Resume Update 1998 to 2009
1998 – 2000
I moved back to South Florida from Connecticut, and did the following work.
1) South Beach taxi driver, and
2) assisting property management of my family’s 10 retail stores and tenants, along with Northern Trust Bank, Trustee, in my capacity as trust beneficiary. This work involved helping 10 retail stores at 244-272 Miracle Mile, working with building repair people, working with realtors to get vacant spaces rented, doing accounting, and all other aspects of an ongoing business involving gross rents of over $500,000 a year. Accomplishments: helped raise occupancy rate from 40% to 100%, income from ~$250,000 to ~$750,000 annually.
I did this work full-time, as above described, along with Northern Trust Bank, and Kerdyk Real Estate, in my capacity as trust beneficiary. This work involved assistant managing and supervising our family’s 10 retail stores, at 244-272 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, including the 10 retail tenants. Those tenants were: 1) Creative Weddings, 2) Sole to Sole, 3) Guayaberas, 4) Rivoli Handbags, 5) Euroline Kitchens, 6) TD Waterhouse, 7) Ace Tuxedos, 8) Gables Gems, 9) Venus Clothing, and 10) Abitare Furniture.
I became owner of 256 Miracle Mile, involved in multi-faceted property management duties, including helping in development of the Coral Gables downtown, insurance, taxation, publications, and commercial networking. I worked part-time for Contigo Peru Magazine -- involved myself extensively in City of Coral Gables issues, and was twice named by the Coral Gables Gazette as Activist of the Year.
My property management work: 1) received favorable media coverage in the Miami Herald, WPLG TV, and the Coral Gables Gazette, 2) involved helping the Florida Legislature draft successful Constitutional Amendment One (the 10% cap on commercial property annual tax increases, comparable to Save Our Homes), for property tax reform, passed by Florida voters in 2008, 3) a minor appearance on ABC TV News Nightline, 4) helping State leaders on future hurricane preparedness, by focusing on addressing global warming, and, 5) helping State leaders – Bill McBride, Gov. Crist – bring focus on economic development, through trying to develop infrastructure for providing US NASA’s liquid hydrogen, fuel cell energym, to the world, to help Florida replace Saudi Arabia, in the future, as the world’s energy supplier, potentially making Florida the richest location on the planet Earth.
Jackson Rip Holmes
920 Sevilla Avenue, #206
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-338-5000