John Jacobs - Executive Vice President

John Jacobs is executive vice president of Economic Development for the REDP where he directs the day-to-day activities of marketing the city of Richardson and its Telecom Corridor® area.  For 20 years John has focused his efforts on recruitment of businesses to the city, working with local real estate brokers, and assisting local companies with expansion issues and needs.
John formerly served as vice president for a major national commercial real estate development company and has served as chair of the Dallas Area Economic Development Association as well as president of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of NACORE, a CoreNet Global predecessor. Currently, he is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and CoreNet Global. In 2008, he chaired the DFW Marketing Team, a regional economic development effort of 40+ North Texas communities, and was on the Board of North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR).  

John holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's of Corporate Real Estate designation from CoreNet Global.
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