Background & Career

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jane left for Vanderbilt in 1981 after graduating from Coral Gables Senior High. Beginning riding at age seven alongside a significant commitment to the piano lead to competitive riding and piano performance along with involvement in several high school community support organizations including those for the Miami Opera and Miami Symphony.

The Nashville Symphony at Summer Lights Festival
Attending Vanderbilt University was a return to Tennessee – her father and grandfather were from Carthage, TN*, and they both attended Vanderbilt.  In addition to other activities, Jane become very involved in the Concerts Committee at Vanderbilt and ultimately chaired that effort. From there came the decision to stay in Nashville for the music business working for Summer Lights, the four-day music and arts festival from 1985 – 1988, MTM Records (alternative radio promotion) and Starwood Amphitheatre (sponsorship development). For the festival, she booked talent, managed the stage production and grew a sponsorship development program which lead to her decision to pursue an MBA, which she completed at night over the next two years at the Massey School at Belmont University, finishing in 1990. During that time, she joined another former Vanderbilt Concerts chairman, Steven Greil, to help re-build the Nashville Symphony after its recent bankruptcy and shutdown. That involved two very rewarding years as Marketing Director during which time the organization was stabilized and showed remarkable new growth.

Vanderbilt-sponsored community projectA call in 1991 from Jeff Carr, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel for Vanderbilt lead to her returning to Vanderbilt to work in community relations, namely working with Vanderbilt’s neighborhoods. Local sentiments lingered from the days of Urban Renewal and Vanderbilt continued to face challenges as its campus continued to grow. That work grew to include all land use lobbying and work with Metro Nashville planning and zoning. The parking operation needed a new approach, so she took that on ultimately managing the development of various parking garages, the first, Wesley Pace, a mixed-use building with ground floor retail, six floors of parking and two floor of upscale multi-family at the top. In 1997, she was directed to tackle asset management for Vanderbilt’s commercial real estate operation. Improvement in operations produced new bottom line profits which funded scholarships. She also was intimately involved with the planning and development of 2525 West End, a mixed-used project featuring two floors of national credit retail and restaurant use, 280,000 feet of class A office space, an adjacent garage and Marriott at Vanderbilt, all master developed by Hines on a ground lease to the University. She worked at Vanderbilt until 2000 when she was Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Real Estate.2525 West End

Wesley PlaceUpon completion of 2525 West End, she was recruited by the Turner family to oversee real estate investments for their newly formed family office. Joining The Family Office in 2000, her work included both attention to Cal Turner’s 550-acre property in Brentwood on which she established a successful horse boarding operation to cover farm maintenance costs, and concurrently worked with Dover, Kohl to develop a master land use plan for the property; that plan was presented to the citizens of Brentwood, but was not encouraged by the local politicians. She handled disposition of commercial and residential investment real estate Turner Land Use Planand also developed and managed a diversified real estate investment program involving fifteen investment managers via four separate real estate fund of fund entities. ETC & Centaur Offices

In 2006, she formed her own company Centaur Equities, LLC to continue that investment program.  From the start, she has shared office space and administrative support with ETC Management, LLC.  The offices are housed in a completely restored historic house in downtown Franklin.  The first Centaur Fund (of funds) closed in 2007, investing with five diversified opportunistic real estate managers, all with deep track records and experience in commercial real estate investing. Subsequent Centaur Funds follow the same strategy of investing with top-tier, opportunistic, real estate fund managers.  

Having moved back home to South Florida, Jane also maintains an office in Nashville and currently serves as president of the Elizabeth Turner Campbell Foundation.  She is the Chairman of the Wellington Equestrian Preserve Committee, is a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and has supported Impact 100 of the Palm Beaches.  

Along the way, Jane has been involved with a number of community and professional organizations including The Nashville Music Association, The Country Music Association, The Junior League of Nashville, Historic Nashville, Leadership Nashville, The Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium Board, Downtown Nashville Rotary Club, Urban Land Institute and served for five years on the Metro Nashville Board of Zoning Appeals

*A note about her family:  grandfather Fred Augustus Cleveland graduated from Vanderbilt in 1909, earning the Founder’s Medal in pharmacology, he then established Cleveland’s Drugstore on Carthage’s main street; father William West Cleveland graduated from the Vanderbilt Medical School in 1950 after completing Harvard College on a full scholarship in 1943. He went on to the University of Miami as a professor of pediatric endocrinology and ultimately chaired the Department of Pediatrics from 1968 – 1988. In 1968, he performed the first successful thymus transplant. He was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by Vanderbilt Medical School in 1993. Mother, Marty Williams Cleveland, a nurse from North Carolina, was recruited by Vanderbilt in the early 50’s to run the polio ward. After marrying, she was instrumental in founding the visiting nurses program in Murfreesboro. Dr. Cleveland’s only sibling Mary Titus lived in Nashville after joining the Marine Corps and then obtaining a Masters Degree from Columbia University (her husband Warren Titus, Professor of English, chaired the English Department at Peabody College) and her son John Titus (another Vanderbilt alumnus, attorney and Jane’s cousin) also serves on the Centaur board.