Background & Experience
A Louisiana Native, Jacquelyn Cain Gleason, was born and raised in Evangeline Parish. Following her father’s sale of his company, she and her family moved to Orange Beach, Alabama where he started a real estate firm which specialized in vacation rentals, property management and sales. This was when she was first introduced to what would eventually become her career.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and passing the real estate exam, she returned to Alabama to join the family business and immediately launched her real estate career. Jacquelyn’s expanding expertise in condominium association and property management was put to the test during the extensive recovery following Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It was in this capacity, that she was prompted to get her Florida real estate license to expand her services to the Panhandle.
Several comfortable yet challenging years later, Jacquelyn was recruited by Southland Capital Realty Group to join the company as Vice President of Commercial Management in 2008 which was headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. Southland’s portfolio consisted of over half a million sq. ft. of property located throughout the Southeast which included multi-tenant apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, single tenant buildings and build-to-suit for medical groups, ServiceMaster, True Green, Chem Lawn and Terminix. Her employment at Southland allowed her to include a full range of commercial services to her resume including several apartment acquisitions and rehabilitations, as well as, a seventy six acre mixed-use development in Charlottesville, North Carolina.
Soon afterwards in 2011 and with the expected arrival of her daughter, Jacquelyn resigned from Southland and took the opportunity to get back to her roots. Following her relocation, she joined a local franchisee and was later named Chief Operating Officer in 2015 where she was in position until joining Lafayette’s leading Commercial team, The Gleason Group. Jacquelyn resides in Lafayette where she works alongside husband and NAI’s Broker Associate, David Gleason, Stepdaughter and Realtor, Brooke Gleason and daughter, Harper Cain.
B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe
Professional Associations & Designations
National Association of Realtors
Realtors Association of Acadiana
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Realtor Commercial Alliance (RCA)