President and CEO
James F. Eppele is president and CEO of Jacobs Real Estate Services LLC, an affiliate of The Richard E. Jacobs Group. A licensee of JRES, he is responsible for land assemblage, master planning, major tenant negotiations and governmental approvals on retail and mixed-use projects. In addition, he directs commercial land sales and lease transactions for all JRES properties.
A 32-year veteran in commercial real estate, Mr. Eppele joined the JRES team in 1999 and most recently served as executive vice president for six years. Previously, he held similar executive-level positions with New England Development in Boston and The O’Connor Group in New York City. A native of Northeast Ohio, Mr. Eppele is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Major recent projects directed by Mr. Eppele include Gulf Coast Town Center in Lee County, Florida; the Westgate redevelopment in Fairview Park and Rocky River, Ohio; Avon Crossing in Avon, Ohio; the sale of 47 acres of land in Mentor, Ohio, to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; and the new Nagel Road interchange and associated development in Avon, Ohio.Professionals