In 1997, Jeff joined the family firm, Big V Property Group as President and CEO. Since that time, the firm has grown significantly. Today, BVPG is a completely vertically integrated owner and operator of open-air shopping centers throughout the Southeast with a focus on discount-oriented power centers in strong growing demographic markets. BVPG sees significant value in this retail segment and continues to invest in and purchase open air strip centers. Prior to joining Big V Jeff was involved in the retail side of the real estate business. Jeff graduated from Pace University in 1984 with a degree in business and received his MBA from The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1995.