Director of Development
MBA – Top 10 Nationally Ranked Business School
Concentrations in Finance and Real Estate
Bachelor of Science in Economics – Top 10 Nationally Ranked University
Concentrations in Finance and Management
Current Role: $5B+ REIT
Selected for internal promotion due to recognition of high performance
- Skilled Development Manager with expertise in large-scale, urban masterplans
- Led the vertical development of 3 Affordable Housing projects within a 20+ acre masterplan
Responsible for financial analysis, pro-forma modeling, due diligence, construction management, leasing management, etc.
Management consulting experience for 2 years prior to business school
Reference Quotes & Endorsements
“They are focused, hard-working and driven and is recognized as one of the rising stars in the organization. They were often sought out to work on new opportunities because of their superior analytical skills. They have the ability to successfully manage diverse teams both within and outside the company on account of their engaging personality and strong communication skills."
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Jay McCollins, MBA
Founder & Managing Partner
Founder and Managing Partner, Mr. John "Jay" McCollins, leads new business development, client partnerships and professional recruitment. After business school and a Marketing & Sales Internship with a startup Solar Thermal Renewable Energy Company, Jay began his professional recruiting career in 2010 as a Finance & Accounting Executive Search Consultant across industries. He quickly focused his practice in Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy and Investment Management. While at his previous firm, He was awarded "Champions's Club" 3 years in a row and promoted.
Jay created KM Partners with the mission to partner with management teams and lead the way in recruiting top-performing professionals who add substantial value with companies who strive to make positive impacts to the economy, society, and environment. He continues to build upon a national practice and team of committed, high-performing, and passionate recruiting consultants.
Jay has an MBA in Management and Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he wrote his MBA thesis, "The Integrated Bottom Line" on Values-Based Knowledge Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship.