With 35 years of combined experience in multifamily brokerage and development, Iron Lion Realty has unique insight into both the history and future of the Southeast markets we specialize in. As future returns become increasingly more important than current value for investors, this historical knowledge gives us a model to predict growth and identify opportunities. As a result, we specialize in smaller Southeast markets, with a focus on Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville-Spartanburg in South Carolina, and Augusta and Savannah in Georgia.
combined multifamily experience
In these smaller markets, a vision for growth is key, as every deal is unique and often without sales comparables to support pricing projections. We have a keen ability to price a property without this data based on market history, and a proven record of achieving target pricing for our clients. As these emerging markets grow, new product types are being delivered creating rent growth and setting new pricing watermarks.
Boutique By Choice
Iron Lion’s focus is quality over quantity. As a boutique firm, we devote a significant amount of time, thought and effort to each of our clients, giving their assets the high degree of focused attention they command, particularly when selling a property in an emerging market with an unprecedented price. We are selective in the number of listings we hold to ensure service and price are never compromised for volume.
Our boutique model allows us to provide our clients customized service with access to the same technology and market data resources used by larger, institutional firms. Our team brings many areas of expertise from brokerage to asset management to marketing, and uses a collaborative approach to tailor the marketing of your property. We are always innovating the marketing process with an asset-specific sales strategy, and drive demand by matching each client’s assets to a robust group of investors from private and institutional owners to global investors. As the world evolves and technology advances, we continue to grow our platform enabling us to further engage buyers in exciting ways.
We represent the nation’s premier multifamily owners, developers, and operators with the highest level of investment advisory service. Execution of a proper marketing strategy requires attention to detail from pre-listing advisory to the post-closing property takeover. While other firms tend to focus solely on brokerage, we provide sound consultation as a multifamily advisor with an invaluable blend of trusted expertise, the right resources, fruitful relationships built on mutual success, and a reputation of setting new watermarks.
With unparalleled local market expertise, we deliver investment advice and market information to owners and investors engaged in buying, selling, financing, and developing multifamily real estate.
Our “advisor first” approach assists clients in effectively managing their assets, increasing efficiency and ultimately maximizing value.
Jim Sewell, President
Jim Sewell is President of Iron Lion Realty. Jim’s focus is on investment sales, business development, and equity and debt placement for multifamily properties. He brings over 20 years of multifamily brokerage experience to the firm, and has handled more than 130 transactions totaling almost $3 billion and more than 1.2 million units. Prior to starting Iron Lion Realty, he was Vice President and co-head of the JLL Carolinas multifamily team for three years, covering North Carolina, South Carolina and coastal Georgia. Previously, he was President and Partner of Coastal Apartment Advisors (CAA) which he formed in 2004. Before forming CAA, Jim completed more than $350 million in multifamily transactions at one of the Southeast’s leading multifamily brokerage firms. He has extensive experience in multifamily site selection, development, and dispositions spanning the range of the multifamily industry. Jim holds a degree in economics from Emory University, and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Erika Maston, Vice President
Erika Maston is Vice President of Iron Lion Realty and directs the company’s business development, property marketing, and daily operations. Prior to joining Iron Lion Realty, she was Vice President of Multifamily Investment Sales for JLL Carolinas, and started her multifamily brokerage career with Coastal Apartment Advisors in 2005. She also operated as a marketing consultant for five years helping retail, private residential, and publishing clients with successful marketing and rebranding campaigns. Erika’s diverse background and education has afforded her a unique and creative lens for property marketing, helping clients to achieve above market pricing. Erika received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after three years. She currently resides in Savannah, GA, and enjoys cycling, hooping, and traveling.