After 20 plus years in the property management and maintenance arena working for others, on both the east and west coasts, founder Jack Palmer merged his knowledge of the property management industry with his personal philosophy of good management, customer service, and accountability.
In 2000 JPM was born, focusing on multifamily property management. Each community is professionally managed in partnership with client owners. Truly a family business, members of the JPM family have worked in every capacity of the company from onsite management to administrative support and maintenance. JPM focuses on meeting the long-term investment needs of the client while providing great places for people to call home.
Jack Palmer is a native Oregonian from The Dalles. He played college football at Portland State University then moved to Atlanta in 1973 where he started a landscape maintenance company working at high-end houses. In 1979 he worked for JASON Company, a property management firm, where he started in the Landscape Maintenance division and eventually moved up to Asset Management. Jack went on to work for United Dominion Realty Trust as the area Property Manager for Atlanta and Jacksonville Florida.
Jack moved home to Oregon in 1991 and went to work for Princeton Property Management as a Property Manager. He left Princeton in 2000 to form a partnership with the Jennings Company forming Jennings Palmer LLC, which held a large portfolio of properties in the Portland and Salem market. In 2004 Jennings Palmer was dissolved and JPM Real Estate was born from a buy sale agreement between Jack Palmer and the Jennings Group. For the past 17 years JPM has managed properties from Vancouver, Washington to Corvallis, Oregon.
Jack has two children, two great nephews, three granddogs, and one slow, meandering Weiner Dog named Sam. When he is not walking properties Jack enjoys college football, basketball, fishing, and hanging out with his family.
Malinda Griffith has 20-plus years of HR, accounting and operations management experience in a variety of industries including property management, manufacturing, retail, non-profit, as well as independent consulting. Her philosophy is to create systems and processes that will work long-term in a scalable environment while empowering our teams to support both our clients and our residents. She believes it is important to keep things simple so that administering the work doesn’t overwhelm the work.
An avid traveler, having visited 44 of the 50 states, when not in the office Malinda is probably planning her next adventure. She loves exploring new areas both close and far, experiencing the history, culture, and sampling the local food. In addition to visiting the last 6 states, her goal is to visit all 423 of the National Parks, Monuments, and Historic sites in the US.
Licensed Property Manager – State of Oregon
Senior Certified Professional – The Society for Human Resources
Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) – Human Resource Certification Institute
AAS Applied Accounting
BS Business Administration
Ben Palmer has held a Real Estate License since 2011. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the properties within his JPM portfolio. He works with owners during property transactions and to establish goals and objectives for their assets. He analyzes financial documents and budgets to ensure those goals and objectives are being met. Ben works closely with contractors on renovation and restoration projects. He also oversees the JPM Maintenance Team and works closely with the JPM core team to establish and implement corporate strategy and culture.
When Ben is not working he enjoys playing with his sons, golfing, and anything competitive. He is a huge military history buff with a specific focus on WWII. He is fascinated by aviation and military strategy.
Principal Broker License- State of Oregon
Managing Brokers License – State of Washington
BS Business Administration – Oregon State University
Vicki Jackson grew up in Las Vegas Nevada, where she worked in consumer banking for over 20 years and as a Bank Manager for 15 of those years. She moved to Oregon and began her career in property management in 2013 as the onsite manager for 250 units in Corvallis. Vicki joined the JPM family in 2014 as the Corvallis onsite manager of those same 250 units. She worked her way up in JPM, and is now the area trainer and Portfolio Manager for Albany, Corvallis, Dallas, Sublimity, and Salem.
As a portfolio manager, Vicki’s duties include: overseeing the day-to-day operations of the properties, working with owners to establish goals and objectives for their assets, and analyzing financial documents and budgets to ensure those goals and objectives are being met.
Vicki enjoys spending quality time with her family creating cherished memories, traveling, and vacationing at the beach.
An Oregon resident for over 15 years, Heather McNeil has served as JPM’s Property Trust Accountant since 2016. Her diverse background makes her well-suited to the thoughtfulness and care that JPM prides itself on delivering.
Driven by a focus on accuracy and clarity, Heather assists JPM in developing and improving accounting processes, training procedures, and client reporting. She also audits accounts and performs other internal financial controls.
After attending the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Heather decided to continue her education and pursue a personal passion by attending Le Cordon Bleu. She loves to make use of both her specialty baking and savory training, whipping up magical food that delights everyone lucky enough to experience it. When not working or hunting for the next recipe or food idea to try, Heather enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
With over 22 years of experience in multifamily management of both income restricted and market units, Jenifer Dettmann is no newbie to property management. Jenifer’s background ranges from leasing to senior management which gives her a unique understanding of many aspects of property management including leasing, contractor/maintenance management, and preparing budgets and proformas.
Jenifer has extensive education in the field with countless hours of Fair Housing and Landlord-Tenant Law. She has experience in LIHTC, HOME, OAHTC, RD, Farmworker Housing and HUD. She served as a project manager for a major Tax Credit Compliance property upgrade for a 144 unit community. Jenifer also has experience as a Compliance Auditor for Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing in Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada.
Jenifer keeps up with the constant changes created by local, state and federal moratoriums, ordinances or other restrictions and successfully navigates applications to the Landlord Compensation Fund resulting in the collection of months of unpaid rents. Rejoining the company in the fall of 2018, Jenifer’s attention to detail is a natural fit for her current role as the Compliance Manager for JPM Real Estate Services.
If all that wasn’t fun enough, Jenifer also enjoys kayaking, frequent game nights, and traveling. If she hasn’t been camping recently, you may want to check if she’s okay.
Housing Compliance Manager – HUD HOME Program, Section 42 of the IRC and HUD.
AAS in Accounting – Western Business College
Irma Jimenez has been with JPM for 12 years. She started out as a grounds porter and worked her way up to the corporate office. As the Assistant Portfolio Manager, Irma handles the corporate managed properties. Her responsibilities include: Leasing, entering rents, maintenance team management, tenant customer service, unit showings, advertises vacant units, sending out notices, and walking the properties to make sure they are looking good.
Irma’s hobbies are hanging out on the river, paddle boarding, and ATV riding. She also loves to stay home and watch movies.