Prior to co-founding SmithJones Partners in 2008, Jeff was President and Executive Director of Ameriton Properties Incorporated, and Executive Vice President of Archstone Smith in Denver, Colorado from 2000 to November of 2007 where he had overall investment responsibility for more than $2.3 billion of apartment investments. Prior to joining Ameriton, Jeff was Senior Vice President with Archstone Smith in Austin, Texas where he was responsible for Archstone's acquisition and development activities throughout nthe central U.S. From 1995 to 1999, Jeff was Senior Vice President of Homestead Village Incorporated where he directed acquisition and development activities for its limited service extended-stay hotel product throughout the central part of the U.S. Prior to Homestead Village, Jeff held development positons with Sentre Partners, Stark Companies International, Maclachlan Investment Company and Trammell Crow Company. Jeff received his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.