Mr. Simpson has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker by the California Department of Real Estate. Jay is also a CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM ®) He started his real estate career in South Orange County as a residential specialist in 1987 and became a Portfolio Property Manager of multi-family apartment communities in 1989. Before starting Pacific West in June 2001, he oversaw a $210 million, 2100 unit property portfolio consisting of apartment communities in Orange, San Diego and Fresno counties. He has property experience throughout Southern California, overseeing a variety of properties ranging from new construction to major rehabilitation. He is a member of the Orange County chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management( IREM®), the Pacific West Association of Realtors, and the California and National Association of Realtors.