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.
Curator of: Processes, partnerships, alignment, details and growth, mastering bar sports
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
Learn more about Travis
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 Boards of Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Stratford Academy. 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.
Director of Asset Management
Trip Maynard is a husband, father to two wonderful children and dog parent to Mister, Bear and Fern. Throughout his 15+ year career in multifamily, Trip uses his analytical mind and strong creative ability to unlock value across multiple asset classes throughout the Southeast. In his role as Director of Asset Management at Argus Eyed Partners, Trip oversees the asset management of real estate investments across new lease up developments, adaptive re-use and value add investments. Prior to joining Argus Eyed Partners, Trip served as a Regional Director of a Build-to-Rent portfolio where he helped implement a centralized platform of operations. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Trip loves being outside with his family, escaping to the Adirondacks whenever possible.
Curator of: Relationships, solutions, and creative thought.
5 VOICES: Pioneer/Connector
Lover of: Lakes and mountains, finding new places to explore, instilling a love of nerd culture in my kids.
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Sam Adams or a good whiskey
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.
Curator of: Generosity, commitment, resourcefulness, and clean countertops
5 VOICES: Pioneer Guardian
Lover of: Marshalls, Orangetheory Fitness, the beach
When it’s 5 o’clock Somewhere: Grapefruit margarita
Investor Relations and Asset Management Associate
Lori is a wife and mother to three girls.. She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from UGA and completed her MBA at Georgia State University with concentrations in Marketing and Personal Finance. Lori spent 5 years in landscape architecture and over a decade in the financial services industry. She holds leadership roles for a number of non-profit organizations and has led the way on a multitude important community events. Always willing to grow and learn, and with a deep commitment to delivering great results, Lori leads Argus Eyed investor relations and provides support in asset management and business development.
Curator of: Multitasking, schedules, curiosity, project management
5 VOICES: Guardian Pioneer
Lover of: family time, clean spaces, making lists, checking things off, 90’s rap music, Lake Sinclair and all the simple things.
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
Robert Stickel (home)
“Jim and Travis were prompt and practical and created customized solutions which resulted in successful outcomes for all parties.”
Bruce Leicht (home)
“Jim and Travis’ experience and their vision is a unique combination that not many possess. When you add that to their drive and passion, the results are impressive.”
Alex Morrison (home)
"They have always met or exceeded expectations for transparency and compliance."
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert (home)
“Public-Private Partnerships are inherently risky, but their reputation for honesty and integrity gave us the confidence to proceed.”
Bill Underwood (home)
“They do what they say they are going to do, they do it well, we know we can count on them. We know that even after the development is completed that we can count on these guys.”
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.