Professional Profiles


Managing Director, Investment Properties

Jay Kerley joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer in 2017 and currently serves as a managing director of investment properties in the company’s St. Louis, Missouri, office. Mr. Kerley specializes in buyer and seller representation in the investment properties market.  He began his career in commercial real estate in 2006 as a sale and leasing associate with Sansone Group.

Mr. Kerley joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer after serving as a vice president with St. Louis-based Colliers International. Prior to Colliers International, Mr. Kerley was a broker with Gateway Commercial/Cushman & Wakefield, located in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area.

Mr. Kerley has worked with both public and private REITs, pension funds, investment advisory firms, developers and private investors in the acquisition and disposition of assets. With a focus on both single-tenant and multi-tenant assets, Mr. Kerley has completed sales in the retail, industrial and office markets. He remains focused on his clients’ needs, specifically timing, discretion and risk mitigation, all while maximizing returns.


National Association of REALTORS®

Missouri Association of REALTORS®

St. Louis Association of REALTORS®

Licensed Missouri real estate broker



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Mr. Kerley graduated from Denison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.







Managing Director, Investment Properties
St. Louis
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
8235 Forsyth Boulevard
Suite 310
St. Louis, MO 63105
T 314.254.4600
M 314.518.2069
D 314.628.0447
Independently owned and operated
Areas of Specialization
  • Seller Representation
  • Buyer Representation
  • Single-Tenant Investment Properties
  • Multi-Tenant Investment Properties
Years of Experience
11 years