About
Fairway Advisors

Since 2005.

Golf industry veteran Jeffrey Davis formed Fairway Advisors in 2005.

Prior to creating Fairway Advisors, Mr. Davis was the founder of Cushman & Wakefield’s National Golf Group. In his capacity as Director at Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Davis sold many notable golf courses throughout the United States.

Fairway Advisors was formed to offer the golf course industry professional transaction management and a vast array of advisory services.

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Our Clients

The strongest endorsement we can obtain is when our existing clients retain us for additional golf course brokerage assignments. In addition to multiple one-off golf course owners, Fairway Advisors is pleased to have represented the following clients in the current economic cycle.

 
 

Jeff Davis' Bio

In January 2005, Mr. Davis created Fairway Advisors, a national golf course brokerage and advisory firm.  Fairway Advisors was formed to offer the golf course industry professional transaction management and a vast array of advisory services.  Some of Mr. Davis’ noteworthy transactions include Blue Hill Country Club located in Boston which was the host of the 1956 PGA Championship. Apple Ridge Country Club located in Bergen County, New Jersey which was the largest golf course sale in the Northeast in 2014. Edgewood Country Club located in Bergen County, New Jersey which was the largest golf course transaction in the Northeast in 2015. Engineers Country Club located in the Gold Coast of New York’s Long Island. Engineers was the largest golf course transaction in the Northeast for 2017 and was the host of the 1919 PGA Championship and the 1920 US Amateur Championship. In addition to single asset sales/recapitalizations, Mr. Davis has also been called upon to market portfolios. In 2006 GIBG tapped Fairway Advisors to market a nine-course portfolio located in five Eastern States.  In his twenty-year career in the golf industry, Davis has sold, advised, underwritten, or consulted on over $1 billion in golf related assets.

Prior to starting Fairway Advisors, Davis founded Cushman & Wakefield’s Golf Group in October 2000. During his tenure at Cushman & Wakefield, Davis sold and advised in excess of $200 million dollars of golf course properties. These prestigious properties include the sale of Legend Trail Golf Club, formerly ranked as one of the “Top 100 to Play” golf courses in United States. Davis also sold world class tournament venues consisting of Valencia Country Club, site of the 1998 Nissan Open and Kemper Lakes Golf Course, home of the 1989 PGA Championship. In 2002, The Kemper Lakes sale represented the highest sales price of any exclusively listed golf course in the United States.

Davis’ experience in the golf business began in 1993 when he was a Principal and founder of Hansen Clark Golf Properties. Davis completed transactions for private non-equity, daily fee, and former municipal golf facilities throughout the United States. Hansen Clark Golf Properties, under the guidance of Davis, represented some of the largest golf management companies, institutional investors, lenders and private investors in golf course sales throughout the country. During his term with Hansen Clark, Davis consulted and closed more than $150 million dollars in golf properties.

Prior to entering the golf business, Davis was an investment broker in Southern California. Davis is a member of the United States Golf Association and currently resides in Dallas. Davis is a volunteer for The First Tee Foundation.

Kevitt Sale's Bio

Before joining Fairway Advisors, Kevitt brings a wealth of experience spanning over three decades in the fields of Private Country Club Management and Commercial Real Estate. His career has been marked by a dedication to hospitality, business development, and providing exceptional member experiences, supported by a strong foundation in commercial real estate transactions and negotiations.

 

Kevitt’s journey began with two decades as a Private Country Club General Manager, where he gained extensive expertise in the operations of prestigious private country clubs. He excelled in financial analysis and profit and loss statements, using financial data to make informed decisions. Kevitt was skilled in budgeting and forecasting, consistently ensuring his clubs maintained strong financial performance.

 

His talents extended to managing operational budgets and identifying areas for improvement to increase profitability. Kevitt also demonstrated a deep understanding of food and beverage management, introducing innovative culinary concepts and dining experiences that delighted members and guests.

 

In golf operations, Kevitt played a crucial role by overseeing pro shop operations, organizing tournaments, developing player programs, and enhancing the golf experience for members and guests. He managed turf care programs, contributed to course improvements, and aided in maintaining optimal playing conditions.

 

Kevitt’s expertise in sales and marketing was instrumental in driving club membership growth, creating marketing strategies, nurturing member relationships, and organizing special events to attract and retain members.

 

Throughout his career, Kevitt prioritized team building, providing training, and fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism.

 

Before entering Private Country Club management, Kevitt spent 15 years in commercial real estate. His background in deal-making and business development, coupled with his ability to establish and maintain relationships, was vital to brokering deals and facilitating property transactions.

 

Kevitt’s skill in negotiating and closing complex real estate transactions was a driving force in his commercial real estate career. His deep understanding of market dynamics and a consistent record of securing favorable terms for clients were key to his success.

 

The combination of Kevitt’s expertise in Private Country Club management and commercial real estate provides a strategic approach to golf and real estate ventures, delivering substantial value to owners and buyers of golf-related properties.