Ben Turnage

Private Investor and Real Estate Developer in Jackson, Mississippi

Ben Turnage

Private Investor and Real Estate Developer in Jackson, Mississippi

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Ben O. Turnage has over 35 years of principal investing and operational management experience across very diverse asset classes, producing very attractive returns on equity deployed.

From the late 1970's thru today, Turnage has achieved substantiated returns thru direct and indirect investments in the private and public marketplace to include Real Estate, Finance, Natural Resources, Energy, Media, Infrastructure and Construction, Distribution,

Manufacturing,Technology, Agri-Foods, Opportunistic and Specialty Situations (i.e. deeply distressed, turnarounds, restructuring,and arbitrage) with primary focus in the United States.

Turnage serves as founder and CEO of Jamas Capital Management, a private investment management firm with a focus on strategic investments including providing capital to support principal investments and transactions across a wide spectrum of industries to include real estate and development; oil and gas exploration and services; agri-foods; construction; and distribution services. Transactions range from start-ups to mature businesses whether deeply distressed, ground floor sponsorship or growth financing,Jamas as sponsor, develops the most efficient capital and operational structure needed to drive value creation.

Turnage has served as president, Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair and Manager of

numerous operating and investing entities over the last 35 years. His early career began in Real Estate investing and as founder and CEO of Loftin Constructors, Inc.,a holding company whose primary operating subsidiary was Roxco, Ltd.,a general contracting/construction firm he founded and led for more than two decades. Roxco grew to become one of the preeminent construction firms in the US with revenues exceeding $100 million. The company was

profitable for 15 consecutive years. Loftin also had significant ownership interest in the equipment rental business, manufacturing,and various real estate projects ranging from residential development to commercial and industrial properties. These entities now serve as investment vehicles.

Mr. Turnage is married and has three children. He is a member of St. Peter's Catholic Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. Turnage believes in giving back to the community. As such, he supports various charities and has established various educational scholarships. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family, hunting,fishing and an occasional round of golf.

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