James S. Gielda joined Mr. Markey 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 co-founding JKM Services, Gielda worked alongside John Markey at Boca-Raton based EB Developers, Inc. as a Senior Project Manager and subsequent 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, conditional/requested use, 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 receivables 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.