Rod Jones began his career in 1981 as a licensed real estate broker selling residential properties while attending the University of Missouri. Upon graduation, he was hired by Leo Eisenberg Company, one of the largest developers of strip centers in the country at the time.
In 1982 he developed his first shopping center project, a Wal Mart/Thriftway-anchored center in Bonner Springs, KS. Two years later, he was promoted to a national partner and was relocated to the firm’s St. Louis office where he developed numerous shopping centers in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area.
In 1991 Mr. Jones became a partner at Midland Development Group.
He concentrated on grocery-anchored developments across the country. Midland Development Group was a national real estate development firm with millions of square feet of acquired and developed commercial properties in 12 states. During his tenure, Mr. Jones was involved in a unique joint venture structure with The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest supermarket chain, as well as other joint ventures with the National Electrical Benefit Pension Fund, the Ohio Teachers Retirement System, The O’Connor Group and others. Midland Development Group was sold in 1998 to a NYSE REIT, Regency Centers, Inc. In a transaction valued at $252,000,000.
After the sale of Midland to Regency, Mr. Jones founded Quadrant Properties, LLC. Under Jones’ leadership Quadrant Properties, LLC worked on a variety of development transactions including: Wal-Mart anchored centers, Kroger anchored centers, residential entitlements, urban land assemblage, value creation through rezoning and public financing, joint ventures related to the development of power centers, environmental remediation and apartment acquisition and redevelopment.
Today, Mr. Jones continues to pursue several development and acquisition opportunities throughout the country, concentrating on Colorado and Florida, with strategic partners in each market, under the Quadrant Properties flag.
Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Real Estate.