Partner & EVP
Bonnie Smetzer is a Partner and Executive Vice President for JMG Realty, Inc. and directly oversees operations in Florida, which encompasses a portfolio of approximately 11,000 apartments. Her apartment management experience includes market feasibility studies, acquisition, renovation, new development, new construction lease-up and stabilization of properties ranging from luxury gardento high rise apartments including mixed use, mixed income and affordable.
Ms. Smetzer is a past President of the Florida Apartment Association, and serves on the National Apartment AssociationBoard of Directors as a Regional Vice President for Region 9. Ms. Smetzer is an advocate for the apartment industry on the local, state and national levels and serves on the Legislative Committees for both FAA and NAA.Ms. Smetzer was selected as the National Apartment AssociationAdvocacy365 Advocate of the Year Award winner for 2020, for her support of the apartment industry at the local, state and national levels.
Ms. Smetzer is an active Florida Real Estate Broker and attended the University of Georgia, studying Journalism with an emphasis on Public Relations and Sales & Marketing. She received the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and the HCCP designation from the National Association of Home Builders. Ms. Smetzer is a graduate of the Leadership Lyceum programs from both the National Apartment Association and the Florida Apartment Association.
Under her supervision, properties in her portfolio have won numerous awards including two Pillars of the Industry Awards, a Pillars finalist recognition for Best Overall Marketing Plan of the year and Outstanding Renovation of the Year from the National Apartment Association. Many other awards have been won by properties or individuals in Florida over the years that were under Bonnie’s supervision.