Leadership Team

S. J. Collins Enterprises

Delivering Results to Growing Retailers

The executive team at S.J. Collins has a wealth of retail, commercial, and construction industry expertise with a proven track record of success. Their dedication and professionalism is unmatched. By seeking long-term relationships with high-growth retailers, S.J. Collins delivers faster results, innovative design and ideal locations for various mixed-use centers throughout the country.

Steve Collins - Principal

Steve Collins is the principal and founder of S.J. Collins Enterprises. He established the company in 2007. As the organization’s leader, Steve is involved in every aspect of the company’s operations – from management and development to finance and construction. In essence, Steve is the glue that holds the company together.
Steve’s wealth of knowledge includes 40 years of experience in the
 construction industry and over 20 years of experience in the
 development industry. A successful businessman and entrepreneur,
 Steve started his first business, a mechanical contracting business in
 1984. He later sold the enterprise and created and sold a general construction company. These businesses posted revenues in excess of $600 million.
Today, Steve leads S. J. Collins in developing diverse projects with a portfolio of several million square feet built. For Steve, it’s all about relationships with clients, employees and contractors. S.J. Collins is built on a commitment to quality, integrity and the belief to always do the right thing. Steve is involved in various aspects of the Passion City Church and various nonprofits including Rafiki Africa, Christian Families Today, Seed Company, Jericho House, Joey’s Toy Box, Market Place Leaders and The Joseph Sam’s School. He resides south of Atlanta with his wife Ann.The couple has two children – Drew, Brittany and a son in law Will.

Jeff Garrison - Partner / Development

Jeff Garrison is a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises and has been with the company since its 2007 inception. Jeff handles the mechanics that bring a development property together – from locating new projects, building tenant relationships, hiring the right contractors and shepherding the project to its final phases.
His first career in finance -- trading derivative options in Chicago
 and London --bolsters his financial acumen and complements his
 development experience. Additionally, he was a real estate investor
 prior to making the transition to development and brings a wealth of retail development experience to his role at S.J. Collins. Over the past decade he has developed more than 4.3 million square feet of retail and mixed-use space across the country.
Jeff graduated magna cum laude with a degree in both real estate and speculative finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Georgia real estate license and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He currently serves on the board Mount Vernon Presbyterian School where his children attend school. Jeff lives in Atlanta with his wife Jennie.They have three children.

Jeff DeHart - Partner / Development

Jeff DeHart is a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises and has been with the company for five years. He handles the day-to-day operational management and project financing for the firm’s robust development portfolio. Jeff has been in the commercial real estate and leasing industries since 1986. Since that time, he has developed more than 50 retail center sites in nine states. Jeff ’s strengths include detailed financial analysis and capital relationships.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia. He currently serves on the Ben Franklin Academy Board of Overseers and is a Sunday school teacher at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Originally from North Carolina and raised in Macon, Georgia, Jeff resides in the Chastain Park neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife Jessica. The couple has three adult sons.

Dan Tucker - Partner / Construction

Dan Tucker is a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises and has been with the company eight years. He directs the project managers, oversees the design and construction of the projects and works in tandem with architects, engineers and design consultants. Dan understands the needs of retailers. He partners with the firm’s clients to understand their needs and requirements. Dan's ability to complete projects on time has yielded proven benefits to developers and retailers.
With over 25 years in the construction and development industries, Dan's past experience includes the commercial construction market and general construction with a focus on customer and client-driven detail. Dan is involved in various committee and volunteer roles at Landmark Christian School. He lives in south Atlanta with his wife Ashli.The couple has two children - Austin and Mary Kate.