About SouthGroup

J. Everitt Drew

Everitt Drew grew up in Quincy, Florida. He graduated in 1973 from Robert F. Monroe School and in 1977 earned a Bachelors Degree in business administration from Stetson University.

In 1978 Everitt joined Investors Realty working in the commercial division. During that time he earned the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. In 1984 he left Investors to form SouthGroup where he was later joined by his brother Mitchell. SouthGroup grew into one of the leading real estate brokerage, management, development and investment firms in the Capital Region. In 1999, SouthGroup Properties and SouthGroup Management were sold to Advantis, then a subsidiary of the publicly traded St. Joe Company.

In 2000 Everitt became the President of the St. Joe Land Company where his duties included the establishment of a division to oversee the sale and development of several thousand acres across northwest Florida and southwest Georgia. In 2006 he was named President of the Capital Region for The St. Joe Company, responsible for all St. Joe real estate products in seven Florida counties and all of Georgia. In early 2007 he left the St. Joe Company and joined his brother in the re-established SouthGroup where he serves as President of SouthGroup Equities, Inc. He also currently serves as a Director of Capital City Bank Group.

Through the years, Everitt has devoted extensive time to the community, serving on numerous boards and organizations including Goodwill Industries, Southern Scholarship Foundation, Holy Comforter Episcopal School and the FSU Real Estate Executive Advisory Board. He also served as chairman of the following organizations: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority, Economic Development Council, Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Life Tallahassee and the Community Foundation of North Florida. He currently serves on the boards of Tallahassee Memorial Health Ventures Inc. and the FSU Real Estate Foundation.

Everitt and his wife Julie have two children.

Mitchell N. Drew Jr.

Mitch Drew grew up in Quincy, Florida and graduated from Robert F. Monroe in 1971. After graduating with a degree in business from the University of Central Florida in 1975, Mitch began his career with Maas Brothers in Tampa, Florida. Shortly thereafter he opened Intersouth Creative Group, an advertising/marketing company specializing in real estate. Clients included several of the largest developers in the Tampa Bay area, including Pulte Homes and Trammel Crow. A decade later in 1987 Mitch sold the company and relocated his family to Tallahassee.

In 1987, Mitch joined his brother Everitt at SouthGroup which became one of the leading real estate brokerage, management, development and investment firms in the Capital Region. In 1991 he earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation. In 1999 the brothers sold SouthGroup Properties and SouthGroup Management to Advantis, then a subsidiary of the publicly traded St. Joe Company.

After serving as Managing Director for Advantis in North Florida, in 2002 Mitch re-established SouthGroup Management, as its President, managing multi-family, commercial, retail and service center properties in Tallahassee.

A strong believer in giving back to his community, Mitch serves as an Elder and Stephen Leader at Wildwood Church. He is past Chairman of Live the Life Ministries and is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class XV. Mitch also served on the boards of Goodwill Industries, Turn About, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was president of Kiwanis club of Carrollwood and co-president of Leon Crew boosters. He served on the Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee as an appointee of the Florida Bar.

Mitch and his wife Gaye have five children and two granddaughters.

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