Jay M. CaplinManaging Principal
A second-generation Miamian, Jay Caplin was born into a real estate family that instilled in him many of the traits for which he is known: reliability, unwavering integrity, creativity, and an often much-needed sense of humor. With a career spanning more than three decades, Jay is among the industry leaders in real estate investment in the Southeast region.
Since joining Steelbridge as a Managing Principal in 2007, Jay has solidified the firm’s national reputation and dramatically expanded its portfolio, capital and capabilities. Prior to this, Jay spent over two decades at Cushman & Wakefield as an Executive Director. During his tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, Jay co-founded the Florida Capital Markets Group and led the expansion and direction of the group’s growth throughout the region. Representing a diverse group of owners, Jay oversaw sales and financing of office, residential, industrial, retail, and hotel properties valued at more than $7 billion.
Jay graduated from Florida State University (FSU) with a double major in Finance and Real Estate. A member of the Executive Advisory Board for the FSU Center for Real Estate Education & Research, Jay was also appointed to serve on the FSU Real Estate Foundation, was also a member of the Cornerstone Society of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute. An avid boating, motorcycle and car enthusiast, Jay cherishes nothing more than his two college-age children.