Episode 152 | Fortress Real Estate Companies

Summary:

Jack Tzagournis, President of Fortress Real Estate Companies, has over 23 years of experience in the real estate industry as Vice President of Development for Continental Real Estate Companies and Vice President of Sales at Dietz Commercial, prior to starting Fortress. He was responsible for site selection and development activities for Giant Eagle’s entry to the central Ohio market, as well as the Streets of Indian Lake, a successful lifestyle shopping center in Hendersonville, TN. In all, Jack procured over $550 million in development projects and brokered over $400 million while at Fortress, Continental, and Dietz.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:44) Small Biz Cares
(00:01:22) The SunDown Group
(00:01:47) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:18) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:14) Introduction to Jack Tzagournis
(00:04:20) Jack’s childhood and upbringing
(00:06:55) Jack’s early career
(00:07:55) What drew Jack towards real estate?
(00:09:30) Backyard Burgers
(00:10:50) Giant Eagle’s entrance into Central Ohio
(00:15:30) More projects at Continental outside of Giant Eagle
(00:18:30) The path to creating Fortress Real Estate Companies
(00:20:17) Columbus Gives Back
(00:21:30) Getting Fortress Real Estate Companies off of the ground
(00:23:30) The challenges of the early days in creating Fortress Real Estate Companies
(00:25:55) Jack’s goals for the foreseeable future with Fortress Real Estate Companies
(00:31:15) Youngstown State University
(00:32:30) Managing the complicated and extensive timelines that come with real estate projects
(00:37:40) Jack’s outlook on Columbus and the real estate market for the foreseeable future
(00:40:11) Live Uncomfortably
(00:41:55) Final remarks
(00:42:25) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:42:50) Small Biz Cares
(00:42:25) The SunDown Group
(00:42:52) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:44:22) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Jack Tzagournis
Fortress Real Estate Companies
Small Biz Cares
The SunDown Group
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
Columbus Gives Back
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