Jeff Lamkin is an Atlanta developer and the visionary behind the New Urbanist community, Cinnamon Shore, in Port Aransas.
Jeff Lamkin spent the first 16 years of his career in the advertising/marketing industry. He specialized in non-traditional media solutions designed to help Fortune 100 companies receive a greater return on investment from marketing expenditures. Mr. Lamkin worked for 3 agencies prior to starting his own firm in 1998. Less than 4 years after launching his firm in a spare bedroom, he had built it to 1,100+ employees and sold it to Havas.
From 2001 through 2005, while he remained Chief Executive Officer of Euro RSCG 4D Impact, he served on the executive board overseeing $800 million in billings at Euro RSCG’s Advertising, Public Relations, Direct TV, Promotions, Interactive/Web Marketing, Retail Merchandising and Experiential Marketing Practices. His clients included Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi, Kraft, Pfizer, Merck, and many other Fortune 100 companies.
Mr. Lamkin is currently a private equity investor, Chairman of SimplyMD, and is the CEO of Sea Oats Group, a real estate development firm. He has acquired Texas coastal property in South Padre Island, Mustang Island and on the Bolivar Peninsula and is currently developing Cinnamon Shore, a 60+ acre Texas Coastal Village: www.cinnamonshore.com.
Mr. Lamkin and his wife have two young sons.
Mike Stuart met visionary developer Jeff Lamkin in South Padre Island, where Lamkin was purchasing the first tracts of what would become prime real estate holdings all along the Texas coast. Jeff experienced the exuberance of the real estate boom, seeing his North End land skyrocket in the ensuing boom years. He is the developer of the extremely successful Cinnamon Shore development, which is the only development on Mustang Island that weathered the economic downturn and flourishes today.