Jack S. Lightbody CPM, a California native and resident of New Bern, NC, has directed real estate investment and management activities for over 45 years. As Executive Vice President of TradeMark Properties, Jack specializes in developing commercial properties as a fee developer.
His previous employment and development includes positions as VP Development for Prudential Insurance Company, Special Assistant to Franklin Graham and Project Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association new headquarters in Charlotte, NC and Managing Director for Pittsburgh City Center, Inc., in Pittsburgh, PA. Lightbody has successfully developed over 50 projects of mixed-use, office building, hotel, residential and condominium, industrial and warehouse and regional mall projects as a institutional developer.
In his 45 years of experience, Lightbody has handled all aspects of real estate development from the rezoning, land acquisition, planning, designing and building to the final leasing and management. His brokerage activities for both commercial and residential sales have exceeded $4 billion. The projects typifying his expertise include Macy’s Plaza in Los Angeles, CA a 2,000,000 SF multi-use development comprising a 250,000 SF Macy’s department store, a 500 room Hyatt Regency Hotel, a 750,000 SF office tower, and 450,000 SF of retail small shops served by 2,000 cars of structured parking.
Lightbody obtained his BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing, from California State University at Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Military with the Navy, serving in the submarine service. He is licensed as a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and holds California and North Carolina Real Estate Broker licenses.
He is active in a number of professional and community organizations and is a member of the National Association of Review Appraisers (CRE), the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and The National Association of Church Business Administration. Lightbody also serves as lecturer and instructor for the Institute of Real Estate Management.
- National Association of Review Appraisers (CRE)
- National Association of Real Estate Appraisers
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Urban Land Institute (ULI)
- The National Association of Church Business Administration
- Trustee for Saint Augustine University
Was a Professional Baseball Player with the Detroit Tigers
Built Hyatt Regency Hotels Across the United States
Worked for Billy & Franklin Graham