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JPI’s Blake Taylor Named 40 Under 40 Honoree by Dallas Business Journal

The 17th annual event honors rising business professionals in North Texas

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 Irving, Texas (July 19, 2023) – JPI’s Blake Taylor, Senior Vice President and Regional development partner, has been named to Dallas Business Journal’s 2023 40 Under 40 Award honorees. 

“I consider myself lucky every single day,” said Blake. “I get to come to work every day and not only do what I love but also do it alongside some of the brightest and most talented in the industry. We’ve had a few record-breaking years at JPI and it’s incredible to drive around the metroplex and see first-hand the impact that we are making. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to serve in this role and honored to have received this recognition.”

The award celebrates 40 North Texas men and women under the age of 40 who represent innovation and excellence in their fields, and who are making valuable contributions to our community.  Honorees will be celebrated at a special awards dinner on July 20 and will be featured in a special publication in print and online by the DBJ.

Blake joined JPI in 2014 and worked his way up from an entry-level position to his current senior leadership role. As Senior Vice President and Regional Development Partner, Blake is responsible for the execution of multifamily development for JPI’s Central Region, including overseeing development, capitalization, operations, and disposition of all multifamily developments in the Central Region. He is responsible for managing an expansive pipeline and portfolio of communities, including new growth opportunities in the DFW area.

“Blake has been instrumental in JPI’s recognition as the most active multifamily developer in DFW for 7 years running,” said Payton Mayes, chief executive officer of JPI. “As a leader, Blake is dedicated, humble, and manages by fact. He brings an intimate knowledge of the full lifecycle of the deal and remains hungry to grow in his industry knowledge.  We feel blessed to have him as one of our key leaders and look forward to seeing all he will continue to accomplish.”

About this award: This award honors 40 rising business professionals in North Texas from across a variety of sectors and industries with roles at companies and organizations that range from some of DFW’s largest companies to startups. To be considered, nominees had to be 39 years old as of Jan. 1, 2023, and reside in North Texas. Former winners are also not eligible to win the 40 Under 40 award more than once. To view additional disclosures about rankings, awards, and recognition, please click here.

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About JPI

JPI is a national developer, builder, and investment manager of Class A multifamily assets across the U.S., with over 9,000 apartment homes under development.  Recognized by NMHC as the 8th largest multifamily developer and fastest growing developer in the U.S., JPI is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and has two offices in Southern California. With a 34-year history of successful developments throughout major U.S. markets and an unparalleled depth of industry-specific experience, JPI stands among the most active privately held real estate companies in the country. JPI’s leadership team has comprehensive experience in multifamily developments – ranging from low-density garden apartments and mid- to high-density wrap and podium projects to senior-living communities and mixed-use high-rise developments. The firm offers investment management, predevelopment, underwriting, marketing, and asset management services, as well as construction, financial, and administrative services. To learn more about JPI, please visit JPI.com.


Chelsea Sweat, JPI

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