As the product of two entrepreneurial parents, Robb Jones sustained their legacy of entrepreneurship upon graduating from Morehouse College in 1996. At the age of 22, he co-founded an apparel company that designed, manufactured and marketed fashionable and high-end apparel in college bookstores and department stores. From there, he went on to establish two additional successful companies before earning his MBA from the Clark Atlanta University School of Business, graduating in 2001.
Additionally, in 2001, Robb became one of three owners of an intown homebuilding company (JLW Homes & Communities), where he managed strategic growth and planning, operational infrastructure as well as sales, brand and marketing initiatives for the company. Jones has accumulated more than fifteen years of experience in the building industry, managing multi-million-dollar urban redevelopment ventures in many of Atlanta’s intown communities. He successfully established the company brand as a thriving force in real estate within Atlanta’s intown market and strategically positioned it for growth. His vision, in conjunction with his marketing expertise, management, customer relation’s skills and business savvy, proved to be an invaluable asset to the company.
Jones currently manages several of the day-to-day operations for CityScape, while overseeing all of future land acquisitions, financing options and maintaining the superior level of performance. Jones also is charged with preserving the financial health of the firm by performing ongoing analyses of its functions and managing all the funding and fiscal aspects of the business. This requires him to cultivate solid relationships with financial institutions while engaging in strategic planning and budget control.
His responsibilities include identifying and creating new opportunities while developing and deploying a reliable network of real estate professionals including investment fund managers, master builders, urban planners and architects. This responsibility also includes prequalifying project opportunities that are viable and within the scope of the existing plan and objectives. Jones employs a holistic perspective and approach that helps differentiate and connect with the CityScape audience.
Furthermore, Jones effectively monitors the progress of each project, ensuring they are completed to the customer’s specifications, guaranteeing a smooth process and a high level of satisfaction. He demonstrates an unprecedented management style that will greatly propel this company toward prominence. Among his accomplishments, he is the recipient of the Phoenix Award, an honor bestowed upon the Protégé of the Year of the Georgia’s Governor’s Mentor Protégé Program, Pacesetters Award (Atlanta Business Chronicle) and Inner City 100, as well as a Professionalism Award from Greater Atlanta Homebuilders. As a serial entrepreneur, he has been featured in several publications, including Black Enterprise, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Building News, Builder Magazine, Creative Loafing, and Atlanta Journal & Constitution
After founding the JLW Community Foundation in 2003, Jones has been active in the community as a volunteer for of the United Way Volunteer Involvement Program, Morehouse Mentoring Program, Habitat for Humanity, and Hands on Atlanta. Jones has also held seats on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations: Park Pride and Georgia Conservation Voters and is currently on the Board of Advisors for Atlanta Beltline. He has mentored young men through Morehouse College, Boys II Men (non-profit) and Cascade United Methodist Church Mentoring Programs, and regularly inspires young people through speaking engagements and serves on empowerment panels. Among these accomplishments, he is most proud to be a devoted husband and father of two children and a member of Impact Church.