About Us

Executive Summary

Major Milestones

The Jay Odom Group is an industry leader, with a hugely successful track record spanning our 30+ years in business. With unsurpassed experience in a broad range of capabilities, The Jay Odom Group applies proven success strategies to produce excellence in all facets of operations. From acquisition, financing, planning, permitting, infrastructure, residential construction, commercial construction, property management, aviation construction and management, marketing, sales, commercial leasing and more, we are extremely well-positioned to purchase, develop, construct and manage new projects while producing exceptional results for our clients, partners and investors.

Since our inception, The Jay Odom Group has gained a reputation as being the preferred real estate development firm in Northwest Florida. Just a few of our major milestones include:

  • Secured over $200M in loans for property purchase and development
  • Developed more than 2,200 residential lots with over $100M in infrastructure and amenities
  • Purchased over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial property, to include construction and renovation, exceeding $100M
The Jay Odom Group

The Jay Odom Group was founded in 1987 and today consists of Crystal Beach Development, Hammock Bay, The Emily Odom Institute, JG Plaza, Draper J and more than 20 subsidiary companies.


The Jay Odom Group is an integrated commercial and residential real estate company specializing in mixed-used development, master-planned communities, investment, property management, hotels/resorts, and development of mixed-used districts.

Over the past 30+ years, we have built a portfolio and reputation of producing quality projects such as Destiny, City Market, Hammock Bay, Destin Jet, and The Uptown District, just to name a few.

The direct vision and unwavering commitment provided by CEO, Jay Odom, poises The Jay Odom Group to continue our growth, investment and project management opportunities in the coming years. We have demonstrated ability to provide tangible value through all cycles of the development process, whether our own, or on behalf of our clients, partners or investors.

Our Team

Established in 1987, The Jay Odom Group is comprised of an exceptional group of professionals – highly recruited and knowledgeable in all matters regarding the real estate industry. Known for energy, enthusiasm and creativity, as well as unwavering dedication and commitment, The Jay Odom Group team has over 100 years of combined experience and is one of the most active development companies in Northwest Florida.

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Jay Odom

Jay Odom


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Trish Dalton

Trish Dalton

Chief Financial Officer
Years of service: 13

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Linda Weed

Linda Weed

Assistant Controller
Years of service: 15

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Cindy Aldrich

Cindy Aldrich

Years of service: 23

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Crys Hopper

Crys Hopper

Director of Construction
Years of Service: 5

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Mary Rosenheim

Mary Rosenheim

Director of Development
Years of service: 5

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Emily Gregory

Emily Gregory

Property Manager
Years of service: 11

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Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess

Executive Assistant
Years of service: 22

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Rosie Smith

Rosie Smith

Administrative Assistant
Years of Service: 5

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Donna Olsen

Donna Olsen

Administrative Services Coordinator
Years of service: 12

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Community Involvement

The Jay Odom Group is proud to support charities and community organizations in the areas we serve and beyond. Our commitment to our various development projects is matched only by our dedication to improving communities and assisting those in need.

With donations totaling well over $1M, The Jay Odom Group embraces a simple philosophy: regenerate communities while making a difference, especially towards youth and educational issues. This is why charities and programs such as Adopt a Classroom, Take Stock in Children, Education Foundations and countless other school and children’s programs have been, and will continue to be, supported by The Jay Odom Group for many years.

Other contributions include:

  • Donated 60 acres of land to the City of Freeport in a cooperative effort with Walton County and Hammock Bay to build a state-of-the-art, world-class $20M Regional Sports Complex within Hammock Bay
  • Donated 30 acres within Hammock Bay’s Town Center to the Walton County School District for an elementary/middle school
  • As a tribute to first responders, the armed forces and all those uniformed service members, The Jay Odom Group erected the tallest flagpole in the State of Florida. The flag is 60″x 90″, and the pole stands at 172′ tall in the Uptown District of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Donated 500 linear feet on Choctawhatchee Bay, in the heart of the City of Destin, to expand the City’s Parks & Recreation for its citizens and visitors
  • In the Crystal Beach area of Destin, donated numerous beach accesses to the City of Destin for public beach access to the Gulf of Mexico

The Jay Odom Group supports charities for children and families that provide stability and resources for those in need in hopes of building brighter futures for all our citizens. Contributions include such organizations as:

  • Children in Crisis
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • All Sports Association
  • Children’s Hospitals & Foundations
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • St Judes
  • Special Olympics
  • The Niemoller Foundation
  • Opportunity Place
  • March of Dimes
  • Shelter House
  • Families First Network

The Jay Odom Group encourages community service and volunteerism as well as financial donations. Recognizing that corporate accountability starts locally, other worthwhile causes we support include:

  • Wildlife Rehabilitators
  • Wounded Warrior
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Florida Sheriffs Association
  • Fisher House
  • The Air Force Enlisted Village
  • Local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations
  • Local Rotary, Kiwanis, Lion, Shriner Clubs


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