Jerome J. Parks founded the original company in 1959. Early projects included multifamily apartment complexes, government contracting and commercial redevelopment. Later, the company focused primarily on creating exceptional mixed-use developments that maintain the highest possible standards of design and environmental excellence. As a leader in the field of community, commercial, and business development, Mr. Parks has sought and implemented new methods of development that have been lauded by some environmental groups as far thinking and particularly considerate of the delicate ecological balance that supports the Chesapeake Bay. With projects spanning asset classes and valued today at over $1B, the Parks Companies continues to seek challenging opportunities.

Joining forces with his son Jeremy in 1998, the Parks Companies has expanded to include a real estate consulting firm, TVM Real Estate Solutions ( and a real estate based private equity fund, Amarach Group LLC (