J. Scot Fishburn
J. Scot Fishburn is the President and Director of JL Gray Company which specializes in both property management and development of affordable housing. Scot has ownership interest in 26 multi-family properties. The company manages more than 95 affordable housing properties in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Scot has diverse housing experience with HUD, USDA Rural Housing Services (514, 515, and 538 loan and grant programs), HUD 542(c) Risk Share lending programs, Section 42 Housing Credits, and HOME partnership assistance funding. He is a NM Real Estate Broker and a member of the Council for Affordable Housing, Southwest Affordable Housing Group (SWAHG) and the New Mexico Apartment Association. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Purdue University.
Scot headed the Computer Graphics Division of Sandia National Laboratories and was the owner and President of Southwest Building Blocks. With his many years of volunteer work in his community, Scot brings diverse and extensive background to the senior management of the JL Gray Company. Scot is a husband, father, and active member of his community. He and his wife, Sheila McGee Fishburn, have five children.
J. Eric Fishburn
J. Eric Fishburn is the Vice-President of the JL Gray Company with 12 years of affordable housing experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico State University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado and New Mexico and works with our Arizona broker.
Eric holds the Spectrum C3P, STAR, and HCCP designation, HUD Certified Occupancy Specialist and has certificates in Fair Housing and the Housing Credit Training. He is a member of SWAHG and the New Mexico Apartment Association. Eric monitors the financial status of each property on a weekly basis. He selects invoices for payment based on our priority system.
Eric supervises our asset managers on issues involving the communities we manage. This includes training for the site personnel, preparation and response for site inspections, and communication with the agencies involved in funding for our properties. He and his wife Rachel have two sons and a daughter and they are involved in volunteer work in the community.
Bobby C. Griffith
Bobby C. Griffith is the CFO of JL Gray Company – he has over 27 years of experience in the affordable housing industry. He oversees all aspects of accounting including preparing and maintaining of all financial records and all required reporting for compliance with HUD, USDA, and Tax Credit Agencies. He works with 10 audit firms which conduct over 100 audits and tax returns annually.
In addition to his duties with JL Gray, Bobby is the President of Southwest Affordable Housing Group (SWAHG) - an industry association which represents owners, agents, developers, non-profits and service providers of affordable housing in the southwest. He has numerous housing accreditations including National Assisted Housing Professional Executive (NAHP-e), Housing Credit Compliance Professional (HCCP), Spectrum Training Award Recipient (STAR-RD), Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P), Housing Compliance Manager – HUD and RD (HCM-HUD) (HCM-RD), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), and has numerous Fair Housing Certifications.
Bobby is also a member of the Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA). He is a past President of the Affordable Housing Management Association - Southwest (AHMA-SW) (5 year term), past Director of Rural Rental Housing Association of Texas (RRHA-TX) (4 years) and served on the Board of Directors of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) (7 years). He and his wife Rita have one daughter, four sons and one grandson. He also volunteers with a non-profit organization which promotes high school baseball in West Texas.