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 by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
JWB was ranked #50 with a CAGR of 41.32%. This is the 3rd time JWB has been recognized with this honor (2015, 2018.)
JWB sells rental properties and provides property management for clients who want to build a real estate portfolio for passive income. The company serves over 800 clients who have purchased over 1,800 properties from JWB over the last 13 years. The company currently manages over 3,000 rental properties and has over $350 million in assets under management.
“The fact that all 4 of our owners are UF grads and we bleed orange and blue makes this an incredible honor for JWB,” said Gregg Cohen, CEO of JWB. “We’re so thankful for our time at UF and how the university continues to support us and future entrepreneurs through the Gator 100 awards each year.”
To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Sept. 28, 2018, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more every year since 2015. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:
- Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or
- Served as company’s chief executive from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or
- Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018.
View the full list of Gator100 honorees at https://gator100.ufl.edu.