An Artist by nature and Entrepreneur by nurture, JD was born into a family of Business Owners and Merchants. By the age of 9, JD understood how to read excel spreadsheets, cut labor, trade stocks, and purchase products wholesale. While these still naturally account for his inherent business acumen, JD has a passion for all things Urbanism which involves Architecture, Transit, and Design.
JD was raised in the small town of Lawrenceville, Georgia before heading to University at Georgia Southern and Georgia State, and then off to New York City to start his journey as an Entrepreneur. Since moving to New York, JD has lived in various neighborhoods such as DUMBO, Upper West Side, and Bushwick.
Before joining Compass, JD held the position of Strategy Director of Mdrn. Residential. Structuring the organization and then growing the firm from two to fifty Agents. In addition, JD has an extensive background consulting for and working with some top companies such as BlackBerry, American Eagle, Carol’s Daughter, and T-Mobile, to name some.
Today, JD is a Founding member of the Upmarket International Team at Compass. Where he focuses exclusively on New York’s hottest markets; Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Navy Yard, the new Garment District in Sunset Park, Financial District, and his local neighborhood of the West Rockaways.
As an industry leading Realtor, JD loves connecting people to real estate by understanding their needs, educating his client, and then creating a realistic roadmap from start to finish. Rather it's working with an NYU student looking for their first apartment or creating a lease-up campaign for a 300 unit building, JD’s level of attention remains the same.