Demetree Brothers, Inc.


Experience. Efficiency.   Excellence. 


The Demetree organization was founded in 1947 by William and Jack Demetree, and served as a home building and lot development company based in Jacksonville, Florida. Demetree Builders developed over 5,000 single-family tract lots throughout Florida and Puerto Rico from 1947 through 1964. North Florida shopping center development was pioneered in 1952 when the company built the first A&P grocery anchored 42,000 square foot neighborhood shopping center. The development of convenience store anchored “strip centers,” freestanding restaurants, and multi-family housing in the 1960s established Demetree Builders as a leading developer and general contractor.

In 1965, Demetree Enterprises was created as a full-service property management company for multi-family, conventional and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing, shopping centers, and office buildings. During Florida’s growth boom of the 1970s, general contracting and property management helped to establish the Demetree name as a leader in commercial real estate property development.

Demetree Brothers was founded in 1983 by Mark C. Demetree and J.C. Demetree, Jr.  The company began operations as a real estate developer in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1985, the Demetree companies merged operations and Demetree Brothers became a full service real estate developer and property manager actively engaged in real estate acquisition, property management and leasing, commercial development, and construction management. A strong foundation enabled Demetree Brothers to withstand market adversities while providing new opportunities for expansion and growth through sound strategic investments.

Today, Demetree Brothers comprises over 40 employees who are involved in property management operations including the leasing and operation of shopping centers, office buildings, storage facilities, and subsidized and conventional multi-family housing units.


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We at Demetree Brothers know that finding the right property manager to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to understand your needs, the scope of your expectations, and your budget. Contact us today to discuss how together we can exceed your goals.

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What We Do

The Demetree Organization is a hands on management group which has developed, managed and owned both affordable and conventional apartment communities, as well as commercial real estate throughout the Southeast. Our team of property management professionals have over 50 years of experience in managing and improving properties. We bring together professionals whose real estate management, development, and investment strategies have served the test of time.

The various facets of the real estate investment life cycle are full of complexities. For an asset to operate at peak performance, it must be diligently managed, enhanced, and positioned well within the marketplace. Asset performance, experience, and talented staff form the perfect mechanism to maximize our clients' investments. The foundation of our management style consists of development consulting, due diligence, investment analysis, marketing, and sensible capital expenditures.

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We strive to deliver the highest quality and greatest value in every project we take on.
— Jack C. Demetree, Founding Member


At Demetree Brothers, our strength lies in our people. Our heritage of employee growth has continually helped us attract the best and brightest minds in the industry. Guided by our mission, our employees break new ground to find innovative solutions that best meet our clients' needs.


President & ceo - Demetree Brothers, Inc.

J.C. Demetree, Jr.

J.C. Demetree, Jr. (Jay) is a co-founder and President & CEO of Demetree Brothers, Inc. Demetree Brothers, Inc. is a privately owned company actively engaged in the investment, management and development of commercial and multifamily real estate. He is the Manager and President of Pentagon Properties, LLC. Pentagon Properties is a privately held company with investments in commercial real estate, finance, biotech, aviation, mining and new technologies.

Mr. Demetree currently serves on the boards of both growing and established companies, as well as numerous charitable organizations. Some of these organizations include St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation, Inc., The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Ronald McDonald House Advisory Board of Jacksonville, Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, Ascension Florida Board of Directors, and the Jack and Betty Demetree Family Foundation.

Education & Affiliations    

Georgia Tech
B.S. - Industrial Management



Vice President - Demetree Brothers, Inc.

Mark Demetree

Mark Demetree is one of the co-founders of Demetree Brothers, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Vice President. He has developed numerous commercial office and retail centers and currently directs venture capital operations. Mr. Demetree has served on the Board of Directors of several private and public companies.

