"They have always met or exceeded expectations for transparency and compliance."
“Public-Private Partnerships are inherently risky, but their reputation for honesty and integrity gave us the confidence to proceed.”
“They are truly a dynamic duo within commercial real estate.”
“Success breeds more success with economic development projects. To be able to show the kind of private investment Jim and Travis have been making makes it easier to get other private business to invest.”
“Both gentlemen are smart, easy-going and professional, so that has certainly made it easier for me to find lenders to lend them money.”
“Jim and Travis have a proven track record for getting things done that are a value add for our community.”
“When we're doing a project with Jim and Travis, I know my job as an economic developer is going to be downright easy. They'll do what they say they're going to do, treat their partners fairly and bring adequate resources to get the job done in a way that doesn't burden partners or taxpayers.”
“The permanent financing of Lofts at Navicent was fairly complex due to the property being mixed-use, involving a ground lease, featuring tax abatement and being fairly large for Macon. At several points during the loan process, Jim and Travis made creative suggestions that satisfied the lender and allowed them to fund.”
"They cut through the red-tape to make a very aggressive timeline possible and delivered results that far exceeded expectations."
“They made my job easier and life better by doing a few key things very well. Communication is key and availability is essential. In a fast-paced world, they were among the best in being responsive and engaging in timely dialogue. Jim and Travis both had the proper mix of patience and persistence throughout the process.”
"We like the expertise that they brought to the table. Their values were aligned with the University's values. They seemed to be in this for the long haul. It has proven to be a great relationship. They do what they say they are going to do, and they do it well. We know we can count on them, even when the development is complete."
“I had trust in Travis and his abilities because I watched him in the 2008-2011 markets and saw what he was able to overcome in the commercial real estate market coming out of the recession.”
Dr. Ninfa Saunders
"Strategy execution is critical to an organization’s success. They helped make that happen.”
“Being part of projects that have become the catalyst for transformation in our city is one of the most satisfying endeavors we’ve undertaken. Their vision and their passion has inspired others and has driven revitalization in our community.”
"There is always a fear that the private partner will take advantage of public incentives and not provide the return for the community. Jim and Travis’ projects have always had an excellent balance of community and personal benefit to make the deals easy to sell to the administrators and legislators alike. They have always met or exceeded expectations for transparency and compliance."
“Economic development is now a game to attract the best and brightest individuals, not corporations. Jim and Travis provide us with world class living, working, entertainment and retail spaces that entice smart people to move to Macon.”
“We’ve worked with Jim and Travis for years and have always had the utmost respect for them and have found them to be men of their word. If they say they are going to do something, they do it.”
"There is always a fear that the private partner will take advantage of public incentives and not provide the return for the community. Jim and Travis’ projects have always had an excellent balance of community and personal benefit to make the deals easy to sell to the administrators and legislators alike."
"When you have a high visibility, high stress project, you need a partner who you can trust and will always make your goals their goals."