John L. Dixon, CAI, CCIM
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
 
John has been in the auction business since 1976 conducting numerous real estate auctions properties. During the 80’s and 90’s he was instrumental in assisting RTC and Fannie Mae in selling thousands of assets across the country. He is past chairman has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the Georgia Auctioneers Association, served on the National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors, inducted into the NAA Hall of Fame and the Auction Marketing Institute Board. John has also written numerous articles for The Auctioneer and several real estate publications. John has an Associate’s Degree in Engineering from Southern Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Oglethorpe University.
 
Drew Dixon, CAI
Director of Auction Operations / Lead Auctioneer
 
Drew was practically born into the auction business and, since college, has worked full time with the firm. Drew leads the auction operations team for JDA, which ensures all marketing milestones are met on time and auction day operations are properly staffed and equipped. He also serves as JDA’s primary auctioneer. Drew served on the Board of Georgia Auctioneer’s Association for many years and was inducted into the GAA Hall of Fame in 2015. He holds the coveted Certified Auctioneers Institute Designation (CAI).
Kathy (KJ) Otis
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
 
KJ oversees all internal financial activities and management responsibilities for the company. A native of New York, KJ is a licensed Real Estate Agent and licensed Auctioneer with years of finance and management experience in the real estate industry, specializing in industrial, warehouse and commercial markets. She currently serves as Treasurer for Georgia Auctioneer’s Association and is a member of the National Auctioneer’s Association. KJ holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Kennesaw State University.
Bob Green
Metro Atlanta Manager/Business Development
 
Bob received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his MBA in Finance from Georgia State University. For 25+ years, Bob has been involved in the development, management and disposition of almost all types of real estate. Bob’s extensive real estate experience makes him an invaluable asset to JDA and our clients.
Joe Tarpley, CAI
Auctioneer/Business Development
 
Joe is one of the most experienced and respected auction professionals in the nation. He has sold real and personal property in almost every state for financial institutions, estates, government agencies, realtors, developers and individuals. Joe has managed real estate auctions ranging from land tracts with several thousand acres to several hundred homes to almost every category of commercial property. He holds the CAI designation and has been inducted into the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) Hall of Fame. He is a licensed Auctioneer in 12 states and Real Estate Broker in 9 states.
Mike Loftin, CAI
Business Development
 
Exclusively and full-time in the auction business since 1973, Mike Loftin has represented clients from lenders to government agencies, from courts to trustees, from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals. He is seasoned by over two thousand auctions including office buildings, industrial parks, investment properties, luxury homes, large acreage tracts, farms and resort properties in 24 states, Washington D.C. and one United States territory over the past 40 years. He is the past Chairman of the Georgia Auctioneers Association, a member of NAA, Certified Auctioneers Institute and was recently inducted into the Georgia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
Scott Pinson
Auction Coordinator & Business Development
 
Scott joined our team in 2011 and brings several years of corporate experience. Throughout his career, Scott has excelled in sales, management and building solid relationships for top companies such as IBM, Hallmark Cards and Johnson & Johnson Medical. He is a Georgia licensed Real Estate Agent and licensed Auctioneer. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee.
Danielle Foreman
Graphic Design, Project & Closing Coordinator
 
Danielle joined the JDA team in 2004 and brings several years of experience in real estate with a background in surveying, title searching and banking. A native of New Jersey, she is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Georgia and New Jersey and Notary Public of Cobb County. Danielle’s primary role is JDA’s Graphic Designer and Project Coordinator designing our auction brochures, social and marketing material. In addition, she works with our buyers and sellers to coordinate contract execution and communicates with attorneys from contract to close to provide a seamless closing process.
Stephanie Dixon
Web Marketing
 
Stephanie brings several years of web, accounting and administrative experience to the firm, as well as extensive knowledge of many types of software applications. In addition to assisting John Dixon and the JDA staff, she also provides clerking assistance at auctions.
Brad Davis
Business Development South Carolina Office
 
During high school and college, Brad worked with JDA in setting up auctions. Upon graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, he went to work for Atlanta’s leading provider of commercial real estate information. Brad has now joined JDA’s business development team, specializing in online auctions.

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