Bonnie B. Smetzer
Partner / Executive Vice President, Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker
Bonnie Smetzer is Executive Vice President and a Partner for JMG Realty, Inc. and directly oversees operations of a portfolio of 10,000 apartment units located primarily in Florida.
Her apartment management experience encompasses market feasibility studies, acquisition, renovation, new construction rent up, stabilization and receivership of properties ranging from garden style, mixed use, mixed income, and mid to high rise properties. Ms. Smetzer is an active Florida Real Estate Broker.
Ms. Smetzer joined Karlton Jackson when he formed Jackson Management Group, which later merged with the Hudson Group in Houston, to form JMG Realty, Inc. She started the Florida Division for the company and was instrumental in its development into one of the company’s largest areas of operations.
Prior to forming Jackson Management, Ms. Smetzer held the position of Regional Vice President for the Lane Company Southeast Division, when it was owned by Johnstown American Companies. She also served concurrently as their Director of Training for a portfolio of over 14,000 units. She was the recipient of the Johnstown American Circle of Excellence Award on three separate occasions. This was a national award given to the regional manager whose portfolio out performed a company portfolio of 134,000 units. In 1987 she started the Florida Division and relocated to the Orlando area. In 1992 she was the recipient of JMG’s President’s Award, a company-wide award given for outstanding job performance and dedication.
Ms. Smetzer is a native of Atlanta and attended the University of West Georgia on an honor scholarship and was a member of the collegiate debate team. Ms. Smetzer continued her education in Journalism at the University of Georgia with an emphasis on Public Relations, Sales & Marketing. She received the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in June of 1985. She was also later awarded the HCCP designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
Under her supervision, her properties have won two Pillars of the Industry Awards and one Renovation of the Year Award. In 2005, her marketing plan for City View in Orlando was a Pillars of the Industry Finalist for Best Overall Marketing Plan of the Year. In 1995 her property, The Ashford of Spring Valley in Altamonte Springs, won the Outstanding Renovation Victor Award from the National Apartment Association.
Ms. Smetzer serves on the Executive Committee for the Florida Apartment Association and is the Legislative Chairman for the Space Coast Apartment Association and serves on the Board of Directors. She is a delegate to the National Apartment Association for 2015.