Payton Mayes

Payton Mayes
EVP & Regional Managing Partner
Central Region

Payton oversees and leads all components of JPI’s regional operation including site acquisition, development, design management, construction, capital markets, portfolio management and disposition. He serves as a member of the JPI Investment Committee and acts as a key executive in strategic direction and initiatives, as well as leadership and culture.

Payton has a broad 20 years of real estate investment, finance and executive experience. Before moving to JPI, Mayes served as the Chief Investment Officer at DHIC Communities, a D.R. Horton company, expanding the company’s expertise in joint venture capital structures and distressed offerings. He also founded Cephas Partners, where he co-invested with Blackstone to acquire a portfolio from Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a total enterprise value of underlying assets of $4 billion. His experience also includes managing real estate private equity investments at Merrill Lynch, where he led a $600 million South American entrance, as well as serving on the board in three different development companies with over 100 employees. He is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University.