About C2G Advisors
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James "Jim" Olin - CEO C2G Advisors, LLC
Only person to be CEO of both the nation’s largest privately owned vacation rental company (Abbott Resorts), and largest public vacation rental company (ResortQuest).
Holds CRE, CRB, RSPS, SRES, and CNE designations in Real Estate. Jim Olin is one of only 8 Realtors in the entire US that currently holds CRE and CRB designations simultaneously.
Served as part of the elite Settlement Team for one of the largest Class Action Settlement for Economic and Medical Damages in US History.
Real Estate Broker and Vacation Rental Management expert since 1992
Involved in Tourism and Economic Development industries since 1984
Have been involved in more M&A activities in vacation rental industry than anyone.
Florida Secretary of Commerce appointee to 3 different State-wide Committees
Fellow in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Jim Olin has been involved in some of the most complex and intricate business acquisitions and business restructurings from both a Wall Street “public” company scale, to small private companies. Jim has also served as a litigation consultant on one of the largest class action settlements in US history.
Previously, Olin was the Managing Partner of The Sterling Companies LLC. He managed the merger of three of Northwest Florida’s leading privately owned resort development, resort management and real estate sales companies into one powerful regional company servicing all facets of the resort industry. His leadership propelled The Sterling Companies from a regional powerhouse to a national player in the industry. Jim was responsible for the growth of the rental management company to over 3,000 units under contract, an active resort, residential and commercial real estate operation with over 50 licensed agents in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, and the construction of over 550 high rise resort condominiums in 7 towers.
Jim is the former President and CEO of ResortQuest International (NYSE: RZT), the world’s largest vacation rental property management and resort real estate firm. Under his leadership at ResortQuest, Olin guided the network of more than 20,000 vacation rental properties in 52 premier resort destinations and developed alliances and partnerships that gave ResortQuest a truly global reach. During Jim’s tenure, ResortQuest had more than 5,000 employees and managed a vacation rental portfolio valued at over $7 billion. Olin also oversaw a real estate brokerage network of more than 350 agents, who traditionally managed in excess of $1 billion in real estate listings.
Olin had been with ResortQuest and its subsidiaries for ten years. He was appointed COO of the company in January 2000 and was then promoted to President in April 2002. Previously, he was President and CEO of Abbott Resorts, based in Destin. As President and CEO of Abbott from 1992 until January 2000, Olin engineered the company’s growth from 900 units to more than 2,500 units, and real estate sales from $35 million to $250 million annually. Prior to joining Abbott Resorts, he served in various capacities within the tourism and economic development fields in Florida, beginning with the Florida Department of Commerce.
Olin has served on several state-level task forces, appointed by Florida Governors Bush and Mixon, and is a founding Board Member of the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association. Jim currently sits as a founding Board Member of the Onsite Property Managers Association (OPMA), and is also on the Advisory Council of Host Compliance LLC.
Jim is also a former faculty member at the Nashville campus of the University of Phoenix, and a member of the Vacation Rental Managers Association and the American Society of Trial Consultants. Jim holds Real Estate Broker licenses in Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Olin has been married for over 32 years to his wife June, and they have four children and five grandchildren. Active in his community, Jim is a founding Board Member of Serve & Protect – www.ServeProtect.org.
Awards and Certifications
Both an invited member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), and a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), which means he has received the highest designations achievable for both Brokers, and Advisors to Brokers. Only 8 Realtors in the entire United States (out of approximately 1.2 million) currently hold both honors simultaneously.
Holder of the prestigious Resort & Second Home Professional Specialist (RSPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors, and also has received the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation by the same agency. Less than 1,000 realtors in the US have this RSPS designation.
Certified Negotiations Expert; a designation achieved by less than 1% of the Realtors in the entire US.
Fellow in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
C2G creates consortium's for each assignment from a hand-picked list of experts in the appropriate fields. Since each job is not a “one size fits all” we bring to the table only the best individuals who have a wide array of specialty areas designed to meet the particular business needs of our clients.
Jacobie Olin, President at C2G Advisors and Olin Realty Group
Jacobie has been involved in short term rentals, litigation consulting, food & beverage, and real estate for over a decade. Jacobie is one of the preeminent M&A consultants in the short-term rental industry. He specifically advises buy-side clients looking to expand into new markets through acquisitions and developer partnerships. He has worked as a subject matter expert on the BP Oil Spill, along with several other cases. A former restauranteur, he is currently a licensed RSPS REALTOR in Tennessee.
A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Jacobie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and has experience in actuarial accounting. He currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Kaitlyn, and goldendoodle, Jasmine