Manager of Preserve South Holdings
With an experienced background in accounting, finance, and tax, Jeff is a highly experienced executive having served in the capacities of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer throughout career which includes foreign and domestic entities. He served as President/CEO of The SIM Group for over 30 years, which was engaged in several industries, including agriculture, real estate development, home building, golf operations, consulting and management services. SIM represented a derivation of the McDonald Estate (UK) and its related holdings within the US, UK, Switzerland, Spain, Lichtenstein, Panama, Bermuda and the Isle of Man. During his time at SIM, Jeff was responsible for the development of some of the most successful communities in the southeast, including Brickyard Plantation in Charleston, SC, The Golf Club of South Carolina in Florence, SC, and many more. Jeff not only headed up the acquisition and development of these projects but also established and ran a successful homebuilding company that built and sold over 5,000 homes.
Early in his career, Jeff had the opportunity to work with iconic developers, Canal Wood Corporation, Leonard, Call & Taylor, and Snowshoe Resort.
Jeff is the Manager and an Executive Committee member of Preserve South Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Preserve Communities, which owns and manages the East Argent, New Hampstead and West Argent developments. He is also the President of Preserve Homes & Neighborhoods.
Jeff holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. During his career, he has provided oversight and management of McDonald Estate international holdings, operating entities and related trusts. He has also been responsible for facilitating philanthropic grants to worldwide charities for children and educational institutions.