Jerry Daws, president and founder of Republic has been actively developing industrial real estate for over 35 years. Prior to founding Republic in 1998, he was a founding development partner for Seefried Industrial Properties; a highly respected Atlanta based private industrial developer. Republic has developed and managed industrial real estate on behalf of institutional investors such as Cabot Properties, Lubert-Adler, Principal Financial, Barings Financial (Mass Mutual), ING Financial and Granite Properties.
Over his career, Jerry has personally managed the development of over 20 million square feet of industrial property, at a value of approximately $1.3 billion, in Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New Jersey, Orlando and several South Florida markets. In addition to extensive experience developing industrial property, his experience also includes the development of both luxury and budget hotels, anchored and specialty retail centers and suburban office properties.
Jerry holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University.