Travis Griffith is a husband, father of two girls and a visionary entrepreneur, who is always looking to leave people and places better than he found them. In his career, he has always had a keen eye for opportunity and has consistently created successful partnerships in every aspect of his businesses. He takes pride in doing good work with good people and delivering on his promises. His track record of success speaks for itself. Travis has emerged as an expert in real estate development and a respected community leader. With experience across various industries including commercial real estate, timberland, oil and gas and private equity. Travis brings his wealth of knowledge and good instinct to the table every day. Today, Travis’ focus is on bringing customizable real estate solutions to higher education and healthcare institutions with the greater hope of creating a better quality of life for communities.
5 VOICES: Guardian Pioneer
Lover of: Fly fishing, turkey hunting, upland bird hunting, Excel spreadsheets, new travel adventures
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Miller Lite Aluminum Bottle Pint or a Kentucky Mule
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Travis Griffith is a recognized and credible leader in real estate who specializes in creating strategic partnerships and leading new business development. He prides himself in being direct, decisive and deliberate, while paying close attention to the details. He began his career rooted in the Georgia pines, surrounded by southern values and generational lessons. He values his past and creates new standards for growth by aligning short-term and long-term goals and objectives. From daily operations to how he spends time with his wife and daughters, he is hands-on and intentional with his time, leading to strong relationships and big results.
After many successful projects built alongside Mercer University and Navicent Health in Macon, Travis decided to lift out of his family’s office to continue pursuing public-private partnerships. Being awakened to the potential these institutional partnerships have in enhancing the economic, social and cultural well-being of communities, he formed Argus Eyed Partners. Argus Eyed guides higher education and healthcare institutions that anchor their communities by co-developing projects that promote a positive quality of life and provide a sense of place. Argus Eyed is a real estate development and solutions company focused on making institutions stronger and the communities they are a part of better for the long-term.
Travis has notable Board experience serving on the Griffith family’s foundation and is currently serving on the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. Travis enjoys traveling across the country with his wife, Jordan, and their girls, Avery Banks (“AB”) and Mallie, with the goal of visiting and experiencing all 50 states together. Travis finds time to enjoy turkey and upland bird hunting with friends, family and business colleagues. He also enjoys creating memories by traveling to beautiful locations to fly fish for trout. One of his other favorite times for fellowship is in the fall when he follows the football seasons of his alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs, and his beloved dirty birds, the Atlanta Falcons.
Jordan Griffith is a mom of two and wife to Travis. With an extensive history in sales, she has a solid understanding of what makes successful ventures work; people connecting with people. When she left the workforce and her role as a Sales Consultant for Vera Bradley Designs, she thought she was “retiring”. While relishing in raising their girls, her passion and enthusiasm for creating meaningful relationships and experiences for others never stopped. Travis asked her to join him at Argus Eyed and lead the creative charge for the company. She craves swimming upstream and is relentless in doing what’s unique or beyond the norm. She is delighted to be back in the professional world, working side by side with Travis as “partners”. Travis lovingly refers to her as the “class clown” of the group but she would say she’s keeping it light and fun!
5 VOICES: Connector Creative
Lover of: A cozy home, family history, retrievers & brown boxes at the front door
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Glass of chardonnay or margarita
Administrative Services Director
Pam Kearney is a wife, mother of three and “Lolli” to four grandchildren. Oh, the number of times we have heard “I want a Pam!” – We appreciate best why everyone wants a Pam and we are so grateful she is on our team! Pam has been with Travis since 2015 and she didn’t think twice about following him in his new endeavor, before Argus Eyed was even a thing. No task it too big or too small, no subject too important or too insignificant. Pam is always up for whatever is asked of her and, has worked for several great companies in Macon which left her knowing what seems like everyone. She shares a unique and important role in a multitude of areas; managing Human Resources, IT and Administrative Services, just to name a few. Pam often knows what we all need before we need it and her loyalty to her role in Argus Eyed is a key to our success. Travis affectionately and humbly refers to her as the glue that helps hold it all together.
5 VOICES: Pioneer Guardian
Lover of: Marshalls, Orangetheory Fitness, the beach
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Grapefruit margarita
Lori is a wife and mother to three girls. She brings to the table artistry and the brawn of business. She holds a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from UGA and worked for Post Properties in Atlanta for several years. Lori also completed her MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Personal Finance, spending 10 years in the financial services industry and leading the way on a multitude of important community events. Introduced through mutual friends, a friendship was formed with Jordan & Travis and the stars aligned for her to become part of their new venture. Always willing to grow and learn, and with a commitment to deliver great results, Lori leads AE marketing efforts and works in step with Travis on new business development and analysis. She is task oriented, intensely focused on completing the job and has a deep appreciation of knowing how things work. Lori and Travis regularly share a laugh as they see sign after sign that she is the female version of him.
