Jason Schaller is a Partner, Owner and Investor with Peacock Capital and its family of companies. He and his partners use their combined 60 years of Commercial and Multifamily value-add real estate, design and construction experience to purchase, build and own apartment communities throughout Central Florida. Peacock’s current portfolio consists of 52 apartment communities totaling 2,600 apartment homes with a solid pipeline of development that will produce over 2,500 apartments in the next 3 years. Mr. Schaller is also the Founder of The Schaller Group, a design and consulting firm that adds value to multifamily, hospitality and commercial investments through creative design and construction. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and real estate investor, he was Vice President and Managing Director at McKinley, Inc., a $4.6 Billion Dollar real estate company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he worked for over 18 years. Mr. Schaller was directly responsible for leading property management operations, sales, marketing, branding, due-diligence, acquisitions, design, construction and redevelopment throughout McKinley's National Real Estate Platform. He has a reputation for conquering the most challenging projects and he was directly responsible for the daily operations of a 12,000+ Unit Multi-State Apartment Portfolio, a 16 Million SF Commercial Portfolio and the creation of a Class-A boutique apartment portfolio in Tampa's exclusive Hyde Park neighborhood. Mr. Schaller has personally executed over $500 Million of renovation and construction, has worked for private and institutional owners, has been named receiver in the State of Florida and has repositioned receivership and REO assets in 21 states.
Mr. Schaller is originally from Michigan. He graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts Management and Marketing. He relocated from Detroit, Michigan to Central Florida in 2009. In addition to his career in Real Estate, Mr. Schaller has performed and recorded internationally as a rock n' roll guitarist for over 30 years. His current band, VANGOGO, can be heard nationally on alternative rock radio and internationally with millions of streams on the major streaming networks. He is an entrepreneur and founder of the Trust Me Brand, a philanthropic organization. Mr. Schaller served as board president for the ROCK CF Foundation, has worked with the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School Executive MBA Program and has consulted and provided executive leadership coaching for private businesses. He is a regular supporter of music and the arts and he currently serves as board treasurer for the Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Schaller travels frequently to gain design inspiration.