The Hocker Group
2307 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206
Mr. Hocker is the founder and CEO of The Hocker Group, LLC, of Louisville, Kentucky, a vertically integrated real estate platform that invests in well-located commercial real estate assets found in secondary markets throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic States. Mr. Hocker has been involved in commercial development and property management since joining his father’s company, David Hocker and Associates, Inc. of Owensboro, KY, in 1984. For the next 20 years, Mr. Hocker developed, acquired, leased and managed more than 50 properties in 14 states consisting of over 15 million square feet with an asset value in excess of $1 billion dollars. In 2004, Mr. Hocker founded The Hocker Group and has since purchased, repositioned and sold over $300 million in real estate assets.
Mr. Hocker is a former State Director for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the leading trade association for his industry, and currently serves as ICSC Kentucky State Governmental Affairs Chairman. Mr. Hocker is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization a group dedicated to furthering entrepreneurship and community service, serves on US Bank’s Regional Board of Advisors and the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Kentucky Wesleyan College. Passionate about the history and culture of his Kentucky community, he serves on a local preservation society board, the Mockingbird Valley Preservation Alliance. As an avid hunter and conservationist, Mr. Hocker enjoys surveying the natural beauty of the outdoors through domestic and international travel. On July 24, 2018, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint Mr. Hocker as a Member of the Public Buildings Reform Board, a bi-partisan statute signed into Public Law by President Barack Obama, for a term of six years. The boards mandate is to help monetize underproductive real assets currently owned by the federal government.
Mr. Hocker attended the University of Kentucky and was a member of the University of Kentucky Wildcats football team his freshman year. Mr. Hocker then transferred to Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky and began his work in the family real estate business. Mr. Hocker and his wife Rosemary have two grown children and two granddaughters.
A native of Michigan, Jennifer, has after 15 years of residence in the Bluegrass State decided to call Kentucky home. Shortly after moving here, Jennifer landed a position managing a 45 acre farm, where she was not only responsible for the grounds, but also held the Accounting function, which included Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Jennifer’s next career move was a start-up doctors practice, where she was the sole employee and responsible for all day-to-day operational activities including implementation of office procedures, creating the advertising campaign and website and performing all accounting functions.
Prior to joining the McMahan Group in 2008, Jennifer spent 7 years as the Office Manager of a tree and mulch business, where she gained extensive experience in all facets of running a small business from vendor and creditor relations to human resources. Due to her solid “can-do” attitude, Jennifer was recruited to join Colleen Liebert in her business venture, CTS & Associates. Here she gained knowledge of write-up (bookkeeping) clients and property management.
Jennifer was then introduced to The Hocker Group, where she continues to contribute her valuable experience in property management and accounting within the retail shopping center industry.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys the great outdoors, reading a book and cooking with her family and friends.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2010, Talmage Jr. moved to Washington and spent three years working for Senator McConnell in the US Senate. In the Spring of 2013, his father presented him with an opportunity to move home and work at his company, the Hocker Group, where Talmage Jr. has been since May of 2013. Talmage holds his Real Estate License in Kentucky.
Brittney Thompson, MBA, joined The Hocker Group in June of 2014 and provides accounting and financial reporting. Prior to joining The Hocker Group, Mrs. Thompson worked in financial reporting for nearly 5 years with Humana and Hilliard Lyons, respectively. Mrs. Thompson earned her MBA from Bellarmine University, as well as a Bachelors degree in Finance and a Minor in International Business from the University of Kentucky.