Jason has an MBA in financial management and real estate finance from NC State University and a master’s degree in city and regional planning in historic preservation and placemaking from UNC – Chapel Hill.
Prior to creating Monarch Property Co, Jason worked for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and was the Director of Urban Issues for Preservation North Carolina and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Jason also has years of experience in commercial real estate research and analysis. As the Director of Marketing and Research and broker for Kimball & Company Commercial Realtors, Jason has aided in the completion of more than $30 million in transactions since 2007.
Jason is a city council-appointed member to Raleigh's new downtown master plan advisory committee, a contributing member to Preservation North Carolina, member of the Urban Land Institute-Young Leaders, an Emerging Green Builder designated by the US Green Building Council, and a downtown Raleigh business and homeowner.
Jason Queen founded Monarch Property Co. in order to address the current disconnect between real estate development and the human experience. Our mission is to develop, enhance, and strengthen urban environments that are enjoyable on a pedestrian scale.
Jason is the lead developer for the $13 million adaptive reuse of Stone’s Warehouse in downtown’s Olde East Raleigh neighborhood. The mixed-use redevelopment will include a food hall, 15 townhomes, a market and gathering place built around food’s ability to connect people.