Eric Soulavy is the founder and visionary behind Blue Jay Capital. He directs the group’s overall investment and development strategy. Mr. Soulavy began his real estate career by scouting, acquiring, and developing luxury car dealerships on the best sites throughout South America.
He has an extensive background in high-end customer sales and service, having previously served as CEO for Bavarian Motors Venezuela, the leading BMW importer in Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay and Costa Rica. Soulavy directly-managed all aspects of the company.
Since relocating to the US, he has developed several ground-up projects in Key Biscayne, Fl and is the developer for the first new condominium at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo in 20 years.Eric is devoted to improving and enhancing communities in South Florida with innovative, aesthetically contemporary, and contextually sensitive real estate development.
He resides on Key Biscayne with his wife and three kids.
Daniela Godina is the Chief Operating Officer at Blue Jay Capital. She is responsible for the daily operation of the company, and routinely reports to the highest-ranking executive. Daniela has unique background in Network Security and Administration. She has extensive experience working as a Web Security Manager for world-renowned International Foundations as well as an AIT Enterprise Security Manager for a Venezuelan oil and natural gas company. It specializes in exploration, production, refining and exporting oil, as well as exploration and production of natural gas.
She brings 15 years of entrepreneurial and managing considerable experience. Prior to joining Blue Jay Capital Ms. Godina founded three tier businesses dedicated to food, recreation, import, retail sales and wholesale areas. Ms. Godina graduated with a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Joel Reed, AICP
Joel Reed is the Director of Development at Blue Jay Capital. Joel brings 15 years of experience as an urban designer and planner working in the development field. He leads ground up and redevelopment projects from entitlements to construction. Joel is responsible for coordinating and executing teams of architects, engineers, consultants, pre-construciton teams, marketing and sales team for the execution and delivery of projects per the project vision, schedule and budget.
Prior to joining Blue Jay Capital Joel’s experiences provided him with considerable knowledge, understanding of the development process given his history as a municipal planner, designer and development consultant in the private sector. Developments lead by Joel benefit from his public sector knowledge in review and enforcement and his private sector work as a designer and applicant.
Mr. Reed graduated with a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois and is an AICP certified planner, #023192 (American Institute of Certified Planners) certified Planner. He also is also a current member of the American Planning Association, APA Georgia Chapter and Congress for the New Urbanism.
Ryan Homan is the Director of Finance of Blue Jay Capital. Mr. Homan brings over 10 years of real estate investment analysis experience for both existing and proposed assets. He directs the acquisition, financing, repositioning and asset management of Blue Jay Capital’s real estate portfolio, as well as the daily operations of the office.
Prior to Joining Blue Jay Capital, Mr. Homan was an Associate Director with Integra Realty Resources-Miami, where he led the market research team. His focus included the analysis and feasibility of multifamily rental and residential condo projects across South Florida, among other asset classes. Mr. Homan is a member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Mr. Homan graduated with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Finance and Real Estate & Urban Analysis, from The Ohio State University.
Hugo A. Garbati joined Blue Jay Capital in 2014. As Director of Construction Hugo brings over 12 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in critical path method scheduling and cost analysis in both commercial and residential construction. Hugo’s experience involves a wide variety of projects including retail, industrial, airport, hotels and apartment buildings. Mr. Garbati received his Bachler of Science in Business Administration /Accounting from the University of Florida. He is a licensed certified general contractor Lic# CGC1516575 in the State of Florida.
In addition, Hugo has been involved in the on-site construction management and administration of several large residential/commercial projects. Hugo has deep understanding of the construction industry, as the project’s “eyes and ears” he provides the onsite representation to make sure that construction proceeds in accordance with contract documents, on time and within budget.