President & COO
Chief Executive Officer
As founder, President and COO of EDEN Multifamily – Jay S. Jacobson has, over his 30-year career in the multifamily industry developed over 25,000 multifamily units and invested in/acquired over 40,000 units located in over 30 sub-markets in 22 cities nationwide. EDEN Multifamily is currently developing over 1800 units throughout South Florida and the mid Atlantic including Miami, North Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Charlotte. Product types range from 3 story walk up to 30 + story high rises. Prior to forming EDEN Multifamily with Jay Massirman, Mr. Jacobson served as the President of Stiles Residential Group in Fort Lauderdale and is a former national partner with Wood Partners. He was also a senior director of multi-family investments for Goldman Sachs Real Estate Services (fka Archon Group) and a managing director of Archstone Communities Trust.
Jay also serves as the CEO of EDEN Living – a horizontal and townhome build for rent – a horizontal and townhome build for rent company that is engaged in the development of one story apartment homes and two-story rental townhomes. EDEN Living is currently developing over 2100 units in the SE US including Charlotte, Raleigh, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, Orlando, Kissimmee, Wildwood, Ellenton and other locations. EDEN Living has partnered with a real estate investment fund managed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (“MSREI) to expand the platform throughout the eastern US.
Jay received a Bachelor of Architectural Design from the University of Florida and Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Colorado. Jay grew up in south Florida and learned the development/construction business from the ground up–literally—starting at the age of 12 digging foundation ditches for his father’s construction company. Jay lives in Delray Beach Florida where he has served on the City of Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board and is a member of the NMHC Board of Directors. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture MRED program. Jay uses his rare spare time flying around the world chasing any of the 12 types of billfish in the ocean—at last count he is up to 7.