Jay Rhoden is a founding principal of The Macallan Group and focuses on leading the development and implementation of the overall portfolio strategy, business development, community relations, and due diligence with respect to new company formation and deal opportunities. Jay also oversees all asset and program management, legal and contract issues, compliance issues, and serves as the Managing Broker of Macallan Real Estate, LLC (licensed in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina).

Prior to starting Macallan, Jay was the Chief Development Officer of The Macauley Companies, developers of master planned residential communities in metropolitan Atlanta where he oversaw the acquisition and development of over 10,000 lots across multiple communities.  Jay began his career in the development group of Carter, a leading Atlanta based developer of high rise office projects across the Southeastern United States.  He served at Carter as a Senior Project Manager overseeing projects valued in excess of $250 million.

An Atlanta native, Jay holds Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Florida, and has focused his career on commercial and residential real estate construction and development. Jay is also heavily involved in civic and community affairs and currently serves as a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Council for Quality Growth, the Florida Bar, and the Regional Civic League. Jay was a president of The Commerce Club’s New Century Forum, a past member of the Commerce Club Operating Board, and a graduate of Leadership Cobb, Regional Leadership Institute, and the Urban Land Institute Center for Leadership. Jay has also served for over fifteen years as a local reserve law enforcement officer and is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.