Rising Stars in Real Estate: Tyler Parbs

Class of 2022

  • Category: Rising Stars in Real Estate
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 4
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Last updated on May 6th, 2022 at 12:07 pm

Tyler Parbs, vice president of investments at Milwaukee-based development firm J. Jeffers & Co., is responsible for deal and capital sourcing, legal and tax structuring, and transactional closings for the company’s regional pipeline of projects. 

Parbs joined the firm in 2019 after meeting J. Jeffers & Co. founder and chief executive officer Joshua Jeffers in 2018. At the time, Jeffers was an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 

As a student of engineering, Parbs recognized a unique opportunity to leverage his problem-solving skills in real estate development, said Ian Abston, director of the Hoan Group, co-founder of the Forward 48 leadership development program and supervisor of Parbs’ Forward 48 cohort.

“He is viewed as someone who stands out in the industry, seeing opportunity where others see roadblocks,” Abston said. 

Parbs has been involved in several investments in Milwaukee’s downtown, including the acquisition and $65 million redevelopment of the former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel buildings into 195 units of affordable student housing for Milwaukee Area Technical College and 141 units of apartments. 

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