Presley Realty

The Team

Joel Presley
President & Senior Advisor

Joel is the owner of Presley Realty, working in development, construction, and brokerage of land and commercial properties. He is a native of North Augusta, South Carolina. Joel and his wife Tracy have four wonderful children - Alexandra, Thomas, Sophia, and Isabelle - and one beautiful granddaughter so far! Joel was graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a B.S. in Journalism. After college, he worked for international relief and development agency Samaritan’s Purse; and then served for six years as an officer in the United States Air Force. He enjoys helping people, music, good stories, beautiful land, traveling and adventures with his family. He is an active member of Church of the Good Shepherd in North Augusta, a board member of Ithaka Fellowship, and supports causes like 40 Days for Life, various adoption and youth education and sports efforts, Tall Timbers in South Georgia's amazing Red Hills Region, and the Central Savannah River Land Trust.

Travis Reed, CCIM
Senior Commercial & Land Advisor

Travis is an associate broker specializing in commercial properties, forestry, development and construction. A native of Lincolnton, Georgia, Travis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and served as president of Reed Logging, Inc. for 25 years. Before joining the family logging business in the mid-1980s, Travis worked for Barco International, an international agricultural construction company, as head of its Middle Eastern/North African division, spending six years in Iraq and Egypt. After Barco, he spent time in England working with Middle East Econometrics Limited researching and writing feasibility studies for Middle Eastern clients of the World Bank. Travis has two daughters, Shelli and Whitney, and five grandchildren and lives with his wife, Gail, in Evans, Georgia. As a graduate forester and a lifetime spent in the forest industry, Travis is committed to land and timber conservation. He enjoys shooting trap and sporting clays and serves on the board of directors of Pinetucky Gun Club.

Jonathan Aceves, MBA
Commercial & Land Advisor

Jonathan serves as a commercial sales and leasing agent with Presley. Originally licensed in 2005, Jonathan specializes in downtown development, multifamily brokerage, land site selection and development, and business analysis. Jonathan served as the Administrator of Christ Community Health Services years, overseeing finance and operations for a community health center employing 60 staff and serving over 20,000 patients annually. He earned his BBA and MBA from Augusta University. Jonathan lives downtown in the Olde Town neighborhood with his wife and two children. He has lived in Augusta for over 20 years, serves as a deacon at First Presbyterian Church, and is an active part of the Olde Town Neighborhood Association.

John Eckley, MBA, Civil Engineer
Commercial & Land Advisor

John serves as a commercial sales and leasing agent with Presley, and specializes in commercial sales and leasing, land sales, and business analysis. John earned both his BS in Civil Engineering and his MBA from Clemson University. He is a former water and wastewater engineer with Jordan, Jones, and Goulding (now Jacobs), where he participated in the design and construction of multiple treatment plants and pipeline systems. More recently, he has worked in roles providing marketing services, small business consultation, and outside sales services, and loves using this acquired mix of expertise to serve the commercial real estate industry in the CSRA. John is a member of First Presbyterian Church and lives downtown in the Olde Town neighborhood with his wife and son, where they have resided for the past three years. He serves as treasurer of the Olde Town Neighborhood Association, is a member of the Heritage Academy Junior Board, and serves on the board of directors for Saving Grace in Uganda, a street children’s ministry in East Africa.

Daniel Huang
Capital & Asset Management Advisor

As a native of Rockville, Maryland, Daniel serves as Asset Manager and Financial Analyst with Presley Realty, working in sourcing, underwriting, cash flow analysis, and asset valuation for potential commercial real estate acquisitions. He started out his career as a financial analyst working private equity deals. He obtained his Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina before working at Deloitte Consulting in their healthcare practice as a senior consultant. Since moving to Augusta, he has worked as a manager of Health System Analytics for Augusta University Health. Daniel and his wife are active members of First Presbyterian church and he is a board member of Keep Augusta Beautiful, a non-profit focused on maintaining the natural beauty of Augusta.