VBK Investments Founders

Jason Matthews

Jason is a seasoned real estate executive with over 25 years of real estate experience. Most notably in leadership/project management, repositioning projects, development, real estate finance, asset management, and build-out of a short-term rental portfolio in Florida. Jason has a proven track record of achieving revenue, profit, and business growth. He has been successful in driving results in both operational and financial spectrums of real estate.
As the owner of a Real Estate Project Management firm, Jason has serviced clients from small non-profits to Fortune 500 corporations in Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida markets. The firm focuses on real estate consulting, project discovery, and investment analysis.
Since 1995 he has worked on major projects that include: sports stadiums/pro sports practice facilities, convention centers, hotels, theatres, hospitals, airport cargo facilities, office buildings, student housing, grocery anchored strip malls, grocery cold storage facilities, residential development, multifamily housing, land development, condo conversions, Billion Dollar Oil & Gas projects, landman and engineering services. Add in 12 years of corporate procurement experience that includes writing and managing Corporate Supplier Inclusion Plans. This spectrum of experience culminates in Jason’s savvy vision recognizing opportunities, commitment to risk mitigation, and adaptability to changing markets and economies.
His dedication to mentoring is evident, and close to his heart. Jason provides financial fitness education and real estate investment coaching to people from all walks of life. Aside from mentoring individuals, he volunteered on behalf of the Pittsburgh community; driving impactful change as a member of the City’s Equal Opportunity Commission. He significantly contributed to the creation of the urban Master Plan and Community Collaboration & Inclusion Plan (CCIP) for the redevelopment of the Lower Hill District in Pittsburgh, PA.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jason spent his college basketball career at the University of Pittsburgh (1987-1991), where he finished his career as the sixth all-time leading scorer and the Big East Conference career record holder in Free Throw Percentage & 3 Point Shooting Percentage. Other achievements include: All Big East freshman First Team, All Conference selection for three consecutive years, and even representing USA Basketball during the Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City; winning a silver medal.

After earning his Economics Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Jason played in the NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers. He signed a contract to join Lakers Veterans Camp in 1991. He continued his career as a member of the Rimula X Basketball Team in the Philippines Basketball Association. Returning to Pittsburgh Jason moved into the next phase of his life working at a financial planning firm with Series 6 & Series 63 licenses. After seeing his top clients invest in real estate, his passion for real estate was ignited.

Jason Matthews
Joe Ebanks

Hailing from Tampa, FL, Husley “Joe” Ebanks is a successful full-time entrepreneur and seasoned real estate investor with over 20 years of experience in the industry. In 2008 he founded Exit Home Buyer, a real estate investment company, focused on providing extensive disposition and acquisition solutions.

The core of Joe’s successful platform is his extensive experience working in mortgage and investment banking. He worked with some of the Top 25 banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. An astute and strategic investor, Joe excels given his intuitive understanding of lucrative opportunities, his wealth of knowledge in different arenas of real estate, and driving force to streamline operations to spur business expansion and revenue growth. Over the years, he has established a robust track record; investing in hundreds of single-family residential (SFR) and multiple multi-family units. To date, he has sold more than 300 distressed properties and closed over 700 wholesale deals.

Joe is well-regarded within the Tampa real estate market as an efficient problem solver. Joe continually seeks to partner with other like-minded industry players. To achieve this, he collaborates with diverse stakeholders; including city and county municipality offices, investment bankers, asset managers, and several multi-family housing corporations. An analytical conceptualizer, Joe brings proactive and calculated thinking to each real estate transaction. He doesn’t shy from the complex deals or competitive markets.

In addition to being a husband and father, Joe is a multi-decorated gulf war ARMY veteran who defended his country diligently; and was honorably discharged from the military after 5 years of service. Joe has an advanced educational background in military logistics, real estate, self-studies and is a graduate of Hillsborough Community College. He maintains deep roots in his community; predominantly by serving as the Executive Director of Fox Foundation of Tampa Bay and being a long-time host of the Tampa Bay Real Estate Investor Association. Currently he is the owner/presenter of The Investor Group Live series. Committed to his career passion and serving others, Joe participates in speaking engagements, training workshops, and mentoring of new and seasoned investors. 

Joe Ebanks

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