Adam P. Freedman
Adam P. Freedman co-founded JKM Services with Mr. Markey and Mr. Gielda in early 2008. Prior to JKM, Freedman was employed by Boca Raton based EB Developers as a multifaceted Financial Analyst, Risk Manager and Chief Technology Officer. Freedman’s expertise in both accounting and technology have served invaluable in establishing technology-based solutions for managing the general operations and finances of real estate assets through out the state.
Prior to 2005, Mr. Freedman was a special consultant to Morgan Stanley charged with the design and implementation of multiple information systems. These systems were designed in order to analyze and evaluate the degree of competition between large public firms in the healthcare sector.
Freedman launched his professional career as a technical analyst for Trans Union, LLC, where he was responsible for the design, development and implementation of a reporting system used to monitor associate performance and operations efficiency. Freedman holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, where he majored in Finance with minors in Economics and Management Information Systems.
James S. Gielda
James S. Gielda joined Mr. Markey and Mr. Freedman as co-founder and Principal of JKM Services in 2008. Mr. Gielda’s primary role with JKM involves the management of on-site receivership operations. Prior to JKM, Gielda was employed by Boca Raton based EB Developers, Inc. as a Senior Project Manager and Director of Real Estate Entitlements. Gielda executed land use, site plan, and permit approvals for numerous multi-family residential projects throughout Hillsborough, Orange, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.
Gielda began his professional career with one of the largest land use consulting firms in South Florida, Land Design South. He quickly rose to the position of Senior Project Manager in which he was responsible for managing and executing comprehensive plan, re-zoning, master/site plan, and architectural approvals while leading an interdisciplinary team. In addition to his land use work, Gielda was responsible for governmental lobbying, client outreach and contract/accounts management.
Mr. Gielda graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree from the School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Planning Congress and serves as a Florida state-level real estate lobbyist.
John K. Markey
John K. Markey formed JKM Services in 2008 after successfully leading EB Developers, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Markey assumed responsibility for overall company direction, including the development, construction and lease-up/sale of multiple condominium and multi-family rental properties throughout Florida. In his tenure with EB, Markey oversaw company growth from $60 million under development to a value in excess of $4 billion.
During the 1990s Markey relocated to Palm Beach County from Maryland and formed Hoffman, Markey Architects, PA. He then joined the prestigious South Florida architectural firm, Tektonica, as a managing partner and project architect. Prior to his Florida relocation, Markey owned the firm JKM Design/Build, Inc. in Maryland, where he managed the company as an entrepreneur. Markey served as the design architect and general contractor qualifier for commercial and residential design/build projects.
Mr. Markey is a University of Arizona College of Architecture and Harvard University Graduate School of Design-trained architect. As a Developer, Builder and Property Manager/Operator, Markey brings out-of-the-box thinking and an aggressive style to all projects. While studying as an undergraduate, Markey worked on jobsites learning various construction trades. He has mastered all aspects of the real estate business from the ground-up through academic and industry-leading initiatives.
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