer’s report, “City of Jacksonville permit data shows 349 permits for townhomes were issued in the first five months of 2019.  That’s more than the 215 townhome permits issued in all of 2018.” …

Well-Contained Housing

July 18th, 2019

The Florida Trend Magazine recently featured a piece about JWB’s plans for a new downtown apartment complex.  The plan is to utilize shipping containers for these 320-square-foot apartments in downtown Jacksonville’s Cathedral District.  Conceptual approval has been received from Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board.  We look forward to contributing to the growth of downtown, and…

DIA Moves to Spark Multimillion-Dollar Riverfront Project, Restarts LaVilla Bids

July 9th, 2019

The Jacksonville Business Journal recently published an article entitled, “DIA Moves to Spark Multimillion-Dollar Riverfront Project, Restarts LaVilla Bids” written by Will Robinson. The article highlights the Downtown Investment Authority’s vote to reset a bidding process for development in LaVilla. JWB has submitted bid to purchase and development rights of eight city-owned parcels. The plans…

JWB Named One of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies on the First Coast

June 27th, 2019

Our friends at the Jacksonville Business Journal have released their 2019 list of the fastest growing companies on the First Coast.  We are thrilled to announce that JWB has made the list again. JWB has been recognized as a fastest growing company every year since 2011. The Jacksonville Business Journal has been releasing this list…

JWB Submits Official Plans for its Ashley Street Container Lofts Project

June 27th, 2019

The Coastal Magazine recently published a story highlighting the development of downtown Jacksonville.  One such project is JWB’s Ashley Street Container Lofts project. The official plans have been submitted. These lofts will provide affordable living options downtown, located on a 0.13-acre site along Ashley St. The plans include the development of 18 small apartment units…

Joint Venture of JWB Real Estate Capital and Corner Lot Development Offers Competing Plan for Townhomes in LaVilla

June 27th, 2019

The Jacksonville Daily Record recently published an article entitled, “Johnson Commons offers competing plan for townhomes in LaVilla” written by Mike Mendenhall. The article speaks to the purchase and development rights of eight city-owned parcels in LaVilla. Johnson Commons is a joint venture of JWB Real Estate Capital LLC and Corner Lot Development LLC. Plans…

The Jacksonville Business Journal Names JWB One of the Best Places to Work in 2019!

June 5th, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that JWB has made the Jacksonville Business Journal’s list of Best Places to work again! We’ve been named a Best Place to Work according to the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and now 2019. An interview was recently featured in the Jacksonville Business Journal…

Sawyer’s Place Townhouse Project

May 16th, 2019

Our friends over at the Jacksonville Daily Record wrote a great article highlighting the proposed Sawyer’s Place Townhouse project. Our team at JWB is taking steps to ensure our clients our presented with exciting new opportunities here in Jacksonville, FL in the future. To read the entire article, and learn about how JWB will continue…

Shipping Container Apartments Planned for Downtown Jacksonville

May 9th, 2019

We are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to provide affordable housing here in Jacksonville. A new project to help us do that is the development of an apartment community downtown made up of shipping containers. The rent for these  320-square-foot studio apartments will begin at $550, providing residents with more affordable housing options,…

Adam Rigel Named as 2019 Ultimate CFO

May 7th, 2019

Adam Rigel has been named a 2019 Ultimate CFO by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This honor recognizes Rigel as a top financial leader in Jacksonville for his outstanding performance. Rigel’s hard work across multiple aspects of the business allows JWB, and our clients, to be financially ready for the future. The Jacksonville Business Journal…

JWB Selected as a Finalist for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year

May 6th, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that JWB has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year award. The Entrepreneur of the Year award is celebrating its 33rd year, and recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance,…

JWB Named One of Jacksonville’s Best Places to Work

April 10th, 2019

We are excited to share that the Jacksonville Business Journal has named JWB Real Estate Capital one of Jacksonville’s Best Places to Work, for the 6th time since 2012. Here at JWB we believe we are a part of something great. We’ve worked hard to create a culture that emphasizes both personal and professional growth,…

JWB Creating New Opportunities for Future Growth in Historic Neighborhoods

March 22nd, 2019

The Jacksonville Business Journal featured a great article about the growing value of Jacksonville’s historic neighborhoods. As interest in this market is continuing to increase, the cost of both properties and land is on the rise as well. Where other developers may turned away due to rising purchase costs, JWB jumped at the opportunity to…

JWB Acquires Playa Property Management

March 22nd, 2019

Our friends at the Jacksonville Business Journal gave us a front page feature story about our newest acquisition of Playa Realty and Management LLC. We are very excited to partner with the members of Playa to expand our services and continue to deliver our amazing customer service. This acquisition now brings our total number of…

JWB Named to University of Florida’s 2019 Gator 100

March 20th, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – JWB Real Estate Companies was named to the University of Florida’s 2019 Gator100 during a ceremony on Feb. 22 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led…

JWB’s Gregg Cohen Named 2018 Ultimate CEO

October 26th, 2018

JWB is very excited to announce that our CEO, Gregg Cohen, was recently recognized as one of Northeast Florida’s Ultimate CEOs for 2018 by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Click here to read the full article from The Jacksonville Business Journal.

JWB Makes The List: Best Places To Work In Jacksonville

October 2nd, 2018

In 2018, JWB Real Estate Capital was named one of the best places to work in Jacksonville, Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal. This prestigious award recognizes companies that achieve high levels of worker satisfaction while pursuing excellence in their industry. What makes JWB Real Estate Capital a great place for Florida residents to work?…

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  • Over $350 million assets under management
  • Over 2,000 properties sold
  • Over 1,000 clients
  • In 43 states
  • In over 13 countries
  • Over 3,000 lifetime properties purchased
  • Over 1,500 homes renovated
  • Over 500 homes built
  • Over 3,000 property under mgnt
  • Average resident stay is 49 months
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