Jake is a Managing Partner at Community 1st Advisors and a Licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM, Florida) who has spent his career leading teams and working on behalf of customers. He began his career in the publishing and hospitality industries. Jake spent six years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide where he held a variety of positions in marketing, brand management, owner relations and sales leading global teams with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue oversight. Jake has also led urban education reform initiatives first with Pittsburgh Public Schools and then as the Executive Director of Citizen Schools in North Carolina.
Jake has a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Maryland at College Park, a MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems.
Bryce is a Managing Partner at Community 1st Advisors and the leader of the Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions group. Bryce successfully founded SMB Asset Advisors, LLC a full service Community Association Management firm in 2008, which was ultimately acquired by Community 1st Advisors. Bryce has an extensive background in finance, real estate and property management having sourced, led and managed over $20 million worth of acquisitions. Bryce's experience building and leading high performing organizations and systems across numerous public and private sectors serves our organization well in its current phase of rapid expansion.
Bryce graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a focus on Systems Engineering and Government and he served in various leadership positions in Germany, Kosovo, and in the United States with the United States Army. He holds an MBA, in finance, from the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems.