Jay Strates | Senior Associate

Professional Experience

Jay Strates, Senior Associate at BishopBeale, is a Florida licensed real estate broker with a wealth of knowledge in transactional real estate and managing multiple real estate investment entities with holdings in entertainment, industrial, agricultural and raw land. His real estate management experience includes generational gifting, property entitlement, and both 1031 and 1033 tax deferred exchanges.

Prior to his commercial real estate career, Jay accumulated 23 years of business and finance experience in the mobile amusement industry as a third generation family business owner. Jay continues to be active in the mobile amusement industry as a shareholder and director. He serves as a director on the Outdoor Amusement Business Association as well on the Board of Governor’s for the Showmen’s League of America.

Jay is a Central Florida native. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Florida where he continued on to graduate with a Master of Business Administration concentrating in human resources and decision science. Jay currently resides in Winter Park with his with wife Suzy and two children.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC): Member
  • Outdoor Amusement Business Association: Director
  • Showmen’s League of America: Board of Governor’s

Notable Transactions

  • Bahia Shrine: 45,000 SF Public Assembly Facility – Owner Representation

"As a land owner, I have faced the issues involved with owning, managing and marketing properties to achieve their highest values. My goal is to leverage the experience, skills, and relationships of the BishopBeale team to achieve each clients objectives." — Jay Strates