Joe Bailey has 40 years of experience in real estate management operations. In the early 1980’s, after graduating from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Arts Joe worked in resort management on the South Carolina coast managing the rooms division for Wild Dunes Associates in Charleston SC. Joe founded Grace Hill, the leading provider of Multifamily education providing more than 1 million annual course takings by Multifamily professionals across the nation. In 2014, Joe sold Grace Hill and continued to serve on the Board of Directors for Grace Hill as Executive Chairman through 2017. He also invested in and advised several new startups focused on the Multifamily sector including most notably Leonardo 247, and Blue Cricket Media.
During his career, Joe has spoken at many Multifamily industry events nationwide, as well as apartment industry association events. In 1998 he was elected to be the 1999 Chairman of the Georgia Apartment Association. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation. In 2016, Joe was inducted into the Georgia Apartment Association Hall of Fame. Joe currently resides in Augusta Georgia with his wife Sarah. They have two adult children, Maggie and Peyton.