Jeffrey Gates
T.J. Development, LLC
Novi, MI

Jeff Gates is a principal with The Watermark Companies, a group of companies that develop, build, own and manage multi-family properties. The organization was formed in 2001 and the business is focused on the acquisition and renovation of USDA Rural Development properties. The company has acquired and renovated nearly 30 RD properties for its own portfolio and also provides acquisition and rehab services to non-profit and for-profit developers through its consulting arm. Prior to forming Watermark, Mr. Gates was a construction manager and has built over 4,000 multi-family units throughout the Midwest, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many of these projects were administered by USDA Rural Development, the City of Detroit , and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). Mr. Gates is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in engineering.