Owner / President
Jay M. Minnick
Owner and President, Triago Ventures
Owner and President, Triago Properties
Jay Minnick is Owner and President of Triago Ventures, Inc, a Salt Lake City-based, full-service building and development company. Jay is also Owner and President of the property management company in Utah, Triago Properties, LLC, providing quality housing for thousands of Utahans. The company’s portfolio comprises of 13 communities and more than 2,500 units across the Wasatch Front. Prior to starting Triago Ventures, he was the President and CEO of Miller Development and Millwood Management.
In his role as owner and President of Triago Ventures and Triago Properties, Jay is responsible for overseeing the financing, development, construction, lease-up, and long-term management of all Triago projects. Jay is charged with ensuring that projects are built within the budget, on time and with high quality workmanship. He is responsible for delivering the general contractors fee, developer fee and long-term cash flow for Triago. Jay is also responsible for the financing of projects including the following:
Foxboro Terrace, 180-unit, valued at $10.6 million affordable rate HUD 221 (d)4 with the tax credit enhancement apartment community in North Salt Lake, Utah; Parkgate, an 80-unit, valued at $4.1 million affordable rate HUD 221 (d)4 with the tax credit enhancement apartment community in Murray, Utah; Monarch Meadows, a 248-unit, valued $14.8 million conventional rate apartment community HUD 221 (d)(4) in Riverton, Utah; Towne Gate, a 288-unit, valued at $29.3 million affordable rate direct placement with the tax credit enhancement in Salt Lake City, Utah; Foxboro Terrace II, a 60-unit, valued at $4 million, HUD 221 (d)(4) Market Rate in North Salt Lake, Utah; and The Pointe @ 4800 (Frontgate), a 128-unit, valued at 12.6 million affordable rate direct placement with the tax credit enhancement in Murray, Utah. Farmgate, a 496 –unit, conventional rate apartment community HUD 221 (d)(4) in Herriman, Utah, the project was sold for $68 million; Timbergate, a 288-unit, valued at $30.3 million affordable rate with a tax credit enhancement, in Herriman, Utah; Egate, a 304 unit, valued at $52.5 million conventional rate apartment community in West Valley City, Utah. Jay has ownership in Frontgate, Timbergate and Egate. He was an owner of Farmgate as well prior to the sale of the project.
In 2013, as owner and developer, Jay was part of completing Fireclay Phase I in Murray, Utah, a 400- unit, $70 million conventional rate apartment community. Fireclay Phase II in Murray, Utah, a 268-unit $31 million affordable rate with a tax credit enhancement community; and Rosegate in Sandy, Utah, a 159-unit, valued at $26 million, active adult 55 and older conventional market rate apartment community. Recently, Jay was instrumental in the completion of Rosegate in Draper, Utah, a 277-unit, valued at $56 million active adult 55 and older conventional market rate apartment community; Cobblegate in Sandy, Utah, a 416-unit, luxury market rate apartment community, the project was sold for $95 million; and Sagegate in West Valley, Utah, a 278-unit, apartment and townhome community sold for $55 million.
In his role of Owner and President of Triago, Jay oversees business operations, finance and accounting, innovation and technology, operational quality, marketing and leasing strategy, as well as training and career development. Jay enjoys the day -to-day challenge of expanding and enhancing systems and process, as well as motivating and energizing the staff in an ever-changing environment. He has managed over 400 employees in his career.
Jay has over 25 years of experience in the multi-family apartment industry. He was previously Vice President at Salt Lake City-based Lend Lease Residential Management (formerly Boston Financial and, prior to that, Prowswood Management). In this position, he was responsible for 35 properties, 180 employees, and 5,000 units. Jay has an extensive background in producing successful results in all varying market conditions and overseeing both conventional and tax credit properties. He formed a tax credit compliance team, which received many awards for its internal and external tax credit audits. Additionally, Jay has developed extensive expertise in rehabilitation of apartments. As a member of the team for all Lend Lease acquisition rehabs, he was responsible for determining the rehab/capital improvement budgets, facilitating the individual efforts of all those involved in the renovation, and ensuring that renovations were completed on time and within budget.
In addition to his professional achievements, Jay is active in the community and within his industry. From 2002 to 2003, he served as Chair and President of the Board of Directors for the Utah Apartment Association (UAA), which represents over 1,500 owners/manager totaling more than 60,000 rental units and 165 product/service providers and related professional within the apartment industry. In 2005, he served as past chair of the UAA. He is a member of the National Apartment Association and the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Finally, Jay graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and earned a master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Tami, are the parent to three children.
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