Meet Jim Jacobi, the glass-half-full optimist and self-made successful entrepreneur who has made a name for himself in the residential development and building industry. Jim is the President and Founder of Parkland Communities, and a build-to-rent (BTR) firm, Parkland Residential. With a degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University, Jim kickstarted his career working for some of the most respected land planning and civil engineering firms in Atlanta before making the move to homebuilding in 2003.
Seeing an opportunity in 2007 with the Great Recession, Jim and his business partners founded JEH Homes with one community and grew the company into one of Georgia’s top 10 home builders. A true Cinderella story, the company sold over 1,200 homes in the Atlanta MSA and earned more than $250 million in revenue before being purchased by Taylor Morrison for $70+ million in 2015.
In 2017, Jacobi was one of the founders of Alliance Engineering & Planning, LLC. The company started with three employees and rapidly grew to become one of the largest privately owned Planning, Civil Engineering, and Surveying firms in Atlanta. AEP was purchased for $20 million in November 2022 by LJA Engineering, Inc.
Jim’s entrepreneurial prowess has led him to start several other entities and is part owner of multiple real estate investment ventures with asset holdings throughout North Atlanta.
With a reputation for innovation, his build-to-rent company helps meet the needs of the missing middle in residential real estate by offering a unique product that provides attainable housing. The company focuses on providing rental housing in high-demand areas.
With an innate ability to find new opportunities, navigate municipal entitlements, assess market analytics, and envision future development, Jim has earned the respect and trust of his peers in the industry. And let’s not forget his positive outlook on life – Jim’s cup is always half full!
VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND ACQUISITIONS
With 20 years of real estate sales and management experience, Maynor’s experience is vast. Tonka Maynor started his career in new home sales with private and national homebuilders, winning numerous awards for his sales success. During the recession he worked with Suntrust and BB&T assisting with taking over REO subdivisions and real estate portfolios, then facilitating the sale of these assets to the public.
Other career highlights include partnering with a local builder to acquire land and assist with building and selling new homes throughout metro Atlanta, working with Keller Williams for four years primarily working with investors and small builders, and serving as an outside consultant for Parkland Communities before joining the team as the Vice President of Acquisitions.
Maynor graduated from North Carolina Greensboro where he played collegiate baseball. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 individually and in 2010 along with his team. Maynor is married to Caroline and they have two beautiful daughters Taylor and Cameron. In his free time, he enjoys watching his daughters perform ballet and play soccer.
Tim Stubbs combines his accounting and finance knowledge with 18 years of experience as a residential home builder to bring a unique perspective to his position as Controller with Parkland Communities. In this capacity he manages the financial and accounting process for the company and oversees related staff.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Tim’s wide range of experience includes working with Pinnacle Entertainment, Isle of Capri Casinos, TFS Development, Windsong Properties, Cowart Residential, Peachland Homes, and Plantation Associates. This gives him a vast array of knowledge to draw from as he creates fiscal strategies for Parkland Communities.
Stubbs also is a licensed builder in Georgia and Mississippi. He is an award-winning builder who has built 400+ homes during his career.
As the father of two grown adopted sons, Stubbs is a volunteer, advocate, and speaker for adoption-related causes. He also is a recreational pilot, which has inspired one of his sons to pursue a degree in commercial aviation.
Stubbs holds a BS in Accounting at Mississippi College, and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University.
Sherry Lancaster manages Land Operations for Parkland Communities. She brings over 30 years experience in land development roles with municipal agencies and national home builders to Parkland. Her role includes supporting President, Jim Jacobi, the Controller, VP of Land Acquisition, VP of Land Development in coordinating land acquisitions, land closings, consultants, due diligence, and municipal processes for all land operations for the company.
Prior to joining Parkland Communities, her work experiences include supporting C-Level Executives in civil engineering, residential acquisition, strategic development, residential closings and office management. She is passionate about organization, problem solving, and being an effective team player.
Lancaster is a proud mother of two adult sons and has inspired one of her sons to pursue a career in the home building industry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking with her 4-year old Bernedoodle, gardening, volunteering and traveling.