In addition to Demetree Brothers, Mark is a co-founder and Operating Partner of Silverhawk Capital Partners. Mark currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Kissner Milling Company; and, the Chairman and CEO of Meridian Chemicals.  He is also a director of American In-Home Care and Spartan Energy. Previously, Mark served as Chairman of Texas Petrochemicals, Inc. (TXPI) (2004-2009), was a Director of American Italian Pasta Co. (AIPC) (1998-2010), and was Chairman and CEO of British Salt Holdings, LLC and its affiliate US Salt, LLC. From 2002-2004 he was Chairman and CEO of American Grinding Systems, LLC. From 1993 to 1997 he was President of North American Salt Company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, Inc. (CMP).

Education & Affiliations    

Harvard Business School

Georgia Tech
B.S. - Industrial Management

State of Florida
Real Estate Broker



Vice President - Demetree Brothers, Inc.

Christopher Demetree, Sr.

Christopher Demetree is one of the co-founders of Demetree Brothers, Inc. and currently serves as Vice President. Mr. Demetree has served as the Managing Partner for Alico Estates Development Associates, and as Vice President of Demetree Pasco Properties, Inc. His past developments include over 2,000 single family lots, a golf course country club community, and numerous commercial office/retail centers. Mr. Demetree has served on the Board of Directors of several private and public companies.

In addition to Demetree Brothers, Chris’s career has encompassed both operating and investment management responsibilities across multiple industries. Currently, he is a partner in V-P Ventures, a private investment firm focused on early stage companies, and CEO of Lazlo326, LLC, a platform technology company focused on mobile/digital content delivery.

Education & Affiliations    

Georgia Tech
B.S. - Industrial Management


President - Demco management, Inc.

Frank Reinstine, Jr.

Frank is the President of DEMCO Management, Inc., and is responsible for the development, financial and administrative operations of its portfolio of multi-family communities throughout Florida. Prior to joining DEMCO, Frank was the Commercial Leasing Manager for Demetree Brothers, Inc., which develops and manages a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate properties throughout Florida and the Southeast.

Education & Affiliations    

University of Georgia
B.A. - History

States of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee
Real Estate Broker


Vice President & CFO - demetree brothers, Inc.

M. Harris Dunn, Jr.

Harris joined Demetree Brothers in 1981 and serves as Vice President & CFO. His areas of responsibility include all aspects of accounting, treasury and finance of the Company and for its residential lot developments, home building operations, multi-family and commercial real estate projects, property management services, and ownership entities.

Education & Affiliations    

University of Florida (Warrington College of Business)
B.S. - Accounting

State of Florida
Certified Public Accountant


Property manager - demetree brothers, Inc.

Larry Matthews

Larry joined Demetree Brothers in 1988 and manages the Company's real estate operations. He has been involved in the development and management of many commercial properties, including shopping centers and office buildings. Larry has been involved in all aspects of management including budgeting, financial review and maintenance of all properties.

Education & Affiliations    

Florida State University
B.S. - Finance

University of North Florida
B.S. - Accounting

State of Florida
Real Estate Sales Associate


Director of Multifamily housing - demco management, Inc.

Barbara Aspinwall

As Director of Multifamily Housing, Ms. Aspinwall is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of each apartment community.  These responsibilities include ensuring properties are prepared for REAC and MOR inspections, while acting as company liaison with the U.S. Department of HUD and the local contract administrator.  Ms. Aspinwall is a recipient of the First Coast Apartment Association Circle of Excellence “Regional Manager of the Year”. Originally from Kentucky, after service in the US Air Force (including Desert Storm), Ms. Aspinwall and her family reside in Jacksonville, FL.

Education & Affiliations    

National Apartment Association



Director of Accounting - demetree brothers, Inc.

Adam Summa

Adam joined Demetree Brothers in 2014 and serves as Director of Accounting. His areas of responsibility include accounting and finance of the Company regarding its residential lot developments, multi-family and commercial real estate projects, property management services, and family ownership entities. Adam is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting policies & procedures, preparing financial statements, budgeting, and ensuring successful completion of tax filings. Prior to joining the Company, Adam worked for KPMG and specialized in auditing public & private companies within the real estate sector.

Education & Affiliations    

University of Florida (Fisher School of Accounting)
M.S. - Accounting ; B.S. - Accounting

State of Florida
Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Sales Associate