TJ Ownby

TJ Ownby

Senior Vice President, Office Manager
Tampa, FL


As a senior vice president/office manager with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, TJ originates debt and equity financing for public and private real estate owners through a variety of capital sources which include insurance companies, investment banks, governmental agencies, commercial banks and credit institutions.

TJ has experience in the origination, structuring, placement and closing of various real estate product types including, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, multifamily, and medical office. Financing facilities closed include permanent loans (both forward and immediate commitments), equity raisings, interim or bridge facilities, and construction loans.

Prior to joining Grandbridge he served as managing principal of Tavernier Capital Partners and as senior vice president/managing director of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage.

TJ has more than 38 years of correspondent mortgage banking experience. He started his career in the late 1970s with DeFranceau Realty Group (DRG). Upon leaving DRG, he joined Trust Company Mortgage, one of the largest correspondent mortgage banking firms in the Florida market at that time.

In 1991, TJ, along with three other partners, formed The Carey Kramer Company – North Florida, which they successfully operated for the next 10 years until the firm was purchased by GMACCM in 2001. As a principal of Carey Kramer and Tavernier Capital Partners, TJ and his partners were responsible for building a $2+ billion life company servicing portfolio.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He's a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a licensed mortgage broker in the state of Florida.

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