Eric Soulavy is the founder and visionary of Blue Jay Capital and directs the group’s overall investment and development strategy. Mr. Soulavy’s real estate career began by scouting, acquiring and developing dealerships on the best sites throughout South America.
Mr. Soulavy has an extensive background in luxury customer sales and service. He previously served as CEO for Bavarian Motors Venezuela, a leading BMW importer in Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay and Costa Rica. Eric directly-managed all aspects and direction of the company, including the development of several high-profile dealerships in major markets.
Eric resides in Key Biscayne, Florida with his wife and three kids.
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 all ground up and redevelopment projects from entitlements to construction. Joel is responsible for coordinating and executing internal teams as well as outside 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.
Alexandra Kimball has 20 years of experience in fashion, retail, and public relations. After starting her career at Vogue magazine, she served as Global Executive Vice President of Oscar de la Renta for 10 years. She went on to consult for high-end shopping concepts including the Brentwood and Marin Country Marts and for Diego Della Valle’s digital media group. She now calls Key Biscayne home with her husband and two children. She is happy to take a golf cart to work to contribute to brand strategy planning, marketing, and public relations for Blue Jay Capital.
Born in the Napa Valley and raised in Rio de Janiero, Mrs. Kimball received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature and Art History from the University of Virginia.
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.