Jay T. Clark
CEO and Founder
Jay T. Clark is the CEO and founder of Southeast Capital Companies (“SEC”) and is highly regarded as an expert in the multi-family/residential marketplace throughout the Southeast. Including current projects, he has been the General Partner on over $500 million of residential acquisitions and developments. His experience includes property management, finance, acquisition, construction, development, redevelopment and marketing. Since April 2000, Mr. Clark has focused exclusively on SEC after successfully selling his real estate brokerage operation that he had founded in 1993 (Apartment Realty Advisors). During his tenure in the brokerage business, Mr. Clark had underwritten and sold more than $1.8 billion in apartments. Mr. Clark’s combined experience in development, brokerage and property management provides him with the ability to address both the short and long term goals for a successful development. He focuses on the real estate development and redevelopment process and is an expert in community and site identification. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a degree in Business Administration and was certified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1986. Mr. Clark is a licensed Georgia real estate broker and is a member of the National Multi-Family Housing Council. He serves as a board member for various local Atlanta charities.
Vice President of Development
Mr. Hawkins is leading SECC’s acquisition and development pursuits, with a primary focus on multifamily. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to: site procurement, due diligence, budgeting, civil and vertical development/execution.
Prior to joining Southeast Capital, Mr. Hawkins managed the acquisition and development of roughly 7,000 apartment units. The developments were located in Atlanta, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Charleston, Montgomery, Birmingham and Overland Park. The preponderance of his career was spent with Davis Development, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Hawkins graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA with a Bachelor of Business Administration and minor in Marketing.
John S. Huckaby
Vice President of Operations
John Huckaby has a strong record of accomplishment in the multifamily and residential real estate industry dating back over two decades. His success includes closing over $1 Billion in transactions ($450 million in multifamily transactions with many of the top REITS and private capital funds, and aggregate condominium sales of over $650 million). Over the years, he has conducted business in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Mr. Huckaby has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of disciplines within the multifamily and residential real estate sector, particularly asset management, property management, condominium development, mixed-use projects, acquisitions, and property sales. He has managed portfolios of up to 25 properties, had full responsibility for apartment-to-condominium conversions, and has delivered new condominium construction projects to market. He has overseen all aspects of condominium marketing, sales, association management, legal, and construction. He has directly managed onsite project managers, sales managers, association managers and administrative support personnel. Mr. Huckaby launched, marketed, and liquidated the ST Residential (Starwood Capital & FDIC consortium) portfolio for the Atlanta market, which included $400,000,000 in condo sales, an $89,000,000 bulk sale of a fractured condo deal, the transacting and selling 32,000 SF of retail space, the selling of two entitled land parcels, and the selling of over 1,200 condominium units to individual end-users, all within a three year period. With his experience starting from ground up, entering the multifamily industry as an onsite leasing consultant over two decades ago, Mr. Huckaby has a unique perspective from within the business, which few leaders possess.
Hugh L. Nelson
Chief Financial Officer
Hugh L. Nelson is Chief Financial Officer and HR/Risk Manager for Southeast Capital Companies. Mr. Nelson has worked in several industries including not-for-profit, public accounting and real estate (residential & retail). His core responsibilities include investor relations, debt procurement, budgeting, forecasting, controlling costs, risk and cash management, financial statements and other financial matters. Mr. Nelson also serves as the Human Resources and Risk Manager. Mr. Nelson graduated from Florida State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and was a Certified Public Accountant from 1998 – 2017.
Director of Development
Kimball Robinson joined Southeast Capital Companies to further facilitate the application of his extensive experience in the architecture profession and in commercial real estate development. As an architect, Mr. Robinson has 18 + years of extensive architectural experience, with a heavy emphasis on commercial real estate. Additionally, he has Senior Project Management experience with large firms whose primary business focus is comprised of multi-family and mixed-use development. In his career, he has delivered or helped deliver over 5,000 + multi-family units, both in the rental and for-sale markets. His responsibilities at Southeast Capital include market and asset identification, land acquisition, product development, conducting due diligence, leading the entitlement process, development-design-construction oversight, and the coordination of asset operations and/or disposition.
Mr. Robinson received a B.A. in History with a Minor in English from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Professionally, he has been active in the American Institute of Architects and the ULI. His neighborhood and community volunteer efforts include coaching in such organizations as NYO in football and basketball, AYL Lacrosse, Tophat Soccer, Buckhead Baseball, and as an active member and volunteer of the The Cathedral of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Greg Storm is a Development Manager with Southeast Capital Companies. Mr. Storm plays an integral part through the life cycle of development, from acquisition through deal conclusion. His primary responsibilities include: site underwriting and due diligence, budgeting and forecasting, investor relationship management, civil and vertical development execution, and managing on-site sales and marketing teams.
Prior to joining Southeast Capital, Mr. Storm was a commercial real estate asset manager for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital and TriMont Real Estate Advisors overseeing performing and non-performing commercial loans. He has managed portfolios in excess of one billion dollars and has experience with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, CMBS, investment banks, and international banks.
Mr. Storm graduated from Florida State University in 2007 with Bachelor’s degrees in Real Estate and Management.