Jeffrey H. Bernson, CCIM, ALC
President and Principal Broker,
Land Specialist


Jeff has served a diverse clientele for almost forty years including some clients for almost two decades. In December of 2014 Jeff reopened his company, JHB Realty Advisors, Inc. after 11 years with Newmark Grubb ACRES and its predecessors. Understanding and implementing a strategic plan of acquisition, entitlement, development and disposition of real estate assets has been the base of his business model.

 Jeff’s knowledge in superfund and brownfield sites has proven invaluable when working with clients’ legal and environmental professionals to navigate EPA and State Departments of Environmental Quality rules and regulations. Jeff has also worked with the Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with environmental team members, to procure favorable 404 permitting and wetlands mitigation. The end goal of any investment is to balance projected returns against qualifiable, quantifiable, and acceptable risk, which Jeff has been able to assist his clients in achieving.

 Since 1979 Jeff’s primary focus has been in land and working with developers and investors in the acquisition, entitlement, development or redevelopment, and disposition of land and its final use. In this process Jeff has gained experience the entitlement process from beginning to end. Over the years Jeff has represented either as a broker or a consultant a diverse clientele of public pension funds, school districts, cities, developers, national REIT’s, private estates and trusts, and high net worth individuals.


  • Accounting Major – University of Utah (Minor in Finance)
  • Advanced Real Estate Education in financial analysis, marketing, and demographic trend analysis through the CCIM Institute
  • Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) through the REALTORS® Land Institute

Whitney Bernson, MRED
Vice President,
Land Specialist


Whitney’s past experience has enabled him to evolve into a problem solver in high risk and stressful situations. He served in the United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman and was able to advance in rank quickly by separating himself as a critical leader with proven success on and off the battlefield. With multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and hundreds of combat missions conducted, completing the mission was always the priority, regardless of what is was, no matter how difficult. Because of his efforts he received multiple awards including a Purple Heart and was part of a Unit that earned two Valorous Unit Awards, which are unit equivalent to a Silver Star. It was in the Army that Whitney really developed strong core values and the importance of loyalty and honesty.

Whitney also comes from an Investment Banking background where he had the opportunity to work for Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland. The knowledge and experience gained with these financial institutions has enabled him to critically think through situations and identify multiple exit strategies to minimize client risk and maximize returns. Whitney’s number one goal is client satisfaction. He prides himself on being detail-oriented and performs tasks in a timely manner  saving his clients both time and money.

Whitney recently completed a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah. The program has provided him with an advanced understanding of current market conditions as well as a strong educational foundation regarding market analysis, due diligence, financial modeling, land use issues and capital markets. Current responsibilities focus on information technology, client support, and property research and analysis.


  • Finance Major – University of Utah (Minor in Middle Eastern Studies)
  • Masters Degree in Real Estate Development – University of Utah

Gary Ulrich, BFA
Director of


Gary’s diverse and dynamic skill set brings creative insight to the marketing process. His analytical ability and passion for design sets his work apart. For twenty years Gary has been involved in grapic design and project modeling. He has directed creative teams and worked on production and development teams. Gary is also an accomplished photographer and is very much at home behind the lens.

He has a strong background in location and studio photography. He ran and operated a photography/design studio for eight years located in Osaka, Japan. During that time period he worked on many assignments as the lead photographer for catalogs, magazines, and other marketing materials. His first real estate related photo shoot happened at this time. He worked for one of the major multi-family developers photographing interior and exterior images for marketing purposes.

Since he returned from working and traveling in Asia, Gary has focused on furthering his skills in not only design and development, but also in 3D modeling applications as well. He has been involved with conceptually modeling dozens of complex sites and projects. He is also skilled with using GIS applications for creating highly informative maps and reports.

He is currently directing graphic design and web development at JHB Realty Advisors, Inc. For the last seven years Gary has used his knowledge and experience with CBC Advisors as part of their graphics team and now with JHB Realty Advisors working as the Director of Marketing and Design.


  • Photography/Design/Major – Utah State University (Minor in Communications)
  • Bachelors Degree in Fine Art – Utah State University

Clients Represented

  • ADC Venture, LLC
  • Danbe Partners, LLC
  • GE Capital
  • Jordan School District
  • Phillips Petroleum
  • Technology Properties
  • Boyer Company
  • Daystar Development
  • Granite Loan Funding, LLC
  • Lend Lease (GMAC)
  • Plumb Holdings, LLC
  • UT State Retirement Board
  • Chevron
  • Foursquare Properties
  • Inland Real Estate
  • Midvale City, UT
  • Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Midvale City, UT
  • Colony Capital
  • Gardner Company
  • J.D. Mercer & Company
  • Link Trucking
  • T.C. Enterprises Investment
  • Tate Development, LLC