Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the Vermont real estate industry, founding J.L. Davis Realty in 1986, along with Jeff Davis and Greg Dirmaier. Jeff and his co-founders established a premier, full service commercial, industrial, and retail real estate firm specializing in brokerage, leasing, development services, and site selection. Jeff has been involved in many of the transactions that have driven the retail, industrial, and office environment in Chittenden County and throughout Vermont for a generation. With extensive knowledge of property development and the permitting process in the State of Vermont, Jeff is well positioned to assist in a wide array of real estate opportunities.
Corporate Clients Include
People’s United Bank
Background & Experience
1987 to Present: President/Partner/Real Estate Broker, J.L. Davis Realty, Burlington & Williston, VT – Commercial Brokerage throughout the State of Vermont
1998 to Present: Partner, Nick & Morrissey Development LLC, Burlington, VT – Developer and owner of a 70,000 SF retail/office building in downtown Burlington, VT
2011 to Present: Owner of Marketplace Fitness, 29 Church St., Burlington, VT
University of Vermont, 1976 – 1980
Professional Associations & Designations
2006 to Present: Member of the Burlington Business Association (BBA)
2000 to 2022: Member of the Church Street Marketplace Commission, Chair2005-2014: Board Member of the Burlington Business Association (BBA)
1998-2007: Board Member and Coach for Shelburne Little League
1992-1996: Board Member of Spectrum Youth & Family Services
1986 to Present: Member of the Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association (CCREA)
1984 to Present: Member of Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors
2018-2019: Permitted an sold a 9-lot industrial subdivision in Williston, VT
2013-Present: People’s United Bank – Sold two (2) branch locations, negotiated lease renewal, and relocated 42,000 SF operations office.
2001-Present: Starbucks Coffee – Site selection and lease negotiation: Identified sites and negotiated lease terms for all five (5) Starbucks within Vermont.
2012-2017: CVS Pharmacy – Identified sites and negotiated terms of three (3) locations in Essex, Williston, and on Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace.
2012-2016: 62 Merchants Row, Williston, VT – Provide all Development, Permitting, and Marketing services for new 29,170 SF Mixed Use, Multi-Building Development including Panera Bread, Verizon, Aspen Dental, Supercuts, Weight Watchers, Miracle Ear, Sleepy’s and MVP Health Care.
2012-2016: Renovated 65,000 SF of Retail/Office Space, Burlington, VT
- Negotiated Lease of 10,630 SF to CVS Pharmacy.
- Negotiated Lease of 2,454 SF to lululemon USA Inc.
- Negotiated Lease of 10,000 SF to the State of Vermont
- Negotiated Lease of 7,500 SF to Aurora North Software
2013: Skyline Corporation, Fair Haven, VT: Negotiated sale of 90,930 SF former manufacturing plant situated on 13.70 acres to Shawn Camara