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About Us

Pain | Jameson is a real estate investment and development firm headquartered in the illustrious Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. Alpharetta is known for its high end real estate and growth, right in line with the Pain | Jameson philosophy.   Together our founders have a combined 70 years of experience in real state investments and development and have achieved great success and trust amongst our investors.


We focus on Georgia and South Carolina, two of the largest growing states in the United States because of our personal knowledge of the area and ability to recognize a dynamic market. We have a amplitude of knowledge of these markets and use that  knowledge to create wealth for our investments.

John J. (Jay) Jameson III

As a veteran of commercial real estate with over 15 years experience, Jay’s knowledge includes many facets of management, sales, and development, including extensive experience taking advantage of public-private partnerships. Development specialties include: adaptive re-use, hospitality, multi-family, and mixed-use, often making allowance for private placement and JV opportunities to qualified investors.


Since 2006, Jay has successfully deployed $35M in private equity investments buttressing over $110M in industrial, mobile home park and hospitality investments.  His particular areas of experience additionally include condominium formations, loft redevelopment, management/operational implementation, land assemblage and economic development incentives, including federal, state and local low-interest loans and grants. 


A CCIM candidate, Certified LEAD-AP, and graduate of ULI’s distinguished Center for Leadership program, Jay very intentionally surrounds himself with the brightest minds and principles accessible within the industry.

Richard A. Pain

Richard’s career spans over 55 years of commitment to commercial real estate including tenant representation and consulting for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. Richard has developed, sold or leased more than 260 office and industrial buildings totaling over 21 million square feet and developed six industrial parks and dozens of residential subdivisions. 


Upon retiring from Grubb & Ellis Co. in 2002, Richard focused his interest in the assemblage of residential and mixed-use developments and completed joint ventures with combined development costs exceeding $100,000,000.  


Considered by many as having one of “the most creative minds in the industry”, Richard’s vast experience in all phases of brokerage and development result in ingenious approaches and solutions to complex real estate transactions.  Over the span of his illustrious career, its estimated Richard has overseen the conveyance of well in excess of $1 billion in real estate.

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