Professional Profiles


Managing Director, Investment Properties

Jay Kerley is the managing director of investment properties for Newmark Grubb Zimmer. Based in the firm’s Clayton, Missouri, office, Mr. Kerley specializes in buyer and seller representation in the investment properties market.
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, particularly timing, discretion and risk mitigation, all while maximizing returns.
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 Cushman & Wakefield. He began his career in commercial real estate in 2006 as a sale and leasing associate with Sansone Group.
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w   Missouri Association of REALTORS®
w   St. Louis Association of REALTORS®
w   Licensed Missouri real estate broker
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Mr. Kerley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Denison University.
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
12 years