Our Team

Our people make the difference

When we say we’re a people-first company, we’re not just talking about our dedication to the clients and communities we serve; we’re talking about our own people, too. At Habitat, everyone has a voice. Each employee brings a unique perspective and incredible talent to the team, and we take advantage of that by working across departments – instead of within them – to deliver outstanding results.

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Jay H. Gardner

Regional Manager, Market Rate & Condominium Divisions

Jay H. Gardner serves as The Habitat Company's Regional Manager for its Michigan Regional Office as well as its Condominium division. Jay has 13 years of industry experience, beginning in 2006 as an onsite Leasing Professional. Jay has worked in all facets of Property Management including but not limited to; Market Rate, Affordable Housing, Student Housing, Acquisitions and Dispositions.

Jay attended Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, MI and studied International Business, with a Double Major in Spanish, and minor in Marketing. Jay speaks 6 languages and has a passion for music, the arts, travel, and wine. Jay lives the Golden Rule and the Habitat Core Values.