Brian Devlin

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Commercial Sales, Management and Leasing with 18+ years’ experience
Licensed Real Estate Broker Georgia & Kentucky.

Experience / Professional History

Brian graduated from Northwest Florida State College in June of 1998 with a Business Administration degree. He joined the Atlanta office of Marcus & Millichap in 1998 where he partnered with Jay Glatting, the top producing agent in Atlanta. While working with Jay he Co-founded LivingIntown, a boutique Atlanta management company to serve the post-acquisition needs of his clients.

In 2004, Brian left Marcus & Millichap to focus on the expansion and rebranding of Livingintown into LIT Property Services. Under Brian’s guidance, LIT Property Services revenues increased over 200% during a period when most real estate companies were contracting. Brian has successfully Partnered, purchased and liquidated several multifamily assets and continues to have investment holdings in the market where he maintains an active role.

Investment Expertise

As an experienced Commercial Real Estate broker, owner and manager, Brian has facilitated the successful management and sale of thousands of assets in Georgia, Florida and Kentucky. Brian’s experiences in all facets of Commercial Real Estate allow him to provide an unparalleled level of service and value to his clients. His “get it done” and “don’t take no for an answer” attitude allows his clients to be confident their transactional and management needs area in good hands. Brian’s ability to understand all areas of Commercial Real Estate, from Retail and Office, and Multifamily to Association management has given Brian the tools and experience to meet his Client’s every need.

Brian is married to his wife Kelly and has two daughters, Delaney and Camryn

Education

Norwest Florida State College
Business Administration Degree (1998)


Jay Glatting

Managing Director, Commercial management division. Board of Directors

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Commercial Sales and Leasing with 20+ years’ experience
Licensed Sales Agent Georgia & Florida

Experience / Professional History

Jay graduated from Florida State University in April 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the College of Business. He joined the Atlanta office of Marcus & Millichap in 1996. In his 3rd year with the firm, he was the top producing agent in Atlanta and received numerous other sales recognition rewards. He was named a Director of the National Multi Housing Group for Marcus & Millichap in 2001, promoted to Senior Investment Associate in 2002 and became a Vice President of Investments in 2007.

Early in his brokerage career, Jay recognized his clients had investment property issues and in 1997 he established Livingintown, a boutique Atlanta management company to serve these needs.

In 2009, Jay left Marcus & Millichap to focus on the expansion and rebranding of Livingintown into LIT Property Services. In the last 6-years, LIT Property Services revenues increased over 200% during a period when most real estate companies were contracting. Partners handle the day to day operations, while Jay remains an active broker of transactions in Georgia thru LIT Property Services. He also has investment holdings in this market where he maintains an active role.

Investment Expertise

As an experienced commercial property broker, Jay has closed over 300+ transactions, totaling over 350 million dollars. Jay maximizes his client’s results by drawing on his diversified background that also includes property management and investment property ownership. This experience gives him an unmatched level of transactional expertise and direct knowledge of the issues facing the principals in every transaction. Jay is a complete commercial property expert capable of advising his clients not only on a successful transaction, but any issue related to an investment property.

Education

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the College of Business (1990)


Jessy Porter

Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors

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Residential Management & Leasing with 15+ years’ experience
Licensed Sales Agent Georgia

Experience / Professional History

Jessy attended Kennesaw State University and studied Business Management from 2000 to 2006. She began her career as a leasing agent for National Realty Management in 2002 and was rapidly promoted through the ranks to Property Manager within two years, receiving many awards for property performance for both her and her teams.

Over the next five years, she worked for two large management companies as a Senior Property Manager and Team Trainer. She has a successful track record managing assets of all classes, repositionings, REO, bond, HUD, lease up and market rate. In 2010, she began working for LIT Property Services. Within six months, she was promoted to Regional Property Manager and then again a year later to Chief Operating Officer. In 2013, Jessy became a licensed sales agent and subsequently began assisting in Business Development for LIT Property Services.

In January 2017, Jessy began running all day to day operations for LIT Property Services. She also assists the partners with new acquisitions and business development. Jessy is married to her husband Kenneth and has two beautiful sons Dane and Mason, and attends His Hands Church.

Education

Kennesaw State University
Studied Business Management from the College of Business (2000-2006)


Chris Ryan-Lawrence

Corporate advisor to the Board of Directors

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Chris is a Founder, Principal and CEO of ARK Leadership LLC. and is a proven entrepreneurial leader with more than twenty four years of business building leadership experience. He was a founding partner and principal who launched Pegasus Residential based in Atlanta, Georgia, which subsequently grew into a multimillion dollar company, operating in ten states, in five years. After selling his interest, he subsequent launched ARK Leadership LLC, a business building company made up of uniquely multitalented entrepreneurs driven to improve all facets of business performance under the ARK umbrella. He is an advisor to the Board of Directors of LIT Property Services as he has launched or improved over eighty multimillion dollar residential communities in his career through his hands on and “in the trenches” personal leadership style. This experience has led ARK to successfully improve a variety organizations in a variety of industries from national sales organizations to major metropolitan cities from the East Coast to the Midwest. Chris graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing.

Chris is a speaker on both local and national platforms since 2003, largely due to his enthusiastic and passionate delivery method infused with a great deal of humor centered around electrifying organizations culture and business performance. He has been a guest lecturer to The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech for over ten years, and is also a guest lecturer at his alma mater Virginia Tech. His speaking topics have included personal accountability in the workplace, creating and maintaining enthusiastic company cultures, innovations in management techniques, creating sustainable performance in a recovering economy, and many more that have been tailored specifically to his audience and their business needs.

Community, recognition and recent speaking events

  • Board of Directors – AGLCC 2015 – 2017
  • Small Business Development Chair
  • Chairman, Youth Performing Arts Group of Richmond, Inc. 1996-2000
  • Speaker – NAA national convention – 2012 “Best of Boston”
  • Speaker – NAA National Convention – 2015
  • Speaker – Atlanta Apartment Association – 2011
  • Speaker – Interface Multifamily Southeast – 2010 / 2012
  • Speaker – Marcus Millichap Conference / Carolinas and Southeast – 2014
  • Guest lecturer – University of Georgia 2004 – Current
  • Guest lecturer – Georgia Tech 2004-2013
  • GAEIF award for continuing contribution to education in Georgia – 2013
  • Speaker – Georgia Leadership Conference / Emory University September 2014
  • Executive Seminar, Matrix Residential – December 2015
  • Executive Seminar Series, Franklin Johnston Group – 2015
  • Executive Seminar Series, Carma Productions – 2015-2016
  • Guest lecturer – Virginia Tech College of Business and College of Architecture – 2015, 2016
  • Speaker – NAMCO Leadership Conference – 2016

He is proudly married to his husband, Thomas and lives in Atlanta Georgia with their son Noah who was the inspiration for the formation of ARK Leadership LLC.