5 VOICES: Guardian Pioneer
Lover of: family time, clean spaces, making lists, checking things off, 90’s rap music and Lake Sinclair
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Bubbly
Susan is a wife, mother to one daughter and grandmother a.k.a. “Gigi” to three. She also has a Labrador (Tucker) and Persian (Winston). Susan has worked in real estate for approximately 15 years, 8 of those with Travis. Her experience began with a large timber company where she quickly moved up the ranks to Community Manager. Later, Susan worked as Leasing Manager at SPP where her focus was solely on commercial deals. Susan has a proven track record and was the lead point of contact responsible for a portfolio of over 425,000 sf of office, retail, and restaurant space, plus outparcels, where she handled deals from start to finish and formed long term relationships with tenants, brokers and vendors. She is driven to excel and gives 100% to every task and project. She is small in stature but big on accomplishments and integrity is at the core of everything she does.
Curator of: Forming lasting, profitable and professional relationships, capturing family memories
5 VOICES: Guardian Nurturer
Lover of: Everything Christmas (especially vintage)
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: A glass of Rose, Moscato or Reisling
June is a wife, mother and grandmother. She moved to the US from Canada 20 years ago and her favorite saying is, “I may not have been born in Georgia, but I got here as quickly as I could!” After years of being a stay at home mom and homeschooling her youngest, she got back into the work force in 2013, where she met Travis, and has not looked back. June is full of life and people are easily drawn to her because of her infectious personality and contagious enthusiasm. She is high energy and a go-getter just like the Energizer bunny. June loves to learn and improve and brings positivity to every environment and interaction.
5 VOICES: Nurturer Guardian
Lover of: Family, vacations, shopping, cats and CrossFit
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: French Martini
Alisa is a wife, mother and grandmother, fondly known to her grandchildren as “Nani”. When she married her husband, they became a blended family of 7 children and 9 grandchildren. She was born and raised in New Mexico and just over a year ago they relocated to Georgia, along with their Bernese Mountain Dog, 2 Golden Retrievers and a Calico cat. Although it has not been long, Alisa is delighted with the move, enjoying the southern hospitality and beautiful scenery. Alisa is task oriented and loves to dive into the details. With over 20 years in construction accounting and her MBA, she brings her experience and sharp eye to day-to-day accounting and financial reporting. On the weekend you will find her along with her husband and pets, taking to the road in their 42-foot 5th Wheel and exploring more of the east coast.
Curator of: Meticulous numbers and reports, family FaceTime visits and making memories, and a beautiful garden
5 VOICES: Nurturer/Guardian
Lover of: RVing, show dogs bred to their standard, the beach, wineries, reading, and most importantly family time
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Margaritas, Moscato, Riesling, or any sweet white wine.
Ylice Crews is a daughter, sister and proud “Aunt Leesy” to her nieces and nephews. She has shared with us that the best way to pronounce her name is to think of “I lease a building”. With a love of organization and commitment to caring for others, it makes sense that she has spent over 35 years as an administrative professional in Middle Georgia. She has an Associates Degree in Office Administration and holds the title of Certified Administrative Processional through IAAP. Ylice is always willing to jump in to help others and wears many hats in our office. Away from the office you may find her searching for shells on the beach, traveling with her parents, or playing “fixer upper” in her beautiful old farmhouse that was originally owned by her grandparents.
5 VOICES: Nurturer Guardian
Lover of: Gardening, traveling especially the mountains and oceans, reading and family time
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Sweet tea
Middle Georgia Regional President, Cadence Bank
Executive Vice Chair, Multifamily Advisory Group, Cushman Wakefield
Mayor of Macon
Executive Director, Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority
President, Mercer University
Joint Venture Partner
President, Sierra Development
Macon resident and developer Jim Daws is the president of Sierra Development. Sierra has specialized in lifestyle rich, mixed-use developments throughout the Southeast, past projects including locations such as Atlanta, Savannah, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and most recently in Macon, Georgia, where the company is headquartered.
By combining top-tier talent with a solid reputation, Sierra Development has become a premier mixed-use development company, offering a collection of stunning new landmarks thoughtfully located in niche markets, like the College Hill Corridor and Downtown Macon.
Daws earned his Bachelor’s from Georgia Tech in Management and a Master’s from the University of Georgia in Forest Resources. Starting with his first commercial development in 1988, the Allstate Building on Macon’s Riverside Drive, he has since developed shopping centers, condos, townhomes, and over 7,500 multifamily units.